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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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Cricket: India may play SA in August 

The last of India’s international cricket matches before the COVID lockdown was against South Africa and it looks like the Indian team is set to start from where things were left off, as a T20I series between the two teams has reportedly been agreed upon. The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and South Africa’s new Director […]

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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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Kurt Cobain’s guitar goes under hammer 

Late musician Kurt Cobain’s guitar played during his legendary MTV Unplugged performance is hitting the auction block at a starting estimate of $1 million (Around Rs 75,064,000). The retro acoustic-electric 1959 Martin D-18E Cobain strummed for Nirvana’s career-defining performance in New York — just five months before his shock death at age 27 — will […]

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Vettel will no longer race for Ferrari 

Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the 2020 season, with the German facing an uncertain future in racing. The sport’s oldest and most successful team announced the move in a statement after talks on a new contract ended without a deal. Vettel joined in 2015 with the […]

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Want to buy a space rock 

Are you a space enthusiast who keeps in wondering what’s up there and how to reach the stars? Well, maybe not reach the star but you surely can buy a piece of space rock. One of the world’s largest lunar rocks is up for sale. The Moon rock, weighing more than 13.5kg, was probably chipped […]

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Has Italy developed a vaccine for Covid 19? 

Italian researchers claim to have developed a vaccine that can neutralise the coronavirus in human cells. Tests carried out at Rome’s infectious-disease Spallanzani Hospital generated antibodies in mice that work in human cells. Italian agencies also claimed that they were the first in the world so far to have demonstrated a neutralisation of the coronavirus […]

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Tour de France may be shifted again 

The Tour de France’s anticipated August 29 start date for the postponed 2020 edition has fallen under new uncertainty as the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, banned all mass sporting events until September. However, a few hours later the French Ministry of Sport clarified that it might not affect the Tour. The 2020 Tour, originally […]

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Chinese students get creative social distancing ideas 

Kids who have returned to a school in China are wearing specially designed “social distancing hats” to keep them safe. The creative headwear, which they’re calling a “one-metre hat”, ensures pupils returning from several months away from school, space themselves out to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Four classes of first-year pupils at Yangzheng […]

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NASA to send SpaceX crew on ISS next month

The US space agency NASA is set to send its astronauts on American rocket from American soil for the first time in almost a decade. The SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft will leave for the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on the SpaceX spacecraft as […]