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Mary Jackson, the woman NASA’s headquarter is named after 

Nasa has named its headquarters in Washington DC after its first black female engineer, Mary Jackson. Jackson had helped to break down barriers for African Americans and women in engineering and technology. The story of Mary Jackson was told in the 2016 film Hidden Figures. Born in Hampton, Virginia, she died in 2005. In an […]

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Live in a bubble, for real! 

Even as social distancing is becoming a norm, the tourism industry is looking at new ways to boost their business.  A secluded retreat in South Iceland caters to guests who want to be surrounded by nature—and you will be literally immersed in it, staying in your own private bubble nestled in the forest. You can […]

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The Great Wave of Kanagawa

Name: The Great Wave Year: 1829 – 1833 Size: 25.7 cm × 37.8 cm (10.1 in × 14.9 in) Medium: color woodblock The Great Wave is a Japanese Wood Print imprint done by the great artist Katsushika Hokusai. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and overseas. […]

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Covid vaccine: Indian company gets nod for human testing 

While many pharmaceutical firms around the globe are trying to find a vaccine for Coronavirus, a few have started testing the drug on humans. One of them to get an approval is India’s Bharat Biotech.  Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for human trials, making it India’s first domestic candidate to get the green […]

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This joker is a spider! 

A newfound spider species wears a striking red-and-white pattern on its back that resembles the grin worn by Batman’s long-standing nemesis, the Joker. The resemblance is so uncanny that the researchers who described the arachnid named the species after actor Joaquin Phoenix, who portrayed the tormented, smiling villain in the 2019 film, “Joker.” Ironically, the […]

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10 million infections worldwide, and still counting

The world is trying to come to terms with the ongoing pandemic. While economies worldwide are opening up, the number of infections too are rising.  The USA is still leading with the number of positive cases followed by Brazil, Russia and India. The number of cases has crossed 10 million globally with more than 5,00,000 […]

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10 best movies to enjoy on Netflix right now 

These movies may not be freshly off the theatres but are sure to win your hearts. These older movies on Netflix are a fun watch with family. Next week we get you a list on Hotstar too!  Hugo  Based on the YA book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this charming film from Martin Scorsese follows […]

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Inspiring: Family sells London home to set up coral farm in Seychelles 

We all think about the environment, we all love Mother Nature but very few take steps to actually do something to save her. A family of London, parents and their two daughters, have sold their family home to set up a farm near Seychelles island so that they could do something for the environment. Karolina […]

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Vitamin C supplements during COVID-19: Myths and Facts

Vitamin C is gaining more popularity than ever and everyone seems to be stocking up on Vitamin C pills. Do you know if you should do it too or whether it will help? What does Vitamin C do? Keeps your skin, bones, cartilages, teeth, and blood vessels etc healthy Aids in absorption of Iron from […]

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Your picks this month

Title: The One and Only Bob Author: Katherine Applegate Publisher: HarperCollins  Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the […]