Physics Nobel Laureates (2021) Predict the Extent of Global Warming

Three scientists shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for the physical and mathematical models developed by them for explaining the underlying Order in the Disordered Systems present in nature, and predicting accurately the Climate Change due to Global Warming. Syukuro Manabe (90), born in Japan) and Klaus Hasselmann (89), of Germany) were awarded the…

Developing Universal Vaccines for Present and Future Corona-viruses

North-Western University (USA) developing Universal vaccines New drugs are being developed to fight the current (SARS-CoV-2) and possible future corona-viruses or their variants. In focus is the key non-structural protein (nsp16) present in all coronaviruses, and an identifier that helps the virus hide from the immune system. A part of the protein binds the fragment held in…

Menace of Plastics Waste-Hanging like the Sword of Damocles ?

Plastics, plastics everywhere, you name it, they are  there Plastics are a part of nearly every product in our daily use today. Production increased from about 2.5 million tons in 1950 to 450 million tons by 2015.  In 2017, nearly 7 % of the nine billion tons of plastic produced became waste.  Production is expected to…

Science, Prayer and Sikh Ardas

Sarbat da Bhala (Welfare of All) is a keynote phrase of the Sikh prayer (Ardas) and scriptures. It is believed that the Christian Prayer (Our Father  … )  was taught by Jesus to His disciples. It resembles some elements of Jewish prayers, like praise, petition, and a yearning for God. The Muslims, likewise, praise God…

Dr. Harvinder Singh Sahota – The American Sikh ‘Mender of Hearts’

By Dr. (Professor) Surjit Singh Bhatti , Calgary (Canada) Dr. Harvinder Singh Sahota was born (on April 15), 80 years ago in a suburb of Ferozepur, in Punjab. As a child, he was taken very seriously ill with double pneumonia and was declared as (almost) dead, after all available treatments did not show any hopeful…

Sun, Moon,Clouds, Rain-Valentines of Birds

Birds love to live in lap of Nature. Trees with flowers and fruits are their beloved habitats.  Vast  open skies above and swaying lush green fields below are their play stations. Clouds and drizzles enchant them no end. Warmth of the rays of the rising Sun and the soft, soothing shine of the Moon turn…

Some Rare Coins of the Sikh Kingdoms (1709-1849)

The earliest Sikh coin was issued in 1712 by the first Sikh ruler, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, (1670-1716), who ruled from 1709 to 1716. He was a valiant Sikh General who captured Wazir Khan, the cruel Governor of Sirhind, the capital of Moghuls in the North India. Wazir Khan had bricked alive the two younger…