Maa Durga’s Hibiscus

Did you know Hibiscus is the preferred flower for Maa Durga and is offered as an offering in puja and rituals? Well, with the festival season around the corner, we thought you would love to know the various health benefits Hibiscus has for #SkinCare. At Plant Science, we are always amazed by the way plants…

Japan’s Bean-throwing Festival : Setsubun

If you have been following our posts, you would have definitely enjoyed the arious #Crazy Festivals, we have been covering. Today we are introducing you to the famous bean throwing festival from the island of the rising sun – Japan. Traditionally known as Setsuban, is celebrated at the beginning of spring. This festival is celebrated…

The Battle of Enfarinats

We have celebrated Holi and also might have heard of the Tomatina festival of Spain but have you heard of people throwing wheat flour, eggs at each other all in good sport? Well, then you go to visit the town of Ibi in Spain. During this crazy festival which is being celebrated for over 200…

Jamun powered Solar cells

Jamun Power To Solar Battery Did you know the delicious Indian summer fruit, jamun, is not just something just to enjoy eating, but it can be used to make an efficient solar cells? The pigment found in jamun – Syzygium cumini absorbs massive amounts of sunlight. The group of scientists from IIT, who found this…

Potato powered light bulb

Did you know you could power a light bulb with a potato? While it looks like a complicated process, the chemical reactions that take place between two different metals and the juices in the potato create a tiny amount of voltage. Though it is very small, it can power a very small electrical device or…

Mechanism of the venus fly trap

Do you know what exactly happens in the Venus flytrap? Especially when the bug/spider wanders into it?  While most of us led to believe of the plant having a carnivorous brain and tries catching the bugs and flies to survive, you would be surprised to know that winged insects only make up to 5% of its…

Coloration of butterfly wings

Don’t we love butterflies? As children most of us would have chased them too. Many butterflies possess very fascinating colouration, and most species of butterfly can be identified solely by the colour pattern on their wings. Naturally such a diversity has attracted a wealth of research to determine the mechanisms responsible for such colours. Practically…

Sexual Cannibalism in animals

Researchers have been fascinated with nature in all of its brutality. Although a strict taboo in civilized and modern human societies, cannibalism is a fairly common occurrence in the animal kingdom. It is interesting to note that it is not just carnivorous species who practice cannibalism. Herbivores, omnivores and detritivores have also been known to…

5 biggest Pandemics in human history

One of the greatest and most difficult challenges that have affected the spread of human civilization is that of infectious disease. Wherever humans have gone, so have virulent disease. With the corona virus pandemic wreaking havoc all over the globe, it’s apt to examine the various pandemics that have affected humans in the past. Interestingly, Sushruta…