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VOLUME 49                                                       NUMBER 7                          July  2012

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Search for the Higgs boson…Goes on!

Binay Malakar

 

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

Journey of Milk – From Cow To Consumer

B.S. Beniwal & Renuka Malik

 

The Best Team at IPL 5-2012

Gangan Prathap

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

32

Build Your Own Cloud Chamber

Shoili Pal

 

43

Hunters in the Sky

Rahul Rohitashwa & D.N. Choudhary

 

46

SHORT FEATURES

ToucHB – Set to Revolutionize Blood Testing

Samiya Fatima

 

 

34

Mangrove Palm – A Versatile Unique Palm

Biju Dharmapalan, M.S. Jyothish , Ajith Ashokan and P.V. Harinandanan

 

53

Probiotics: Not-so Friendly “Friendly Bacteria”?

Anchal Tyagi

 

55

FICTION

The Chimp

Shripad Dharkar

                       

 

36

REPORT

Raising The Flag Of Scientific Temper

Hasan Jawaid Khan

28

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL        

7

SPECTRUM

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

24

CARTOONS

 

27

 

REPORT

28

POINT COUNTERPOINT

40

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

FUN QUIZ

58

CROSSWORD

61

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 49, July 2012, pp 8-14

Search for the Higgs boson…Goes on!

Binay Malakar

 

While the Higgs boson continues to be elusive so far, scientists are quite confident of detecting it by the end of the year 2012.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 49, July 2012, pp 19-23

Journey of Milk – From Cow To Consumer

             B.S. Beniwal & Renuka Malik

 

How is the milk that lands at your doorstep processed in a dairy plant? Here is an inside look into the processing of the world’s most ubiquitous beverage.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 49, July 2012, pp 32-33

The Best Team at IPL 5-2012

Gangan Prathap

 

Which was the best team at IPL-5 this year?

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 49, July 2012, pp 34-35

ToucHB – Set to Revolutionize Blood Testing

Samiya Fatima

At a recent conference in Jaipur, Myshkin Ingawale, a Mumbai based entrepreneur, launched a device called ToucHB which he claims could save millions of innocent lives.

Science Reporter

Vol. 49, July 2012, pp 43-45

Build Your Own Cloud Chamber

Shoili Pal

 

What are elementary particles? How can we build our own Cloud Chamber to observe elementary particles at home?

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 49, July 2012, pp 46-48

Hunters in the Sky

Rahul Rohitashwa & D.N. Choudhary

 

Birds of Prey are unique due to the diversity of their feeding habits, as well as the unique mechanisms endowed by Nature to accomplish their predatory act. They have an important ecological niche as scavengers, by consuming the carcasses of dead animals.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 49, July 2012, pp 53-54

 

Mangrove Palm – A Versatile Unique Palm

Biju Dharmapalan, M.S. Jyothish, Ajith Ashokan and P.V. Harinandanan

 

Palms are valued because of their beauty and economic value.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 49, March   2012, pp 56-57

 

Probiotics: Not-so Friendly “Friendly Bacteria”?

Anchal Tyagi

 

Over the past two decades, a wide range of probiotic supplements claiming to promote good bacteria and to get rid of the bad ones have burst into the market. But many believe that they are not as helpful as previously thought.