Lucky dip

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Heart skips a beat ...

"Damn I’m late, thank you immaculately timed traffic!", I mutter under my breath, as I rush into the hospital building and semi-dive into the elevator. I'm about to meet one of my medical idols - Dr Ganesh Kumar - an interventional cardiologist and the current Head of Interventional Cardiology at Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai, India. As I get off the elevator, a nurse redirects me to the so-called catheterization laboratory, where Dr Kumar performs his surgeries. He greets me and to my absolute delight he invites me to join him for the day. Read more »

Stars: The origin of all chemistry

It’s a chicken and egg situation: without stars there would be no chemistry, and without chemistry there would be no stars. A few minutes after the big bang all matter in the universe was made from the simplest element, hydrogen. So how did all the exotic elements and complex molecules we know as chemistry come about? As time went on, some of the hydrogen atoms clumped together and eventually grew into the first stars. These stars then became the element ‘factories’ that fed the growing universe.  Read more »

Bringing Evolution to the Masses

J -  You’re not a scientist, so how did you get involved in explaining evolution and translating it into rap? Read more »

The life of our universe

We’ve all heard about the big bang, the stuff of first year science lessons. It was a lesson where we sat on uncomfortable stools, with the teacher spewing facts like there was no tomorrow. But what actually happened in the story of the cosmos? Well, the big bang, which happened 13.7 billion years ago, is considered the birth of our universe. Read more »

Amateur mountaineers take unnecessary risks

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is becoming more and more popular amongst amateur climbers. Of those 25,000 climbers who crest the summit each year, the majority do not know enough about the risks of altitude sickness, which is potentially lethal in some cases. Read more »