ScienceABC.com was launched with the sole objective of finding and sharing fun and interesting science facts. We believe that Science is a fascinating and valuable area of study for people of all ages, and we’re not alone! This website is curated by a team of professionals who are passionate about Science. Our greatest hope is that the fun we have curating this content is the same for everyone who reads it.
To quench the thirst of human curiosity about everything around us in the environment and the universe by explaining it in simple words.
The Story So Far
We have all had both good and bad teachers at various points in our lives. The good ones were those who could ignite our imagination and curiosity. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as a field of education creates fear among many. But we believe that if told in a simpler way, it can be fascinating for one and all. This thought gave birth to ScienceABC.com in 2015. Since then, our mission has been to find interesting science questions and provide answers to them using proper scientific resources and journals. We hope that you find them useful and eye-opening! If you have any feedback or additional questions, you can write to us at email@example.com
Abhishek Jain, the chief
Abhishek is a Chemical Engineer from IIT Bombay, one of the premier engineering schools in India and the world. He spent 10 years in the corporate world until reaching a point in life where he decided to find a greater purpose. A problem-solver by design, he started searching for areas he wanted to direct his energy. Education and Sustainable Living were two areas close to his heart, and in 2012, he started BijliBachao.com a website dedicated to nudging consumer behavior towards sustainability and energy-efficient living. However, his love for science education gradually drove him to start ScienceABC. He firmly believes that a good teacher is one who can make concepts simple for students to understand, thereby generating their curiosity to find out more.
Ashish Tiwari, content manager/physics and chemistry editor
Ashish is a Science graduate (Bachelor of Science) from Punjabi University (India). He spearheads the content and editorial wing of ScienceABC and manages its official Youtube channel. He’s a Harry Potter fan and tries, in vain, to use spells and charms (Accio! [insert object name]) in real life to get things done. He totally gets why JRR Tolkien would create, from scratch, a language spoken by elves, and tries to bring the same passion in everything he does. A big admirer of Richard Feynman and Nikola Tesla, he obsesses over how thoroughly science dictates every aspect of life… in this universe, at least.
John Staughton, language editor
John is a traveling writer, editor and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.
Salama Yusuf, biology editor
Salama is a Life Science graduate from the St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, who loves nothing more than discussing science. She writes and edits for the SciencABC website and YouTube channel. She also curates ScienceABC’s (super cool, science research and history filled) weekly newsletters. When not working, she’s mostly nerding out about some arcane science history fact (like the guy who discovered DNA, Friedrich Meischer, did not believe it held the genetic code!) or trying hard to study Japanese.
Hussain Kanchwala, video editor/staff writer
Hussain is an Electronic Engineer from University of Mumbai. He is a tech aficionado who loves to explicate on wide range of subjects from applied and interdisciplinary sciences like Engineering, Technology, FinTech, Pharmacy, Psychology and Economics. He also manages our second YouTube channel – ScienceABC 2.0
Satish Tawate, animator
Satish is the lead animator of the official Youtube channel of ScienceABC where he creates animated science stories. He has a Bachelors in Commerce degree from Mumbai University (India). He is keenly interested in graphic design and animation. In his free time, he doodles, binge watches movies, listens to music and reads novels.
Ketaki Bapat is a student of B.Tech (Cosmetic Technolgy) at Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur. Science has always intrigued her with her special interest being life sciences, biochemistry and psychology. During her free time, she enjoys watching sitcoms, reading mythological and historical books and playing with her mischievous pet - Shih Tzu.
Aishwarya is a research scholar pursuing a PhD in the field of molecular neuroscience from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. She is an avid reader and a bird lover. She loves to sing and finds solace in music. She turns to writing to escape the monotony in life. She is a tad bit philosophical and is ever curious to understand where and how spirituality meets science.
Anand has a MSc Physics degree NIT Surathkal (India), and is currently undertaking a research project on galaxy evolution. He is passionate about nature and structures of the universe, and hopes to call himself a cosmologist one day. He likes to explore various genres in music; however, he is a metal-head and his favorite bands are Bring Me The Horizon and Deftones. His other interests include swimming and taking road trips.
Dr. Ron George
Dr Ron is an MBBS graduate from Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore. After gaining some experience in the department of General Surgery, he made the unconventional switch to neuroscience and stem cell research. He is currently working on a genetic disorder called Lowe Syndrome and is completing his Ph.D. in the same in NCBS, Bangalore. However, these are strictly Monday-Friday activities for him; he spends Saturdays dancing the night away and Sundays hunting down water bodies to jump in. With some dabbling in art and time kept aside for reading and writing, he intends to make people fall in love with science. He’s also on a mission to knit a sweater for his kitten.
Kavya has a degree in Economics from University of Hyderabad, India. Most of her time is spent reading books; fiction and non- fiction alike. Curiosity is her only guide at the moment; she hopes to channelize this curiosity and create an impact through her writing. Her other interests include swimming and travelling.
Sudeshna Banerjee Rao
Sudeshna is an English Literature Graduate from the University of Calcutta. She loves exploring the world through the lens of science. When not busy writing or pondering over cosmic quandaries, she can be found blithely catching some sun in her small backyard garden with her artist spouse and their fur baby, an Indie doggo.
Shweta Mishra has completed her Master’s in Applied Psychology (Clincial Specialisation) from Mumbai University. She is a guest faculty for undergraduates in RD & SH National College, teaching Psychology. Since teaching and talking about Psychology wasn’t enough, she also spends time writing about it. You can say if psychology didn’t exist, her personality wouldn’t either! In her free time, she likes reading and listening to Taylor Swift on repeat.
Shreya Sethi is currently a student at NALSAR University, Hyderabad. She likes to believe that she was born with a book in her hand and that she has subsequently only replaced it occasionally to suit her reading list. She also enjoys a good cup of tea as she watches a better sunset. She is passionate about history, arguably, the greatest story ever told
Vipin Govind A is a doctoral researcher in Earth Sciences from Pondicherry University. His primary focus is on studying the effects of climate change, and he is highly motivated to carry out relevant scientific research to address this pressing issue. When he's not busy contributing to saving the world, he pursues his other passions, including exploring various town eateries and relishing delicious cuisine.
Shatakshi is a bioinformatics expert with a passion for neurobiology. She earned her M.S. in Bioinformatics from Banaras Hindu University and has since been dedicated to exploring the intersection of biology and computer science. She enjoys immersing herself in the pages of fantasy romance novels, discovering new worlds, and experiencing grand adventures from the comfort of her armchair. Despite her love of sedentary activities, she is also determined to stay active and is currently learning how to swim.
Shikha has done her Master's specializing in Astrophysics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (India). When not immersed in finding answers to the mysteries of the Universe, you can find her watching movies, getting lost in the pages of thought-provoking novels and annoying her pet cat Kelsey. She calls herself a seeker of knowledge in not only Astrophysics but also in all realms of wisdom.
Anish is currently pursuing his MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation at National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. Anish aspires to be a jack of many trades, like doing research, writing, singing and cooking and so on with no intentions of being a master of any. He is interested in understanding human-animal relationships and largely stalks animals to make a living.
Sneha has an MSc in Biochemistry from MS University, Baroda, after which she was a research fellow at inStem, Bengaluru for four years. Eventually, she realised she likes writing about science more than doing science, and switched lanes to science journalism. As a science journalist, she likes to write about science where it intersects with the society. When she’s not writing, she is huddled in a corner with a cup of tea, reading novels, or watching Netflix.
Dr. Sonali Mookerjee
Dr. Sonali Mookerjee has a PhD degree from Michigan State University (USA). She is a scientific researcher with 7 years’ experience in the global seed industry. In those days she used to work on developing new varieties of watermelons and lettuce. Now she is a freelance science researcher, writer, and editor. She is an avid traveler with interest in exploring both popular and offbeat destinations. She also loves procrastinating with a cup of Darjeeling tea and going on walks, especially during the monsoons.
Arpita has majored in Zoology and Animal Sciences from University of Delhi. She knows her way around content curation and wishes to delve into communications and marketing. Every once in a while she befriends a canvas and some paint. With the help of her words and academic pursuits she is eager to simplify and map out her Wonderland of Science for everyone.
Thasleena completed her B.Sc. in Physics at Government Victoria College, Palakkad. While being a passionate knowledge-seeker, she aspires to be a chic explorer, wandering the world freely, all while getting lost in daydreams of being a crazy researcher. When she's in chill mode, you'll find her either grooving to BTS or wandering in her fantasies!
Gopika is a physics graduate (BS-MS) from IISER Kolkata. Her passion resides in astrophysics, where she explores various topics, from exoplanets to black holes. She wishes to make complex, novel scientific concepts and physics at the forefront accessible to the general public.
Prabin Pyakurel Sharma
Prabin Pyakurel has completed Master's in physics from Sikkim University. He is currently a research fellow at BITS-Pilani. Apart from research, he spends time writing about anything that interests him, ranging from physics and technology to history and society. When he is not doing these, he can be found riding his cycle and listening to Bob Marley.
Dr. Aritri Dutta
Aritri is a PhD in Immunology and Drug Development from West Bengal State University, Kolkata, who will most likely be found on a couch daydreaming about new travel destinations. She is a kid in a candy store when it comes to learning new scientific facts and is passionate about science communication. She thinks twenty-four hours is too little and wishes she had Hermione’s time-turner or Dr. Strange’s time stone. She is confident that time travel will become possible in her lifetime. Currently, she is trying to be a responsible plant parent and contemplating returning to the research.
Ashmita has a postgraduate degree in the life sciences and botany from CHRIST University, Bengaluru. After the completion of her studies, she decided to put her penchant for writing to good use and pursue science writing. While she has since developed a soft spot for a myriad of other topics, biology will always remain her one true love. When not at work, she can be seen reading and writing fiction, hiking, or luring in the neighbourhood cats with pets.
Ownership and Funding Information
As part of our commitment to transparency, we want to provide you with detailed information about our ownership and funding sources. ScienceABC is owned and operated by Wattcon Technologies Private Limited, a privately held company based in Mumbai, India.
Wattcon Technologies Private Limited (CIN: U74120MH2015PTC264794) is solely owned by two shareholders:
- Abhishek Jain (https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhishekjain203/)
- Manisha Jain (https://www.linkedin.com/in/manisha0109/)
As the owners of ScienceABC, Abhishek Jain and Manisha Jain are deeply invested in promoting scientific knowledge and making science accessible to a global audience.
At ScienceABC, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest editorial standards while delivering top-quality content. To achieve this, we rely on various funding sources to support our operations. Our funding primarily comes from the following channels:
- Online Advertising: We generate revenue through advertisements displayed on our website. These ads are served through online advertising networks, including but not limited to Google Ads. Please note that these ads are separate from our editorial content, and our editorial team has no influence over the ads shown.
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At ScienceABC, we take pride in our editorial independence. Our content is driven by a passion for scientific exploration and a commitment to presenting accurate, unbiased information. Our funding sources do not impact our editorial decisions, and we maintain strict separation between our editorial team and any advertisers or affiliate partners.
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest:
To ensure that potential conflicts of interest do not compromise our commitment to accuracy and integrity, our editorial team follows strict guidelines. We disclose any relevant affiliations or financial interests that may exist when reporting on specific products, services, or companies.
Commitment to Quality Content:
Our primary focus is to provide you with reliable, engaging, and informative science content. We continuously strive to improve the user experience and maintain a website that is accessible to all.
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