Melissa Pandika

Melissa Pandika appears in the following:

Alvin: The Little Submarine That Could

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The first research submarine capable of carrying passengers to and from the seafloor, Alvin has spent some 50 years plumbing the ocean's depths.


Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, but a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution.


Hypoallergenic Nuts: A Solution To Nut Allergies?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

At present, no treatment exists for nut allergies, so researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have shifted their focus. Instead of treating people, they're trying to treat the nut.


Bra History: How A War Shortage Reshaped Modern Shapewear

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A World War I metal shortage helped undo the long reign of the corset, freeing both wartime steel for battleships and women for factory work.


In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In Gaza

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was the first Muslim member of the prime minister's cabinet. She resigned over what she said was the U.K.'s "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.


Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Author Christiane Dorion distills complex scientific concepts into bite-sized explanations. "You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words," she says.


Holographic Chocolates Look As Beautiful As They Taste

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Scientists have given traditional Swiss chocolate-making a colorful twist by devising a method to imprint shiny holograms onto the sweet surfaces — sans harmful additives.


How Dame Shirley Jumped Over Tech's Gender Gap In The 1960s

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley founded one of the U.K.'s first software startups, run almost entirely by women. The industry still has gender inequality, but Shirley showed alternatives were possible.