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The Olympics are all set to lose the gaze of the world as the Mars Rover lands on Mars on the 5th of August, 2012. As we have already said, the Mars Rover’s landing might not be directly viewable by NASA, but we do hope that the landing goes well.

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While the whole of North and East India reels under the worst power outage ever in India’s history, questions as to why this happened have begun surfacing. What is it that destroys an entire power grid? And how does it compare to two infamous North American power outages?

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Extraordinary Human Sculpture Found in Turkey. Archaeologists from the University of Toronto unearth huge statue from Tayinet Project.

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Having excellent autobiographical memory could be a result of your brain being structured differently. [Image Credit: flickr.com/digitalshotgun]

Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory is different from ordinary good memory, and has been linked to a difference in the structure of the brain.

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ebola

The deadly Ebola virus has returned to haunt the African country of Uganda. The current figures suggest 20 infected and 14 dead, but both are likely to rise. With no cure or vaccine, what is man to do against this viral adversary?

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A cartoon depicting the coplanar orbits of our solar system. [Image Credit: universetoday, NASA/JPL-Caltech/T.Pyle]

Our solar system now has a cousin! Astrophysicists at the MIT have discovered another planetary system that resembles ours. Like in our solar system, the orbits of planets around the Kepler-30 star lie in a single plane.

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Blinding

A team of laser scientists have built a huge petawatt laser – the most powerful of its type in the world. This will now be used to accelerate particles like electrons – again something which has never been achieved.

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The brain is not very objective in its decision making. [Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons]

Recent experiments by researchers at Columbia University and New York University are showing that recognizing a familiar object versus creating a new memory is influenced by incidents prior to the decision, i.e. prior incidents bias our brain either towards forming a new memory or towards recalling an existing one.

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A fossil of an ancient snake has been discovered which tells us that snakes evolved on land. This is the most primitive snake discovered till date.

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Google has announced the winners of the Google Science Fair 2012 competition.

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Sally Ride

America’s First Female Astronaut in Space, Sally Ride, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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The Medusoid

Scientists have created an artificial jellyfish, using the heart muscles taken from a rat. The ‘animal’ was a silicone model of an eight-legged creature resembling a jellyfish. Welcome ‘Medusoid’ to the world.

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Phenotype Model

Stanford University researchers have published the world’s first complete computer model of an organism.

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Corona

NASA captured stunning images of the sun’s corona. They were the highest resolution images ever taken of the solar corona.

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There are cells in our skin that can respond to the time of the day and regulate the function of the skin.

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