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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 WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey of the Universe has confirmed the presence of Dark Energy in the Universe. This further justifies the introduction of the cosmological constant in his equation by Einstein.

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CERN has announced that the ‘riddle of the Higgs boson’ might be solved within the end of next year. Either it will be detected or its existence ruled out.

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The most eminent British physicist, Stephen Hawking, has described heaven as a ‘fairy story’, signifying his increasing alienation from God and religion.

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The last flight of the space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134, will take place on Monday, the 16th of May. The launch is scheduled for 08:56 AM, EST, or 12:56 GMT from the Kennedy Space Centre.

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Addictive Physics: Superconductivity Can Be Induced By Red Wine

Red wine can induce superconducting properties in certain alloys, finds a team of Japanese scientists. Who says science is only for the non-alcoholics?

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A report has been released from ATLAS, CERN, which, after extensive analysis, has put to rest all rumors about any detection of the Higgs Boson – the God Particle, which is supposed to endow all particles in the Universe with mass.

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A prophecy due to Raffaele Bendandi, the “earthquake prophet”, a few decades ago saying that Rome would be razed to the ground in a devastating earthquake on 11th of May has sparked panic amongst residents.

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No Ordinary Genius: Wishing Richard Feynman A Very Happy Birthday

It wasn’t about the Nobel Prize; Feynman is a physicist’s physicist. His contributions stretch from QED, to particle physics, to superfluidity and to even QCD (the physics of quarks). And he was the most fun-filled character you’d ever encounter.

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A report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature says that, in terms of percentage contribution to the national GDP, China ranks 2, while the US ranks 17. Denmark, expectedly, leads the table, thanks to its efficient power grid driven primarily by windmills.

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The results of the preliminary round of the first-ever Google Science Fair competition are out and 60 finalists have been chosen from thousands. Google claims to have received over 7500 entries from over 10000 students from across the globe. Sixty entries have been selected from amongst these and now the public is free to vote for these 60 semi-finalists.

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On the 29th of December, Samoans will be busy turning their clocks forward by 24 hours, as their country shifts time zones and move from the west of the International Date Line from the east.

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A research team, headed by Xiang Zhang, a UC Berkeley engineering professor, has built an ultra-small optical device that can control the switching on and off of light pulses using Graphene. This extraordinary device is guaranteed to revolutionise communication, both in terms of speed and how we do it, in the very near future.

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Aspidoscelis exsanguis

It’s a story that can make any respectable biologist go pale. A team of researchers based in Kansas have come up with a cross that can give birth by laying eggs that don’t need to be fertilized, essentially a process of cloning.

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State run station Xinhua reported that China is planning to initially set up a two-module space-station, named Tiangong-1 as soon as late this year. Tiangong means ‘Heavenly Palace’ in English.

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ALPHA Facility

CERN scientists trapped the dangerously slippery anti-matter for a record 1000 seconds (or 17 minutes), a huge achievement in terms of anti-matter confinement.

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