The Science of Climate Change, among other scientific facts, have suddenly come under tremendous questioning in the recently formed Trump Government in the United States. The situation has reached to such an extent that some States in the US are even considering legislation which would exempt the study of evolution and climate science in classrooms. In response to such regressive actions, 314 Action has emerged as a US based non-profit organization which has garnered national attention for their efforts to recruit scientists to counter the government's "War on Science." 314 Action has just launched a national school board elections campaign, Boards Advocating Science In Curricula (BASIC), to elect pro-science school board members as six state legislatures (OK, FL, TX, IN, AL, ID) ar...
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’. Abstract: The importance of restoring extensive natural landscapes with full complement of wild species is now well-recognized as an integral part of any development process hoping to maintain planet earth in a state conducive to human existence in the long run. Such natural diversity of plants and animals includes many species that can be wisely harvested for human uses, tolerates human impacts or even thrives under them. However, there are also animal and plant communities that are ecologically fragile in the face of human impacts or come into serious conflict with human interests, leading to their rapid ex
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Wagging the Dog: The use and abuse of science in marine conservation in Orissa’ by Dr. Kartik Shanker of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Context: The Olive ridley sea turtles nest en masse at a few sites in the world, including Pacific Central America, and Orissa on the east coast of India. More than a hundred thousand turtles nest at these beaches each year, but several tens of thousands are also killed in mechanised fisheries, while habitats are degraded by coastal development. Alongside the various threats that have affected this population over the past three decades, there has been a slew of research and a suite of conservation re
February 28 is celebrated as the National Science Day in India and is an opportunity for various agencies for promoting science, education and its communication in the country. The day is chosen to mark the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C.V. Raman on February 28, 1928, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, FRS, (November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognized for his work on the molecular scattering of light and for the discovery of the Raman Effect, which is named after him. The National Science Center in Delhi will be concluding its week long celebrations tomorrow with a public lecture and a painting competition. 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry and Karnataka State Cou