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Mars: Presence of water confirmed
Life on Earth sprang from borax minerals
THE MYSTERY behind how life began on Earth and specifically the initial processes that helped in life formation has engaged many scientists. Now it appears that the riddle is being solved. Minerals are touted as the latest substances that would ...
Role of climate, tectonics
The southern Himalayan flanks are eroded by monsoon rain, while the northern flanks by landslides, glaciers and narrow river channels producing nearly the same rate of erosion.
Unborn children hear `melody' of speech
NEW RESEARCH has bolstered previous findings that human foetuses likely hear mostly low frequency rather than high frequency sounds. This addition of a piece to the puzzle was the result of a series of unique experiments on a pregnant ewe ...
Skipping breakfast ups tooth decay risk
SKIPPING BREAKFAST might increase chances of tooth decay in young children according to a study. Study authors investigated the relationship between healthful eating practices (such as breast-feeding, eating breakfast and consuming about five ...
How do limbless animals move?
LOOK AT the snail or the slug. At breakneck speed, it covers a couple of inches per minute (although at the 1995 World Snail Racing Competition in England, the record was 13 inches in 2 minutes). We humans, who are a thousand-fold faster even ...
Managing disease in turmeric
TURMERIC (CURCUMA longa) a spice crop suffers from various production constraints such as: Lack of high-yielding varieties with cucurmin content in short, medium and long duration types. Lack of varieties resistant to ...
Hybrid bhendi for high density planting
THE NEW bhendi hybrid yielded attractive dark green, tender fruits of uniform size (12.5 cm long), and handsome returns came from this crop last season, according to Mrs. P. Annapoorani, a 45-year-old woman farmer of Ramanathapuram village in ...
QUESTION: Where can I get more information on Azolla (for fodder) cultivation? Abraham, Trichur ANSWER :You may contact the Director, Integrated Rural Technology (IRTC) Mundur, Palakkad 678 592, Kerala for further ...
Pests of mango
ANSWER: You may contact E.Vadivel, Dean, Horticultural College and Research Institute (HC&RI), TNAU, Coimbatore 641 003.
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