SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 46                                                      NUMBER 9                         September 2009

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Insects at the Scene of Crime!

DAVINDER SINGH & MADHU BALA

               

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION                                                              

CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF MINING AND FUEL RESEARCH

 

19

Zinc: The Inexpensive ‘Wonderdrug’

SUJIT KUMAR NAHA

               

27

SOYA – The Super Bean

A.P. GANDHI

 

30

Poisonous Plants

AMRITA SINGH

               

45

FICTION

The Rogue Nanobots

SAUMYASHANT NAYAK

 

36

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL       

7

 

SHORT FEATURES:

  • THE BIZARRE CONCEPT OF SPIN

54

 

BOOK REVIEW 

14

SPECTRUM       

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

24

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

 

39

 

 

HUMOUR

42

 

PUZZLE CORNER

51

 

FLORAL RECORDS                                                                                         

53

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

WHAT’S NEW    

60

CROSSWORD                    

62

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, September 2009, pp 8-13

Insects at the Scene of Crime!

DAVINDER SINGH & MADHU BALA

Forensic Entomology, still a young science, is increasingly

finding its way into standard crime investigation

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, September 2009, pp 19-22

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF MINING AND FUEL RESEARCH

CIMFR is a premier organization providing basic research and help in

                                technology upgradation and adaptation to coal and mineral based industries

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, September 2009, pp 27-29

Zinc: The Inexpensive ‘Wonderdrug’

SUJIT KUMAR NAHA

Adequate zinc intake can play a vital role in preventing many diseases

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, September 2009, pp 30-33

SOYA – The Super Bean

A.P. GANDHI

Blessed with high protein and oil contents, soybeans provide instant

solution to combat malnutrition

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, September 2009, pp 45-48

 

Poisonous Plants

AMRITA SINGH

Despite the threat posed by plants producing toxic substances, amazing

benefits may accrue from them