Author: Debjyoti Bardhan Google Profile for Debjyoti Bardhan
Is a science geek, currently pursuing some sort of a degree (called a PhD) in Physics at TIFR, Mumbai. An enthusiastic but useless amateur photographer, his most favourite activity is simply lazing around. He is interested in all things interesting and scientific.

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A bright object seen streaking across the Australian sky seemed like a meteor, but it wasn’t so.

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Just when everyone thought that all hope is lost, comes a slight diboson excess that might serve as a much-needed strand of hope for physicists looking for physics beyond the Standard Model.

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An Israeli startup has created a biological nanodot driven battery which can recharge in 30 seconds. Yes, you can just about reheat your cup of coffee in that time.

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Enceladus, as mapped by

The spacecraft Cassini, designed to study Saturn and its moons, finds a liquid water in an unlikely place – beneath the surface of its frigid moon Enceladus.

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The first image Fermi caught of the Milky Way disk.

NASA’s Fermi Telescope has detected what seems to be one of the best pieces of evidence for the existence of dark matter. Things get more and more curious – have we found the smoking gun?

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A landmark US court ruling said that human genes are not up for patent. Merely isolating the gene doesn’t amount to ‘inventing’ it. This is bound to cause major ripples in cancer research in the near future.

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Artist's rendition of Kepler Space Telescope

A recent hardware malfunction on Kepler has left the space telescope teetering on the verge of being another piece of space junk. It’s not out of the game yet, but definitely it’s in hot water.

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An artist's impression of a GRB. Note the strong jets on either side of the collapsing star. (Courtesy: wikimedia commons)

NASA has just detected the strongest explosion ever recorded in the Universe. It’s a gigantic gamma ray burst, and not too far away.

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Recent experiments peg the value of the proton radius at smaller than what was known earlier. Recent experiments using the muon, a cousin of the electron, give a radically different result. What’s afoot?

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The CDMS detector

There is a tantalising signal of a new particle at a detector called the CDMS. Scientists say that this might be the elusive dark matter particle. Do we finally have a dark matter candidate in our hand? Well, not yet!

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The recently released results of the Planck cosmic microwave radiation probe reveal a Universe which is, frankly, just a bit boring. Here’s looking at those results more closely.

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Want to see a brain in action – here it is! Watch the firings of the brain of a zebrafish larva, as it is imaged in high resolution for the first time ever. This one is pure epic!

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Google will soon have one single platform to unite all of its disparate communication platforms like Chat, Drive and Hangout, making it the one go-to place for everything. The name: Babble.

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That frood, Douglas Adams, one of the greatest ever writers in the English language, celebrates his 61st birthday today and Google honors him with a brilliant interactive doodle. Don’t Panic, just keep your towel close.

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This is the first documented case of a child being cured of HIV. This scientific miracle will surely be followed by a lot of research. The future may be HIV free.

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