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India's Mangalyan to be launched on November 5

India's ambitious space mission to explore planet Mars would be launched on November 5 from the spaceport of Sriharikota, ISRO announced on Tuesday. The Mars Orbiter Mission, 'Mangalyan', would be......

Questions India needs to ask on world biodiversity day

India is the chair of Convention on Biological Diversity till 2014. India has the chance to lead the world with setting high standards on biodiversity protection within India and with operations......

China's dams on Brahmaputra can be dangerous business

India should take up the issue of China building three dams on the Brahmaputra river in the strongest way with Beijing. But the solution is definitively not building more dams in Arunachal Pradesh,......

5 things science, tech & earth sciences minister must do

The new Science, Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Sudini Jaipal Reddy can contribute to undo India's pathetic scientific reputation in terms of invention and innovation, says Gopal Krishna......

What China's space capabilities mean for India

China's manned missions and the space station also indirectly showcase the country's ability to use space for military purposes, says Dr Manpreet Sethi. The successful touchdown of the American......

Bt brinjal and the politics of knowledge

A moratorium on Bt brinjal is good. But it can still turn toxic if any one technology is pushed at the cost of a multi-dimensional approach to securing our food future, says Rajni Bakshi.Eight......

Are there more IPCC goof-ups on climate change?

Whether it is the blunder over the glaciers or the linking of natural disasters to global warming, the IPCC's credibility has been badly hit. If this encourages laxity over global warming, that......

Chavan's 6 priorities for better quality of life

Addressing participants at the Tenth Editors' Conference on Social Sector Issues-2010 in New Delhi on Tuesday, Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan said his......

CSE ups ante against Bt brinjal

The Centre for Science and Environment said on Monday that the government should not clear any genetically modified food crop till the time 'we have strict provisions for labelling'. Bt brinjal......

The threat of global food shortages

Last month, the wheat fields in Punjab stretched in amber-tinged waves as far as the eye could see, promising bountiful harvests. Nothing hinted at the grave crisis that has gripped the state,......

Sendhil Ramamurthy on It's a Wonderful Afterlife

Studying to be a doctor, Sendhil Ramamurthy's career in films and television happened, well, by chance. His stint in TV series Heroes, says Ramamurthy, has been a milestone of sorts, exposing him......

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Q. What is Marma Shastra and Mudra shastra ?
:  A. Marma ShastraMarma Shastra is an ancient art of healing before Ayurvedic time. Maha Rishi Agasthya described 108 energy amplification points in...... more

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Ramu Biswas
Q. are there more women on earth than men ?
Ramu Biswas:  A. Yes it is correct .though both are born in almost equal ratio but When it comes to immunity, men may not have been dealt an equal hand. The latest...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/are-there-more-women-on-earth-than-men-/17265607/answers/16851222

RukhsanaSiddiqui
Q. Centres of learning in medicine and astronomy/astrology were set up in Baghdad and Damascus, and the Caliph Al-Mansur of Baghdad established a major observatory and library in the city, making it the world's astronomical centre. During this time knowledge of astronomy was greatly increased, and the astrolab was invented by Al Fazari. So much was knowledge increased by the Arabs that even today a great many star names are Arabic in origin. Here is a short list for some of the most prominent, with their original meaning:\http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_and_Persian_astrology
RukhsanaSiddiqui :  A. There are so many contribution of Islam to Science which is a big subject to cover .However I will give Just few examples OPTICSThis science owes a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/centres-of-learning-in-medicine-and-astronomyastrology-were-/16849186/answers/13798960

fast tracker
Q. Science says unless proved it is not scientific. If gravity was not found till date then all our pseudo scientists would say that there is no attraction between moon and earth. How can then astronomy is condemned as wrong as in future some scientific study can prove astronomy as correct.
Fast Tracker:  A. You are confusing astronomy and astrologyScientific studies have been initiated by Dr. Jayant Narlikar (Director of Inter-University Centre for...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/science-says-unless-proved-it-is-not-scientific.-if-gravity-/13768913/answers/10256793

K R Shenoy
Q. I want to study for I.A.S What Shouid I Do?
K R Shenoy:  A. First of all read standard newspaper on daily basis and such papers as economic times and financial times. GO through cbse course books (old ones)...... more

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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet... ...

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3-mln-yr-old landscape found beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

In a surprise find, scientists have discovered an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet for almost three million years.... ...

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Peat deposits hold geo-evolution clues

Visualise a landscape with dense evergreen forests stretching from the Western Ghats up to the coastline. Kerala would have looked something like... ...

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Feeling the pulse of the space-time continuum

Haaaaaaaaaaaave you met PSR B1913+16? The first three letters of its name indicate it's a pulsating radio source, an object in the universe that... ...

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Ancient meteors reveal Red Planet's early atmosphere

Washington, April 17 (IANS) In a bid to know whether life exists, or has ever existed, on Mars and and how water flowed there in the past,... ...

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