SCIENCE REPORTER


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ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 42 

NUMBER 9

SEPTEMBER  2005

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

Is Indian Tiger Doomed?

Hasan Jawaid Khan                                                                                                        9

 

FEATURE ARTICLES

INDIAN METALLURGY—A GLORIOUS TRADITION

Gopal Chandra Jha                                                                                                         20

 

PERILS OF PASSIVE SMOKING

Bir Abhimanyu Kumar                                                                                                  24

 

DEMYSTIFYING QUICKSAND

Sujit Kumar Naha                                                                                                           28

 

FOSSILS—THE LUCKY ACCIDENTS

C.B. Ganesh                                                                                                                       39

 

 
FICTION

THE SETTLEMENT                                                                     

Yash Chitalia                                                                                        44

 

COLUMN

HEALTH: learning Disabilities                                                                                 34

 

DEPARTMENTS

READERS WRITE                                                                                                        …4
IN FOCUS
                                                                                                                        …5
SPECTRUM                                                                                                                  
…16
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
                                                        …38

 

  JUNIOR SCIENTIST

TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE: Protein Crystallization                                       …43

 

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Should Junk Food Be Banned?                              …48

 

FUN QUIZ: Plant-Microbe Symbiosis                                                                     …50

CROSSWORD                                                                                                                …52

 

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Bearded Vulture                                                      …53

 

DID YOU KNOW?: Exploring Caves                                                                       …54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                                                                      …56

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                                                         …60

HUMOUR                                                                                                                          …62

 

 


Science Reporter
Vol. 42, September 2005, pp 9-15

 

IS THE TIGER DOOMED?

 

HASAN JAWAID KHAN

 

The majestic Indian tiger has some hopes of survival as the government means business                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 42, September 2005, pp 20-23

 

INDIAN METALLURGY—A GLORIOUS TRADITION

GOPAL CHANDRA JHA

 

India has had a glorious ancient tradition as far as metallurgy is concerned

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 42, September 2005, pp 24-27

 

PERILS OF PASSIVE SMOKING

BIR ABHIMANYU KUMAR

 

Smoking has serious health consequences for both smokers and passive smokers

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 42, September 2005, pp 28-31

 

DEMYSTIFYING QUICKSAND

SUJIT KUMAR NAHA

 

Helpful tips to pull yourself out of the dreaded quicksand

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 42, September 2005, pp 39-42

                               

FOSSILS—THE LUCKY ACCIDENTS

C.B. GANESH

 

Fossils are important pointers to evolutionary history