That there is renewed sense in auditing the carbon-costs of a regular sofa or a Thanksgiving dinner speaks to the precarious position the ongoing environmental crisis has placed us in.
MRSA develops resistance fast enough to keep specialists developing more effective antibiotics, and it is worrying that international travellers may be carrying the bacterium around.
“India’s abiding interest in nuclear energy grew out of a deep conviction that the power of atoms can be harnessed to help the country achieve human and societal development.”
“The debate over the harms and benefits of statins isn’t over. Journalists, clinicians and researchers could help people grasp the uncertainty that persists.”
Debate on the linear-no-threshold hypothesis, a pragmatic relationship defining the relationship between levels of radiation and their effects, continues despite us having become better at measuring radiation. Why?
‘Greenpeace sees Golden Rice as a poster child, but if it is successful in helping stop childhood blindness it will undermine Greenpeace’s entire argument.’
Earlier in June, the National Centre for Performing Arts allowed Homi Bhabha’s home in Mumbai to be demolished. Scientists, historians and political leaders are all to blame for this sacrilege.
The cancer risk, if any, from cellphone-use continues to be low. After all, there has been no noticeable increase in brain tumours in various countries for the past several decades.
A former secretary of the AERB recalls how safe levels of radionuclides in food items came to be set and the first case in which its limits were tested.