Fresh light illumines search for dark matter
New evidence has emerged for the existence of dark matter -- an invisible constituent of the universe that is believed to play a key role in the …
Ayurveda offers remedy for failing memory
After yielding successful formulations like Liv. 52 and Guglip, Ayurveda now holds out promise of a new range of drugs to treat mental disorders.
Rats offer clue for human cancer treatment
A technique developed to fight tumours in rats may one day be used to treat humans
Developing hydrogen as a petrol substitute
With petrol stocks being fast depleted, scientists are developing a technology that will run vehicles on hydrogen
Bacteria teach crops how to endure drought
A hardy bacterium that can adapt to water-scarce conditions offers clues to how crops can survive dry periods
Enzymes that came in from the cold
The ability of microorganisms found in the Antarctic region to produce enzymes at low temperatures could save energy used for heating in …
Physics journal fosters spirit of enquiry
Physical Review, which began in 1893 as a monthly journal of indifferent repute, has evolved into a standard for the international physics community.
A Gandhian economist ahead of his time
Kumarappa was a close associate of Gandhiji and a firm believer in the theory the village must be made the focus of economic planning. Aware of …
Tried and tested
Traditional medical and agricultural practices, usually dismissed as unscientific, are regaining favour, with some help from Honeybee -- a …
Evolving into the danger zone
The Earth's atmosphere has been evolving ever since the planet was formed about 4.5 billion years ago. But, with industrialisation, human activity,…
Gandhian scheme provides rural health care
A seWhelp programme provides the poorest villagers in the area
surrounding Mahoin Gandhi's Sevagrom ashrom with access to quality medical care.