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Yak in Indian Himalayas facing threat of climate change

Dinesh C Sharma Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh): Yak – the lifeline of pastoral nomads in high altitudes of the Indian Himalayan region – is facing the threat of gradually rising temperatures in the region. The increasing trend of environmental temperature at high altitudes is resulting in heat stress in yak during warmer months of the year.

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Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

Sarah Iqbal Aligarh: Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has its use in agriculture beyond GM crops. A group of Indian scientists have found new strains of Bt which they say can be used to develop biopesticides in future.

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Seven defining S&T contributions that have impacted every Indian

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: As India completes 70 years of its independence, it is time to introspect at the contribution of science and technology to national development. Several scientific and technological developments have touched the lives of common people in the last seven decades, though limelight is often hogged by achievements in fields like space

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Indian scientists isolate vitamin B12 in friendly bacteria

Umashankar Mishra The vitamin B12 producer bacteria isolated from human milk sample highlights the positive role of breastfeeding for healthy gut of infants. – Dr Bharat Bhushan New Delhi: It is well known that human gut is home to hundreds of bacteria. Now a group of Indian scientists have isolated an edible bacterium that promises to

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