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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 41 

NUMBER 9  

SEPTEMBER 2004

 

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Cheers To Natural `Decaf’ Coffee!   

Hasan Jawaid Khan And Parvinder Chawla

9

 

ARTICLES

 

Science Behind Badminton

Himanshu Shekhar

16

 

 

Fighting Malaria                                                                 

Satvinder Singh Dhillon, Vishal Raina and Varinder Jeet

24

 

 

FICTION

 

Mystery of the Missing Meteorite  

Sonia Bhattachrayya          

38

 

 

COLUMNS

 

HEALTH: Wonders of Vitamin E                     

42

BOOKSHELF       

46

BIOPROFILE: Neem—Sustaining Ecological Balance  

47

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS            

5

SPECTRUM                         

20

FACT FILE 

 

·    Star Watch: Constellation Perseus                  

31

·    Ingenious Inventions: Computer on the Laptop           

32

·    Herbal Healers: Wonderful Witch Hazel       

33

·    Indian Icons: S.N. Bose     

34

CROSSWORD                     

37

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Has Basic Science Lost its Shine?

44

JUNIOR  SCIENTIST

FUN QUIZ            

50

DID YOU KNOW?

52

HUMOUR            

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA            

56

SCIENCE PROJECT: Flower Power  

57

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HOW?   

62

WHY?   

63

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, September 2004, pp 9-15, 28-29

 

Cheers To Natural `Decaf’ Coffee!

Hasan Jawaid Khan And Parvinder Chawla  

 

A naturally decaffeinated variety of coffee plant, recently discovered, promises to change the way coffee is savoured the world over. But for now it has to contend with an ownership spat between two countries.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, September 2004, pp 16-19

 

Science Behind Badminton

Himanshu Shekhar

 

The article gives an idea of the various scientific principles that come into play in badminton.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, September 2004, pp 24-27

 

Fighting Malaria

Satvinder Singh Dhillon, Vishal Raina and Varinder Jeet

 

The battle against the malarial parasite is still on owing to the parasite’s ingenuity to rapidly develop resistance to common drugs. The article gives an insight into the various efforts round the world to tackle the menace.