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.

Debjyoti Bardhan has written and can be contacted at debjyoti@techie-buzz.com.
The skull of the A.sediba individual. Look at the white spot on the rock - that's the hominid tooth.

A very complete fossil – the most complete till date – of a hominid has been discovered in the ‘Cradle of Humankind’. What answers can this bony assemblage from 2 million years ago tell us?

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The fifth moon. Pluto is somewhere in the darkened area. 
Image courtesy: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, ESA and M. Showalter from SETI.

The Hubble Space Telescope has just discovered the fifth moon of Pluto. It turns out that the dwarf planet gets a lot of attention!

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Happy birthday sir!

A forgotten and then revived name, Nikola Tesla remains as enigmatic as his own experiments. Here is wishing that mad genius a very happy birthday.

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darwin

The evolution-creationism debate has spread to South Korea. While the creationist side wants evolution expunged from school textbooks, the evolutionists’s side has struck back. Not so fast will evolution go off the academic platter.

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Notice the broken yellow lines emerging out of the detector. Those are photon lines. Actually the broken line is a way to represent the fact that photons are invisible and not caught in the tracker. Then they are detected in the electromagnetic calorimeter, where green lines represent energy dumps.

To be proved wrong has never felt so good! To be a part of the historic moment is awesome!

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gammagamma

The Higgs Boson has finally been found! That’s it!

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Not quite yet!

The web has been buzzing with the probable discovery of the Higgs Boson and the upcoming CERN press conference has generated a lot of interest. We aim to caution you – tread lightly on Higgs discovery news, as there isn’t enough data yet to make that claim. Here’s a thought…

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A thumbnail to support a movement. Does the word 'flimsy' come to mind? (Courtesy: Wikimedia commons)

The latest in the long line of attempts to subvert the well-established theory of evolution by the creationist movement involves the Loch Ness monster. By claiming the existence of this creature, the creationists are saying that Darwin was wrong. No, no, we aren’t joking.

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Lonesome George (Photo Courtesy: The Guardian)

The giant of the Pinta island of the Galapagos archipelago, Lonesome George, has died. This brings to end his entire species. RIP

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Docking with the Tiangong-1 space station module.

China have successfully performed a manual docking of an unmanned space craft with their own space station module. This is one of the hardest maneuvers to perform and the Chinese have a lot to celebrate about!

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ICHEP2012

The Higgs boson search status will be announced in the upcoming CERN conference to be held in Geneva on the 4th of July. Incidentally, ICHEP, one of the biggest high energy conferences, is also supposed to start on the same day.

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An artist's impression of the how the second planet would look standing on Kepler 36-b, when the two planets are close to one another. (Photo Courtesy: David Aguilar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

The Kepler Space Telescope has again come up with something that has spurred on the imagination of the astrophysics community. It has discovered two exoplanets which couldn’t have formed if we believe current planet formation theories. What’s going on?

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Not quite yet!

The Higgs Boson search has advanced from where it was in December, but it has still not attained the position of a discovery. The LHC simply doesn’t have enough data to provide the tag of a ‘discovery’ to the Higgs particle. Don’t believe the rumors, here’s the real deal.

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babar_data_pressrelease_final

The latest data from the BaBar experiment at Stanford Linear Accelerator has turned up data which contradicts the Standard Model and predicts an anomalous rate of decay for certain types of mesons. Is this the first real sign of Physics Beyond Standard Model?

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shenzhou

China jumps into the space race with an important launch of a spacecraft that will dock with the Chinese Space Station module soon. The manned mission also comprises the first Chinese female astronaut.

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