The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called upon people to be active, indicating that up to 5 million untimely deaths worldwide could be avoided annually if people run, walk or simply move regularly, which can prevent heart diseases, diabetes and cancer, while also reducing symptoms of depression as well as anxiety.
Every activity can be gauged based on the amount of risk involved. For a teenager, getting out of bed is 1 micromort, while for an octogenarian this activity increases his micromort to 463. A micromort measures the risk of chance of death! Here’s a look at some more unusual units.
Historically, from Emmy Noether to Katherine Johnson there are inspiring stories of women mathematicians. With due respect to all women mathematicians, let’s here take a look at the journey and work of some Indian women mathematicians.
THE White-breasted waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus), known as ‘Dahuk’ or ‘Dak Pakhi’ in West Bengal, has been hunted indiscriminately for its tasteful meat. They are caught alive in large numbers by putting traps.