India Bans Homework and Heavy Schoolbags to Prevent Spinal Damage

India Bans Homework and Heavy Schoolbags to Prevent Spinal Damage

The heavy schoolbags put on immense pressure on a child. Not just physical pressure but mental pressure as well. This curriculum burden is gradually becoming a lifestyle problem affecting many children. So much so that there’s a Bengali children’s’ song depicting this. In order to remedy this, the Indian Government has taken a bold step of banning homework and heavy school bags. What is it? The government has issued weight guidelines for school bags depending…

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India Bans Homework and Heavy Schoolbags to Prevent Spinal Damage

India Bans Homework and Heavy Schoolbags to Prevent Spinal Damage

Burdened by the demands of education, the practice of giving homework to kids have gained momentum. So much so that students these days are suffering from hunched backs due to the load of the heavy school bags carrying homework. However, this homework has far-reaching implications on a kid’s mind and body. To cure this, the Indian Government has come up with a new plan to ban homework.  What is it? Concerned about producing a generation of children…

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Oakridge School kids Measures Ozone Concentration with a Giant Balloon

Oakridge School kids Measures Ozone Concentration with a Giant Balloon

As industrialization drives climate change and ozone layer depletion, measuring the atmospheric ozone concentration has become important. Students of Oakridge International School in Bangalore has set out to achieve that. What is it? Five students from Oakridge International School Bangalore set out on a mission with the support of SSERD and IIA to measure the Ozone concentration over the city of Bangalore. How was it done? Over the course of four months, the team consisting…

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ISRO to Send 3 Indians to Space in 16 mins

ISRO to Send 3 Indians to Space in 16 mins

India’s first human spaceflight “Gaganyan” has been announced lately. While we all can’t make it to space, we can surely baffle at this marvelous attempt which is launching 3 Indians into Space in 16 minutes. Indians in Space in 16 minutes, sounds like a movie title right? But it’s a reality and let us take a look at it. What is it? Three Indians, chosen for the country’s first human spaceflight programme “will reach space within 16 minutes…

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Microbiologists Create Microbial Artworks in ASM’s 4th Agar Art Contest

Microbiologists Create Microbial Artworks in ASM’s 4th Agar Art Contest

Agar Art has been gaining momentum amongst the science fraternity these days. So much so that, the American Society for Microbiology created an Agar Art Contest to showcase this artist ability of microbiologists and students studying microbiology. ASM announced the winners of their 4th annual Agar Art contest which saw some phenomenal artworks created using living, growing microbes ‘painted’ on agar. What is it? An annual event hosted by the American Society of Microbiology where the…

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