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Govt has decided to reduce prices of key fertilisers: Ananth Kumar

Govt has decided to reduce prices of key fertilisers: Ananth Kumar

The government has decided to reduce prices of key fertilisers like Diammonium Phosphate (DAP), Muriate of Potash (MOP) and Nitrogen Phosphate and Potash composition (NPK), Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said on Saturday.

Earth shows how nitrogen can aid search for alien life

 Observations of nitrogen in the Earth's atmosphere by a NASA spacecraft 17 million miles away are giving astronomers fresh clues on how that gas might reveal itself on faraway planets, thus aiding in the search for life.

NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

The US space agency has funded researchers to find out how to recycle human excreta into food that can help astronauts sustain on deeper space missions, including Mars.

Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

The new material spun out of boron, nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen shows evidence of magnetic, optical, and electrical properties as well as thermal sensitivity. 
 

NASA's Curiosity rover finds life-supporting nitrogen on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover finds life-supporting nitrogen on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover found nitrogen on Mars' surface from release during heating of Martian sediments, by using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument.

Particulate matter level has crossed prescribed limits in Delhi, 5 cities: Govt

Particulate matter level has crossed prescribed limits in Delhi, 5 cities: Govt

Air pollution in Delhi and nearby cities has reached unprecedented levels.

Civilization has crossed tipping point of sustainability due to human activities

A recent study has suggested that civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result of human activities.

Nitrogen pollution could be halved: Researchers

Nitrogen, dubbed as the most important fertilizer for crop productions, has become a major human health hazard.

Cockroach essential to earth`s delicate ecosystem

People need to stop stamping on cockroaches, as one of the most despised of all insects is essential to our planet for converting nitrogen into fertiliser, experts have said.

Cockroaches essential to our planet for converting nitrogen into fertiliser

Indian origin biologist has said that cockroaches are essential to the survival of our planet`s delicate ecosystem.

Nitrogen polluting lakes in northern hemisphere

Scientists claim to have found evidence that nitrogen from human activity has been polluting lakes in the northern hemisphere since the late 19th century.

Nitrogen in soil helps clean the atmosphere

A new study has found that the nitrogen in fertilized soil strengthens the self-cleaning capacity of the atmosphere.

Humans overloading ecosystems with nitrogen

A new study reveals that humans are overloading ecosystems with nitrogen by burning fossil fuels.

Icy surface of Eris dominated by nitrogen, methane

Eris is predominantly covered in nitrogen ice, similar to surface of Pluto.

‘Liquid nitrogen ‘best treatment for common warts’

A new study says Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is the most effective method to remove common warts.

‘Liquid nitrogen ‘best treatment for common warts’

A new study says Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is the most effective method to remove common warts.

Nitrogen needs to be taken into account when forecasting climate change

New study has indicated that scientists need to worry about one more element when it comes to forecasting climate change, that is, nitrogen.