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NASA picks finalists to explore comet, Saturn’s moon

WASHINGTON: NASA on Wednesday announced two finalists for billion-dollar robotic missions -- one to explore a comet and another Saturn's moon Titan -- with a launch by the winner planned in the 2020s. "These are tantalizing investigations that seek to answer some of the biggest questions in our solar system today," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Titan is Saturn's largest moon, and is seen as one of the most likely hosts of some form of life in the solar system…

Pakistani woman makes it to top 10 finalists of 2017 Global Teacher Prize

Salima Begum, born in a remote village of Gilgit-Baltistan, has been named among the top ten finalists for 2017 Global Teacher Prize. The Global Teacher Prize is a one million dollar award for an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Though her own education has been marred by lack of resources, she strongly believes in students ‘constructing’ meaning for themselves through the information they receive, and holds that classroom activities should correspond closely to real-life…