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Are we about to get NASA disclosure?

Will Our Prime Minister uncover the truth about Aliens?

NASA has announced that it has scheduled a News Conference for Thursday 2nd December at 2pm EST (7pm GMT) to discuss an "astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life".

The News Conference will be held at the NASA headquarters in Washington and will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed to the NASA website.

There is an Embargo on any specific details until the conference takes place and no further details are available with the exception of the participants which include the Director of the Astrobiology program Mary Voytek, astrobiologists Feli...

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written by Ant on Tuesday 30th November 2010
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Lego Star Wars video

Lego Star Wars video, very funny but isn't going to gain any new Jar Jar Binks fans (if there are any).

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written by Ant on Friday 26th November 2010
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Cassini finds Oxygen atmosphere on Saturn Moon

Cassini finds Oxygen atmosphere on Saturn Moon

It would appear that an Oxygen atmosphere is more common than some people have thought, scientists have already found Oxygen on Europa and Ganymede and now with the recent discovery that Saturn's icy moon Rhea contains an Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide atmosphere, it would appear that the gas is much more common than first thought (reported by the leading journal Science).

Rhea is an icy body of low density, suggesting the composition of 25% Rock to 75% ice water, it's also the 9th largest moon in our solar system. A heavily cratered surface with two very large impa...

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written by Ant on Friday 26th November 2010
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Get your name in Peter F Hamilton's next book

Get your name in Peter F Hamilton's next book

Science in the service of Autism, known as Autistica are the UK's largest charity raising funds for medical research that will improve diagnosis, advance new treatments and discover the causes of autism.

In an effort to raise funds for this very worth while cause, a number of very well known authors have agreed to include real people's names as Characters in their next books. This is being done as auctions on Ebay and authors taking part include Peter F Hamilton, Ken Follett, David Mitchell, Darren Shan and Allan Warner (amongst others).

A very worthy cause, if you have always fancied your name i...

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written by Ant on Friday 19th November 2010
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Dirk Gently for BBC 4

Dirk Gently for BBC 4

Yes, it's confirmed that the new BBC adaption of Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency will be shown on BBC 4 this winter. Filming has begun in Bristol and will feature Stephen Mangan of "Green Wing" and "I'm Alan Partridge" fame as the intrepid detective.

The series has already been adapted for the BBC4 Radio back in 2007 and featured Harry Enfield as Dirk, there is no confirmed air date as of yet.

Dirk Gently only features in two full length novels, "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" and "the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul" but as a creation of Adams, those 2 novels are absolute gold...

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written by Ant on Wednesday 17th November 2010
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Evidence of Life in the Kuiper Belt?

There seems to be growing evidence of the possiblity of life existing outside of our planet every where you look at the moment, with water everywhere, earth size planets in goldilock zones and the distinct possibility of past or present life on Mars.

Now Astronomers are suggesting that there could be organic matter in the kuiper asteroid belt that lies beyond Jupiter. The Kuiper belt was originally considered to be made up of rock and ice however Astonomers have detected lot's of different colours on display in the belt including reds, whites, and blues. Thanks to a new computer model, scientists now have a pretty good idea what's creating all the reds: there are organic molecules in the Kuiper Belt, buried just beneath the surface of the various objects.

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written by Ant on Tuesday 2nd November 2010
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Happy NaNoWriMo!

Writing a novel

Today marks NaNoWriMo month, or (inter)national Novel Writing Month, where thousands of people attempt to write a 175 page (50,000 word) novel in just 1 month (deadline midnight 30th November).

Created by American Author Chris Baty in July 1999, the competition is open to everyone who has ever thought of writing a novel. Due to the limited time, it is expected that the result will be of a low quality, it's all about the output with the idea being that it is a great excersise in learning to write.

In 2009 there were over 165,000 entrants, over 30,000 managed to create something over 50,000 by the deadline.

For more information you can visit the ...

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written by Ant on Monday 1st November 2010