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.
Alpa Gawde, graphic designer
Alpa Gawde handles the graphic design wing of ScienceABC. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Mumbai (India). She is passionate about music, movies and travelling to new places.
Prashant is a mechanical engineer and MBA from NMIMS University, Mumbai. An auto-fanatic with an insatiable need for speed, he is constantly on the look out for new technology in the field of automobiles. When he is not working, he loves to read, blog about cars, test the latest rides on the market and wash his own vehicles.
Anupriya is an English and Social Studies teacher at Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai. Besides her interest in Literature and Social Sciences, she spends her time reading finance articles and binge watching historical drama series on Netflix. She aspires to be an author.
Armaan Gvalani holds a Masters in Biotechnology from Symbiosis International University (India). He finds the microscopic world as fascinating as the business of biology. He loves to find practical applications from scientific research. When not peering into his microscope or nurturing his cultures, he can be found smashing a ball around the squash court or doing laps in a pool.
Sanjukta Mondal is a Chemist (Master of Science) from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (India). She likes to experiment not only in the laboratory but also in the kitchen and behind the lens. She loves watching sci-fi and live-action superhero shows and continues to watch them painstakingly even after the quality degrades. She likes to explore tales associated with complex phenomena to commonplace objects.
Dr. Sarika Cherodath
Dr. Sarika Cherodath holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from National Brain Research Centre, India, and has expertise in Cognitive Neuroscience. She has a deep appetite for all things Biology and is passionate about taking knowledge from science to the masses, to improve day-to-day lives. She loves exploring new languages, music, and culture, and picking up new life skills.
Shreyasi is a Master’s in Neuroscience from Sophia College, Mumbai. Her love for writing about science comes from reading writers such as Richard Dawkins and V. S. Ramachandran. She is especially interested in the interdisciplinary aspect of science and believes anything can be connected & explained scientifically. When she isn’t buried in a book or watching true-crime documentaries, she is found to be taking long walks with the sole purpose of petting every stray cat that crosses her path.
Shreya Chakraborty is pursuing her master's degree in Physics from NSUT, New Delhi. She is passionate about literature and writing, which allows her to express her scientific interests easily and effectively. She enjoys watching Sci-Fi movies, writing poems and articles, and wondering at the beauty of the night sky.
Madhuri received her Masters in Applied Physics from Amity University, India. She believes that a hot cup of coffee can make the worst of the days better and considers effective communication of scientific ideas essential to promote a wider understanding of its relevance amongst the masses. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose stuck in a book or wandering through nature. She manages to get lost every time.
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.
Kavya has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India. She loves to read and draw in her spare time. A firm believer that a jack of all trades is better than a master of one. She wants to explore the world, learn new things, and write about them.
Rugma is a B.Sc. Physics Graduate from Nirmala College, Kerala, India. She is a curious science enthusiast who loves to discuss the marvels of the universe. She is equally into literature, especially fiction. In her leisure, you will most probably find her cuddled up with a book, movie, or music, along with her cat.
Pragyanshi is pursuing MBBS from BRD Medical College, India. She developed an interest in science right when she was introduced to it and since then has been eagerly trying to find scientific answers to all the conceptions-misconceptions-superstitions which tend to float around. She's a bibliophile and wouldn't complain if you send her to a dungeon with books.
Priyasha Bagchi is pursuing MBBS at Lady Hardinge Medical College, India. She is fascinated by the human body and the interdisciplinary connections between different branches of science. She is also passionate about literature and art. She can always be found oscillating between textbooks and novels, lecture videos and Netflix.
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.
Dr Sudha Purushothaman
Sudha Purushothaman did PhD in Biochemistry from University of Madras and has a career spanning over two decades in research institutes such as Indian Institute of Science and Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Biology, Bangalore. She has a passion for reading, writing and teaching science. She loves to spend time on the beach, and believes that yoga and meditation brings balance to life.
Jay is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer and has completed his MBA with specialisation in Marketing from Mumbai University. He has worked in the product management teams in startups and aims to be a social entrepreneur. He firmly believes: there is no magic, but only logic.
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.
Pinak has a MSc degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He loves to look at stars, and can’t stop talking about them. He is currently working on his research in black hole binaries and hopes to fall into one eventually. He’s an avid reader of books and tries to write stories once in a while. And if you ever come across some weird sentences then it’s most probably his cat who wrote them.
Krithika P has completed an M.Sc. degree in Zoology from Madras Christian College, Tambaram. She has a BSc in Chemistry Botany and Zoology from St Joseph's college, Bangalore. She is currently teaching high school kids. She loves to experiment; her lab in the school is one of her favourite places, closely followed by beaches and islands! She is a nature-friendly nerd and loves to nit-pick on all things biology.
Himani has a Master's degree in Forestry from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun and currently working in the same domain. She is a nature enthusiast and loves to take pictures of every flower and plant she comes across and loves to explore the plant kingdom. Her interests range from gardening to astronomy. In her free time, she loves to delve deeper into science channels, anime and K-drama.
Mikhail Nazareth has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology from Christ University, Bangalore. He loves exploring the wild and all the creatures in it. When he's not crawling through forest shrubberies or looking into tidepools, he's probably playing ultimate frisbee or jamming with his friends.
Bhavna Kaveti received her PhD in organic and medicinal chemistry from Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico. While her interests include writing for cutting-edge research in chemistry, she is equally passionate about giving a bigger picture to the readers on applications of basic chemistry concepts. She believes that tailoring scientific communications for non-science readers can fill the gaps between academics and research. Outside work, she enjoys learning Spanish.
Shrushti is a Senior Project Associate at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. She has just completed her Ph.D. in Wildlife Science. In her free time, she likes reading science fiction, and philosophy as well as history, and traveling. She believes that traveling and reading are the best teachers.
Apoorva got her master’s degree in Zoology from the Central University of Kerala, India. She enjoys doing science and writing about it. She is happy to be part of any conversation on a spectrum of evolution to existentialism, except when she is having her alone time (during which she self-reflects or gathers tidbits for her aforementioned interactions).
Yamini is in his final year of an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences (BSc) and Education (B Ed), and is excited to enter the field of public engagement in science. His interests lie in environmental education, science communication and trying to build a better world. When not languishing in front of his laptop, he can be found outside, poking at any insect, bird or plant.
Megha has done her Masters in Astrophysics from St. Xavier's, Mumbai with her subject of thesis being Particle Physics, so normalcy is the last thing you expect from her. She is an abject fan of horror and has the crazy part down in the term 'crazy scientist'. One day, she aims to have the scientist part covered as well.