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Why Pumpkins Gleam On Halloween

Ever noticed, when you think of Halloween you recall the spooky looking carved pumpkin? Whether seen in cartoons on television, magazines or as props in Halloween parties –  The round orange gourd has been a strong Halloween symbol – Have you ever wondered the reason behind its existence? As Halloween rolls out on October 31st, […]

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A masquerade party anyone?

Talking about masks, yet again…Have you ever seen a masquerade party? This kind of party was started in the 16th century in France where masks were worn during marriages of the upper class. The kings and queens used to wear masks to be unapproachable. It’s a way of setting themselves apart from the crowd. These […]

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Listings: Have a fun-filled week

What: Children’s Adventure CampWhen: Saturday, October 19th to Monday October 21st 2019 | 3PMWhere: Life Away From Life, Prabhat Centre Annexe, CBD Belapur, Navi MumbaiBy: Life Away From LifeFor: 8-14 age groupCost: Rs 6500 per personDetailed Info:http://www.lifeawayfromlife.com/wordpress/tours/childrens-adventure-camp/ What: Mumbai Mein Parathe Wali GalliWhen: Saturday, 19th October 2019 | 4PM-11-PMWhere: Bandra West, MumbaiBy: The Bhukkad FleaFor: […]

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Indians who won Nobel Prize

Abhijit Banerjee has joined the prestigious list of Indians who made their country proud by winning the Nobel Prize. Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to win the coveted prize for Literature in 1913.  C V Raman won the prize for Physics in 1930 “for his work on the scattering of light and for the […]

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Meet the trailblazers…

We may know them but we mostly never see them on TV or newspapers. However, these women are geniuses in their own fields. These women scientists have made our country proud in their own ways.  Nandita Jayaraj and Aashima Freidog write about the stories of thirty-one of these trailblazing women who work in a diverse […]

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Atwood, Evaristo share Man Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize after judges decided it was a tie.  British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie’s tragicomic ‘Quichotte’ was among the six books shortlisted for the prize. The Booker rules say the prize must not be divided, but the judges insisted they “couldn’t separate” Atwood’s ‘The Testament’ and […]

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Butterfly gets new wings

A zoo volunteer used glue, tape and pins to help an injured insect fly again after attaching a wing from a dead lookalike. The volunteer was able to save the life of a fragile butterfly by performing a wing transplant and intricately attaching a piece from a dead lookalike. Katie VanBlaricum, 36, spotted a Monarch […]

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Shapeshifting robots for Saturn’s moons

Shapeshifting is a fascinating concept. Imagine small pieces of machines coming together to form a new robot or a machine. Now the same concept would be applied to investigate Saturn’s moons. According to a statement by NASA, a robotics team is testing a 3D-printed prototype of an unusual mini-robot at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in […]

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NASA unveils new spacesuit for Moon mission

No more to bunny hops for NASA astronauts. When US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth. This is thanks to a new generation of spacesuits. Prototypes of the Orion Crew Survival Suit that will be worn on the journey and the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility […]

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Some more sleep for Californian school students

Every morning waking up is a task. If only we could sleep a few minutes more! Well, children in California could do that now. California has just become the first state to push back school start time so students can get more sleep. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law, preventing high school classes […]