SCIENCE REPORTER


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ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 44

NUMBER 2

FEBRUARY  2007

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Laughter Is Good For You!

SYED IBRAHIM RIZVI & KANTI BHOOSHAN PANDEY

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

The Tale of the Luminous Tube         

Sujit Kumar Naha

 

19

Should We Eliminate Pigs?

D. D. Kulkarni & H. K. Pradhan

 

26

Sharpen Your Memory

Monoranjan Hazarika

 

39

FICTION

Evolution

Vishwanath Shirvaikar

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM

16

BIOPROFILE: Exploring Oaks in the Himalayas

24

HEALTH: Bacteria: Silent Killers in Food

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

EXTINCT ANIMALS: Dead as a Dodo

 

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT:

         Should the media play an active role in eradicating

superstitions and faith in miracles so rampant in

society?

47

CROSSWORD

52

Medical INNOVATIONS: Injection Needle

 

53

DID YOU KNOW: Travel Tales

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR

62

 

  

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 44 February 2007, pp 9-15

Laughter Is Good For You!

SYED IBRAHIM RIZVI & KANTI BHOOSHAN PANDEY

Laughter has been found to have immeasurable health benefits.

So laugh because it is good for you!

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 44 February 2007, pp 19-23

The Tale of the Luminous Tube

Sujit Kumar Naha

Indeed, evening outings would be very dull without

neon signs! Find out who invented them?

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 44 February 2007, pp 26-30

Should We Eliminate Pigs?

D. D. Kulkarni & H. K. Pradhan

The recent bird flu epidemics resulted in elimination of poultry

from affected areas. Is it now the turn of the pigs?

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 44 February 2007, pp 39-42

Sharpen Your Memory

Monoranjan Hazarika

Catch a few tips to sharpen your memory.