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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruqqaiya Khan is an Environmental and Social Impact Analyst, with a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology, Chemistry and Botany from Christ University, Bangalore. She is hoping to build a career in marine sciences to turn the tide on ocean conservation. She's an avid traveler, on a mission to explore every nook and cranny of the world, oceanic trenches included.
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.
Khadija Naz Safwi
Khadija is a post-graduate student pursuing her Master's in Physics from Jamia Millia Islamia, having completed her Bachelor's in Science from the University of Delhi. If one were ever to come across her, they could spot her donning bright colours on her eyes, possibly wearing cats in her ears, with an overfed tote bag weighing her down. Besides her academic interests which led her to this venture and to a master’s level education in theoretical physics, her love for the spoken and written word prompts her to be an editor for risky text messages and emails sent across all friend groups. She has the eyesight of a bat and the bone strength of a twig, but the aging of her body is balanced out by her naivety and ever-active tear duct. She looks forward to capturing interest with her words, instead of just her charm (read: lack of it) (she’s a Leo).
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.
Pranjali is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Geology from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. She enjoys travelling to places and exploring new music. As a creative person, she likes to paint, but usually not on paper. Her keen interest lies in Earth Sciences & Wildlife Conservation. Her favourite pastime is hanging out with her four-legged companions.
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.
Joshika Komarla is a Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology graduate from St. Joseph’s University, Bangalore. Apart from being a full-time F1 and football fan, she’s also a budding ecologist on a mission to boop every plant and animal in the world. On any given day, you can find her annoying her dog by yelling “cat”, meowing, and running away.
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
Ammar is an undergraduate student pursuing B. Tech in Information Technology from Manipal Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. Apart from his academic interests, he has been heavily involved in debating, writing, and other literary activities at the district, state, national and international levels since his high school days. In his free time (and non-free time, if we're being honest), he can be found deciding what movie he's going to dissect next. Want to find a way to pass the next two hours? Say a word about anything ranging from religion to video games to video game development to film within a 50-meter radius of him.
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.
Sylvia has a degree in Economics from Scottish Church College & is pursuing her Master's in Economics from Calcutta University. She enjoys reading, learning and writing anything under the sun as long as it feeds her curiosity. A quintessential spirit, Sylvia prioritises having fun in any and all scenarios life brings forth. She also has a penchant for growing plants.
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.