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Who’s Arati Saha, and why Google dedicated a doodle to her?

We all love Google doodles, but while they are fun they are also informative. This week Google dedicated its doodle to swimmer Arati Saha on her 80th birth anniversary. Saha was the first woman to be awarded the Padma Shri in 1960, but this is not the only thing she was first in. Born on […]

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A Nobel for Thunberg? Why not!

Even as the world was appalled by the news of the Nobel Peace Prize nomination for the US president Donald Trump, there’s a sliver of hope. Environmentalist Greta Thunberg is in the race to get the Nobel Peace Prize, and if the present scenario is of any relevance, she may actually get it.  The winner […]

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We have officially entered a new solar cycle!

The sun has entered a new cycle. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re a stargazer and haven’t noticed anything. There were no flashes of light, no cosmic trumpets. Just an appearance of low-temperature shadows called sunspots at high latitudes. There have been 24 of these cycles since observations were first recorded in the mid-18th century. […]

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ISRO plans Chandrayaan 3 even as 1 shows the Moon is rusting

India’s ambitious Moon mission Chandrayaan was supposed to go into grid phase this year. But due to the pandemic the launch has been postponed to the first half of 2021. The Indian Scientific and Research Organisation (ISRO) revealed that the mission to the Moon will not include an orbiter like the Chandrayaan-2. But, it will […]

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IIT designs surfaces to prevent coronavirus

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and Covid 19 has forced us to invent novel ways to adapt to the virus.  Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati have developed methods to detect and prevent the novel coronavirus. They use bio-interface interactions between the virus and the surface spike protein. […]

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Indian astronomers discover farthest star in galaxy

A group of Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest star galaxies in the Universe which is estimated to be located 9.3 billion light years away from Earth. The discovery is being considered as a landmark achievement in the country’s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory AstroSat. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated Indian […]

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An applause for Sumit Nagal’s first Grand Slam win

India has high hopes from Sumit Nagal and the 23-year-old tennis seed did not disappoint while playing in the US Open. Nagal recorded his first-ever win in a Grand Slam event when he beat Bradley Klahn of the United States 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the opening round of the US Open.  With this Nagal […]

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AI helps find 50 new planets

Artificial intelligence has been coming to human aid now and then, be it health services, education or even hospitality. But now for the first time AI has done wonders in the field of astronomy.  Scientists have identified 50 potential planets with the help of Artificial Intelligence. These planets range from worlds as large as Neptune […]

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It’s raining chocolate in a Swiss city!

We all love chocolate. Be it bars, or mixing it in our milk, or a piece of chocolate cake… the food item is everybody’s favourite. What would you do if you woke up one morning to find that it’s raining chocolate in your city? Well, something similar happened in a small town of Switzerland recently. […]

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10 YO Mini-Monet donates all earnings to charity

A 10-year-old British girl, who has been dubbed as mini-Monet, received an astounding amount for her painting, and donated it for charity! Daisy Watt started painting only four years ago when two of her grandparents were diagnosed with cancer and she painted a picture to cheer them up. She painted a picture of her garden […]