‘Stamp’ing your way into the insect world

S Ramani
Stamps may not be in regular use today, yet their importance has not decreased. Stamps continue to be one of the best ways for countries to showcase their culture, raise public awareness, and recognize people and events of national importance. Stamps can also become teaching aids for the teacher in the classroom. Here’s how you can study more about insects via insect stamps released by several countries.

Provoking thought in the wild

Shyamal Lakshminarayanan
Provoking thought, inciting curiosity, asking questions, dialoguing—isn’t this the best way to learn science? But can this approach to science be realized with students sitting passively inside the four walls of a classroom? Do teachers have the courage to let go of their authority and engage with their students? Can schools be a little less manicured and become more wild?

Journeys beyond Earth

Ushasi Bhowmick
Man has always been obsessed with the sky and what lies beyond it. In 1969 Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, today scientists are researching the possibilities of setting up colonies for human habitation on the moon. This article provides a glimpse into the past, present and future of space travel.

Understanding and utilizing rare earth elements

Dhananjay Sant
What are rare earth elements? Why are they so important to our future? Can we be more responsible in mining them? Are they rare as their name suggests? Find answers to these questions in this article.

The journey towards artificial intelligence

K B Jinesh
We have come a long way from the first ever computer. From being exclusive once upon a time, technology is now an intricate part of our everyday lives. Computers are being built to do more than just compute. Smart phones have replaced feature phones and they are a lot more than mere communication tools. Artificial intelligence is already here and there is talk of building humanoids and creating artificial brains. Technology is developing by the day and it is changing the way we live our lives.