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Justice Denied, JNU Dwindles into Dark Hole

It was 30 years ago when a DTC 615 bus was abruptly stopped at Munirka and goons entered the bus asking “Are You from JNU?” and kicked all those who said yes and those who resembled even slightly as a student, including a friend and classmate of Nirmala Seetharaman, currently the BJP minister. Now that three decades have passed by, ...

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After Europe, US, Japan, It’s China’s Turn to Vie for Large Hadron Collider

With the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) achieving the so-called ultimate triumph in particle physics with its Higgs Boson experiment in 2012, China has jumped the bandwagon while Japan is piggy-backing the CERN. India has already dug the earth in Tamil Nadu for its Netrino underground venture. What’s coming forth is that Chinese scientists at the Institute of High ...

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India to follow Pakistan, may become CERN member soon, says official

Months after Pakistan becoming a member of CERN, the world’s largest particle physics lab that claims to have cracked Higgs Boson in 2012 and went ot win a Nobel prize next year, India has woken up to the necessity of joining the prestious research outfit. “The government has approved India’s associate membership of CERN. But it will take about a ...

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Nobel Prize for 2014 Chemistry goes to US, German Scientists for research into nanoworld

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig of Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA, and Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany and William E. Moerner of Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA ...

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2014 Nobel for Medicine Goes to John O´Keefe, Moser Couple

This year’s Nobel prize for medicine has been given to scientists who had discovered the “inner body GPS” in brain cells which locate the positioning system like finding the place where we are and the distance. The brain stores information in such a way that we can immediately find the way the next time we trace the same path, according ...

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Nobel Prize 2011 in Economics goes to US experts

Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences has gone to Thomas J. Sargent of the New York University and Christopher A. Sims of the Princeton University, for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy.   They have studied how are GDP and inflation affected by a temporary increase in the interest rate or a tax cut? What happens if ...

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Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 goes to 3 women – Sirleaf, Gbowee and Karman

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 is to be divided in three equal parts between Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa’s first democratically elected female president.  Since ...

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Nobel 2011 Literature Prize goes homeward, to poet Tomas Transtromer

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 was awarded to Poet Tomas Tranströmer and the citation said, “through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”. Tomas Tranströmer was born in Stockholm on 15 April 1931. His mother Helmy was a schoolteacher and his father Gösta Tranströmer a journalist. After graduating in 1950 from Södra Latin grammar school ...

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Nobel Prize for chemistry 2011 goes to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman

The Nobel prize for chemistry has gone to Daniel Shechtman, from the Israel Institute of Technology, for his discovery of the structure of quasicrystals. Shechtman first created quasicrystals by rapidly cooling molten metals, such as aluminium and manganese, by squirting the mixture onto a cool surface. Then, he observed that the new crystal was made up of perfectly ordered, non-repeating ...

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Nobel Prize to Ralph Steinman remains valid

The Nobel Prize Foundation has decided to go ahead with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine to the late Ralph Steinman, though he died three days before the announcement was made. From 1974, the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation stipulate that a Nobel Prize cannot be awarded posthumously, unless death has occurred after the announcement of the Nobel Prize. Before ...

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The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine has gone to three researchers for their work on the immune system. One-half of the prize money will go jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity” and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman “for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its ...

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