SCIENCE REPORTER

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VOLUME 46                                                      NUMBER 11                      November 2009

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Whiff of Water on the Moon!

RASHMI REKHA & HIMANSHU SHEKHAR

               

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

CTBT—Is India Ready?

M.S.S. MURTHY

                       

14

Miracles Through Gene Therapy

SUBHA SANKAR GHOSH

 

19

Terrifying Tuberculosis

P. CHEENA CHAWLA

 

26

Do the Birds have a Compass?

JOYITA BHADRA & SIRAJ DATTA

 

43

FICTION

Beyond The Heavens

Jyotirish Das

 

36

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL       

7

 

SHORT FEATURE:

·         Chandrayaan-1 Detects Water on the Moon

 

12

 

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

24

HUMOUR

41

 

INTERVIEW

 

46

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

FLORAL RECORDS                                                                                         

53

BIOPROFILE

·         Brahmakamal

54

 

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

WHAT’S NEW    

60

CROSSWORD                    

62

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, November 2009, pp 8-11

Whiff of Water on the Moon!

RASHMI REKHA & HIMANSHU SHEKHAR

Chandrayaan I becomes the first spacecraft to detect

traces of water on the surface of the Moon

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, November 2009, pp 14-16

CTBT—Is India Ready?

M.S.S. MURTHY

Should India sign treaties like CTBT and FMCT at this stage or not?

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, November 2009, pp 19-21

Miracles Through Gene Therapy

SUBHA SANKAR GHOSH

Recent advances in gene therapy have made the treatment

of many genetic disorders possible

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, November 2009, pp 26-33

Terrifying Tuberculosis

P. CHEENA CHAWLA

New diagnostic techniques, better drugs and more potent vaccines can

help us fight this formidable foe

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, November 2009, pp 43-45

 

Do the Birds have a Compass?

JOYITA BHADRA & SIRAJ DATTA

Birds cannot read maps, what is it then that guides

them in locating the places