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Astronomy: the long quest for alien life
Oral fluid-based HIV testing found reliable
IF CREATING awareness and convincing people to go to voluntary counselling and testing centres (VCTC) for HIV testing has been a Herculean task, getting people to come back to get their test results has not been easy either. The US based ...
Gene therapy aimed at curing blind children
BRITISH SCIENTISTS are to launch the world's first clinical trials of a controversial gene therapy to cure childhood blindness. Researchers will test the treatment on volunteers with a rare inherited form of blindness, in which a single ...
Mosquito genes explain response to climate change
THE RESPONSE to climate warming in animal populations has penetrated to the level of the gene. It affects development, reproduction and dormancy, and this response is occurring in diverse groups of animals from insects to birds and mammals. A ...
MRI scanner under scanner
MRI with a gadolinium-based contrast agent may cause a sometimes fatal condition
Managing mango stem weevil
MANGO STEM weevil (MSW), Sternochetus mangifera: is an important pest of mango. Affected fruits fall prematurely fall. Infested fruits result in spoilage of pulp, affecting the canning industries. The weevil has been a hindrance for ...
Tropicultor: small farmers can sit pretty on this machine
It is a multipurpose machine similar to a tractor and requires no fuel
Making land fertile
The soil in my land is highly laterite in nature with white clayey content. Is there any way to make the soil fertile? K. Jiji Panicker Kundara
Chengannur, Kerala Add sufficient quantities of well rotten farmyard manure to the ...
How can I prevent withering of fresh shoots that come up annually in my cycas plant as these are eaten away by worms within a few days? Sunil Sreedharan
Thrissur Use of any systematic insecticide should be sufficient to ward off the ...
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