Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 101 - Issue 11: 10 Dec, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1394

Alice: Science and Common Sense in Wonderland
p. 1395 | Balaram, P.

The impact factor and taxonomy
p. 1397 | Venu, P.; Sanjappa, M.

Endosulfan ban in India: for good or not?
p. 1398 | Vendan, S. Ezhil

Soil fertility management by Memba tribe of Mechuka Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
p. 1399 | Lollen, Mari; Laskar, Boni Amin

Conservation of mangrove forest covers in Kochi coast
p. 1400 | Satheeshkumar, P.; Manjusha, U.; Pillai, N. G. K.

The Brant’s Oak in rural areas of West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh
p. 1401 | Riba, Jumri

Challenges in earth science
p. 1401 | Shareef, N. M.

Chert breccia
p. 1402 | Singh, B. P.

Chert breccia: Response
p. 1402 | Siddaiah, N. Siva

Wildlife around communication towers
p. 1403 | Sarkar, Jaimini

Meeting Report
Innovation, development and human capabilities
p. 1404 | Khadlikar, Pramod

Brainstorming on public risk perception
p. 1405 | Monto, Geethanjali; Malhotra, Richa

Where are the conservationists?
p. 1406 | Menon, Manjula; Mohanraj, R.; Devi, Prashanthi

Research News
The source of water on the early Earth
p. 1408 | Sankaran, A. V.

In Conversation
Robert Kanigel
p. 1410 | Malhotra, Richa

Thomas D. Albright
p. 1413 | Monto, Geethanjali

Counteracting climate change via solar radiation management
p. 1418 | Bala, G.

Corporate education in natural sciences: a professional approach for universities
p. 1421 | Narasimharao, B. Panduranga; Prasad, J. Shashidhara; Nair, P. R. R.

Scientific Correspondence
Isolation and PCR-based detection of anaerobic Clostridium bifermentans isolated from slaughterhouse soil
p. 1425 | Saraswat, Priti; Nagar, D. P.; Kushwaha, Kirti; Kumar, Om; Prasad, G. B. K. S.; Agarawal, M. K.

Solanum macrocarpon, a wild brinjal, is not a source of resistance against brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee
p. 1427 | Hanur, Vageeshbabu S.; Reddy, P. V. Rami; Boopal, K.; Srividya, K. N.; Poovarasan, S.; Bhalewar, Shraddha; Saraswathi, M. S.

Environmental significance of raised rann sediments along the margins of Khadir, Bhanjada and Kuar Bet islands in Great Rann of Kachchh, Western India
p. 1429 | Khonde, N.; Maurya, D. M.; Singh, A. D.; Chowksey, V.; Chamyal, L. S.

General Articles
A next-generation approach to the characterization of a non-model plant transcriptome
p. 1435 | Jain, Mukesh

Geodynamic basis of heat transport in the Earth
p. 1440 | Herndon, J. Marvin

Research Articles
Simulating interactive effect of irrigation and nitrogen on crop yield and water productivity in maize–wheat cropping system
p. 1451 | Lenka, Sangeeta; Singh, A. K.

Research Communications
Performance evaluation of delay in optical packet switching using various traffic patterns
p. 1462 | Kavitha, A.; Rajamani, V.; Kumar, P. Anandha

A study on the factors affecting the morphology and electro-optical properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal display
p. 1467 | Ahmad, Farzana; Lee, Jin Woo; Jeon, Y. J.; Jamil, M.

A comparison of endophyte assemblages in transgenic and non-transgenic cotton plant tissues
p. 1472 | Suryanarayanan, T. S.; Venkatachalam, A.; Govinda Rajulu, M. B.

The 18 September 2011, North Sikkim earthquake
p. 1475 | Rajendran, Kusala; Rajendran, C. P.; Thulasiraman, N.; Andrews, Ronia; Sherpa, Nima

Are conservation actions reducing the threat to India’s vulture populations?
p. 1480 | Cuthbert, Richard J.; Prakash, Vibhu; Saini, Mohini; Upreti, Suchitra; Swarup, Devendra; Das, Asit; Green, Rhys E.; Taggart, Mark

Book Reviews
Advances in Cognitive Science. Vol. 2. Narayanan Srinivasan, Bhoomika R. Kar and Janak Pandey (eds)
p. 1485 | Rao, Shobini L.

What are the Stars? G. Srinivasan; Can Stars Find Peace? G. Srinivasan
p. 1486 | Heuvel, Edward P. J. Van Den

Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2010. Roger Blandfordet al. (eds)
p. 1486 | Nath, Biman B.

Historical Notes
Annotations on India and Indians in The Descent of Man by Darwin
p. 1488 | Kantha, Sachi Sri

Application for the Post of Director, IBSD, Imphal—Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1490

Postdoctoral Position–inStem-NCBS Cardiomyopathy Laboratory
p. 1491

New Releases from Universities Press
p. 1492

Unlock the promise of your research—SciVal
p. 1493

BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination— Jawaharlal Nehru University
p. 1494

Thirty-Sixth Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1495

Science Academies’ Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers – 2012
p. 1496

International Symposium on Airway Diseases: Etiology Clinic
p. 1497

JYoung Researcher Award – 2012—Lady Tata Memorial Trust
p. 1498

Learning and Memory–5th SERC School in Neuroscience
p. 1499

Faculty under INSPIRE Faculty Scheme—S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 1500

24th Kerala Science Congress
p. 1501

Postodoctoral Positions—inStem-NCBS Single-molecule Imaging Laboratory
p. 1502

Postodoctoral Positions—The inStem Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
p. 1502

Announcement of Assistant/Associate Professor Vacancy—Indian Centre for Climate and Societal Impacts Research
p. 1503

Junior Research Fellows—Karpagam Academy of Higher Education
p. 1503

National level Hands-on Training Workshop on Principles and Practices of Animal Taxonomy with Special Reference to Insects (For Postgraduates and Young Researchers)
p. 1504

Scientist Recruitment–Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
p. 1504

Project Fellow—Banaras Hindu University
p. 1505

SERC School on Laser Physics and Technology
p. 1505

Scientists—Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute
p. 1506

Junior Research Fellow—Department of Geology
p. 1506

Post Doctoral Fellowship—Indian Insistute of Information Technology and Management
p. 1506

Research Associate–Banaras Hindu University
p. 1506

Funding Opportunity in Basic Biology of Human Stem Cells
p. 1507

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