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Top ten science breakthroughs of the year
A mechanical device that operates in the quantum realm tops the Science journal's list of advances in 2010.Until this year, all human-made objects have moved according to the laws of classical mechanics. Back in March, however, a group ...


Serious flaw in Internet Browser
Microsoft has warned about a flaw on the Internet Explorer browser that could allow hackers to take control of unprotected computers.The bug allows hackers to inject malware onto any system if they manage to trick users into visiting ...

Britain's wildlife unaffected by cold
Wildlife in Britain is thriving despite the coldest winter in more than 30 years.Despite 2010 starting and ending with much of the country swathed in snow, threatened species such as the puffin and the rare heath fritillary butterfly ...


SNAPSHOTS
Brawn, stealth matter in fish's mating game
When prowling for a hook up, it's not always the good-looker who gets the girl. In fact, in a certain species of South American fish, brawn and stealth beat out colourful and refined most ...

Major global search to bolster food security
A major global search will systematically find, gather, catalogue, use, and save the wild relatives of various food crops to help protect global food supplies against climate change, and strengthen future food ...

Plant's light-sensitivity dictated by hormone
Light does not control the level of a plant growth hormone needed for a plant's responses to light. Instead the hormone dictates the light-sensitivity of the plant by controlling the production of a key light-responsive ...

Close-up of Sun's fiery atmosphere captured
Astrophysicists from Queen's University have captured an unprecedented close-up image of the Sun's fiery atmosphere — and, in so doing, have won a major new global award — Andor Technology's Insight ...

Viral diseases spread to wild bees via pollen
A study says native pollinators, like wild bees and wasps, are infected by the same viral diseases as honey bees and these viruses are transmitted via pollen, suggesting that viral diseases affect pollinator ...

A major step towards tastier strawberries
An international research consortium has sequenced the genome of the woodland strawberry. This development may lead to breeding of tastier, hardier varieties of the berry and other crops in its ...
Speaking Of Science

What determines how, when and where we perceive life in a face
It is presumably not the face itself that interests people but the mind behind it


Agriculture


FARMER'S NOTEBOOK
When palm oil cultivation is no longer attractive
The Government project on oil palm is destroying the life of many growers

A platform for marketing grassroots innovations
Future Group along with along with National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Department of Science & Technology, and Government of India have announced a strategic tie - up to form an innovation lab called “Khoj Lab” that will ...


FARM QUERY
Exotic vegetables
Demand-driven exotic vegetables production is suitable for the farmers as they have assured market through contract with consumers.You can contact Mrs. Vanita who is cultivating about 25 vegetable varieties like parsley, red cabbage, ...


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