SCIENCE REPORTER

 

ISSN: 0036-8512    
VOLUME 40

NUMBER 2

FEBRUARY 2003

 

CONTENTS

COVER STORY

Watching Birds                                                                                                         9

D. N. Choudhary

 

ARTICLES

Naturecure for Cancer                                                                                             46

Swapan Kumar Ghosh

Medicinal Plants on the Touchstone of Science                                                            52

Chitrangad Singh Raghav

 

COLUMNS

HEALTH: Fretting Over Food                                                                                 18

BOOKSHELF                                                                                                        23

PERSONALITY: Alfred Nobel— Simply Dynamite                                                  44

 

DEPARTMENTS

READERS WRITE                                                                                                   4

IN FOCUS                                                                                                               5

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                                                                 16

SCIENCE NEWS                                                                                                    17

SPECTRUM                                                                                                            24

HUMOUR                                                                                                               28

FACT FILE

• Star Watch: Constellation Taurus                                                                               31

• Ingenious Inventions: Bicycle                                                                                     32

• Herbal Healers: Brahmi—A Brain Tonic                                                                    33

• Safe Sanctuaries: Kaziranga National Park                                                                  34

CROSSWORD                                                                                                         35

SKY CORNER                                                                                                        36

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                                                 40

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                 48

HOW?                                                                                                                     50

WHY?                                                                                                                      51

QUIZ TIME                                                                                                            62

 


 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, February 2003, pp 9-15, 42-43

 

 

Watching Birds

D. N. Choudhary

 

Bird watching can be an enriching experience. The article gives some useful tips to those who want to be initiated into the hobby of bird watching.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, February 2003, pp 46-47

 

 

Naturecure for Cancer

Swapan Kumar Ghosh

 

There is need to appreciate the vast natural pharmacy of plant medicines gifted by nature. Natural pharmacy holds the key to treating difficult diseases, even cancer.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, February 2003, pp 52-55, 59-60

 

 

Medicinal Plants on the Touchstone of Science

Chitrangad Singh Raghav

 

Screening of plants for their medicinal properties needs to be taken up with vigour before this precious resource finds its way to foreign shores.  The article makes a plea for screening of plants for their activity, which is very essential and needs urgent attention in order to know the real value of our national plant genetic resources that is eroding very fast.