SCIENCE REPORTER

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VOLUME 43

NUMBER 10

OCTOBER  2006

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

PROTECTING TRADITIONAL RICHES
HASAN JAWAID KHAN

 

                                                                                                                               

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

PLUTO: Planet That Used To Be

Bimal K. Srivastava

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

19

Perfumes – Fragrance or Stink?
Shuchi Sharma & Archana Gupta

 

23

SHORT FEATURES

Transit of Mercury-2006                                      

S.A. MOHAN KRISHNA

 

 

 33

 

 

JS ARTICLE

 

Starry Evolution
Shibu Joseph SJ

 

 

39

FICTION

Einsteinian Comedy of Errors

P. DAS GUPTA   

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

REFLECTIONS:  Chemical Beauty

                                                                               

28

BOOK REVIEW

 

30

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

KNOW YOUR BODY: Kidneys: Tireless Filters 

               

43

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

47

 

CROSSWORD   

 

 

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Emu

53

DID YOU KNOW: Timeless Laws Celebrate 140th Birthday    

54

 

PUZZLE CORNER

 

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

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

PROTECTING TRADITIONAL RICHES

HASAN JAWAID KHAN

The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library coming up at NISCAIR

holds the promise of protecting the country’s traditional wealth

 

 

Science Reporter
V
ol. 43, October 2006, pp 19-22

 

PLUTO: Planet That Used To Be

Bimal K. Srivastava

Pluto has been downgraded. Why and how did this happen? Read on to find out.

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, October 2006, pp 23-27

 

Perfumes – Fragrance or Stink?

Shuchi Sharma & Archana Gupta

Perfumes may fill your world with fragrance. But beware! Chemicals

could compromise your health in the long run.

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, October 2006, pp 39-41

Starry Evolution

Shibu Joseph SJ

Stars evolve and eventually die, but how, this still remains shrouded in mystery.