Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 110 - Issue 05: 10 Mar, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0746

Guest Editorial
IISERs: emerging science universities of India
p. 0747 | Sathyamurthy, N.

Indian Science Congress – a circus or a forum for showcasing hard science?
p. 0749 | Sharma, Om P.

Recognition of traditional medicine in the Nobel for artemisinin is inescapable
p. 0749 | Sharma, Abhay

Teaching-based research is a requirement in institutions of higher learning to impart quality education
p. 0750 | Ray, Suvendra Kumar

Meeting Report
Current Science Editorial Meeting – Scientific sessions
p. 0752 | Ramaswamy, Rajashree; Gopal, Swetha

India International Science Festival 2015
p. 0756 | Singh, Veeru Kant; Saxena, Anju; Verma, Poonam; Ranhotra, Parminder S.; Agnihotri, Deepa; Srivastava, Jyoti; Manoj, M. C.; Quamar, Md. Firoze

Litchi fruit borers
p. 0758 | Reddy, P. V. Rami; Srivastava, Kuldeep; Vishalnath

p. 0759 | Chauhan, Parth R.; Sukumaran, Prabhin

In Conversation
Jonardon Ganeri
p. 0761 | Gopal, Swetha

IISERs: new initiative towards excellence in science
p. 0763 | Khare, Avinash

Publication phishing: a growing challenge for researchers and scientific societies
p. 0766 | Sorooshian, Shahryar

Scientific Correspondence
Signal enhancement in fluorescence microscopy by microsecond pulsed excitation
p. 0768 | De, Arijit K.; Goswami, Debabrata

Schismatomma galactinum (lichenized ascomycota), a lichen species new to India
p. 0770 | Goni, Reema; Sharma, Namrata

Soil organic carbon pool under different land uses in Achanakmar Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve of Chhattisgarh, India
p. 0771 | Iqbal, Sheikh; Tiwari, S. C.

Soft-bodied fossil preservation in the Cambrian Parahio Formation of Spiti
p. 0774 | Hughes, Nigel C.

General Articles
Machines (non-human) and thinking: can they coexist?
p. 0776 | Chowdhury, Pinaki Roy
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/776-781

Review Articles
Nuclear forensics: what, why and how?
p. 0782 | Aggarwal, Suresh Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/782-791

Research Articles
Effective estimation of GAGAN signals with adaptive equalization
p. 0792 | Baba, M. A. Khadar; Rao, V. Malleswara
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/792-799

Evaluation of the effect of size reduction and thermal treatment on metal extraction from PCBs of mother board and digital video drive of desktop PC
p. 0800 | Wath, Sushant B.; Katariya, Mayuri N.; Bansiwal, Amit K.; Shinde, Vilas M.; Vaidya, Atul N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/800-807

Traffic data analysis using image processing technique on Delhi–Gurgaon expressway
p. 0808 | Kumar, Pallav; Arkatkar, Shriniwas S.; Maurya, Akhilesh; Joshi, Gaurang; Bharadwaj, Nipjyoti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/808-822

Virological perspectives and characterization of seasonal influenza B viruses in Mumbai
p. 0823 | Gohil, Devanshi; Kothari, Sweta; Correa, Daphne; Deshmukh, Ranjana; Chowdhary, Abhay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/823-827

Classification and domain analysis of protein kinases in hominids
p. 0828 | Jayapalan, Saranya; Natarajan, Jeyakumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/828-838

Fission–fusion species under restricted living conditions: a comparative study of dyadic interactions and physical proximity in captive bonobos and Bornean orangutans
p. 0839 | Classen, Dorothee; Kiessling, Stefanie; Mangalam, Madhur; Kaumanns, Werner; Singh, Mewa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/839-850

Effect of elevated temperature on life-history parameters of rice yellow stem borer (Scirpophaga incertulas Walker)
p. 0851 | Manikandan, Narayanasamy; Kennedy, J. S.; Geethalakshmi, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/851-857

Understanding transitions in a rural Indian building typology in the context of well-being
p. 0857 | Moothedath Chandran, Kumari; Chinnaswamy Balaji, Nallaval; Mani, Monto

Research Communications
Air-pollution and economics: diesel bus versus electric bus
p. 0858 | Adheesh, S. R.; Shravanth Vasisht, M.; Ramasesha, Sheela K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/858-862

Analysis of the constituents of urinary calculi of dog using various scientific techniques
p. 0863 | Bhatt, Pragnya A.; Laiya, Riddhi P.; Patil, Deepak B.; Parikh, Pinesh V.; Paul, Parimal
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/863-867

Economic analysis of different greenhouse gas mitigation technologies in rice–wheat cropping system of the Indo-Gangetic Plains
p. 0867 | Gupta, Dipak Kumar; Bhatia, Arti; Das, T. K.; Singh, Parmendra; Kumar, Amit; Jain, Niveta; Pathak, Himanshu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/867-874

Clay dispersion induced by changes in some soil properties in undulating salt-affected landscapes of southern Karnataka, India
p. 0874 | Rajan, K.; Natarajan, A.; Thilagam, V. Kasthuri; Kumar, K. S. Anil; Dinesh, D.; Alam, N. M.; Khola, O. P. S.; Gowda, R. C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/874-883

Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae) in ancient clay plaster of Ellora Caves, India
p. 0884 | Singh, M.; Sardesai, M. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/884-891

Induction of sperm-head abnormality in Swiss albino mice Mus musculus by administration of fresh and processed betel nut extracts
p. 0891 | Saha, Pritikana; Bhattacharya, Sekhares
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/891-896

Circadian rhythm determines the timing of activity, and ingestive and grooming behaviours in Indian house crows, Corvus splendens
p. 0897 | Taufique, S. K. Tahajjul; Jha, Neelu Anand; Kumar, Vinod
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/897-901

Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius to green leaf volatiles and terpenoids
p. 0902 | Samantaray, Tanmayee; Korada, Rajasekhara Rao
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/902-908

Distribution and conservation status of the caenophidian snake, ,em>Xylophis captaini Gower & Winkler, 2007 in the Western Ghats, India
p. 0908 | Bhupathy, Subramanian; Jins, V. J.; Jose, Joyce; Babu, Santhanakrishnan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i5/908-912

Book Reviews
In Search of Biohappiness: Biodiversity and Food, Health and Livelihood Security by M. S. Swaminathan
p. 0913 | Rana, Rai S.

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries by Ashish Verma and T. V. Ramanayya
p. 0914 | Joshi, Kshitija

Annual Review of Neuroscience, 2014, Steven E. Hyman, Thomas M. Jessell, Carla J. Shatz, Charles F. Stevens and Huda Y. Zoghbi (eds)
p. 0916 | Sikdar, S. K.

The Water Book: The Extraordinary Story of Our Most Ordinary Substance, Alok Jha; The Last Drop: The Politics of Water, Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes
p. 0918 | Sharma, Sudhirendar

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2015, Raymond Jeanloz and Katherine H. Freeman (eds)
p. 0919 | Rajendran, C. P.

Personal News
Chirayathumadom Venkatachalier Subramanian (1924–2016)
p. 0922 | Ram, H. Y. Mohan

Historical Notes
On the villainous saltpetre in pre-independent India
p. 0923 | Raman, Ramya; Revathy, S. Sudha; Raman, Anantanarayanan

SwarnaJayanti Fellowships 2015–16 - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 0928

NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards for the year 2016 - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 0930

p. 0931

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0932

Position Available - Professor, Energy and Environment Policy Programme - National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 0933

Admissions Open 2015 - Manipal University
p. 0934

DST Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nano Science and Technology - Department of Science and Technology
p. 0935

Scientist-D - UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research
p. 0936

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 0937

Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine - Amrita University
p. 0938

Inviting Applications for Centre-Director - UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research
p. 0939

Junior Research Fellow - Institute of Seismological Research
p. 0939

Programme Manager - Wellcome Trust
p. 0940

Grant Adviser - Wellcome Trust
p. 0940

Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology – 2016
p. 0941

Junior Research Fellowship - Mahatma Gandhi University
p. 0941

CORRIGENDUM - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 0941

Project Fellow - Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research
p. 0942

Director - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
p. 0942

India Alliance Margadarshi Fellowships - Wellcome trust
p. 0942

Scientific and Technical Staff - International Advanced Research Centre for Powder metallurgy and New Materials
p. 0943

B.M. Birla Science Prizes
p. 0943

Full-Time Faculty Positions at IISc, Bengaluru
p. 0944

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