Brazilian Mathematician Wins 2012 Ramanujan Prize for Mathematics

Fernando Codá Marques, a mathematican from Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wins the 2012 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries. Marques wins the prize for his several contributions to differential geometry, solving and yielding results from numerous long standing problems. The Ramanujan Prize is awarded jointly by [...]

Astronomers Discover the Biggest Ever Black Holes

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UC Berkeley astronomers have discovered two largest black holes ever found to date. Black holes are dense matter with strong gravitational fields that can even block light. The newly discovered two giant black holes weigh more than 10 billion suns together. The black holes are so big that they can consume light even if it [...]

Three Scientists Share 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

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The Nobel Foundation announced the Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine for 2011. The Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to three Scientists. One half is jointly shared between Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity” and the other half goes to Ralph M. Steinman “for [...]

Watch 2011 Nobel Prize Announcement Live

2011 Nobel Prize Winners to be Announced

The season for the Nobel Prize fever is about to begin for this year. The 2011 Nobel Prize winners for Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Literature, Peace, and Economics will be announced by Nobel foundation starting from Monday, October 3. The first announcement of the winner of 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will be announced [...]

CERN Scientists Find Neutrinos Traveling Faster Than Light

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Einstein’s long standing theory is being tested again. This time results from a CERN experiment finds that neutrinos are travelling faster than light. According Einsteins’s theory, the speed of light is absolute constant and nothing can travel faster than light. Therefore, the speeding of neutrinos, almost unstoppable mass-less particles, is intriguing to scientists around the [...]

NASA Plans to Go Deep in the Space With a New Launch System

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NASA announced that it is planning to develop a new Space Launch System (SLS) — a gigantic heavy-lift launch vehicle that will take human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit, deep into the space. NASA will build the new Space Launch System using the technological expertise from NASA’s Shuttle Program and the Constellation Program. NASA expects that [...]

Human Population Increase Seems to have Nailed Neandertals

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Research by UK archaeologists found evidence for the role of human in the extinction of Neanderthals, our closest cousin.  In a research paper published this week’s Science issue, two UK scientists found that that early modern human populations, in the area where Neanderthals also lived, may have outnumbered Neanderthals by ten fold and triggered the [...]

Google Announces 2011 Anita Borg Scholarships

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Google announced Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships in US for 2011. Google started awarding Anita Borg scholorship from 2004 in honor of US computer scientist Anita Borg, who devoted her life to revolutionize “the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields.” Google Anita [...]

NASA Discovers a New Form of Life that Eats Arsenic for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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In a much anticipated press conference, NASA announced that NASA scientists have found an entirely new form of life that can thrive using the chemical toxic arsenic. To find the new life, NASA did not have to go far in to the space, the new Arsenic eating microorganisms were found right in California. Scientists conducting [...]

CERN Scientists Trap Antimatter Atoms Briefly

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CERN scientists announced in a paper published in the journal Nature that they could successfully produce and trap Antihydrogen atoms. Antimatter particles are the exact opposite of the particles/atoms that we see or made of.  Matter and its counterpart are identical in all sense except for opposite charge. The moment the meet, they annihilate themselves [...]