SCIENCE REPORTER


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

VOLUME 43††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† NUMBER 5†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† MAY 2006

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

 Exploring Marine Life

VIJAYALAKSHMI R. NAIR

 

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Seaweeds for Good Health

B. RAMESHCHANDRA RAO & B. DINESH RAO

19

 

Algal BloomsóBoon Or Bane?

P.A. LOKA BHARATHI

 

 

23

 

Mapping the EEZ

SUTIRTHA DE & K. SHASHIKUMAR

 

 

28

Drugs from the Sea
SHREESH KUMAR OJHA & C. SHARMA

39

FICTION

 

The Teleology of Time
SAMI AHMAD KHAN†††

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS†††††††††††

5

SPECTRUM†††††††

16

REFLECTIONS: Enjoy Your Vacations

31

BOOK REVIEW

33

CAREER: Fishery ScienceóMake It A Part of Your Life

36

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

38

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

KNOW YOUR BODY: The Eye: Window to the world†††††††

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43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: While astronomy is based on scientific studies, astrology is a belief system†††††††††

47

 

FUN QUIZ: Nuclear Science

 

 

50

CROSSWORD†††

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Slow Sloth††††

53

DID YOU KNOW?: Call of the Waves: Oceans and Seas of the Earth

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR††††††††††

62

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, May 2006, pp 9-15

 

Exploring Marine Life

VIJAYALAKSHMI R. NAIR

An exciting project seeks to explore marine life Science Reporter.

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, May 2006, pp 19-21

 

Seaweeds for Good Health

B. RAMESHCHANDRA RAO & B. DINESH RAO

Once an important part of the British diet, seaweeds are back in style†††††††††

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, May 2006, pp 23-26

 

Algal BloomsóBoon Or Bane?

P.A. LOKA BHARATHI

An insight into a strange phenomenon in the oceans

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, May 2006, pp 28-30

 

The EEZ

SUTIRTHA DE & K. SHASHIKUMAR

An initiative for ocean development that could lead to economic and social benefit of the country

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, May 2006, pp 39-42

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Drugs from the Sea

SHREESH KUMAR OJHA & C. SHARMA

Scientists are studying marine organisms to develop new drugs ††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††