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Maha govt mulls legislation to check fake seeds, fertilisers

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 19:45

The Maharashtra government is planning to enact a legislation to protect farmers against fake seeds and fertilisers which cause crop losses.

Google Glass celebrates Mother`s Day!

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 17:44

As the world prepares to celebrate Mother`s Day Sunday, a new promotional Google Glass short film features the love between a mother and her son.

US scientists use coconut dust for germinating stronger seeds

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 18:52

A team of scientists led by an Indian-American at a prestigious American university has introduced a technique of using coconut dust for germinating seeds that improves soil quality for plants to take stronger roots.

Nearly 90 taken ill after consuming poisonous seeds

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 12:47

Nearly 90 people, including 63 children, were taken ill after consuming poisonous seeds mistaking them to be almonds in the district, officials said Wednesday.

Smithsonian`s telescope reveals how cosmic seeds grow into massive stars

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 13:34

New images from the Smithsonian`s Submillimeter Array (SMA) telescope provide the most detailed view yet of stellar nurseries within the Snake nebula, offering new insights into how cosmic seeds can grow into massive stars.

Fluffy disk around baby star could shed light on planet formation

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 20:56

A team of researchers` observed a disk around the young star RY Tau and have claimed that above it is responsible for the scattered light observed in the infrared image.

Jharkhand announces subsidised seeds for farmers

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 22:12

In the wake of a drought-like situation prevailing in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday announced Rs 14 crore to enable farmers get subsidised seeds for alternative crops.

Material made of clay and papaya seeds could provide cheap clean water

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 18:47

An inexpensive new material made of clay and papaya seeds removes harmful metals from water and could lower the cost of providing clean water to millions of people in the developing world.

Congress demands CBI probe into seeds scam in Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 21:42

Opposition Congress walked out of Odisha Assembly demanding a CBI probe into multi-crore seeds scam as state government promised proper investigation into irregularities in supply of seeds to farmers.

Children fall ill after consuming seeds resembling peanuts

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 14:13

Thirteen children fell ill after eating poisonous Jatropha seeds in Risia here, police said on Sunday.

‘Seeds’ of black holes found in the centre of Milky Way

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 12:28

Keio University researchers have found intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) candidates at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Plants may be able to `hear` sounds

Last Updated: Saturday, June 09, 2012, 13:31

A new study seems to have proved a controversial claim that plants can hear sounds.