Different scales. Different forces

There is a very interesting discussion on Physics StackExchange on how long a straw can Superman suck from. After a lot of sophisticated calculus, the forum seems to conclude the answer is 15 m. This got me curious to ask a different question. If it is so hard to suck water to a greater heights,Continue reading “Different scales. Different forces”

Take your pick

Do a quick mental math using the table below in 90 secs. What’s your score? If you are score less than 7, you can be assured the poor quality of sleep is making you a candidate for most of the conditions/situations listed below. Take your pick … Alzheimer’s disease Obesity Cancer Diabetes Depression Anxiety CoronaryContinue reading “Take your pick”

Journey of ‘Black’ and ‘White’

My kids think it’s never a good idea for me to attend PTMs. My wife thinks it’s payback time. I am beyond thinking it’s good or bad. My children feel I am too philosophical and not very useful in resolving ‘real‘ issues like who sits next to them. My wife on the other hand hasContinue reading “Journey of ‘Black’ and ‘White’”

Don’t make any ‘new’ year resolutions

Most people like me find it hard to resist making resolutions going into a new year, either while vacationing at end of the year (–me) or waking up after partying all night on the morning of 1st (–not me). There is a lot of science around why most don’t sustain their resolutions. Others have suggestedContinue reading “Don’t make any ‘new’ year resolutions”