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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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Neil deGrasse Tyson To Host Sequel To Carl Sagan’s Masterpiece ‘Cosmos’ Series

The epic series ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’, hosted by the late great Carl Sagan, is poised to get a sequel hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. But how do you replace the irreplaceable?

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Strong evidence of flowing salt water has been found on Mars. This just increases the possibility of existence of life manifold.

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The early Earth might have had two moons, the smaller of which had collided with the larger one, forming the moon we see today. Had the Earth been habitable, full moon nights would have been so much more romantic.

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Molecular Oxygen has been discovered by the Hershel Telescope in the Orion Nebula. Till now, only atomic oxygen had been known! How did the discovery happen? And no, it doesn’t say anything about the existence of life!

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On Discovery’s show ‘Curiosity’, first aired on August 7th, 2011, Hawking says that there is no need for a Creator to explain the universe. The Universe can come out of nothing.

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The ISS will be plunged into the ocean by 2020, says Russian space agency. Is there anything to replace it?

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After the end of the space shuttle era, private players like SpaceX, will get the golden opportunity to make their mark in space. SpaceX plans a docking with the ISS in December this year.

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NASA’s satellite for the Jupiter mission, Juno, will be launched from Cape Canaveral on 5th August. Find out more about the space craft and the mission

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Using data from the Chandra X-Ray Telescope, scientists at Alabama University have calculated the mass of a black hole in a nearby galaxy. The mass is equal to a staggering 2 Billion Suns!

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A lawsuit, filed by Lamberth, challenging the Obama administration’s funding of stem cell research has been quashed. Science research wins. But what of the use of human embryos?

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A small asteroid has been discovered which shares its orbit with Earth.

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The US have introduced drastic fund cuts, due to its long war on terror. This adversely affects the science community and with funds drying up in every science sector, it’s a grim picture for science, the US and the future. Have the terrorists won, after all?

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A team from Arizona has developed a dependable prototype that detects fake sites much better than a human being does. If you use the Internet often, and for personal purposes like banking, this prototype might save your life.

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Wolfram Research Introduces Exciting New Programmable Document Format; PDFs Be Gone

Wolfram Research has come up with CDF – a new document type in which creators can embed code into a PDF making it interactive to the user. It’s a wonderful new initiative from a company famous for Mathematica and WolframAlpha

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The recent results, from the LHC runs in 2010 and 2011 have excluded huge probable mass ranges for the Higgs boson. This is both exciting and disappointing.

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