Monthly Archives: July 2016

A fantastic news story on cockroach “milk”

“Structure of a heterogeneous, glycosylated, lipid-bound, in vivo-grown protein crystal at atomic resolution from the viviparous cockroach Diploptera punctata”. This is the title of a paper published in International Union of Crystallography  Journal (IUCrJ) Volume 3| Part 4| July 2016. Eleven authors from Canada, … Continue reading

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Mercury poisoning linked to skin products cautions the USFDA

The United States Food and Drug Administration has just now cautioned people regarding cosmetic products which contain mercury. Some companies promote them as anti-aging skin creams and beauty and antiseptic soaps. ” How will you know if mercury is  in … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureates Slam Greenpeace’s Opposition to GMOs, Golden Rice

http://thewire.in/48074/nobel-laureates-slam-greenpeaces-opposition-to-golden-rice/ The Wire Nobel Laureates Slam Greenpeace’s Opposition to GMOs, Golden Rice BY K.S. PARTHASARATHY ON 03/07/2016 ‘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.’ Last week … Continue reading

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A Wreath of White Roses Over the Ruins of Mehrangir, Homi Bhabha’s Home

http://thewire.in/45919/a-wreath-of-white-roses-over-the-ruins-of-mehrangir-homi-bhabhas-home/ The Wire A Wreath of White Roses Over the Ruins of Mehrangir, Homi Bhabha’s Home BY K.S. PARTHASARATHY ON 25/06/2016 • Earlier in June, the National Centre for Performing Arts allowed Homi Bhabha’s home in Mumbai to be demolished. … Continue reading

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