AweSci.com was started with the name Awesome Science in mind. To keep it short and easy for people to type it in, I shortened it to this name.
AweSci is a collection of articles which are written in a simplified manner for everyone to understand easily. Articles published here, aren’t restricted to a narrow domain of science. Rather, they belong to a range of appealing topics which cover fascinating aspects of engineering, earth science, space, medicine, computing etc. Normally, topics that aren’t very popular but interesting. In short, they’re designed to appeal to any person who is curious enough.
You can use the RSS feed to keep a track of new posts.
Who writes these articles? How can I reach the author?
My name is Anupum Pant and all the articles that have been published here are written by me. You can read more about me in the about page or get in touch through Facebook or Twitter. I have released copyrights for any kind of work published at AweSci.com (read why it is uncopyrighted). In short, it means that you are free to use all the content on AweSci.com however you want.
What is your purpose with this blog?
I started AweSci.com as an excuse to learn new things every day. Additionally, these three things keep me going:
- My love for science.
- My love for writing.
- And a will to add value to your lives by giving you one good thing to learn every day.
Why do you use such a bland theme? (update below)
A few reasons why I use it are listed below.
1. Content is the focus. This theme uses large text, no sidebar, extremely mild colors. Besides that, links don’t make the text look like a clown dressed in blue-black. Also, headings are bigger than the website name (what is in a name?) which means, content is the focus. In short, it creates a pure reading experience with nothing to distract the reader. 2. It is extremely easy to manage. I’m a control freak. Even a single misaligned pixel spoils my sleep. This theme contains very little to worry about and ensures that I sleep well at night. Everything in it, fits exactly as I want it to. There was just 1 thing I had to fix in the CSS – the video-container div in this theme’s CSS. Moreover, the theme directory also follows a minimalist style. So, even a non WordPress user can simply find the exact code he needs altered, in a matter of seconds. 3. Loads fast. It is a full text-only-theme. It uses no images at all. This reduces loads on my server and gives me one more less thing to worry about – the bandwidth. I don’t have to pay for heavy bandwidth too. That, in turn, enables me to keep the website ad free (okay I’m trying out very subtle ads for now to see how it changes things). 4. I love zenhabits. I’m an avid follower of the blog Zenhabits by Leo Babauta. Throughout the years, he has inspired me in a number of ways and I find it extremely satisfying to emulate his ways in every way possible.
*Update: I no longer use the ZenHabits theme and there are a few reasons for it. The new theme is called twenty-fifteen WordPress theme.
How do you know so many things?
No, I don’t. In fact, I started this website as an excuse to learn more. I’m just a person who’s passionate about knowledge and loves to read a lot.
Everyday, I spend wonderful hours researching a particular topic. I keep a notebook on
Evernote OneNote, so I can access and edit it anywhere. This is important because I get ideas at odd times and places, but when I do, I’m able to note them down with the help of this great software.
How can I contribute?
I’d love to hear from you. If you have anything to contribute in terms of articles, ideas, suggestions, questions or hate mails, you can always drop me an email at email@example.com or get in touch through Twitter. I’ll be grateful to you and will make sure that you receive enough credits for your contribution.
Unlike popular people on the web, I read and reply to every message that I receive.
Or you can drop in your email in the left sidebar – You’ll see a box pop out for it if you scroll far down.
How can I support this website?
1. Sign Up for the email newsletter and more importantly, READ IT. I’ll send a new article to your mail every day. That is the biggest help that could come from you.
2. Put AweSci.com as the homepage of every computer you see, work towards making a religion around it. This way, people can learn something new every time the browser is started.
3. Re-blog excerpts with links pointing back to the original article. Linking back isn’t a compulsion, but it will help my rating, so I appreciate you doing it.
4. Share an article that you like with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter or email.
5. Contribute an article, idea, suggestions, questions or hate mail. (See the previous answer)
6. When the donation button comes up, donate as much as you can. Even a single dollar will help this website run smoothly. If you want to donate now, you can drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch through Twitter
Update: Was your picture used?
I’m sorry if I used any of your copyrighted pictures here. You can send me a mail, comment, mention, etc. about it and I’ll remove it, as soon as I see it.
Since this website is run by a single man and is updated everyday, finding time to contact and waiting for responses from photographers is next to impossible. At the same time, it is important for me to make my posts look attractive by finding the best pictures.
In fact, If I was a photographer, I’d have been flattered if a website should have thought of using my pictures to adorn their articles. And since I don’t click pictures, I’d be happy if someone used my content with or without attribution. Sadly, not everyone thinks alike. And there is nothing wrong in seeking permissions for your hardwork.
In the end, it was all done with a good intention in mind, nothing personal. If you still mind me using them here, you can rest assured that I’ll pull them down in a matter of minutes once you tell me to.