Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

An Interstellar Perspicacity

An Interstellar Perspicacity

Zeanne Mendoza | December 6, 2014

Interstellar, the long awaited movie! I let out a sigh of relief with the notion that I wouldn’t need to attend chemistry class later! I’ll be honest; my knowledge of the movie was rather limited up until a field trip to watch it came along. The pre-movie trailers alleviated the tension amongst our exorbitantly large Astronomy Club group; I had no idea what I was in for, neither did the rest who watched it with me.

Our Prodigious Embellishments

Our Prodigious Embellishments

Nikita Ravindran 11G1 | October 20, 2014 A display of a myriad of colours often puts a smile on ones face- it bathes our mind with a sense of outlandish (yet ever so wonted) joy. The very feeling of knowing where we are, or knowing that our presence is acknowledged by our abode, and that […]

Delusions

Delusions

Raya Bidshahri, 13 April 2014

We are all deluded in on way or another. Whether its the politician with delusions of grandeur, the dreadful singer on American idol auditions or the friend who finds chocolate disgusting, we all perceive ourselves and the world around us in a way others don’t.

Reason and What we Ought to do

Reason and What we Ought to do

Raya Bidshahri, 25th March 2014

When we are faced with moral questions in our everyday lives, sometimes we act impulsively or instinctively and sometimes we pause to think, not just about what to do, but about what we ought to do.

Taking a Cosmic Perspective

Taking a Cosmic Perspective

By Raya Bidshahri, 26 Jan 2013
Most of us are so preoccupied with our own small insignificant personal lives that we forget that we are a part of a remarkable, exceptional and ambitious species.

The Free Will Illusion

The Free Will Illusion

By Raya Bidshahri, 4 January 2013
We human beings like to think that we are in control. The idea that we have free will with our thoughts and actions forms the very foundation for our morality, law, politics, religion, public policies, friendship and even sensations of guilt and accomplishment.

Terra-forming – From Earthlings to Martians

Terra-forming – From Earthlings to Martians

By Raya Bidshahri, 1 Oct 2012
When astronomer Christian Hyugens’ observations first provided evidence of Mars being a planet, never did he or anyone else during his era imagine that a rover would, one day, wander about its surfaces […]

Science: The Poetry of Reality

Science: The Poetry of Reality

By Raya Bidshahri, 14 Sept. 2012
I am tremendously passionate about science because it’s inspiring, beautiful and truly poetic. Hence, you can imagine my exasperation when others claim that it can never be poetic in any way.

A Universe From Nothing

A Universe From Nothing

Raya Bidshahri, 19 May 2012
How did a universe, so beautifully complex and unimaginably vast come to existence? What, or should I say who, caused its existence?

The Wonders of Mathematics

The Wonders of Mathematics

Shafnaa Kasim, 18 May 2012
Students or former students, regardless of which school or decade, all must have had different experiences with mathematics- often not too pleasant. […]

The Quantum World

The Quantum World

Raya Bidshahri, 30 April 2012
Science is all about explaining the Universe in a series of determinative laws. It is all about certainty, predictability and ultimate truths… Or is it?

The Significance of Evolution

The Significance of Evolution

Raya Bidshahri, 30 April 2012
When Nicholas Copernicus first introduced the notion of a heliocentric universe in which the earth revolved around the sun, the human population was appalled not because it was a fallacious theory but because it wasn’t what they wanted to be true. […]

A Perfect Universe?

A Perfect Universe?

Raya Bidshahri, 30 April 2012
The Universe is so flawlessly perfect… So finely tuned that it is difficult to accept the possibility that it may not have a designer. I believe this is one of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and fascinating dilemmas in modern cosmology.

Eyes

Eyes

Raya Bidshahri, March 30, 2012
Every single one of us would find it unconditionally distressing to envision a world without the power of sight. Most of us, without doubt, appreciate vision to be a valuable ability to perceive our surroundings. There’s no denying that without it, we would all be truly impotent.

Consciousness and Goosebumps

Consciousness and Goosebumps

Raya Bidshahri, 18 February 2012
Consciousness is a spine-chilling illusion that lies at the heart of every scientific study. Nowadays, it is the multi-million dollar question within the scientific world.

Stop Searching the Skies for Life

Stop Searching the Skies for Life

Raya Bidshahri, 25 Jan 2012
As much as I’d take pleasure in the idea of intelligent life elsewhere in this wondrous Universe, I am strongly convinced that Homo sapiens’ quest for alien life is over-rated and its consequences, overlooked.

The Essence of Infinity

The Essence of Infinity

Raya Bidshahri, 23 January 2011
What I truly cherish about Science is its capacity to deliver the actual unbiased view of the manner in which things operate. In this field, there are neither prejudices nor one-sided arguments. […]

The Wonders of the Human Brain

The Wonders of the Human Brain

Raya Bidshahri, 14 January 2012
The human brain is an elaborate, enthralling, and enigmatic organ on its own. It is within this wondrous organ that all the enigmas, puzzles, and riddles of the universe along with each and every branch of knowledge boil down to.

The Awesome Natural World

The Awesome Natural World

Raya Bidshahri, 11 January 2012
Amongst the hundreds of billions of galaxies that constitute this enigmatic universe, there lies a splendid star system in the midst of nowhere significant; a remarkable ivory whorl of glimmering celestial bodies.

Time

Time

Raya Bidshahri, 18 December 2011
What is time? To an ordinary individual, with no exceptional perspective of reality or any intrinsic grounding in science, this may seem like an absurd question to ask […]