Looking back at the European Black Plague as an archetype of a pandemic, which ravaged human lives in the 14th century, and drawing parallels to the coronavirus pandemic of the 21st century.
One-third of the world population is currently living in isolation, under enforced lockdowns.The evolutionarily ‘social’ brain of humans can be massively affected through this. Here’s why this COVID-19 lockdown may be the biggest psychological experiment that mankind has induced upon itself, and how this will affect us.
Ashwathi Prithviraj and Arunita Banerjee
Dr. Nisha K. Kannan, Assistant Professor, studies ‘Chronobiology’ in fruit flies, at IISER Thiruvananthapuram. She spoke to Cogito137 over an email interview, where she talks about her tryst with science from an early age to a career in research and how life and society influenced it.
Anvy Kuriakose and Arunita Banerjee
Dr. R. S. Swathi, Associate Professor, is a theoretical chemist at IISER Thiruvananthapuram. She spoke to Cogito137 over an email interview, where she talks of overcoming different hurdles for securing a higher education in basic sciences and a career in scientific research.
A major part of striving towards excellence is to recognise, appreciate and learn from other excellent endeavours. This section showcases such work by fellow research institutes and established media houses, in the field of science communication.
Vigyan Prasar is publishing a science magazine in Bangla. The fourth issue has just been published. If you can read Bangla, you might want to explore the current and past issues.
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