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SE1010: Introduction to Institute Elections

Reporting and Design by Naomi Karyamsetty Are you a concerned member of the student body, wondering about the upcoming institute elections scene? Are you skeptical…

The Real Master of the Brain: Glia?

For decades, researchers working on neurodegenerative disorders (like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s) focused on figuring out what happens in the neurons (brain cells). Brain research is…

Beyond the Gates : Onesta

Looking for that perfect pizza place to mark the end of a stressful week? Read on! Onesta as the Italian name suggests, is a beautiful…

Unraveling Uncertainty

Uncertainty is present all around us, from the change in climate around the world to the oscillations of nerves in the nerve-muscle junction. Observing the…

Who Moved My Elections?

As of today, Hostel Elections for the academic year 2018-19 have not been notified by the Student Election Commission (the organization charged by the Students’ Constitution to conduct elections) and it seems likely that hostel elections shall be conducted only in mid-August 2018. The potential ramifications of this move are numerous, and the manner in which the decision to postpone the elections was taken raises many important questions. Varun Sridhar, Venkataraman Ganesh, and Kaushik Viswanath report.

Up in a Flurry: The Chaos Behind Natural Flight

Human-built air vehicles glide, chop, or propel themselves through the air. Nature’s fliers, however, flap their wings. Flapping flight is a complicated phenomenon, and understanding…