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Philadelphia Will Go Dark to Protect Birds

Starting April 1, many of the skyscrapers and other buildings in Philadelphia will be going dark at night. Though the move will cut down on energy use, the main goal of the effort is to help protect migrating birds. Why do birds Migrate? Many kinds of birds migrate twice a year, raising a family in […]

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In depth: What is Kumbh Mela and why it’s so important in India?

If you have watched Hindi movies from the 70s and 80s era, you must have come across many stories which originate and end at the Kumbh Mela. While the Mela of the films is the notorious spot where siblings get separated from each other — only to reunite after 20 years — the truth is […]

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In depth: Three countries rush to claim an underwater mountain

There’s a huge mountain range on earth which is not shown in any map you would see. And a number of countries have already started to fight over its ownership.  What is this hidden gem? Hidden below the North Pole in the Arctic region is Lomonosov Ridge. It is a vast mountain range running from […]

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What a marvel! Black Panther-inspired Wakanda grows in Uganda

Movies have often inspired people to do some good work. But we never knew that superheroes could not only make money but also build lives. Something like that is happening in a small village in Uganda. Inspired by Marvel’s Black Panther movie, a village in Uganda is thriving on natural resources and solar energy.  The […]

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In depth: Why Simlipal Reserve fire is a matter of concern

A lot had been written about the Amazon and California wildfires last year but there’s another fire raging at home too. And it’s only now that the administration has come into action. It’s been more than 10 days that a fire has been raging at Simlipal Forest Reserve and has gutted a major part of […]

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Knowledge Station: The mystery behind floating icebergs

Puzzle: They float like an island but you can’t live there.  Answer: Iceberg Be it the great story of sunken ship Titanic or fun narration of Penguins movie, icebergs have captured human imagination for ages. How they form and survive and how they are an ecosystem in themselves, is all a great mystery to a […]

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The first biofuel rocket to work as ‘Uber in space’

While the astronauts and scientists are struggling to contain space debris and junk, a small company in the US has developed a rocket which could be operated on biofuel. Biofuel is made from plants and roots and is nontoxic for the environment as opposed to traditionally used rocket fuels. The rocket, Stardust 1.0, was launched […]

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Uttarakhand floods ravage many regions of the state

After seven years, when the northern state of Uttarakhand saw a devastating cloudburst and floods, the state again witnessed a natural disaster this week. The Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations. At least seven people have […]

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Your palak paneer is capable of sending you an email!

Popeye the sailor man was not wrong for his love for the leafy vegetable. Spinach not only made him strong and powerful, but also motivated all the children of that generation to eat their greens. Now it seems spinach is not only packed with superfood ingredients but also has superpowers. Literally! Spinach plants can detect […]

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Nepal to turn Mt Everest trash into art

Nepal is turning the trash — collected at Mount Everest — into art. The art would be displayed in a nearby gallery, to highlight the need to save the world’s tallest mountain from turning into a dumping site. Used oxygen bottles, plastic bottles, torn tents, ropes, broken ladders, cans and plastic wrappers discarded by climbers […]