Scientists of Annamali University, Tamil Nadu, have developed flyash based herbal pesticide with turmeric, neem, eucalyptus, pepper and chilli dust and found them effective against several pests of rice and vegetables. (Courtesy : Down to Earth) July-Sep 2007

on may 14, the government announced that an expert committee has been set up to study the impacts of climate change in India and identify measures to address the "vulnerability to anthropogenic

it's a turnaround of trends. Summers in Delhi are now more polluted than winters. Reason

a seaweed from Japan being cultivated in Tamil Nadu is being promoted as the source of the best salt for blood pressure patients. Scientists at the Central Salt and Marine Research Institute at

The Union ministry of science and technology (most) has circulated the draft of a bill on intellectual property rights that seeks to give government-funded universities and research institutions the

a study claims the maximum temperature over the northwestern Himalayas is increasing at a much faster rate than the minimum temperature. Another study claims it is just the opposite for most of the

neanderthal, a species of the Homo genus, disappeared from Earth about 35,000 years ago. Homo sapiens who had the same ancestors as them, continued to live on. The reason behind their sudden

a group of Asian scientists has framed a new plan to set up a comprehensive system to approach the study of changing monsoon patterns in Asia. A piecemeal approach towards the subject so far has led

tackling pests could just get easier. Helicoverpa Armigera Nuclear Polyhedral virus (hanpv), a microbial insecticide, has so far failed to tackle the Helicoverpa armigera or bollworm, a pest that

Paul J Crutzen received the 1995 Chemistry Nobel prize for showing that nitrogen oxides react catalytically with ozone, thus accelerating the rate of reduction of the atmospheric ozone content.