SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 44                                                      NUMBER 12               DECEMBER 2007

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

 4G—The Next BIG Revolution

Sriharsha B.S.

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

 Name Game of Drugs

CHARU SHARMA & SHREESH KUMAR

 

19

NOBEL PRIZES-2007                                                                      

A report on this year’s Nobel Prizes                

 

27

 

Foods that Counter Diseases

K. Srinivasan

 

39

SHORT FEATURES

Probing the Stormy Sun

 

 

14

INJURIOUS VERTEBRATES

23

FICTION

AND THEN CAME THE COMET’S CURSE…!

INUMELLA SESIKALA

 

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

BIOPROFILE: Bill-Goat Weed—Threat to Biodiversity

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

Extinct Animals: Laughing Owl: No Laughing Matter

 

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Reservation in Higher Education will help Transform Indian Society

 

47

 

 

FUN QUIZ

 

50

CROSSWORD   

52

MEDICAL INNOVATIONS:

53

DID YOU KNOW: Forty Winks from the Land of Nod

 

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 May 2007, pp 9-13

4G—The Next BIG Revolution

Sriharsha B.S.

4G could usher in the next big revolution but we do need to

consider social, economic, ethical and health-related issues as well.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 May2007, pp 19-22

Name Game of Drugs

CHARU SHARMA & SHREESH KUMAR

In recent years, naming drugs has become big business

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 May 2007, pp 39-42

Foods that Counter Diseases

K. Srinivasan

Certain naturally occurring substances in the foods could optimize our daily nutrition and prevent diseases too.