SCIENCE REPORTER


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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                      

VOLUME 43                                                      NUMBER 4                                       APRIL 2006

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

A DEAL FOR INDIA
MRITYUNJAY  BOSE
 

9

IN CONVERSATION

 

OPEN THE EYES OF STUDENTS TO GLOBAL LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES

GEETA MAHADEVAN

19

 

FEATURE ARTICLES 

 

RADIOISOTOPES IN THE SERVICE OF MANKIND

AMAR O. SETTY

 

22

COMBATING PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC MENACE

RAVINDER KUMAR BANYAL & A.J. SAIGEETHA

 

33

MAN, YOU ARE FLUID!

PRASHANT M. NAIK

 

40

 

 

FICTION

 

TIT FOR TAT

AMBAR DWIVEDI          

…44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

…4

IN FOCUS           

…5

SPECTRUM       

…16

                                                                                                         

REFLECTIONS: God, Man and Science

 


…26

 

HEALTH: The Chikungunya Epidemic

…29

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

…39

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

KNOW YOUR BODY: Liver        

…43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Genetic modification of humans is a great idea                    

…47

FUN QUIZ: Indian Wildlife Quiz

 

…50

CROSSWORD   

…52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Prickly Porcupine                      

…53

DID YOU KNOW?: Featuring the Feather

 

…54

PUZZLE CORNER

…60

HUMOUR          

…62

 

 


Science Reporter
Vol. 43, April 2006, pp 9-15 

A DEAL FOR INDIA

MRITYUNJAY BOSE

The recent nuclear deal with the US portends well for the country’s S&T endeavours

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, April 2006
, pp 19-21

 

“OPEN THE EYES OF STUDENTS TO GLOBAL LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES”

GEETA MAHADEVAN

An interview with Nobel laureate, Prof. Richard Ernst on the relationship between science and society.

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, April 2006, pp 22-25

 

RADIOISOTOPES IN THE SERVICE OF MANKIND

AMAR O. SETTY

The benefits of radioisotopes pervade almost aspects of human life.

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, April 2006, pp 33-35
                             

COMBATING PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC MENACE

RAVINDER KUMAR BANYAL & A.J. SAIGEETHA

It is imperative for people to guard against pseudoscientific misconceptions.

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, April 2006, pp 40-42

MAN, YOU ARE FLUID!

PRASHANT M. NAIK

Human beings are nothing but fluid.