SCIENCE REPORTER


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ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 43

NUMBER 12

DECEMBER  2006

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Thriving Life in Deserts

C.B. GANESH

               

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

The Enchanting Neelakurinji

A. BIJU KUMAR

 

23

Small Numbers, Large Numbers

BIMAL K. SRIVASTAVA

 

39

SHORT FEATURES          

 

 

Surviving in the Cold Desert

ANUPAM SHARMA

 

14

 

Genetic Treatment: How Safe?

TANVEER BEG

                                                               

30

 

Plasma Research in India
L. P. RAI

 

33

FICTION

The Symbiosis

LABONI RAY

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS           

5

 

 

SPECTRUM       

16

REFLECTION:  To Live or Let Live:

                           Rabies and Stray Dogs

 

19

HUMOUR IN SCIENCE: Scientifically Yours!                                                

21

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

KNOW YOUR BODY: Vertebral Column: Enabling Every Move

 

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Should Mobile Phones be Allowed in Schools?

47

CROSSWORD   

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Red Panda

53

DID YOU KNOW: Cotton On

           

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

 

 


Science Reporter
Vol. 43December 2006, pp 9-15

 

Thriving Life in Deserts

C.B. GANESH  

The United Nations declared the year 2006 as the “International Year of Desert and Desertification”. A special report on how large numbers of plants and animals adapt to the torturous environment of the deserts.

 

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, December 2006, pp 23-25

 

The Enchanting Neelakurinji

A. BIJU KUMAR

The gregarious flowering of the Neelakurinji in the Western Ghats is an enchanting sight—but only once in 12 years. This year the Neelakurinji is in full bloom.

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, December 2006, pp 39-42

 

Small Numbers, Large Numbers

BIMAL K. SRIVASTAVA

Enter the strange and extremely interesting world of small and large numbers.