নোবেল বিজয়ী তিন পদার্থবিজ্ঞানীদের একজন ডোনা স্ট্রিকল্যান্ড

১৯০৩ সালে পদার্থবিজ্ঞানে নোবেল পুরস্কার পান মেরি কুরি। এরপর ১৯৬৩ সালে একই বিভাগে নোবেল পেয়েছিলেন মারিয়া মায়ার। চলতি বছর ডোনা স্ট্রিকল্যান্ড অর্জন করলেন এ বিরল সম্মান। দীর্ঘ ৫৫ বছরের মধ্যে এ প্রথম কোনো নারী পদার্থবিজ্ঞানী নোবেল পুরস্কার অর্জন করলেন। ডোনা স্ট্রিকল্যান্ড কানাডার বিজ্ঞানী। তবে ডোনা একা না, তাঁর সঙ্গে নোবেল জিতেছেন মার্কিন বিজ্ঞানী আর্থার আসকিন এবং ফ্রান্সের জেরার্ড মোরো। বিবিসি ...

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Japan Kills 122 Pregnant Whales for ‘Scientific Research’

Pregnant Whales

Over 300 Antarctic minke whales were slaughtered – including 122 pregnant whales – during an annual research expedition in Japan last summer, revealed a recent report. Japanese hunters also killed 114 immature minke whales during the third New Scientific Whale Research Program in the Antarctic Ocean (NEWREP-A). The report was submitted in early May at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ...

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Why People Tend To Dislike Hypocrites

People Dislike Hypocrites

People tend to hate hypocrites because they cover up their bad behavior, which sends a false signal, misleading others to think that they are virtuous whereas they actually are not, study shows. The findings showed that people dislike hypocrites more than those who openly admit to engaging in behavior that they disapprove of. But what makes hypocrites especially bad is ...

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Mars Will Make Its Closest Approach To Earth In 15 Years Today

Earth In 15 Years

Today, the red planet is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years.The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) apart on Tuesday. Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more — and appear bigger. Astronomers expect good viewing through early August, reports the Associated Press. A massive dust storm presently engulfing ...

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Plastic-Eating Enzyme Holds Promise In Fighting Pollution


Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution. The enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET – a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in millions of tonnes of plastic bottles. PET plastics can persist for hundreds of ...

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Why Stephen Hawking never won the Nobel prize?

Stephen Hawking

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize for his remarkable work, no, not even for his discovery that ‘Black Holes can die’. Why was this? Because even though his ‘Black Holes are mortal’ theory is now firmly accepted in theoretical physics, there was no way to verify it, wrote Timothy Ferris, author of ‘The Science of Liberty’, ...

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Blood Moon To Appear For 21st Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse

Blood Moon

A blood moon will appear in the night sky around much of the world on Friday night as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. The total eclipse will last 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse precedes and follows, meaning the moon will spend ...

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China Fossil Tells New Super Continent Story

China Fossil Tells New Story

A newly discovered dinosaur may be re-writing China’s geological history, according to recent findings.The latest addition to the family of giant, long-necked dinosaurs known as sauropods, Lingwulong shenqi lived in the north of the country about 174 million years ago.At this time, East Asia was thought to have split from the supercontinent Pangaea.But Lingwulong may be evidence that that was not the case. Part ...

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‘GHOST DUNES’ on Mars indicate possible presence of life

  Scientists do consider life on Mars a possibility and a new crescent-shaped Ghost Dunes found on the planet adds to the evidences of this theory. Scientists have spotted hundreds of crescent-shaped sand dunes on Martian surface, called Ghost Dunes. This finding is another indication of possibility of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet. The pits were at the ...

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Haunting photos of Japanese mini-submarine sunk during Pearl Harbor attack

Japanese mini-submarine sunk

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released photographs of a Japanese mini-submarine that was sunk at the very beginning of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, and they’re haunting. On Wednesday, the 75th anniversary of the “date which will live in infamy,” the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer dispatched a robotic vehicle to explore two Japanese mini submarines, an event that they ...

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