SCIENCE REPORTER

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 ISSN: 0036-8512

VOLUME 44                                                      NUMBER 3                  March 2007

                                                                                        

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

 Splash the Colours of Holi, Naturally!    

ARVIND DUBEY

 

               

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

BARC—A Sparkling half century                  

MRITYUNJAY BOSE

 

21

DNA Fingerprinting

RITU TOMER & RITCHA ARYA 

26

FICTION

A Midsummer Daydream

Samuel Sandi

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

REFLECTIONS: Monosodium Glutamate: Facts & Fallacies

14

SHORT FEATURE: Eclipses Galore in 2007

 

19

 

SPECTRUM       

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

EXTINCT ANIMALS: Caribbean Monk Seal 

 

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Should the media play an active role in eradicating superstitions and faith in miracles?

 

47

CROSSWORD   

52

MEDICAL INNOVATIONS: Band Aid       

53

DID YOU KNOW: Photographic Flashback

           

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 March 2007, pp 9-13

 

Splash the Colours of Holi, Naturally!

ARVIND DUBEY

Have fun this Holi with natural colours that neither harm

you nor the environment around you.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 March 2007, pp 21-25

 

BARC—A Sparkling half century

MRITYUNJAY BOSE

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre completes 50 years of its existence

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 March 2007, pp 26-29

 

DNA Fingerprinting

RITU TOMER & RITCHA ARYA

A technique that criminals fear

 

Science ReporterVol. 44 March 2007, pp 39-42

 

Smell of Success

KRISHNA PRASAD & HIMANSHU SHEKHAR

Our sense of smell keeps us aware of our surroundings.