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Earliest multicellular, O {-2} breathing organisms found
The eukaryotic organisms survived around 2.1 billion years ago

Dental patterns as accurate as DNA
A person's dental patterns can identify a person as accurately as DNA testing in forensics.Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain came to this conclusion after analysing the dental patterns of more than 3,000 people. ...

Proteins help plants go green
Light is so essential for plants that they have two different systems to take advantage of it, explains Meng Chen, an assistant professor of biology at Duke University.A familiar system — chloroplasts — turn sunlight into ...

Finding exact peak heart rate for women
A new formula, based on a large study, provides a more accurate estimate of the peak heart rate a healthy woman should attain during exercise.It also will more accurately predict the risk of heart-related death during a stress ...

Role of aquatic fauna in ocean stirring
The world's oceans, we know, are constantly shaken and stirred by the winds and the tides and other physical forces of nature. But do fish and other swimming marine life stir the ocean, too?The simple math: total the mechanical energy ...


SNAPSHOTS
Ingredient in red wine can treat eye diseases
Resveratrol — found in red wine — stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, says new research, with prospects for treating diabetic retinopathy and macular ...

Even in the deep abyss, life changes radically
Even in the dark abyss of the deep ocean animal communities can undergo rapid, widespread and radical changes. Scientists are now at the forefront of monitoring these changes and understanding the mechanisms ...

Climate change likely to alter plant diseases
Human-driven changes in the earth's atmospheric composition are likely to alter plant diseases of the future. Researchers predict CO {-2} — at levels double those of the preindustrial era — by the year 2050, will complicate ...

Life-friendly phase in Mars' past was global
Southern and northern Mars differ in many ways. But minerals in northern Mars craters seen by two orbiters suggest that a phase in Mars' early history with conditions favourable to life was global, not just in the ...

Perennial grain crops that are earth-friendly
Earth-friendly perennial grain crops, which grow with less fertilizer, herbicide, fuel, and erosion than grains planted annually, could be available in two decades, according to ...

Aggressive move to cut soot emissions needed
Without aggressive action to reduce soot emissions, the time table for carbon dioxide emission reductions may need to be significantly accelerated in order to achieve international climate policy ...

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OVER SOUTHERN PACIFIC

Speaking Of Science

Fish as brain food helped homo become sapiens?
What gave rise to the rapid brain size increase that made us ‘thinking' men? The answer: we began eating fish


Agriculture


FARMER'S NOTEBOOK
A win-win situation thanks to ornamental fish breeding
The women earn Rs.3,000-Rs.4,000 a year from backyard rearing

Sugarcane institute to launch new website
An interactive website portal named CaneInfo developed by the Sugarcane Breeding Institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research is scheduled to be launched on July 9 {+t} {+h}(the site will be available at http://caneinfo.nic.in ...


FARM QUERY
Energy from kitchen waste
Where can I get information on erecting a biogas unit which runs on kitchen waste?UrmilaKarnatakaShakti Surabhi, designed by Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari runs on kitchen waste.It comes in two designs and is ...


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