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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Google honours the man who started it all – Nicolaus Copernicus. Let’s wrap our minds around that idea!

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A TV broadcast at a South Korean rail station. The writing in Korean reads: North, artificial earthquake 11:58 a.m (Photo Courtesy: AP Photo)

An earthquake of strength 4.9 was detected originating from the North Korean region, triggering international fears that North Korea has conducted its third nuclear test. Is that the case?

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The ‘wrong’ photo of a monkey released by Iran has caused the entire country heavy embarrassment. Was it just a bad goof-up or is the whole launch story floated by Iran a big hoax?

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Google jumped into the future with its innovative audio transmission system for which it recently acquired a patent. Project Glass is something that all tech freaks must be looking closely at.

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A 5-year old page, rated as a ‘good article’ about a fictitious Goan War on Wikipedia has been revealed as an elaborate hoax. It has been taken down.

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Never before has something been so cold and something so hot! The temperature of a pinch of quantum gas has been reduced to below zero Kelvin, something thought impossible!

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As a new year dawns, the heavens light up with the Quadrantid Meteor Shower. The problem is the bright moon!

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2012

We wrap up our coverage of science stories in 2012 with a summary of top science stories of the year. Stories that have caught our attention, one way or the other. We hope you enjoy this list. See you on the other side!

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On the 125th birthday of the enigmatic genius, Srinivas Ramanujan, Google has decided to honour him with a nice doodle. Here’s more on the math maetro.

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With the supposed 21st December Doomsday coming in two days, it’s a nice time to take a closer look at the tomfoolery of this internet hoax! Here it is…

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There may be more fireworks in the sky besides the Geminids meteor shower in the next two days. A hitherto unseen meteor shower may be seen along with the Geminids, making it a grand spectacle.

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The Geminids meteor shower is just round the corner and it aims to bury some of the disappointment that the recent Leonids caused.

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A powerful earthquake struck Japan yet again today, forcing the authorities to issue a tsunami warning in the area.

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The LHCb detector at LHC CERN has just published a result which means very bad news for supersymmetry

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Roger Penrose and Staurt Hameroff, two top scientists in their respective fields, claim to have found evidence of the existence of a soul. What more, they say it’s rooted in quantum theory. Sounds like hogwash? It probably is!

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