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Home > Issue No. 67 | September 2013
Issue No. 67 | September 2013
COVER STORY
How did terrestrial blue whale become so big after taking to the seas?
Why are some people born with ‘mirrored’ internal organs?
Article
For nearly three centuries one question has baffled medical experts: How do the bodies of creatures including human beings know the difference between the right-hand side and the left-hand side? At last a satisfactory scientific answer to this question is available now.
Dung beetles: The sky-watcher insects that use stars as their GPS
Article
Apart from migratory birds, aquatic seals and man there are hardly any other living creatures that use the stars as co-ordinates to understand directions. But now, the nocturnal dung beetles have been included in this limited list of star-map readers.
Hunt for 17 rare-earth minerals that literally control our everyday life!
Article
As on date China has monopoly on 17 ‘rare-earth’ minerals without which manufacture of a wide variety of things ranging from smart phones to LCD TV and from CFL bulbs to wind turbines is not possible! China has created artificial shortage forcing many countries to start a treasure hunt for these minerals.
Disappearing: India’s 196 languages and their last speakers
Article
There are about 6,809 languages in the world; and on an average one language loses its existence every fortnight. Today, there are about 410 languages on the ‘endangered’ hit list, 196 of which are Indian. In the present era of globalization these languages will not survive for very long.
Super Quiz: This time it’s (South) Africa!
Article
This time it’s (South) Africa!
All About – Stealth frigate INS Trikand
Article
Stealth frigate INS Trikand
Fact Finder: Q & A on general knowledge
Article
Q & A on general knowledge
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Issue No. 67 | September 2013
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