SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 45                                                      NUMBER 1                  January 2008

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

 Call of the Mountains

Deepak Dass

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Breathing Easy?

KANTHIMATHI KANNAN & ANAR SHUKLA

 

19

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)                         

A new series on the network of CSIR laboratories      

23

Carbon Credits

KAMAKSHI SHARMA

 

29

SHORT FEATURES

Sleeping High up in the Mountains                          

 

 

14

Breeding Crops in Space  

 

34

FICTION

Sorry for Thinking

Mainak Chakraborty

 

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

BIOPROFILE: Pumpkin Controls Diabetes

39

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

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

 

47

 

 

FUN QUIZ

 

50

CROSSWORD   

52

STRANGE PLANTS: Mysterious Venus Flytrap                          

53

IN THE PICTURE: Exciting Space Walk!

 

54

WHAT’S NEW                   

56

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 January 2008, pp 9-13

Call of the Mountains

Deepak Dass

A trip to the mountains can be enchanting. But sometimes

you could be in for a tough time.

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 January 2008, pp 19-22

Breathing Easy?

KANTHIMATHI KANNAN & ANAR SHUKLA

In a nationwide assessment of science concepts

students were found to have several misconceptions regarding the process of breathing

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 January 2008, pp 23-28

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)

A new series on the network of CSIR laboratories

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 January 2008, pp 29-32

 

Carbon Credits

KAMAKSHI SHARMA

The concept of Carbon Credits is fast gaining

currency in a world plagued with environmental destruction