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Perfectly preserved 1.8 million-year-old skull ‘could re-write history of human evolution’

Scientists have revealed one of the most dramatic discoveries in human origins with a perfectly preserved fossilised skull of an ape-like man who lived about 1.8 million years ago. The discovery, along with the remains of four other individuals who lived at the same time, in the same place, has

Environment ministry regulates mining of minor minerals, finally

[dte] Sitting pretty over a Supreme Court order for almost a year and a half, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has finally moved its muscle to regulate mining of minor minerals such as sand, gravel, brick-earth, mud and other stones mostly used in construction. Their indiscriminate mining has

Air pollution is group 1 carcinogen, says WHO agency

[dte] The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization has declared that outdoor air pollution is group 1 carcinogen and that it is “carcinogenic to humans”. This is the first time that the scientists have evaluated the air people breathe for its cancer-causing potential. This is

KCDC bets on rubber to erase losses

Karnataka cashew corporation blames lack of funds for not developing its land to optimise yield The land area under possession is bigger than six recognised countries, and yet the Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation (KCDC) finds itself struggling for relevance. Lack of funds and resources, combined with neglect from the State