University of Illinois

University of Illinois need no introduction. It has more than 150 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate and professional programs. A preeminent faculty propels many academic programs to be ranked among the best in the world. This emphasis on campuswide academic excellence has built Illinois’ reputation as one of the nation’s premier public universities.

In its 2011 rankings, U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges rated Illinois as the number 15 public university and the number 47 national university.

Many Nobel Laureates are the alumni of this prestigious institution. For more information, please visit:


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Cochrane library

The Cochrane Library is one of the major libraries having high quality health care information, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, from the Cochrane Collaboration. Cochrane Systematic Reviews bring together research on the effects of health care and are considered the gold standard for determining the relative effectiveness of different interventions. Continue reading “Cochrane library”

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Wiley-Blackwell is one of the major international publishing house. It is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world’s leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols. For more information, visit

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Science for change

This article is contributed by Mr. Rahul in response to our article “science of construction”,

We are thankful to Mr. Rahul for this useful contribution.

Science need not be confined to just material, physical and biological sciences. There are scientific aspects in other fields of knowledge as well such as spirituality, philosophy, fine arts, history etc. We, as educated citizens of the India and the global community at large, should strive to use science to the benefit of one and all in the society.  Continue reading “Science for change”

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Science for construction

What a natural devastating disaster in Japan? I am in a different country but after watching the pictures of devastation in TV and other media sources, my eyes got wet. Then I thought what the reason was for this? Was it the earthquake or the tsunami that happened after the quake. For me, these were secondary reasons. Countries like Japan are at high risk seismic zone, we always knew it. But the entire world is at much more higher risk that we are not realizing now. But, Japan must be realizing it. Yes, you are right, I am discussing about dangerous nuclear radiations. Continue reading “Science for construction”

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