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Interview

Southeast US will bear the worst of this year’s winter, says AccuWeather

Issue Date: Oct 21, 2014
What are the factors behind the formation of this winter's polar vortex? Is there a reason why another polar vortex is expected this winter? The polar vortex is nearly a year round feature that varies in location and strength. It is at its weakest at the poles. The vortex strengthens in the winter and is usually displaced south into the mid-latitudes by the jet stream.

`Family farming is not a romantic idea. It is business'

Issue Date: Oct 16, 2014
Family farming used to be a rural tradition and source of livelihood for small farmers. But it lost its relevance. Now IFAD is trying to revive it in developing countries. Why?

`Diseases have become a way of life in Gaza'

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
Gaza is recovering from 50 days of conflict between Israel and the ruling Palestine authority. What is the situation there? It’s terrible. No one can believe what is going on here. How can they? Most people do not even know what the Gaza Strip is like.

‘Hudhud may develop into a very severe cyclonic storm’

Issue Date: Oct 9, 2014
What is the status of the cyclone? Hudhud may intensify into a severe cyclone. It is currently centred around 13.7°N latitude and 89.2°E longitude, 780 km away from south-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and 770 km southeast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. How did Hudhud develop?

‘Language is the only tool for expressing identity and culture’

Issue Date: Oct 1, 2014
Shubhranshu Choudhary is a journalist and is currently working on a Democratisation of Media project in Central Tribal India. In the course of his work he has developed world's first Community Radio on Mobile phone called CGNet Swara. Choudhary was BBC South Asia producer for more than 10 years. He is winner of Google Digital Activism award 2014.

`We've strong evidence that eating sugar contributes to heart disease'

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
Your study clearly shows fructose has unique effects on the body. Are these effects significant enough to cause metabolic disease in the long-term?

Land subsidence is serious

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014

'Ebola is the result of environmental degradation'

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
Some say deforestation and mining are triggering deadly outbreaks of diseases like Ebola. What is your opinion?

‘Sedentary lifestyle responsible for alarming rise of spinal problems in India’

Issue Date: Aug 21, 2014
What are the reasons for rising spinal problems among Indians? Is the trend linked to lifestyle?

`Student satellites are more than lab experiments'

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2014
STUDsat, SRMS at and Jugnu are great achievements by Indian students. Should these be taken in the same spirit as lab experiments, or did they have a mission to accomplish after being launched into space?
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