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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

VOLUME 41 

NUMBER 3

MARCH 2004

 

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

Roaming the Red Planet

Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan, B C Sharma

9

 

ARTICLES

 

Bird Flu Strikes!

Sudhir Gupta

16

 

Bacterial Resistance—An Endless War

Mira Kushal

25

 

FICTION

 

 

 

·                     Alpha Miu by Ravi Sharma

46

 

COLUMNS

 

HEALTH: Mad Cow Diosease

42

BOOKSHELF

 

45

DEPARTMENTS

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS

5

SPECTRUM

20

FACT FILE 

 

·                     Star Watch: Constellation Cygnus

31

·                     Indian Icons: Homi Jehangir Bhabha

32

·                     Herbal Healers: Wonders of Arnica

33

·                     Ingenious Inventions: Powering the Heart

34

QUIZ TIME

36

CROSSWORD

37

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

44

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

FUN QUIZ

50

DID YOU KNOW?

52

HUMOUR

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA

56

SCIENCE PROJECT

58

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HOW?

62

WHY? 

63

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, March 2004, pp 9-15, 28-30

 

Roaming the Red Planet   

Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan, B C Sharma

 

The discovery of water trapped on the surface of Mars has sent interest in the red planet soaring sky high. The article while dealing with the latest findings also takes a look back at the missions to Mars.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, March 2004, pp 16-19

 

Bird Flu Strikes!

Sudhir Gupta

 

The article dwells on the Bird flu scare that has gripped most of the country.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, March 2004, pp 24-27

 

Bacterial Resistance—An Endless War

Mira Kushal

 

The article makes a plea for responsible use of antibiotics so as to avoid antibiotic-resistant strains of disease causing organisms.