|Ladbrokes are adding to their range of events possible to bet on -the outcome of large scale scientific endeavours. There are 10 now being offered with odds on the online branch of Ladbrokes. The list was chosen through the help of science magazine New Scientist, which listed the largest and potentially most influential endeavours in its latest issue. Each scientific scheme is a multi-billion dollar operation, with long term results, so they are for bettors who are patient.|
The missions chosen by Ladbrokes as worthy of interest include the joint US and European venture sending spacecraft Cassini/Huygens to discover intelligent life on Titan- one of Saturnís moons. The odds offered for this one are 10,000/1 that the intelligent life will be discovered by 2010. Another 2010 goal is for another venture to have developed a fusion power station which utilises the same energy source that powers the sun. The odds for this one succeeding by 2010 are 100/1.
The narrowest odds being offered are 6/1 for the discovery of the sub-atomic particle known as the Higgs Boson. This particle has proven to be so difficult to find that physicists have nick named it the God particle.