22August2017

Scheme for children with cancer soon

The State Government will soon announce a scheme under which free treatment will be provided to children suffering from blood cancer. Children below 12 years will be covered by the scheme. State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed this [...]

Arctic melt releasing ancient gas

Many of the sites were bubbling methane that has been stored for millennia. Scientists have identified thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane that has been stored for many millennia is bubbling into the atmosphere.The methane has been [...]

The cutting edge of India’s fast breeder programme

Why India’s fast breeder programme is cutting edge? After three decades of hard work, and despite the devastating tsunami of 2004, the 500 megawatt Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam is coming up at a furious pace, says Shivanand Kanavi [...]

A greener way to keep flames away

Flame retardants are used to protect clothing and furniture from fire. But the chemicals are also used to fight forest fires: Special planes may dump thousands of gallons of flame retardants on a blaze to try to get it under control. Credit: [...]

Only an attractive return can keep the youth in farming

Many farmers’ children do not want to continue in agriculture. Most professionals may want their children to follow in their footsteps, and take over the practice, But ask a farmer whether he wants his children to follow him – and [...]

‘Exciting’ find: Possible planets without orbits

So many lonely planets with no star to guide them. Are these planets without orbits? Our Galaxy may be full of worlds without a sun to call their own. Scattered about the Milky Way are floating, Jupiter-mass objects, which are likely to be planets [...]

Inheritance of loss

The amendment to the Hindu Succession Act in 2005 has done little to empower women to claim their rightful share of family wealth. There is a bizarre Indian inheritance law if a childless widow dies intestate,everything that belongs to her goes [...]

Mysterious deep sea jets alter global climate

For the first time, scientists have discovered mysterious deep seat jets of water, which cause anomalies in wind, rainfall and sea temperature across the tropical Atlantic. Strange jets of water rising from deep in the ocean repeatedly trigger [...]

Lonely Rogue Worlds Surprisingly Outnumber Planets with Suns

Astronomers have discovered a whole new class of alien planet: a vast population of Jupiter-mass worlds that float through space without any discernible host star, a new study finds. Artist’s concept showing a free-floating planet with [...]

Dinosaur fossil found in Alta

Suncor’s significant fossil find headed to the Tyrrell. A series of unlikely events over a span of 113 million years has resulted in the discovery of what may be the oldest dinosaur remains in Alberta’s history. Finding: The fossil found [...]