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Movie Review: Oscar winner Soul

Each January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in […]

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Jurassic-era fossil leaves found in India

Fossilised leaves, estimated to be around 150-200 million years old, were discovered in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district. The geologists say that they fall into the Jurassic period. The team said 20 cm by 5 cm fossilised leaves of genus Ptilophyllum have been found in Dudhkol mountain in Taljhari area. The excavation is still underway. Such leaves […]

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Your picks this month

Title: The One and Only Bob Author: Katherine Applegate Publisher: HarperCollins  Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the […]

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One more point to Slytherin!

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and also a researcher of snakes, the chances are you will be allowed in the House of Slytherin.  No surprises here then that when Harry Potter books lovers discovered a new species of snake, they named him after Salazar Slytherin. A new green pit viper species discovered in a […]

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Book review: Know Gandhi in few sentences

We all know that Gandhiji refused to cheat in the exam, but do you know he stole once? And he was so overcome with guilt that he asked for forgiveness?  These and many more motivating anecdotes from the life of one of the greatest men on earth has been bound in a book.  With his […]

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HAVE COUGH? TRY THIS JUICE

Cold and cough are the worst kind of infections. You can’t sleep and neither can you work. Medicines don’t work either. But according to a study, one fruit juice can help you fight cough.  A study found that pineapple juice was part of an effective treatment for tuberculosis, thanks to its ability to soothe the […]

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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: Huge Container Ship Blocks Suez Canal

A massive container ship got stuck in the middle of the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking traffic in a very important shipping area. It’s not known how long it will take to free the ship and open the canal again. What is the Suez Canal? The Suez Canal is a man-made waterway in Egypt which […]

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Vaccine Trials for Kids

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents United States of America New clinical trials showed that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine elicits “100% efficacy and robust antibody responses” in adolescents from 12-15 years old, the drug company announced Wednesday. The trial included 2,260 trial participants; the results are even better than earlier responses from participants […]

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Fun and Easy Easter Craft Ideas for Kids

For some, Easter is a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For others, it’s more about eggs, bunnies, and, of course, lots and lots of chocolate. Maybe for you and your family, it’s a little bit of both. But regardless of your reason for celebrating, one thing remains the same: the never-ending list […]