SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

VOLUME 44††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† NUMBER 10††††† †††††††† OCTOBER 2007

CONTENTS

 

FOCUS ISSUE ON WILDLIFE

 

COVER STORY

 

LoktakóManipurís Dying Lake

KH. SHAMUNGOU

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

KULIK BIRD SANCTUARY

Largest Asian Openbill Heronry of India

ARUNAYAN SHARMA

 

13

Spider Power

Biman Basu

 

20

The Flying Zebras

B. R. Mohanty

 

24

Antibiotic Yielding Dragons!

Poonam R. Gole & Vipin C. Nair

 

 

28

CAPTURING WILD ANIMALS

S. MUKHERJEE

32

Incredible Life in the Deep Sea

C.B. Ganesh

 

39

FICTION

No Solution

S. Choudhury

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS†††††††††††

5

SPECTRUM†††††††

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

Extinct Animals: Once Upon a Time: A True-Blue Antelope

 

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Tests to Determine Gender of the Unborn Child Serve a Social Purpose

 

47

 

 

FUN QUIZ

50

 

CROSSWORD†††

 

52

MEDICAL INNOVATIONS: Sphygmomanometer

 

53

DID YOU KNOW: Captivating Clouds

 

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR††††††††††

62

  

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 October 2007, pp 9-12

LoktakóManipurís Dying Lake

KH. SHAMUNGOU

The only floating wildlife sanctuary is in the throes of death.

Immediate action and widespread awareness might perhaps save it.

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 October 2007, pp 13-15

 

KULIK BIRD SANCTUARY

Largest Asian Openbill Heronry of India

ARUNAYAN SHARMA

One of the largest places of congregation of the Asian Openbill

is under grave threat today.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 October 2007, pp 20-23

Spider Power

Biman Basu

The practical and economic potential of artificial spider

silk is tremendous.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 October 2007, pp 24-26

The Flying Zebras

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B. R. Mohanty

You will never be tired of their beautiful songs. Undoubtedly, you will love

these tiny flying Zebras.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 October 2007, pp 28-30

Antibiotic Yielding Dragons!

Poonam R. Gole & Vipin C. Nair

What is it that makes the bite of these dragons deadly for its prey,

yet keeps it safe?

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 October 2007, pp 32-34

CAPTURING WILD ANIMALS

S. MUKHERJEE

Capturing wild animals requires skill and care

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 October 2007, pp 39-42

Incredible Life in the Deep Sea

C.B. Ganesh

Life in all its myriad forms survives even in the extremely

inhospitable depths of the ocean.