The Science BASEMENT DIGEST
TSB digest is an outlet for our perspective on various scientific topics, and we hope you find it interesting. We explore our bug for writing by presenting research ideas and new knowledge in a simplistic manner.
Roughly a month ago, neutron stars made it to the headlines. For the first time, we were able to see two neutron stars colliding with each other. Why is that interesting?
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are spectacular eruptions coming from the Sun. They also are the major drivers of solar storms on Earth. Solar storms can cause disruptions to space- and ground-based technological systems. What are the factors that determine the ability of a CME to cause a solar storm? And what would happen if a solar superstorm (an exceptionally strong CME) would come to us? If you want to know more, check our latest TSB digest: "Can we predict solar superstorms?"
There is a organization called the ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’ doing assessment of climate change.
A trillion-tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km and one of the biggest on record, calved away from the Larsen C Ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula between July 10 and 12, 2017.
Harnessing the body's immune system to kill tumor cells. The treatment method, known as Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell therapy involves reengineering the immune cells (T-cells) obtained from the patient’s blood and giving it back after genetic modification. The modified immune cells (CAR T-cells), are capable of recognizing tumor cells and kill them.
If you are aged 50 and above, you are indebted to antibiotics. The discovery of antibiotics has been a miracle of modern medicine, dramatically extending the life-span of human beings.
In this age of alternative facts, we can all agree that communicating science clearly and correctly is important. But when we say science communication, what do we mean? And who benefits?