How to grow cannabis? With modern science and technology

Cannabis plant strains in jars in MediJean’s Health Canada-licensed tissue culture development lab are kept for research as manager Abdul Ahad works in the Richmond, B.C., facility, in this 2014 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) In Canada and around the world, legal cannabis producers face many challenges: Varying government regulations, high security requirements and a lack of reliable information on how to grow their crops. Growing cannabis has been illegal for so many years that scientific research on how to best produce this crop is limited. Much of the knowledge on how…

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Economics and finance as a career for science and tech students

The post-2008 crash business world has taken a quantitative turn, focused on data driven and analytics led search for uncovering complex feedbacks that operate in the highly networked economy. The modern economy is a network of multiple markets that connects individuals, small businesses, banks, corporations and governments. Understanding the architecture of the network and how feedbacks operate between these entities has become imperative for businesses. Since consumer choice is both informed and shaped by peer networks, understanding how feedbacks operate in this network of opinions and a perception has become…

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Increase in takers for Science and Arts streams but Commerce remains the popular choice

This year the Science and Arts streams have seen an increasing number of takers among the top high scorers, even though Commerce remained the most popular choice with high scorers. On Tuesday, June 16, the first merit list was put up for admission to degree colleges. The cut-off for Science has increased by almost 8 percent, 4 percent for Arts and has crossed the 90 percent mark at the Ramnarain Ruia College which is probably for the first time in recent years. The admissions to the Art courses in the…

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