Exam Update: JEE Mains

Exam level: National Level Exam Conducting Body: National Testing Agency Frequency: Twice a year. Exam duration: 3 Hours Exam mode: Online Website: https://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main is the national level undergraduate engineering entrance exam organised by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The entrance exam is the gateway for the admission to various undergraduate engineering and […]

Celebrating the 2018 Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine, Physics and Chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.   Who: The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan. For what: James Allison and Tasuku Honjo were awarded the prize “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.”  Their […]

World Energy Conservation Day, 2018

Sun in a Box, Fusion and Antimatter Collisions Most of us are familiar with the fact that conventional resources are finite. We are also aware of some existing clean alternatives such as wind, solar and tidal energy. But each of these come with their own constraints, be it lack of space, money or strain on […]

The World’s Most Difficult Problem- The story of Fermat and his last theorem.

Fermat’s Last Theorem is a theorem that even a high-school kid can understand, but whose solution had eluded the mathematical community for nearly 385 years. The theorem was even featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s “ most difficult mathematical problem ”. Pierre de Fermat, when not arguing cases in the French judicial courts […]

Top 10 Colleges in India for Marine Engineering

LIST OF TOP COLLEGES IN INDIA WHICH OFFER MARINE ENGINEERING AS A PART OF THEIR CURRICULUM   1.Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (Approved by AICTE, accepting exam- MUOET)   2. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R and D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai  (Approved by UGC, accepting exams-TANCET , VTUEEE) .   3. Andhra […]

4 Simple Math Problems No One Has Solved Yet

Mathematics can be really confusing sometimes so you might be forgiven for thinking that the only math problems that can’t be solved are the complicated ones. Yet, here are some problems that are so simple that although anyone with some basic knowledge of math can understand them, nobody has been able to solve these yet. 1. […]

What Makes Rain Smell So Nice?

How Can We Smell Rain? You must have noticed it at some point. You’re sitting in a classroom on a hot day feeling sticky, lazy and cranky and then suddenly you get this strangely fresh and comforting smell coming in through the windows and you know that it’s about to rain. Soon enough clouds gather […]

5 Hilarious Winners of the Ig Nobel Prize for 2018

Science, with a dash of silliness You must have heard about the Nobel Prize. It’s any one of those international prizes that are awarded annually for outstanding work in a number of fields including Medicine, Literature and Peace. There is however another kind of Nobel Prize of much importance (if you’re looking for a good […]

#3 Breaking the Myth: Depression

Breaking the Myth About Depression ( Part III) (continued from previous post) Words play an important role in the misinformation about depression. We take a look at phrases that are often told to teens showing signs of depression, and we break the myth that surrounds these phrases. #6 ” Why would my child be depressed, […]

#2 Breaking the Myth: Depression

Breaking the Myth About Depression ( Part II) Being a teenager can be tough. Amidst parental and peer pressure, maintaining an active online as well as offline social life, the pressures that come with studies and building a career, an average teen experiences stress and irritation- and it’s perfectly normal. But when this sadness or […]

Can You Taste Your Tongue?

Can You Taste Your Tongue? Your tongue is an incredibly important part of your body. The tongue serves as one of the primary ways we experience the world. This tiny muscular organ aids us in speaking as well as tasting and chewing our food! But have you ever wondered if the tongue can taste itself? It […]

Top 7 Colleges in India for Aeronautical Engineering

 Top 7 Colleges in India for Aeronautical Engineering Aeronautical or Aerospace engineers design, develop and maintain aircrafts to ensure high level of technical precision and safe operations. They work in close coordination with aircraft maintenance engineers and in-flight and maintenance teams. Aerospace engineers may develop new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and spacecraft. Aerospace […]

Do animals get sunburned?

Do Animals Get Sunburned? Sunburn is a common summer malady for humans. Considering how hairless, and thin-skinned we are compared to most of other animals, it comes as no surprise that ultraviolet light from the sun can easily burn our skin! But have you ever wondered if animals too get sunburned like you do? The answer is that […]

7 Top Architecture Colleges in West Bengal

7 TOP ARCHITECTURE COLLEGES IN WEST BENGAL Architecture is on its way to becoming one of the leading career options in the country and in West Bengal, giving slow but steady competition to the other main stalwarts like medicine and engineering. Architecture includes the activity of designing models of building, preparing construction’s blueprint and other physical […]

Is Math an Invention or Discovery?

Albert Einstein had once asked,“How is it possible that mathematics, a product of human thought, that is independent of experience, fits so excellently to objects of reality?” His words seem to suggest a question that has been a raging debate since even the time of the Pythagoreans Is mathematics an invention or a discovery? Mathematics is […]

The Best Books for NEET Preparation

The Best Books for NEET Preparation The NEET is the entrance examination for admission to MBBS programs in colleges in India and it is safe to say that it is one of the most important examinations in the life of any student planning to embark on a career in medicine. It is also one of […]

Is a Computer Self-Aware?

With rising development of the state of artificial intelligence in the world, humans are beginning to ask this question- Does a computer know it’s a computer? Meaning- Is a computer self aware? Can computers understand that they exist- can they experience consciousness like we humans do? Pop culture- be it movies or books- has tried […]

Top 10 Pharmacy Colleges in West Bengal 2018

Top 10 Pharmacy Colleges in West Bengal 2018 The pharmacist is someone who plays a vital role and acts as a key chain between a physician and a patient. Pharmacists are the only authorized professionals who can handle medicines at all levels. In recent times, India has seen a drastic increase in the number of Pharmacy […]

What color is water?

What color is water? You fill a bottle up with water and look at it and the answer is evident- water is colorless, right? But that’s not quite correct. So then what color is water? It will come as a happy coincidence to you that as child you were right to reach for that blue crayon […]

7 Science Facts You Weren’t Taught in School!

 1. You can prove the Pythagoras’ theorem with a liquid. If you think proving the Pythagoras’ theorem is boring then here’s a fun and unconventional way to prove it- by using a liquid! This is the Pythagorean theorem water demonstration. Notice how the two squares of water on the short sides of the right-angled triangle pour equally into […]

Best Books for JEE Mains 2019 Preparation

Finding the right JEE Main books at the right time can be a confusing and difficult task. So, here’s a list of books that are the best in the current market for JEE Main Preparation for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Physics Book Author Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick & Walker Problems in General Physics I. E. Irodov  […]

Revise in just one hour!- How to use the Power Hour.

We all understand the stress of revision. Cramming information at the last moment is never helpful but revision for most people is, understandably, boring. The solution to this is- getting creative with studying and revision. Put away your old ways of mugging up information- instead get smart with charts, flashcards and video essays, it is the […]

The Toughest Exams in the World

EXAMS ARE DIFFICULT FOR EVERYBODY Yet some exams are more difficult than others- some take months and months of focused preparation, while others take years. Here’s a small list of 5 of the most difficult exams in the world.   #5 IIT-JEE–  Now known as Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE-Advanced), the Indian Institutes of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) is an annual […]

Never forget anything again

STUDY EFFECTIVELY WITH FLASHCARDS. We all know how awful memorizing can be- especially with exams right at your doorstep, frantically knocking to be let in. Understandably, at a time like this, boredom and impatience run high- and productivity often goes out the back door.    We panic and clumsily cram as much information into our […]

Why is that song stuck in your head?

THERE IS A SONG STUCK IN MY HEAD! Ever had a song repeatedly play on and on in your head?   It can creep up on you when you’re brushing your teeth, sitting through a boring class or just waiting in line to get to the dentist and suddenly Justin Bieber is singing Despacito on […]