Scientists claim to have discovered a strain of bacteria that seems to be able to grow on arsenic, a well-known poison.

SCIENTISTS have always believed that phosphorus is essential to life. But a recent finding, which was reported in Science Express, the early online version of the reputed journal Science, has claimed evidence that would demolish this long-held view. A team of U.S.

The Union government proposes to have a National Mission on Monsoon in the hope that a concerted effort will improve monsoon prediction.

The dry bed of the Korampallam tank, used for irrigation in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu in October 2009.

As a response to mounting criticism of the IPCC, the IAC has been asked to conduct a review of the IPCC

A policy shift is evident as the Environment Minister seeks to drop the option of equal per capita entitlement of atmospheric commons.ONCE again, barely a month and a half after the Copenhagen Conference of Parties (COP-15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Indian government

It has been a bumpy ride, with developed countries failing to make definite commitments and India hinting at a shift of stance.

Developed countries may not accept the targets for the post-2012 phase under the Kyoto Protocol and may even abandon it altogether.

The Physics prize goes to two achievements that have helped lay the foundations for the IT revolution and modern networked societies.

The Chemistry prize goes to three scientists, one of them of Indian origin, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, for ribosome research.

The Singh Convergence Principle is an eminently sensible proposition. On the one hand, it forces developed countries to cut their emissions and, on the other, takes India on a low carbon path.

On June 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the current worldwide epidemic of the new influenza virus A(H1N1), commonly called swine flu, to the status of a pandemic, the highest level of global alert. This is the first flu pandemic in 41 years. The last one was the 1968 Hong Kong flu.