Melissa Pandika

Melissa Pandika appears in the following:

Alvin: The Little Submarine That Could

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

As the world races to outer space, a submarine about the size of a delivery truck has explored what some consider the real final frontier: the deep blue sea.

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


Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Prehistoric life really might have been nasty, brutish and short.

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

"We suggest that many of ...


Hypoallergenic Nuts: A Solution To Nut Allergies?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

It was just a baby-tooth-sized nibble of a peanut butter sandwich, but it was enough to send 18-month-old Gus into a violent coughing fit. Within minutes, his skin erupted into hives and his eyelids swelled shut. His mother, Laura Hass, rushed him from their Palm Beach, Fla., home to the ...


Bra History: How A War Shortage Reshaped Modern Shapewear

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Women today breathe a little easier — thanks to a World War I metal shortage.

Before then, women squeezed themselves into corsets that molded their figures to fit the Victorian ideal: a voluptuous bosom atop a teensy waist. But since corset frames were mostly made of metal, which was needed ...


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

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A senior minister in the British government's foreign office tendered her resignation on Tuesday, protesting what she said was the U.K. government's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.

Sayeeda Warsi, a baroness with a seat in the House of Lords who became the first Muslim member of the ...


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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

For the average school kid, weighty, wonky topics like conservation, climate change and the circular economy might sound off-putting, if not downright dull. Yet Christiane Dorion has sold millions of children's books about these very concepts.

The trick? She never mentions them. "You can teach anything to children if you ...


Holographic Chocolates Look As Beautiful As They Taste

Saturday, June 14, 2014

For most of us, even one bite of chocolate is enough to send our taste buds into ecstasy. Now, scientists have concocted a process to make these dark, dulcet morsels look as decadent as they taste.

Switzerland-based company Morphotonix has given traditional Swiss chocolate-making a colorful twist: It's devised a ...


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

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Amid the calls to "lean in" and endless head-scratching over how technology companies can recruit and retain women, the statistics — and their refusal to budge — are sober reminders that tech still has a gender problem. Women head only 3 percent of startups and represent only 20 ...