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VOLUME 48                                                      NUMBER  10                                   October   2011

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Sporting Benefits

Parul R. Sheth

 

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

The Enigma of Dark Matter

P. K. Mukherjee

 

 

19

Conflicts Between Organisms

A. Krishna Murthy & V. Pranitha

 

34

Get the Best Out of Your Vegetables

M.K. Rana

42

Wonders of a Veggie Diet!

Kamla Kulshreshtha

 

44

Unsung Heroes of Mangrove Ecosystem—Mangrove Crabs

B. Dharmapalan, M.S. Jyothish & P.V. Harinandanan

 

53

SHORT FEATURES

Blank Page in the History of Biotechnology Filled

S.P.K. Gupta                                                                                                   

Whole Plane Parachutes: Towards Safer Aviation

Swati Saxena                                                               

 

Designer Babies: Do We Need Them?

Samiya Fatima                                                 

 

Fields Medal: Nobel Prize for Young Mathematician

S. Chand & R. C. Parida                                                                      

 

 

 

23

 

 

30

 

 

32

 

 

38

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL       

7

SPECTRUM       

16

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

 

26

 

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

40

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

FUN QUIZ

58

FAMILIAR FOSSILS

60

CROSSWORD                   

62

 

 

 

  

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 8-13

                     Sporting Benefits

Parul R. Sheth

Research has shown that participation in sports helps children improve the physical, social, emotional and academic aspects of their lives. Besides, the experiences of youth sports influence their behaviour as adults too.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 19-21

The Enigma of Dark Matter

P.K. Mukherjee

The mystery of the dark matter continues to intrigue scientists the world over. What is most of the universe made of? This is one of the most challenging and fundamental questions in cosmology today.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 23-24

Blank Page in the History of Biotechnology Filled
S.P.K. Gupta
 
Was the birth of Biotechnology delayed because Dr Yellapragada SubbaRow, of tetracycline antibiotics fame, could not publish his Harvard research at the turn of the1930s?

                                                                      

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 30-31

Whole Plane Parachutes: Towards Safer Aviation

Swati Saxena

 

Parachutes are fun to watch and exciting to ride. They slow the motion of the body by increasing

the drag due to their large surface area and light weight.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 34-36

Conflicts between Organisms

A. Krishna Murthy & V. Pranitha

 

Conflicts are an integral part of the animal kingdom’s struggle for survival and, of course, supremacy

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 38-39

Fields Medal: Nobel Prize for Young Mathematicians

Sunita Chand & Ramesh Chandra Parida

FIELDS Medal is often described as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics” for the prestige it carries. However, there are a number of differences between the two.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 42-44

Get The Best Out Of Your Vegetables

M.K. Rana

How you grow, store and even cook your vegetables could determine how much nutrients your vegetables supply you.

                                                                      

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 45-48

Wonders of a Veggie Diet!

Kamla Kulshreshtha

Vegetables are essential for a balanced diet. Not only do they help keep the body fit and fighting, vegetables also prevent the occurrence of several diseases.

                                                                      

Science Reporter

Vol. 48, October 2011, pp 53-56

Unsung Heroes of Mangrove Ecosystem—Mangrove Crabs

Biju Dharmapalan, M.S. Jyothish and P.V. Harinandanan

 

The survival of the mangrove crabs that are an integral part of the mangrove ecosystem is threatened today.