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What works, and doesn't, in Maharashtra's districts

In an exercise to help determine how reports of the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or Nrega) can inform us, I have used the records of what the programme calls ‘outcomes’ in the form of ‘physical assets’ created for the community (or conditional use by groups of individuals, depending on the kind of asset) over a financial year. 537 more words

Agriculture And Food

Don't forget the bug spray and sunscreen!

Hi everyone,

As we head into a beautiful holiday long weekend, I thought it would be a good time to use science to explain the importance of packing properly for outdoor adventures. 916 more words


The Strange Times We Live In--Geoengineering and Morgellons Disease

By Richard Edmondson

A friend of mine sent me the following graphic a few days ago. It expresses, through a heavy dose of irony, the strangeness of the times we live in… 4,755 more words


Bharat at 1.3 billion

In July 2016, the population of Bharat will cross one billion three hundred million. In 1937, the population of what was then British India was 300 million. 508 more words


The Wolves of Isle Royale

When I was an undergraduate, I spent a considerable amount of time completing coursework and projects in ecology and field biology as part of my original biology degree emphasis. 304 more words


A monsoon to look forward to

The Indian summer monsoon in 2016, for the months of June to September, will be normal to better-than-normal in almost all of the 36 meteorological sub-divisions. 415 more words


The Beeman of Gaza

You’ve heard of the Birdman of Alcatraz. Here we have the Beeman of Gaza. Twenty-five-year-old Kanaa’n Abu Rook, who lives in Khan Yunis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, obviously has a unique talent for beekeeping. 25 more words