Don’t be fooled

In a previous post I wrote about how useful a scientifically informed worldview can be, and how I had realised – in discussing an unusual phenomenon on a slab of cheese – that the scientific understanding of the world that comes naturally to me is not necessarily shared by the people around me. There is nothing wrong…

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All from a stroke of imagination!

My fascination with all things domino, has been rekindled, thanks to our recent, maiden attempt to unravel at one-go, a mesh of 13,000 popsicle sticks! While our ‘stick bomb’ proved less of a seamless chain-reaction and more of a start-stop affair, the magic of witnessing it ‘live’, certainly sparked a buzz—bringing back memories of Rube…

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Cheese

A couple of months back, I made an intriguing observation on a slab of Emmentaler cheese: around one of the holes that this quintessential ‘Swiss cheese’ is known for, I noticed some veins or wrinkles radiating away from the edge of the hole. That set me thinking, because I had never seen those, and I…

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