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Found: 3.8 million-year-old skull!

Ancient diggings are the face of our present. Literally Archaeologists have discovered a 3.8-million-year-old hominin skull in Ethiopia — a rare and remarkably complete specimen that could change what we know about the origins of one of humanity’s most famous ancestors, Lucy. The skull belongs to the species Australopithecus afarensis. It dates back to a […]

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Name this NASA rover

NASA has invited students to name its next rover that is scheduled to land on Mars in February 2021. The US space agency has sponsored ‘Name the Rover’ challenge, winners of which will be announced on February 18. The challenge is open to K-12 students in the US who will need to submit the name […]

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Want a ride on flying saucer?

Flying saucers have been an essential element of sci-fi novels, and even of very imaginative minds who claim to have seen aliens on earth. But what if it’s true… not aliens but flying saucers? Romanian inventors Razvan Sabie and Iosif Taposu have developed ADIFO, or the All-DIrectional Flying Object, which works like a flying saucer.  […]

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PM Modi gets UAE’s highest honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the ‘Order of Zayed’, the UAE’s highest civilian award, last month in recognition of his pivotal role in building the strategic relationship between the two countries. The award has earlier been bestowed on several world leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese President […]

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National Sports Day: Stay fit and healthy

We all celebrate our annual sports day in school but how about celebrating a national sports day?  India celebrates its Sports Day every year on the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand who was born on August 29, 1905. The National Sports Day is also known as Rashtriya Khel Diwas.  Celebrating Sports On […]

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Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland!

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump had a rather wacky proposition. He offered to buy Greenland, the largest island on earth.  Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory. It has home rule, but defence and foreign affairs remain under Danish governance. The island also receives an annual subsidy of about $500 million from Denmark. […]

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Is global warming reason for Indian floods?

We all have been taught in school about the irregularity of Indian rainfall. For the past few years, India has been witnessing deficit rains but this year things have changed. Not for good though.  Rains and landslides have flooded several states of the country. As Karnataka and Kerala in South India grapple with widespread destruction, […]

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Amazon is in danger, and so is Earth!

The Amazon rainforest is burning for almost three weeks now. The largest tropical rainforest in the world, Amazon produces approximately 20 percent of the oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere and is called the “lungs of the planet”. The massive fire is alarming as it not only threatens the rich biodiversity of the forest but also […]

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Statue of Unity among World’s Greatest Places to visit

The 597-ft tall ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat and Mumbai’s Soho House have been featured by the Time magazine in its second annual list of the 2019 World’s greatest places. This is a compilation of 100 new and newly “noteworthy destinations to experience right now”. The ‘Statue of Unity’, the world’s tallest statue, is a […]

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Russian robot heads to space!

A Russian robot will help astronauts in space. Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor blasted off in […]