SHEEP treated with a protein found in the salivary glands of male mice can shed their fleece on their own. Scientists use the protein produced artificially through genetic manipulation in a

AUSTRALIAN astronomers have chanced upon a rare type of pulsar (a word coined from pulsating star) -- a cosmic source of regular and rapid pulses of radiation, usually at radio frequencies. The

After generating a lot of scientific interest worldwide, neem is now attracting pesticide manufacturers and pharmaceuticals keen to exploit its various properties.

Neem provides a cheap and harmless mosquito repellent that is effective against the malaria carrying Anopheles species, which is becoming increasingly resistant to pesticides.

Scientists believe neem stimulates the body's immune system and are working on the possibility of using it in treating AIDS.

PHYSIOTHERAPY researchers in Australia have developed a device that can predict the probability of back pain in humans. Many devices can measure spinal muscle functions, such as

BACTERIA large enough to be visible to the human eye have been discovered within the gut of a surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus) caught off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia (Science, Vol. 256,

THIRTY years of deforestation in the temperate regions has caused more pollution than 140 years' use of forests in the tropics. When' temperate forests were cut down in the 19th century by the