CIENCE REPORTER

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VOLUME 43

NUMBER 11

NOVEMBER  2006

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Wildlife in the Crosshairs!
 Brij Kishor Gupta

               

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Amazing Amphibians

SAGARIKA CHAUDHURI

      

23

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Bat

K. R. SENACHA

 

27

 

 

JS ARTICLE

Strange Fishes

D. N. CHOUDHARY & AMITA MOITRA

 

39

FICTION

Genesis 2

S. M. Ghatak

 

               

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

BIOPROFILE: The Lemurs of Madagascar

20

SHORT FEATURE: Looking with ‘Ears’

30

career: Exploring the Wild

 

 

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

KNOW YOUR BODY: Tongue: Doorway to Taste and Speech

               

43

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

47

 

CROSSWORD   

 

 

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Red Panda

53

DID YOU KNOW: Leafing Through the Pages of Nature

           

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

  

 

 

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

 

Wildlife in the Crosshairs!
 Brij Kishor Gupta

The global illegal trade in wildlife is threatening biodiversity

worldwide and pushing several species to the verge of extinction.

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, November 2006, pp 23-26

Amazing Amphibians

SAGARIKA CHAUDHURI

 

Amphibians add colour to the wide diversity. However, today they are under

threat of extinction and need protection.

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, November 2006, pp 27-29

 

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Bat

K. R. SENACHA

Bats play a vital role in the ecosystem by various acts such as pollination, seed dispersal,

controlling insect pests, and making the soil fertile.

 

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

Strange Fishes

D. N. CHOUDHARY & AMITA MOITRA

Fishes are the most ancient form of vertebrate life and from them evolved all other

vertebrates including man.