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Extremely drug-resistant TB emerges
Currently, extremely drug-resistant TB is virtually untreatable to international standards


Bird flu: of mice and men
A STUDY shows that live attenuated vaccine based on a single H5N1 virus strain can provide protection (in mice and ferrets, at least) against different H5N1 viruses that emerge years later. Kanta Subbarao (National Institutes of Health) and ...
Solar flares cause GPS failures
Because the bursts occur over the same frequency bands at which GPS satellites transmit, receivers can become confused, leading to a loss of signal. Strong solar flares cause Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to fail, Cornell ...
Stem cells from `dead' embryo
Criteria for embryo's death not clearly defined
Dinosaur cleared of cannibalism slur
Fossil hunters have unearthed what they believe to be the oldest example of defamation of character amid a collection of bones dating back 210 million years. The victim of the slur is the earliest well-known dinosaur, the slender biped ...
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The new era of direct-to-home TV dawns
With 3 direct-to-home options available cable may face the biggest challenge

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FARMER'S NOTEBOOK
New casuarina variety: money does grow on this tree
Farmers can expect to earn about thirteen lakhs from a hectare in four years
Economic viability of organic cotton
OVER THE last decades, many conventional farmers have been facing declining cotton yields despite increasing application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Sustaining production Organic farming could be a ...

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