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    Betting On Alien Life: Bookie Gives 10,000/1 Odds

    Betting On Alien Life: Bookie Gives 10,000/1 Odds - Story Here

    An online bookmaker is taking bets on the outcome of 10 big scientific endeavours, including the search for life on other planets and the quest to harness nuclear fusion as a substitute for oil.

    British bookie Ladbrokes has set starting odds of 10,000/1 that the US-European spacecraft Cassini/Huygens will discover "intelligent life" on the Saturnian moon of Titan by 2010, the British weekly New Scientist says.

    It calculates odds of a 100/1 that a fusion power station, using the same energy source that powers the Sun, will be built by 2010.

    Odds of a mere six to one are being laid on the discovery by the same date of the Higgs Boson, a sub-atomic particle so elusive that frustrated physicists call it "the God particle..."
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