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$1 Million Prize to One who Comes Up with Idea to Reduce ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf

$1 Million Prize to One who Comes Up with Idea to Reduce ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf

Whopping $1 million prize will be awarded by Tulane University to the person(s) who will come up with a solution to decrease the size of the annual dead zone in the Gulf of the Mexico. In the area, water quality deteriorates along with disappearance of marine life every year.

Higgs Left behind because of an Early Night

Higgs Left behind because of an Early Night

Nobel laureate Peter Higgs said he failed to make a key connection between his work and that of others during a science meeting in 1960, otherwise he could have been one of the architects of physics biggest theory.

Only 74% of Americans are Aware that Earth Revolves around Sun

Only 74% of Americans are Aware that Earth Revolves around Sun

A two-year survey on about 2,200 Americans by the National Science Foundation has come up with alarming truth about state of science knowledge among people across the country.

In the 16th Century, Nicolaus Copernicus led the Copernican Revolution stating that the earth and planets revolve around a relatively stationary sun. Still, the worst part is that only 74% of Americans were aware that our planet earth revolves around the sun, the most basic fact about our blue planet.

Rancho Romero Elementary School’s Children wait for their 10-minute Date with Astronaut

Rancho Romero Elementary School’s Children wait for their 10-minute Date with Astronaut

On Wednesday, over 100 students gathered in the playground of Rancho Romero Elementary School looking into the sky and waiting for their 10-minute appointment with an astronaut.

Many of the students were eagerly watching one of the two 14-foot antenna towers placed at the top of one of the school's buildings to roll into motion. Such a motion was told to be the first indication that indicates direct contact with the International Space Station.

People Reply Messages of People from Different Race in Online Dating: Study

People Reply Messages of People from Different Race in Online Dating: Study

Prof Kevin Lewis, sociologist from Harvard University has carried out quite a unique study. In it, he has studied the earliest stages of courtship.

In order to do the same, he has chosen to assess interactions taking place in online dating. He studied a number of things like who has initiated the discussion and whether sender gets the reply or not.

"This is just something people haven't been able to do before because our data is on marriages or boyfriends and girlfriends. You have a couple, but you don't see the back and forth", affirmed Lewis.

Inborn Ability to Sense Number Predicts Future Math Skills in Infants

Inborn Ability to Sense Number Predicts Future Math Skills in Infants

According to a new research by the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, small babies who are good in solving tough mathematical calculations before learning how to count will surely have a bright future.

The unique characteristics among humans are that they have the ability to represent different values by using Arabic numerals. This characteristic is not seen in the any other species in the world. As you all know that nobody is born intelligent and if any person has the capability to perform tough tasks, it only means that he has some skills.

NASA Bans Chinese Students to Attend Kepler Conference

NASA Bans Chinese Students to Attend Kepler Conference

It seems completely wrong against the federal law made by the NASA that prohibits Chinese scientists to attend a NASA astronomy conference. An issue has been raised by the Chinese officials and law's author regarding the ban by the NASA.

Ji Wang, post-doctoral student of the Yale University, was banned according to the law. He was banned to present the data from the invalid Kepler spacecraft at the event.

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Massimino Comes Up with Evaluation of “Gravity”

Massimino Comes Up with Evaluation of “Gravity”

"Gravity", the movie that has been released just now, has gained huge appreciation by the general mass. To the interest of one and all, the movie that has come out to be different from the earlier logical films has been reviewed by Mike Massimino.

Massimino from Columbia University Engineering School is a former astronaut, who has himself visited space and experienced what all has been shown (and probably not shown) in the movie.

Opportunity for Aspirants to Become Astronauts

Opportunity for Aspirants to Become Astronauts

While these positions are desirable by uncounted people, only a few are actually able to grab the positions of NASA astronauts.

A recent report has unveiled that people aiming to contribute to their nation by becoming astronauts could now snatch an opportunity again. For the same, neither do they need to pass a physical examination, nor do they require having particular skills. Rather, they are wanted to show up with one of its kind ways to show that they have the ability to withstand the tough competition.

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Hoax Science Paper Written to Expose Dishonest Academic Publishers

Hoax Science Paper Written to Expose Dishonest Academic Publishers

According to a report, a fraud science paper, which was written to expose lazy or dishonest academic publishers, was accepted for publication by wicked 157 open access science journals, recently.

The journal Science conducted a sting operation in which a correspondent John Bohannon, contributed and uncovered a `Wild West' landscape among fee-seeking publishers.

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