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THF battle to save the Aral sea (Down To Earth, Vol 4, No 12), which has been on for several years now, is plagued by a dearth of solutions. "They are compiling voluminous reports, listing

CAVIAR, the ultimate synonym for luxurious living and a major Russian export, is facing a triple threat of poaching, pollution and petroleum. Female sturgeon swim down the Volga river to the

Scientists are trying to make designer solids substances whose molecules they assemble according to a predetermined plan

Scientists claim a new mode of administering drugs would strip the main AIDS drug Azidothymidine AZT of its side effects.

The proposed energy tax has run into heavy weather in Europe, despite strong backing from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS is more frequent among children in the West than in Asia. Researchers say a difference in child care practices may be the cause.

After yielding successful formulations like Liv. 52 and Guglip, Ayurveda now holds out promise of a new range of drugs to treat mental disorders.

The European blackcap has dramatically changed its migration pattern, flying to a new site, more than 1,000 km north of the region where it traditionally spent the winter.

IF YOU thought headaches were restricted to reluctant Mills and Boons heroines, think again. After a 14-year follow-up study of 26 patients, scientists John R Ostergaard and Morten Kraft from the

Agrin, a protein released by nerve cells, helps in triggering off the formation of a machinery through which neurons communicate.