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ESO discovers most similar planetary system to our own

Posted by Aditya on June 28, 2011 at 2:31 AM Comments comments (0)

Astronomers have discovered a planetary system containing at least five and possibly seven planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180.  It makes the system the most similar to our own yet discovered.

The team also found evidence that the distances of the planets from their star follow a regular pattern, as also seen in our Solar System.


"We have found what is most likely the system with the mo...

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Teen sells kidney to buy iPad 2

Posted by Aditya on June 6, 2011 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)


A teenager in China's Anhui province has sold his right kidney to buy an iPad 2. His mother, who knew nothing of his plans, now hopes to hunt down the criminals who disabled him, a media report said.Seventeen-year-old Xiao Zheng had been dreaming of a new iPad 2 for a while, but the price was beyond his means.


Zheng found an agent ready to buy his kidney and travelled to Hunan province in central China to undergo surgery in a local hospital. With the 22,000 yen ...

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WHAT IS FEAR.. how many types of FEAR's

Posted by Aditya on May 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM Comments comments (0)

Achluophobia Fear of darkness.

Acousticophobia Fear of noise.

Acrophobia Fear of heights.

Agoraphobia Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded places.

Ailurophobia Fear of cats.

...Alektorophobia Fear of chickens.

Alliumphobia Fear of garlic.

Allodoxaphobia Fear of opinions.

Altophobia Fear of heights.

Amaxophobia Fear of riding in a car.

Ambulophobia Fear of walking.

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