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Punjab asks Centre for ‘deficiency price support’ for alternative crops

Chandigarh: The Punjab government ... “The wheat and paddy cycle is no longer sufficiently remunerative for the farming community, leading to large-scale indebtedness. The answer to the crisis is thro... read more

The future of energy: Your views

The burning of fossil fuels is simply no longer a viable option ... Domestic oil supplies are dwindling fast and global supplies will soon peak. M. King Hubbard predicted that global peak oil producti... read more

Is Rahul banking on perpetuating poverty to revive Congress?

If there is no examination ... the high MSP, Punjab is moving painfully slowly in opting for crop diversification in accordance with the advice of agricultural experts who want the cultivators to turn ... read more

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After the deluge

Perhaps a fifth of Punjab's cotton and cane crops, which are due to be harvested in October, has been destroyed, and no one knows how long it will take ... worse served by their government than ever. ... read more


Forget Mars. Here’s Where We Should Build Our First Off-World Colonies

For long-term effects, which in weightlessness involve not only bone demineralization, but also muscle atrophy, immune system effects, and other complications throughout the body, there is no way to r... read more

A final word on Marshall’s comments

If Chicago columnists and national NFL analyst types thought Jay Cutler behaved poorly in a press conference setting, they should probably take a look at the 1 minute, 40 second group interview Brando... read more

Impending extinction crisis of the world’s primates: Why primates matter

27 Centre Suisse des Recherches Scientifiques, Université de Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 28 Xi’an Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Northwest University, No. 229, Ta... read more

Who Will Grow Your Food? Part I: The Coming Demographic Crisis in Agriculture

That is, in most cases, there’s no one to follow them. I know a dozen farmers in this situation. John and his wife Allie live near us and run a lovely farm. They sell pork and meat rabbits, as well as ... read more

Tree or ring: the origin of complex cells

Cotton and McInerney think that their results support a model for the origin of eukaryotes that’s very different to Woese’s tree. In this scenario – the so-called “ring of life” – eukaryotes ... with ... read more

India’s Harvest of Change

This is largely because no ... cotton is the leader among cash crops in Gujarat and growing at 36.1%. Vijaysinh Parmar Orange Evolution Once upon a time, it was called the “California of India”. Legen... read more

A chromosome-based draft sequence of the hexaploid bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) genome

A high degree of transcriptional autonomy and no global dominance was found for the subgenomes. These insights into the genome biology of a polyploid crop provide a springboard ... showed the reverse ... read more



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