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Hyping up science
Science when hyped loses credibility. Two separate incidents in a span of three weeks show how scientists who hype up and sensationalise their work end up diluting the significance of their discovery. In a paper published online in the Science ...

Our cotton, their onions
India's reported willingness to relax its ceiling on cotton exports to accommodate the Pakistani demand for the commodity if Pakistan will permit the overland export of onions is a welcome development. The floods in Pakistan affected some ...

Leader Page Articles
Chilling picture of crime & corruption
By Vladimir Radyuhin

Crime syndicates born out of the corruption-ridden privatisation of the 1990s have not only survived but also developed close ties with the law-enforcement agencies in Russia.

News Analysis
Back to the politics of rhetoric
By Shujaat Bukhari

The BJP has made an about-turn on Kashmir. In the process, it has discarded the Vajpayee-led initiatives of 2000 to address the issue.

Discontent in the Arab world
By Simon Tisdall



Sloan Digital Sky Survey captures universe in detail
By Alok Jha

Astronomers release SDSS-III, the most detailed digital picture of the universe ever produced.

Buddha birthplace: archaeological survey begins in Nepal
By — Xinhua

An international team of archaeologists has begun a three-year survey of the archaeological vestiges in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, in southern Nepal. According to The Himalayan Times, the team, which also includes experts from ...

Korean factories to become Haiti's top employer
By Jonathan M. Katz

As former U.S. President Bill Clinton looked on, Haiti's government signed a deal on January 11 with a South Korean garment manufacturer to create an industrial park that will export clothing to the United States. The deal on the eve of ...

Corrections and Clarifications
* * With reference to the news report, “Reprocessing of spent fuel key to nuclear power programme: Manmohan” (January 8, 2011), the correspondent clarifies: The first spent fuel reprocessing plant for fuel from a research reactor ...

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