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Thailand King Bhumibol Dead, Long Live King

Thailand has been beset with chronic mutinies and military regimes but never did any military ruler nor a civil premier dared to utter a word about their King, not merely because of a law that explicitly prohibites it but because he was respected by all Thai citizens as a father figure who cared for them. Such was a persona surrounding ...

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Venus Just Missed Hosting Life Like Earth?

If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists. The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of ...

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Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites, hope to find alien life soon

An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life, though it could be in microform. The researchers examined samples from six meteorites of volcanic rock that originated on Mars and found that the meteorites contain gases in the same proportion and with the same isotopic composition as the ...

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Life slowly returning to normalcy in Nepal after quake

Life in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu is slowly moving towards normalcy on Wednesday after the Himalayan nation was hit by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale on April 25. Over 600 aftershocks of relatively low intensity created fear among the public. However, the aftershocks have stopped repeating from Tuesday. Some shops opened on Wednesday morning and vehicles were ...

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It’s Official: NASA Launches Alien Probe NexSS Project, What Next?

After repeated rantings, the US space agency NASA has finally launched its ambitious project to hunt for signs of life or aliens beyond our solar system as announced by its chief scientist last month. Launching the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NexSS) project to probe on exoplanets after bringing together experts in earth science, planetary science, heliophysics and astrophysics together on ...

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Life on other planets: Alternative chemistries of life?

Ideas about directing evolution of life forms on Earth and finding life on other planets are rapidly morphing from science-fiction fantasy into mainstream science, says David Lynn, a chemist at Emory University. “These areas of science are rapidly coming of age because of our increasing knowledge and advancing technology. It’s an exciting time. We’re on the threshold of answering fundamental ...

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