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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 42 

NUMBER 1 

JANUARY 2005

 

 

CONTENTS 

 

COVER STORY

The Zoo—Wildlife’s Last Hope?

Bipul Chakrabarty & Wazir Chand Arora

9

 

 

FEATURE ARTICLES

From a Water Lizard to an Aerial Dragon

Chitra N., Soundararajan R. P. & Gunathilagaraj, K.

20

 

 

Umbilical Cord Blood—A Gift of Life

J. Ezhil & M. Narayanan

26

FICTION

The Dream Machine

Sabyasachi Parida

44

COLUMNS

BIOPROFILE: Frolicking Chinkara

23

PERSONALITY: Abdus Salam—The Sage Scientist

 31

DEPARTMENTS

READERS WRITE                                                                                                             

4

IN FOCUS                                                                                            

5

SPECTRUM                                                                                                                                   

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

IT TRENDS                                                                                                                                              

37

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

SCIENCE PROJECT: In a Hot Spot                                                                                                          

39

TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE: Distillation                                                                              

43

CROSSWORD                                                                                                                                                 

47

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Brain Drain is Better than Brain in the Drain                                   

48

FUN QUIZ: Forestry Quiz                                                                                                                          

50

FASCINATING ANIMALS                                                                                                                        

53

DID YOU KNOW?: Marvelous Mushrooms                                                                                         

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                                                                                                     

56

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                                                                                        

60

HUMOUR                                                                                                                                           

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Science Reporter

Vol. 42, January 2005, pp 9-15, 34

 

The Zoo—Wildlife’s Last Hope?

Bipul Chakrabarty & Wazir Chand Arora

 

The article highlights the increasing role of today’s zoos in conservation of some of the most endangered animals in the world.

 

 

 Science Reporter

Vol. 42, January 2005, pp 20-22

 

From a Water Lizard to an Aerial Dragon

Chitra N., Soundararajan R. P. & Gunathilagaraj, K.

 

Known by many names such as sewing needle, devil’s darning needle, snake doctor, horse stinger, mosquito hawk, darter etc., the dragonfly is known to live entirely by attacking and eating other insects. An insight into its interesting lifestyle.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, January 2005, pp 26-28

 

Umbilical Cord Blood—A Gift of Life

J. Ezhil & M. Narayanan

 

With the recent Korean success in treating spinal cord injuries by using stem cells taken from umbilical cord blood, the future of stem cell therapy seems bright and full of surprises.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, January 2005, pp 40-42

 

Kanha—A Symphony of Life

Mamta Rawat

 

The article takes you on a tour of the Kanha Tiger Reserve that is an ideal home to several endangered flora and fauna.