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Science Reporter

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512                      

VOLUME 41

NUMBER 4        

     APRIL 2004

                                                                                                  

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Careful With Cosmetics     

Badr-ud-din Khan                                              

9

 

 

ARTICLES

 

Candle Chemistry

Sujit Km. Naha                                   

16

 

 

Preparing For The Venus Transit  

N. Rathnasree        

      24

 

 

FICTION

 

 

 

      In Between Time by Suboorul Hasan Usmani

38

 

 

COLUMNS

 

BOOKSHELF                                                                       

42

HEALTH: Battle Over Baby Food                                    

46

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE                                                              

4

IN FOCUS                                                                            

5

SPECTRUM                                                                         

20

FACT FILE 

 

    Star Watch: Constellation Pegasus                

        31

   Indian Icons: Birbal Sahni                 

     32

     Herbal Healers: Grand Garlic                           

     33

     Ingenious Inventions: Striking the Right Keys

       34

QUIZ TIME                                                                          

36

CROSSWORD                                                                     

37

POINT-COUNTERPOINT                                  

44

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

FUN QUIZ                                                                            

50

DID YOU KNOW?                                                              

52

HUMOUR                                                                            

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                            

56

SCIENCE PROJECT                                                            

58

                     Your Own TV Show

            

 

 

PUZZLE CORNER                                                              

60

HOW?                                                                                   

62

WHY?                                                                                   

63

 

 


 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, April 2004, pp 9-15

 

Careful With Cosmetics!

Badr-ud-din Khan

 

There are innumerable chemicals that go into the making of cosmetics. The article gives an insight into some of these.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, April 2004, pp 16-18

 

Candle Chemistry

Sujit Km. Naha

 

Candles add an exotic charm to any event. But a candle is a packaged lighting system that has built-in arrangements for storing, liquefying and supplying the fuel. The article gives an insight into these aspects of candles.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, April 2004, pp 24-29

 

Preparing For The Venus Transit

N. Rathnasree

 

The 2004 transit of Venus across the face of the Sun will be the first in 121 years. The article deals with this exciting phenomenon that will be visible in June 2004.