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Coral reef taller than a skyscraper found in Australia

A new, and enormous, coral reef has been found at the northern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the first such discovery in 120 years, scientists say. Like an underwater mountain, the unnamed reef is about 1.5km long, 500m (1,640ft) high, the reef is taller than New York’s Empire State Building and the Petronas Twin […]

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A 12 YO makes the discovery of a lifetime!

You may just be an amateur, but if you really keep looking you may get your goal some day. An aspiring palaeontologist has been a rage the world over after he discovered a dinosaur skeleton dating back 69 million years! The Grade 7 student from Calgary discovered a rare dinosaur skeleton earlier this year at […]

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At the bottom of the Blue Holes

The life undersea is as secretive and intriguing as the undiscovered mysteries of the space. While many explorations are manned to space, very few researchers are brave enough to dive deep into the sea.  Off the coast of Florida, deep at the bottom of the ocean, are massive blue holes that formed thousands of years […]

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A space station which is UNDER water!

Ever wondered why there are more humans who have ventured into space than those who have explored the deep trenches on earth? The answer is simple. It’s much more complicated. And much more difficult to stay alive under water. Now a duo have come up with an ambitious plan to create an underwater research station […]

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Know Mary Jackson: The woman NASA’s headquarter is named after 

Nasa has named its headquarters in Washington DC after its first black female engineer, Mary Jackson. Jackson had helped to break down barriers for African Americans and women in engineering and technology. The story of Mary Jackson was told in the 2016 film Hidden Figures. Born in Hampton, Virginia, she died in 2005. In an […]

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Watch: Dreaming and changing colours

We all know that octopuses often change their skin colour and texture to avoid predators or to catch unsuspecting prey. Now, for the first time, a researcher has captured a spell-binding video of a cephalopod called Heidi rapidly changing into a multitude of colors while sleeping. The footage, part of Octopus: Making Contact, a documentary […]

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Mini Sun on Earth!

A team of researchers created their own miniature sun in the lab — complete with its own electromagnetic field and ultrahot plasma. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison constructed the 3-meter-wide (10 feet) aluminum vacuum chamber, which they dubbed “the Big Red Ball,” to re-create some of the solar physics that take place in and […]

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Your breath may just turn golden!

It’s shiny, it’s expensive and our moms love it. We are talking about gold, but it can also help us breathe.  Indian scientists have developed a golden tree of sorts, which would perform photosynthesis and generate oxygen. Surprised? Well, don’t, because we are going to explain. Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) professor Vivek […]

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Meet Huggable, your friend at hospital

They are gloomy and boring. Hospitals are the last place we want to be, but there are many kids who have to visit a hospital sometimes, and for those not-so-fun days there’s Huggable. Using a robotic teddy bear, scientists have shown that social robots can boost the mood among hospitalised children and help them cope […]