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Road map to save environment

Author(s): Manupriya
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
India plans to construct over 0.8 million kilometres of roads by 2025 to connect every habitat in the country, as per the targets outlined in the government's Rural Road Development Vision. Worldwide, 25 million kilometres of roads are proposed to be constructed by 2050—a 60 per cent increase in road length from 2010—and nine-tenths of this new construction is expected in developing countries such as India. But construction of roads often harms biodiversity and destroys wild habitat.

Haunted by hormone

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
TILL JUNE this year, Dutee Chand was the next big thing in Indian athletics. Touted as the next P T Usha, Chand had broken a 14-year-old national junior record in the 100 metres race in May this year and won two gold medals at a junior Asian athletics meet. But in June end, an androgen test sent her aspirations crashing.

Science & Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
Stress blocker Exercising stops kynurenine, a substance that causes depression, from entering brain

Herbs to heal cattle

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
All veterinary doctors will unanimously agree that treating ruminaltympany disease (bloated rumen or paunch of the cattle) is difficult. After all, it is responsible for 20 per cent of cattle mortality in the country.

Silent threat

Author(s): Indu Mathi S
Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
Cooking takes place every day in homes across the world. Whether it is done on traditional mud stoves or on sophisticated burners, gases released during the process endanger the health and lives of people in the house.

Science & Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
BYTES CO2 key to rain pattern Fossil analyses show Asian monsoon system took form when CO2 levels were high

Science & Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2014
BYTES Growing organs, internally A fully functional thymus has been grown inside a mouse for the first time  

Awesome monarchs

Author(s): Ram Kumar 
Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014

Sweet-heart trouble

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
As a young man, Pradeep Yadav saw his father suffer a heart attack, so he was careful. A teetotaller, he would not drink or smoke, and he exercised regularly. Like a true believer in the diet-heart hypothesis—that cholesterol and saturated fat in food raise the cholesterol level in blood, which in turn raises the risk of heart disease—he would even throw away the cholesterol-rich egg yolk.

Science & Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
BYTES Triggering tornadoes Frequency, severity of tornadoes linked to global warming
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