paddy cultivation in India has often been associated with increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Indian scientists have now shown it is the other way round. A study says paddy sequesters organic

The Union Ministry of Science and Technology is forcing through a controversial act which seeks to regulate rights over government-funded research. Many feel that Public Funded R&D (Protection,

the science congress which ended on January 7 failed to create an impact. Held in Visakhapatnam, the key theme of the five-day conference organized by the Indian Science Congress Association was a

If the government is to be believed there is enough usable water in the country to meet projected demand until 2050. Stumped by this claim, scientists at iit Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia, New

twelve species of medicinal plants preferred by Uttarakhand villagers for their many uses are now rare and endangered, and one near threatened. These are the findings of a recent study by the

peanut shella are an effective tool for cleaning wastewater. The agricultural waste removes poisonous copper ions from industrial wastewater. A new study says the shells perform better than many

modern medicine has found clay can be of good use now. Though it has been used as cosmetic by beauticians for long, therapeutic values of clay has not been recognized by modern science. us

Disregarding ecological and livelihood concerns, the Parbati hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh is moving forward. Experts warn that diverting water from the Parbati and its tributaries for

there could be a link between disturbances in the ionosphere and the Earth's magnetic field, and earthquakes. Such disturbances preceded the quake that struck Gujarat on March 7, 2006. A study

Some 15 years ago, pine-covered hillsides were the typical images of Karsog in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district. But pine provided little fodder for cattle. People in its villages preferred