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Producing coarse grains can help mitigate climate change effects on food supply
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Producing coarse grains can help mitigate climate change effects on food supply

As compared to rice, alternative grains are less sensitive to climate variability and their yields are not as affected.

Study show some women more likely to develop cervical cancer, help in early detection
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Study show some women more likely to develop cervical cancer, help in early detection

Researchers found a link between women most likely to develop cancer and a micro-gene in their DNA.

Organic material that mimics lotus leaves can repel water, biodegrade completely
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Organic material that mimics lotus leaves can repel water, biodegrade completely

Lotus leaves are largely cellulose, but also a natural wax that helps them keep away water.

Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship opens at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 19 March
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Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship opens at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 19 March

The festival is being organised by the President's Secretariat in association with Department of Science and Technology and National Innovation Foundation.

Manipur University to host the annual session of the Indian Science Congress on 15 March
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Manipur University to host the annual session of the Indian Science Congress on 15 March

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the 105th session of the congress on 16 March. Manipur University will host the science congress.

'Indian Scientists: The Saga of Inspired Minds' is a book that seeks to bring out the moments of inspiration of scientists
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'Indian Scientists: The Saga of Inspired Minds' is a book that seeks to bring out the moments of inspiration of scientists

The book, published by Vigyan Prasar, was formally released by Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan.

IMSc Chennai's 'Science at the sabha' is an unusual approach to popularising science
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IMSc Chennai's 'Science at the sabha' is an unusual approach to popularising science

For the past 2 years, a group of scientists at IMSc has been holding a programme of popular lectures on scientific topics at the city's Music Academy

National Physical Laboratory sets up a facility to help ensure accuracy and reliability of alcoholmeters
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National Physical Laboratory sets up a facility to help ensure accuracy and reliability of alcoholmeters

The National Physical Laboratory is the national custodian for standards for all types of measurements.

Wolbachia bacteria can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting dengue, reveal scientific study
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Wolbachia bacteria can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting dengue, reveal scientific study

It may sound strange but scientists are generating evidence to show that the solution to eliminating dengue lies in breeding mosquitoes that are incapable of transmitting dengue, and possibly chikungunya and even zika.

Generic versions for Hepatitis C treatment cost-effective in terms of life expectancy: Study
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Generic versions for Hepatitis C treatment cost-effective in terms of life expectancy: Study

About 71 million people are estimated to be affected with chronic Hepatitis C infection globally and of them six to 11 million are estimated to be in India

Indian astronomer inspires new research into weather and atmosphere around exoplanets
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Indian astronomer inspires new research into weather and atmosphere around exoplanets

Inspired by theoretical predictions made by an Indian astronomer, an international group of scientists launched a project to study clouds and weather in the atmosphere of exoplanets and brown dwarfs

New multidrug-resistant fungal superbug 'candida auris' is giving Indian doctors sleepless nights
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New multidrug-resistant fungal superbug 'candida auris' is giving Indian doctors sleepless nights

Named Candida auris, the superbug can be fatal for its victims if left untreated. It mostly infects intensive care patients with prolonged hospital stays.

Scientists discover nine million-year-old ape fossils in Himachal Pradesh hills
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Scientists discover nine million-year-old ape fossils in Himachal Pradesh hills

In a significant development in research on human evolution, scientists have found that a very primitive ape-like ancestor which was hitherto considered a native of only Eurasia had existed in India too.