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Fisherman catches statue instead of fish! 

Generally fishermen catch fish in the sea and rivers but this month a Spanish fisherman caught a statue, that too a 700 year old one!  Fisherman Fernando Brey was wading in the Sar River near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. As he fished, he stumbled over a stone. But when he looked more closely, he realized […]

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Say Thank You! to nature in these way 

While we celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, there are a few things we can do the whole year, and the rest of our lives, to help the environment and preserve nature. The trick is to understand the importance of our surroundings and make choices which would not harm nature.  Ride a bicycle The […]

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Earth’s magnetic field is getting weaker 

A part of the earth’s magnetic field is weakening, and no one really knows why.  Satellite data has revealed a rather worrying development that the magnetic field is weakening between Africa and South America. Scientists say the area known as South Atlantic Anomaly has significantly widened over the past few years. The European Space Agency’s […]

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Has Mount Everest shrunk? 

A team of climbers is on its way to summit Mount Everest this week to measure whether it has grown or shrunk. Movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates can change the height of the summit, while measurements that take into account snow and ice can vary, even day to day. A large earthquake is thought […]

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These trees help reduce pollution 

We all know the importance of greenery but did you know there are a few trees which are much better than others to make the air cleaner? Let’s find out about them… Mediterranean hackberry  A fast-growing plant that can grow up to 20-25 metres. It’s particularly suited to absorbing carbon dioxide (3,660 kilos in 20 […]

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Hug trees to fight loneliness 

Lockdown and isolation are tough. We crave for our friends, and it’s much more difficult for some people who are away from home and family. But Iceland has a very wholesome suggestion for citizens craving physical contact in the age of social distancing: Find the nearest tree and give it a hug. The Icelandic Forest […]

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10 amazing facts about our Earth 

While we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Hour this week, let’s take a look at the wonder that our planet is! So do you know that Earth’s core is as hot as the Sun’s surface? The temperature at the center of the Earth is the same as the temperature at the surface of the […]

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Poland hit by wildfires 

As if the onslaught of coronavirus wasn’t enough, Poland is fighting one more war.  Some 6,000 hectares of Biebrza National Park in northeastern Poland were ablaze due to wildfire. More than 120 firefighters rushed to extinguish the flames. Biebrza is home to 59,000 hectares of wetlands, wildlife such as moose, beavers, and unique species of […]

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Seven new Peacock Spiders discovered 

A young 22-year-old Australian spider enthusiast has identified and named seven new species of extraordinary Peacock Spider in the Maratus genus. Famed for their colourful schemes and funky courtship dances, they’re a visual feast for arachnophiles and arachnophobes alike. Peacock spiders are tiny and harmless, measuring about 5 mm (1/5th of an inch) long. To […]

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And the award for the best tree goes to… 

It may sound weird but there’s a contest for the best tree in Europe.  A pine tree in the Czech Republic, known as the “Guardian of the Flooded Village”, has won the European Tree of the Year contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage people to appreciate and protect trees. Every year since […]