Santanu Das

Researcher

Astro QA #9: Why does Titan have an atmosphere but Ganymede and Callisto do not?

The Saturnian system gets 1/4th as much sunlight that of Jupiter’s system, which could play a factor in loss mechanisms. Being further from the Sun also means that the composition can be a bit different. More volatiles had a chance to condense at Saturn than at Jupiter. That could have allowed Titan to have more of the needed materials.

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Santanu Das

Researcher

Astro-QA #1 : Can we see Saturn's rings from its equator or from its poles?

If I lived on Saturn, would its rings be visible from the equator or the poles?

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Review finds little evidence behind speed reading claims

Learning to speed read seems like an obvious strategy for making quick work of all the emails, reports, and other pieces of text we encounter every day. But a new report says the claims put forth by many speed reading programs and tools are probably too good to be true.

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How fish intake by pregnant women helps in the development of a child's brain

An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients for many animals and humans. The research group found that a balanced intake of lipids by pregnant women is necessary for the normal brain formation of the unborn child.

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Osmar Veras

Other

Scientists get funding to test whether plants can learn like Pavlov’s dog

Two scientists have received funding to study whether plants can learn like Pavlov’s dog—the pooch who famously drooled on cue whenever its owner Ivan Pavlov rang a bell. Pavlov, a Russian physiologist, noticed in the 1890s that dogs would drool every time they saw not only food, but even someone who was expected to feed them.

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