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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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The Lepton Photon Conference, the biggest global event in the world of Particle Physics takes off next week, from the 22nd of August. In the conference till the 27th of August, the main focus of the talks and discussions will be the search for the Higgs boson. There is some exciting news preceding the event, too! Stay with us for coverage on this event.

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IBM creates the first chip that can simulate the Human Brain! It’s a marvellous breakthrough

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Diamonds, diamonds, not a single to wear! Diamond nanoparticles – and a lot of them – have been found in candle flame! Talk about a precious discovery.

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SETI’s Telescope Array Kept Alive By Donations From Many, Including Actor Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster, lead female actor in the epic movie Contact, based on Carl Sagan’s book by the same name, donated towards keeping the Allen Telescope Array of SETI alive and kicking. Good news! It’s alive and kicking!

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Fermat was a genius, no one doubts that. But what is he famous for? Why would Google come up with a doodle to celebrate his birthday? The story, dear reader, is too big to fit here…

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The first quantitative report by a University of California, San Diego team has revealed a startling correlation between radiation in Fukushima and levels of sulphur in California. The connection is more direct than you might initially think.

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The greatest experiment of all times – the LHC collisions at CERN – just got bigger. Now, you can get involved directly, just by sitting at home and allowing CERN to use your computer’s processor for their simulations. Here’s how you can join in this voluntary service to science.

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This is the first example of live birth. The species is an hunting aquatic reptile that shared the seas with Dinosaurs. Plesiosaur gave live birth to young ones, much like mammals, rather than by laying eggs like many reptiles.

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Now, we know of a planet, about the size of Jupiter, which reflects just 1% of the incident of its sun, making it the darkest object known to man. The temperature of the planet is just off the scales!

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Light can now be sent faster than the speed of light itself. Here’s another use for Teflon!

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According to CERN physicist Hajdakovic, there is no need of dark matter to explain observations, if you assume that matter and anti-matter particles gravitationally repel. So, dark matter may be an illusion.

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The spectacular Perseid meteor shower is due this Friday night continuing on to early Saturday morning. Make sure that you catch this cosmic show. You can always make up for lost sleep during the weekends.

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Confirmed evidence of life-building materials have been found on meteors, lending support to the hypothesis that life may have been planted here on Earth from some extra-terrestrial sources via meteorites. Is Panspermia the next big thing in biology?

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China will be launching a Pakistani satellite for the first time ever, creating a landmark in Sino-Pak relationship.

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The largest solar flare this solar cycle has been observed today. It was big enough to blackout many high-frequency communication channels on the sunlit side of the Earth. The Solar cycle will culminate in another 2 years.

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