While the sale of cigarettes in India is coming down drastically, the grey market of smuggled cigarettes from Nepal and Myanmar has gone up by over 20 per cent.
If a tour in Europe is making you sneeze, it might be because of the Euros. The one and two euro coins reportedly release traces of nickel at levels between 240 and 320 times higher than European Union norms, greatly increasing the risk of allergic reaction in nickel-sensitive people.
Falcons will be the second living species after homo sapiens to get their own passports in the UAE, according to the Khaleej Times.
According to Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency secretary general, Majid Al Mansouri, passports would help overcome the problems posed by a ban imposed on the movement of falcons by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
More than 1.2 billion people in the world live on less than US $1 a day. More than 50 per cent of them are children.
More than 1 billion cannot meet their basic needs.
Another clean car coming up. Maybe the cleanest of the lot. French engineers unveiled a commercially viable, 100 per cent non-polluting car at the Paris motor show.
This car can run at 110 kilometres an hour and has a range of over 200 kilometers before the tank runs dry. And, you just need fresh air to make her run!
The Chrysler “Town and Country” mini van runs on soap. The plain white mini van does not have the usual Mercedes looks, its power steering and acceleration almost terrible, but this everyday vehicle running at Sindelfingen near the South German city of Stuttgart may be the car of the future.
Lost your teeth? You might soon be able to grow it. US researchers from Forsyth Institute in Boston have succeeded in growing pigs’ teeth inside rat intestines, an advance that could revolutionise dentistry.
Cells from immature teeth of six-month-old pigs were placed in the intestines of rat hosts. Within 30 weeks, small recognizable tooth crowns had formed. The study also proves the existence of dental stem cells that could help do the same with human teeth.