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Spotted: A polka-dotted zebra!

If you thought that zebras are only black and white, think again. A zebra foal with a dark coat and white polka dots has been spotted in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Photographer Frank Liu was on the search for rhinos recently when he noticed the eye-catching plains zebra, likely about a week old. “At […]

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Saturn beats Jupiter in moons

Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82 moons, scientists said. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. If it’s any consolation to the Jupiter crowd, our solar system’s biggest planet – Jupiter – still has […]

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Salt lakes on Mars? Possible

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered sediments rich in salt in Mars’ Gale Crater. This shows that the Red Planet once contained salt lakes which dried up as the planet went through prehistoric climate change. Curiosity has occupied this crater and studied it for seven years. The finding supports the theory that Mars became arid and […]

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Watch: Dreaming and changing colours

We all know that octopuses often change their skin colour and texture to avoid predators or to catch unsuspecting prey. Now, for the first time, a researcher has captured a spell-binding video of a cephalopod called Heidi rapidly changing into a multitude of colors while sleeping. The footage, part of Octopus: Making Contact, a documentary […]

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And the Nobel Prize winners are…

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the Nobel Prizes for this year.  Peace Prize Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the 20-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, long-time foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in […]

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Ayodhya issue: Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid dispute

The Supreme Court of India has announced that it would wrap up all the hearings related to Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute by October 17 this year. Does this mean the resolve is near? It’s still not sure. But before someone asks you about the issue, here’s more about it so you answer them with confidence. […]

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Why is Iraq angry?

Iraq has been rocked by protests and riots. This West Asian country, rich in oil, has been torn by multiple wars and infighting.  Thousands of people have been demonstrating in different parts of the country against corruption, unemployment and poor public services. Security forces use water cannon, tear gas, live rounds and rubber bullets to […]

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Explained: Trump impeachment inquiry

US president Donald Trump is in the news again. This time for his impeachment inquiry. No one is above law On September 24, this year, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. An “impeachment inquiry” is an investigation to find out whether there […]

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Greta effect: 10 books that teach kids about nature

Don’t let them disappear  In this book, Chelsea Clinton introduces young readers to a selection of endangered animals, sharing what makes them special, and also what threatens them. Taking readers through the course of a day, Don’t Let Them Disappear talks about rhinos, tigers, whales, pandas and more, and provides helpful tips on what we […]

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Asperger’s syndrome: What it is

The impassioned speech by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg at the UN summit shook the world. Many people were amazed by this Swedish teenager’s dedication for nature. While she has been in the news for a few years now for spreading awareness about climate change, not many know that she suffered from Asperger’s syndrome. That’s also a […]