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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

VOLUME 41 

NUMBER 1

JANUARY  2004

 

 
CONTENTS
 

 

COVER STORY

 

Is Thin In?                            

Biplab De, Biplab Debnath and Krishna Bhattacharjee

    9

 

ARTICLES

 

Icy Tales                               

V. Wilsanand

16

 

 

Farming the Ocean              

Meenakshi Munshi

25

 

 

Ecofriendly Enzymes                          

Santosh Vyas and Anil Lachke

38

 

 

COLUMNS

 

HEALTH: Priceless Probiotics

28

BIOPROFILES: Viva Vasaka   41

BOOKSHELF                       

46

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE   4
IN FOCUS  5

SPECTRUM                                                                                                         

20

FACT FILE 

 

  • Star Watch: Constellation Orion

31

  • Indian Icons: Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai

32

  • Herbal Healers: Valuable Valerian                                    

33

  • Ingenious Inventions: Deadly Catapults 

34

QUIZ TIME 

36

CROSSWORD                                                                                                     

37

HAVE YOUR SAY   

44

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

FUN QUIZ     50
DID YOU KNOW?  52

HUMOUR                                                                                                            

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA    56
HOW? 58
WHY?  59
PUZZLE CORNER 60
SCIENCE PROJECT    62

 


 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, January 2004, pp 9-15

 

Is Thin In?

Biplab De, Biplab Debnath and Krishna Bhattacharjee

 

The burgeoning fashion shows and the obsessive urge to become thin has given rise to eating disorders among today’s youth. The article warns against the dangers.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, January 2004, pp 16-19

 

Icy Tales

V. Wilsanand

 

 The article unravels the hidden secrets of the frozen waters of the Antarctic.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, January 2004, pp 25-27

 

Farming the Ocean

Meenakshi Munshi

 

Seaweeds constitute a rich marine resource that needs to be tapped, for it has enormous utility in diverse fields. Some of these seaweeds are detailed in the article.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, January 2004, pp 38-40

 

Ecofriendly Enzymes

Santosh Vyas and Anil Lachke

 

Enzymes are replacing harsh enzymes in the textile industry. The article dwells on the characteristics of some such enzymes.