Author: Ashwin

Ashwin Khadka is a PhD Scholar in Solar Cell and Aerosol Laboratory in Korea University, Republic of Korea under Korean Government Scholarship Program. He has a Masters Degree in Physics from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a science enthusiast, researcher and writer.

Have you seen bamboo flowers or seeds? I have never thought I live near a bamboo forest. I was amazed when I heard bamboo is a flowering plant it has an edible seed. Moreover, there were a lot of intriguing facts about bamboo as I followed the quest for bamboo flowers and seeds. Intriguing Bamboo Facts! Do Bamboo bear flowers and seeds? When we imagine bamboo, we never imagine a plant with flowers. Most of us just think of something tall without thickness. We used to give a nickname to some of our friends ‘bamboo’, just because they were tall…

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Light has a speed of 300 thousand kilometers per second (186 thousand miles per second). It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to reach Earth from the Sun. A pulse of light can make approximately 4 revolutions around Earth in one second. Speed of light is just staggering and so is the newly developed technology called Compressed Ultrafast Photography(CUP). Faster than light photography! Memories are sweeter. Our brain can be scribed with the memories and we do want to have memories more substantial, so people keep souvenir and make paintings. Nowadays its easier with photos and videos we…

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Ever tried eating after brushing your teeth? If you haven’t, you’ve got to. It tastes completely different. The orange is not sweet anymore. Have you ever wondered why food tastes unreal after toothbrush? Let’s find out what makes the otherwise tasty food so weird after brushing our teeth. Why food tastes unreal after toothbrush? Before getting to the taste difference, let me try to explain where does the taste come from first. There are 2000 – 5000 taste buds present on the back and front of a human tongue, which are responsible for the taste as each of them contains…

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Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing a rainbow? Those curvaceous bow-like seven colors in the sky are beautiful enough to grab everybody’s attention. But have you ever spared a thought on how the rainbow occurs or what makes it look so colorful? How does the rainbow occur?  Every time we see a rainbow, it excites us, we take photos and share it, but there are very few people who are curious to find reasons behind whatever processes they see happening around them like the formation of a rainbow. We are glad you are off of those.  So, what makes a rainbow? Let’s…

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God particle is a nickname given to the particle called Higgs boson. This nickname is hated by physicists as much as the world loves it. But what’s so godly about the God particle? – Higgs Boson The credit of naming goes to the novel prize winner physicist Leon N. Lederman who used the term for the first time in his book “The God particle: If the universe is the answer then what is the question” co-written with science writer Dick Teresi. Lederman was about to give the name “the goddamn particle” but the editors weren’t happy and the name “God…

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Seawater is salty but the river water that makes up the sea is not salty. Not only seawater but some lakes also have salty water, much saltier than seawater. Does sea make salt on its own? God must not be crazy enough to make all that water undrinkable adding salt to it even if God does exist! Why Is The Seawater Salty? Let’s check out the facts! The average salinity (salt content in water) of seawater is about 3.5 per cent. That means a litre of water that you take out from sea contains 35 grams of salt approximately. The…

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