What are bosons and how did they get their name?

Context: Festivities began today to commemorate the 125th birthday of the famous physicist Satyendra Nath Bose, who was born this day in 1894. Bose’s name was very much in the news when CERN discovered the Higgs boson a few years back. Many reports pointed out and celebrated the fact that that the word Read More …

Come July, label mandatory for food certified as ‘organic’

Context: Come July, it would be illegal to sell organic food that was not appropriately labelled so. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had issued regulations that required food companies selling organic produce to get certified with one of the two authorities — National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) Read More …