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On World Television Day, say thank you to your Idiot Box

In this age of information when you can access anything on your palm, there’s one ubiquitous device in our homes without which life seems incomplete. Television has become a part of our day-to-day life. We may watch TV or may ignore it, but we can’t live without it. No doubt, that there’s a day to […]

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Under that mask is a genius!

Plastic artist Jorge Silva Roriz paints customised protective masks while wearing his own, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jorge Roriz, 65, used to create the magical world of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival with its colourful costumes and extravagant floats. The dancers would flaunt their costumes […]

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Fancy a ‘green’ plate?

We all know plastic is a curse, we shouldn’t use it but sometimes in absence of a substitute, it becomes imperative. For example, travelling disposable cups, plates and spoons. But now there’s an alternative.  Scientists have designed a set of “green” tableware made from sugarcane waste and bamboo that could serve as a potential alternative […]

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In depth: How Ethiopia’s civil war would affect Africa?

A prospective civil war in the African country Ethiopia may lead to a turmoil in the continent and the world. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has ordered his  troops to counter an allegedly violent attack by armed forces in the country’s northern Tigray region. Though this may seem the most immediate conflict, the truth is […]

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Not just skyscrapers, Mumbai’s wildlife too is on the map

The first thing that comes to mind when you describe Mumbai is its buildings. The concrete jungle filled with hundreds of skyscrapers leaves little place for imagining a life of flora and fauna. But that’s not true. Mumbai is also home to several birds and animals. Mostly because of its coastal areas and many lakes.  […]

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Is Hyperloop the future of transport?

Eight years ago when SpaceX boss Elon Musk suggested the idea of hyperloop, nobody imagined that it would become real so soon. Businessman Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop successfully conducted the first human test of a hyperloop system recently, and it has given hope to a better transport technology to the world. What’s Hyperloop? The Hyperloop […]

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This asteroid is worth more than anything on earth!

We all know that hundreds of asteroids orbit planets in the universe, and Earth too has its own share of asteroids. But there’s one special rock which has got our attention. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa) Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a metal-rich asteroid ’16 Psyche’ which is orbiting the Sun, in the […]

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Listings: Have a fun weekend ahead

Kids, make this weekend a happy and productive one with some fun classes and activities… Magic Beans: Diwali Camp Till November 20 Online Streaming  Let your child have a blast this Diwali at our specially curated online Diwali Camp! This 5-day camp has something new every day from interactive Storytelling to fun No-Fire Cooking, Art […]

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Movie Review: Over The Moon is full of warmth and hope

Science is logical. Science is facts. But science is also the hard truth, and sometimes truth hurts. Where science fails, faith creates magic. Over The Moon is the story of faith, imagination and love.  The story follows a smart, determined girl named Fei Fei. As she struggles to come to terms with the loss of […]

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This 14 YO Indian American may have just discovered potential Covid treatment

Anika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old from Texas, has won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work on a potential drug to treat COVID-19. The seventh grader would receive $25,000 (approximately Rs 18,61,000) as prize money.  Anika found a molecule that can attach to a protein on the new coronavirus. This could stop the virus […]