FEW WOULD disagree that the monsoon in India is almost unparalleled in beauty, but not many realise the subtle nuances in the workings of nature that makes this season possible. These curious

Two projects are under way to detect an elusive phenomenon that are thought to be produced by violent events in outer space

Bumble bees infected with the larvae of parasitic flies stay the night out in the cold to hinder the development of the eggs

Two British consultants have developed an underwater pump that can irrigate riverside fields without using fuel or causing pollution. The prize-winning turbine is easy to construct and can work

WANT A healthy heart? Then eat a lot of walnuts. Just 28 grams of walnuts a day would be perfect, recommends a recent study that found the nuts to be an excellent source of heart-friendly fatty

A US government plan to simplify immigration procedures for professionals in 10 short listed vocations has come under fire

A technique developed to fight tumours in rats may one day be used to treat humans

Plants grow taller and faster if sprayed with a solution of methanol, claims an American farmer

EVER SINCE man realised that sex is not limited to procreation, he has experimented with various concoctions to increase his libido. For scientists, however, aphrodisiacs such as ginseng and the

IN JANUARY 1935, the monthly meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society in London was unusually acrimonious. A young researcher from India, Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar, had presented a paper in