SCIENCE REPORTER

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VOLUME 46                                                      NUMBER 10                      October 2009

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909-1966)

PARUL R. SHETH

 

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

 

20

The Lethal Bite

CHETAN A. PONKSHE

 

27

Valuable Natural Gums

S. SRIVASTAVA, S.K. GIRI & GOVIND PAL

 

45

INTERVIEW

AERIAL ACROBATS

Prof. Kenneth Breuer

 

FICTION

Sow…and Reap It!

PRATYUSH MISHRA

 

36

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL       

7

 

SHORT FEATURE

CELEBRATING WORLD ANIMAL DAY

LALIT SHARMA

14

 

SPECTRUM       

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

24

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

 

39

 

 

HUMOUR

42

 

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

FLORAL RECORDS                                                                                         

53

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

WHAT’S NEW    

60

CROSSWORD                    

62

 

  

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, October 2009, pp 8-13

Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909-1966)

PARUL R. SHETH

A tribute on the birth centenary of Homi Jahangir Bhabha who

visualised a bright, sturdily self-reliant future for India

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, October 2009 2009, pp 20-23

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

The Institute situated in New Delhi has emerged as a hub of genomics

research in the country

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, October 2009,  pp 27-31

The Lethal Bite

CHETAN A. PONKSHE

The lethal bites of snakes release potent poisons called

venoms into the victim’s body, causing ophitoxaemia.

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, October 2009, pp 45-48

Valuable Natural Gums

S. SRIVASATAVA, S.K. GIRI & GOVIND PAL

Valued for their multifarious uses in food and pharmaceutical industries,

natural gums constitute a viable income source