SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 46                                                      NUMBER 4                                         APRIL 2009

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA…THE BLACKOUTS

NATASHA DAS

 

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

SunderbanS Tiger Reserve

SUBRAT MUKHERJEE

 

19

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

INSTITUTE OF HIMALAYAN BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY

 

27

The New Bomb Threat

JAIMINI SARKAR & CHIRADEEP SARKAR

 

46

FICTION

The Beginning of Danger

Namit Agrawal    

 

36

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL       

7

 

SHORT FEATURES:

·    And Now, Oxygen Bars!

·    Bulletproof Jackets for Bravehearts

·    Solar Eclipse ‘Caught’

14

32

44 

 

 

SPECTRUM       

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

24

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

 

39

 

 

HUMOUR

42

 

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

FLORAL RECORDS                                                                                           

53

BIOPROFILE

·         Milk Thistle

54

 

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

WHAT’S NEW   

60

CROSSWORD                     

62

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 8-13

ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA…THE BLACKOUTS

NATASHA DAS

What is “short term memory loss”, made famous by Aamir

Khan’s Ghajini, all about?

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 19-22

SunderbanS Tiger Reserve

SUBRAT MUKHERJEE

A case study in Participatory Forest Management

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 27-31

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

INSTITUTE OF HIMALAYAN BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY

IHBT’s research has led to transfer of technologies to industries, release of

medicinal and aromatic plants, and standardization of agro and processing technologies

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 46-48

The New Bomb Threat

JAIMINI SARKAR & CHIRADEEP SARKAR

Biological weapons hold a big threat today if they happen to get into

the hands of terrorists