Mandating the use of open researcher and contributor id (ORCID) by submitting authors

Date : 01/05/2017

ORCID provides a unique identifier for all researchers that can be linked to their different research works and activities across multiple platforms. It also serves to distinguish authors with similar names and simplify searching of publications databases (s...

Scientists distinguish themselves with ORCID

Date : 01/01/2017

Skyfox Publishing Group encourages authors to register with ORCID to finally,unambiguously link themselves to all their research activities and outputs.  The scientific literature is growing and – with it – the confusion about who’s who.In his blog post

IICPT targets youngsters with trendy food stuffs-Tamil Nadu, India

Date : 18/09/2016

In a bid to popularize traditional food grains, particularly minor millets, among the youth, the Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT) in Thanjavur on Saturday introduced four novel and nutrient-rich convenience food products. The food products, the consumption of which reportedly lo...

Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic materials

Date : 11/03/2016

A bacterium species capable of breaking down plastic — poly(ethylene terephthalate), or PET — has been identified by a team of Japanese researchers. The bacterium uses two enzymes in sequence to break down the highly biodegradable-resistant polymer PET. The results are published on Friday (March 11) in the journal Science. Except for rare instances of two fungi that have been found to grow o...