SCIENCE REPORTER

ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 44                                                      NUMBER 7                  July 2007

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

FITNESS FREAK!

V.S. RAMACHANDRAN

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

PLANETARIUM ON YOUR SPECTACLES!

Mrityunjay Bose

 

19

I Love Gravity, Because It Attracts Me!

V.H. SATHEESH KUMAR

 

 

23

Fascinating Fibonacci

Balamurugan Balusamy

 

27

A DUPLICATE (?) EARTH

BIMAL K. SRIVASTAVA

A new earth-like planet has attracted the attention of the world community

 

38

FICTION

The New Beginning

Pratyush Mishra       

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

BIOPROFILE: Amaranth—A Rediscovered Grain Crop

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

Extinct Animals: Paradise (Parrot) Lost

 

43

FUN QUIZ

50

CROSSWORD   

52

MEDICAL INNOVATIONS: Heart Lung Machine

53

DID YOU KNOW: Mangroves Matter

 

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 July 2007, pp 9-15

 

FITNESS FREAK!

V.S. RAMACHANDRAN

A fit body enhances performance in every sphere of life

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 July 2007, pp 19-22

 

PLANETARIUM ON YOUR SPECTACLES!

Mrityunjay Bose

Is the death of giant public planetaria within sight?

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 July 2007, pp 23-25

 

I Love Gravity, Because It Attracts Me!

V.H. SATHEESH KUMAR

Discovery of extra dimensions would be a fitting tribute to Albert Einstein

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 July 2007, pp 27-30

Fascinating Fibonacci

Balamurugan Balusamy

The Fibonacci Series is a deceptively simple series, but its

applications are nearly limitless

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 July 2007, pp 38-42

A DUPLICATE (?) EARTH

BIMAL K. SRIVASTAVA

A new earth-like planet has attracted the attention of the world community