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Why I’ll talk politics with climate change deniers – but not science

By Mark Maslin, Professor of Climatology at University College London There are many complex reasons why people… Read more »

Basic Research: Why Should it be a Higher Priority of the Government?

By Bala Poduval Advancements in our civilization are driven by scientific knowledge transformed into innovative technologies for… Read more »

NASA visits Moon again

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), a robotic mission to gather information about the structure and… Read more »


SOHO watches a comet fading away

Young Scientist, July 29, 2011: On Nov. 4, 2010, NASA’s EPOXI spacecraft came within 450 miles of… Read more »


Hubble Discovers a New Moon Around Pluto

Young Scientist, July 21, 2011: Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a fourth moon orbiting… Read more »


An unexpected actor in vaccination: our own DNA

Young Scientist, July 15, 2011: An unexpected mode of action of the vaccine adjuvant alum has been… Read more »


Neptune Completes a Revolution Around the Sun

Young Scientist, July 13, 2011: Neptune, the eight planet in the solar system, is back to where… Read more »


Atlantis launched

Young Scientist, July 8, 2011: Atlantis, the last space shuttle to retire, was launched at 11:29 AM… Read more »


Space shuttle becoming history

Young Scientist, July 6, 2011: With the launch of Atlantis, scheduled to lift off at 11:26 A…. Read more »


Messenger in Orbit

For the first time a spacecraft, the MESSENGER – MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, Geochemistry, and Ranging –… Read more »


A Solar Flare on Valentine’s Day

A powerful solar flare, belonging to Class-X, occurred on February 15, 2011, at 01:56 GMT, followed by… Read more »


Nobel Prize – 2010 Physics

The Nobel prize for Physics for the year 2010 has been awarded to Andre Geim and Konstantin… Read more »


Giant snake

Paleontologists discovered, in 2009, the remains of a gigantic snake they named Titanoboa cerrejonensis, in an open-pit… Read more »