January 2014 Archive

Rural Organic Farming Technologies

Preamble: Sir Albert Howard—considered by many as the father of sustainable agriculture in the West—wrote in An Agricultural Testament: "I regarded these (Indian) peasants as my professors. I learnt from them ...

Cricket Needs Comprehensive Governance Reforms Not A Concentration Of Power: Transparency International

Transparency International (TI) chapters from nine cricket-playing countries, including Australia, India and United Kingdom, express serious concern at proposed reform of the International Cricket Council (ICC)  and call on the ...

Lankan Hussain wins Grammy

Bassist Hussain Jiffry has become the first Sri Lankan born to win the prestigious Grammy award. The honor was bestowed upon Jiffry, who is a part of bass legend Herb Alpert ...

R.I.P. Pete Seeger – 1919 – 2014 Bring ’em Home

Pete Seeger (l) in 1975 Seeger (l) performed at a rally for detente in 1975 Renowned for his protest songs, Seeger was blacklisted by the US Government in the 1950s for his ...

Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition

EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH This month, many of the nation's best and brightest high school seniors will receive thick envelopes in the mail announcing their admission to the college of their dreams. ...

Astronomers Capture The First Image Of The Mysterious Web That Connects All Galaxies In The Universe

S. Cantalupo This deep image shows the Nebula (cyan) with a size of 2 million light-years discovered around the quasar UM287 (at the center of the image). The energetic radiation of ...

China’s biggest mobile firm launches Apple iPhone sales

By Bill Savadove Shanghai (AFP) - China Mobile, the country's biggest wireless provider, on Friday started selling Apple's iPhone to millions of customers nationwide, ending a six-year wait in a crucial market ...

How Queen Bees Reign Over Reproduction

By By Tanya Lewis, Staff WriterJanuary 16, 2014 3:14 PM A bumblebee nest. When it comes to reproduction in social insects, nobody competes with the queen. For some time, scientists have known that queen ...

Google develops contact lens glucose monitor

By MARTHA MENDOZA January 16, 2014 8:04 PM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who ...

A proven technology to retain and attract youth to agriculture

M. J. PRABU One of the farmers with the harvested produce grown under precision technology. Photo: M.J. Prabu What is it that spurs an individual to quit a Government job and take ...

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