Japanese researchers have genetically engineered monkeys whose hair roots, skin and blood glow green under a special light, and who have passed on their traits to their offspring, the first time this has been achieved in a primate.

The long twentieth century in Indian S&T based developmental experiments, in particular at grass roots, has thrown up immense volumes of data, facts and artifacts. A crucial issue emerges. The country very badly needs a strong mechanism to capture data related to S&T and innovation right from the regulatory or executive levels to source-points where S&T output or innovations get generated.

It was snap, crackle and pop in the early days of the universe. You would not want to live there. Astronomers said Tuesday that they had smashed the long-distance record in astronomy when they recorded an explosion, probably a massive early star, that lived and died 13 billion years ago, only about 600 million years after the Big Bang.

The Contested Commons, Conversations between Economists and Anthropologists, edited by Pranab Bardhan and Isha Ray, OUP, Rs 695 The book explores the theme of common environmental resources from the perspective of two disciplines: economics and anthropology. Written by senior scholars in economics, anthropology, sociology, and political science, the essays touch upon economic security,

Scientists searching for a planet like Earth said on Tuesday they have found the smallest planet ever detected outside the solar system, less than twice the size of our own.

Strategies are being sought that will promote international cooperation and reduce the risks of discord in the Arctic Ocean.


The Science and Engineering Research Board, established through an Act of Parliament, can sanction projects valued up to Rs.75 crore.

Regulatory bodies worldwide are charged with making major decisions related to chemical toxicology, such as designation of toxic thresholds and establishment of criteria for preclinical testing and toxic hazard classification.

The Himalayan region features a great diversity of climates, hydrological and ecological systems, as well as a diversity of cultures and communities. Despite their variety, all of these natural and social systems depend on the region