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There are 7 billion people, more than 100 trillion ants, and more than a billion honey bees in the world. Where did all this diversity come from? How did we evolve - what’s the human story? In this article, the author explores some of the ways in which we’ve tried to answer these questions.
 

Home delivery of food brings a sense of excitement to us as we look forward to having something different; a variety of food delivered at our doorstep, as per our liking, timing and comfort. We have grown quite used to it by now. But we had not realized that probably soon we would witness a home delivery of a different kind; the home delivery of education.

Roshani Dewangan

Language helps us to communicate our thoughts and feelings, establish and maintain social contacts and relationships and understand our society and culture. Initially, children are not able to use language for all these things but as they grow older, their linguistic skills improve, and they start using language for all the above-mentioned purposes.

Rashmi Paliwal

The gut environment is complex, with different amounts and types of micro-organisms along its length. What role do commensal intestinal micro-organisms have on homeostatic mechanisms in health and development of disease? This article explores some of these emerging frontiers in our understanding of gut bacteria.
 
The human brain never stops recording. It stores large amounts of information effortlessly. How does it achieve this? And, why are memories so important? This article provides insights to what encompasses memory and the role memories play in our lives.
 
Poulami Samanta
 
Nowadays there is pressure on everyone to learn spoken English. There is the feeling that if a person does not learn this language, she might not be ‘successful’. As with any language, learning English needs opportunities for practice. There are many reasons why children find English difficult to learn, especially if they are more used to speaking their home languages. Here are some of the reasons:
 
• Diffidence
 

The topic of ‘proof by induction’ is now a standard part of the syllabus of mathematics at the 11-12 level. Most students consider it a ‘scoring topic’ – they generally master the mechanics of proof by induction quickly, as the proofs follow a standard trajectory and are easy to mimic.

Oliver Sacks was a neurologist who brought the brain to popular imagination in latter part of the 20th century. In the article, the author presents Sacks’s work on brain phenomena, ranging from hallucinations and colour blindness, against the  backdrop of his life that was as interesting as the brains and people he studied. Also highlighted is Sacks’s remarkable ability to connect with and communicate about his ‘patients’ in a very humane way.
 

Kriti Gupta

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