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Plastic Nationalism

The soul of our forefathers must be chafing in the graves at the manner in which the national occasions like Independence Day, Republic Day, etc., are celebrated. The pride fluttering of a cotton flag made from home spun khadi has ... Read More »

Big Dams – Do We Need Them?

Many environmentalists have pointed recurring droughts a man-made disaster. Towns, villages over large parts of the country are desperate for water. Many are dependent on periodic tanker supplies ferried across considerable distances. As summer advances communities may be compelled to ... Read More »

Obesity – Causes, Effects and Cures

Obesity is defined as a condition which causes a person to be 20% greater than the normal level in body weight due to the accumulation of fat under the adipose tissue.  It is a serious disorder that could lead to ... Read More »

Benefits of Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is good for everybody, whether young or old, healthy or sick. Reasons for supporting vegetarianism are inarguable since becoming a vegetarian is scientifically proven to improve one’s lifestyle in several different ways. First and most important to many, vegetarianism ... Read More »

The cuckoo and the crow

It’s a known fact. The Cuckoo never builds its own nest, unlike other birds. It lays its eggs in a crow’s nest and pushes off the crow’s own eggs. By the time the unsuspecting crow realises, it’s too late. It ... Read More »

Mysterious supernova remnant puzzles astronomers

Washington, June 10 (ANI): Astronomers have been puzzled about the origin of a supernova remnant in space, which has a very different look. This object, known as SNR 0104-72.3 (SNR 0104 for short), is in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a ... Read More »

Change staircases’ designs to fight obesity

Washington, June 5 (ANI): A few simple changes in the design and location of staircases could help fight obesity by making the buildings more “physical activity friendly”, according to a study. Study leader Dr. Ishak A. Mansi, of Louisiana State ... Read More »

Ancient mammals shifted diets as climate changed

Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that mammals change their dietary niches based on climate-driven environmental changes, contradicting a common assumption that species maintain their niches despite global warming. Led by Florida Museum of Natural History vertebrate ... Read More »

Being careful about the future is in our genes

Washington, May 28 (ANI): Humans are genetically programmed to care about the long-term future, say researchers. Lead researcher Dr Peter Sozou, of the University of Warwick’s Medical School and the London School of Economics and Political Science, revealed that individuals ... Read More »