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India runs out of oxygen as Covid wave surges

India is in the middle of a devastating second wave of coronavirus. On Thursday, officials reported an astonishing 3,80,000 new cases, setting a world record for the second day in a row. And all the while, deaths keep rising. Now, India’s healthcare system has reached a breaking point. At one hospital in Delhi, 25 people […]

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Pak Choi on ISS

Astronauts on the International Space Station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission commander took the lead on conducting four Vegetable Production System (Veggie) experiments, with the last two wrapping up after an April 13 harvest. […]

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Watch: Eight YO solves three Rubik’s cubes all at one time!

Have you ever tried solving a Rubik’s puzzle? Sure, you have… but have you tried solving three, and all at the same time? This is no gibberish talk but a fact. An eight year old boy from India has entered the Guinness Book of Records by solving three Rubik’s cubes all together using his hands […]

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Knowledge Station: A lunar ark to save life on earth!

The world may not be coming to an end right away but that hasn’t stopped our scientists from finding ways to save humanity. Be it on earth, or the moon. Researchers have decided to send samples of 6.7 million species from earth to the moon and preserve it there in case we lose all hope […]

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The genius that Albert Einstein was!

Albert Einstein’s scientific theories and mathematical ideas made him nothing less than a genius. But this genius was also a pacifist and supported civil rights. There is more to Einstein than his genius. On his birthday, let’s find out more about him. The baby Einstein was born with a “swollen, misshapen head and a grossly […]

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National Science Day: Know the man behind this celebration

India celebrates National Science Day every year on February 28, but do you know why we do that only on this date? Actually, it was on February 28, that a great Indian scientist discovered something so spectacular that it not only brought laurels to this country and him, but changed the way we looked at […]

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Is it a code or just an art? Mysteries behind famous paintings

If you have watched the Da Vinci Code and other Dan Brown novel-based movies, you must wonder how much of those conspiracy theories are actually true. The whole idea of people leaving a message behind in a code or even in simple writing hundreds of years ago makes for an exciting discovery. So when this […]

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World’s smallest reptile is less than an inch long!

Madagascar is a land of exotic animals, flora and fauna. Many rare species like the long-necked giraffe weevil, the colourful, cat-sized panther chameleon, and the bright orange-red tomato frogs are found here. And one more rare gem has been added to this list.  Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The […]

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Adidas to make vegan shoes!

You must have come across many people who have turned vegan — eating only plant-based food. But now a shoe company is all ready to manufacture vegan shoes too. Adidas has announced it’s launching a line of sneakers made from mushroom-based leather. As part of a 2021 sustainability initiative, the new Stan Smiths will be […]

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Like eating a pineapple? What about flying it?

Researchers in Malaysia have developed a method to transform the fibre found in normally discarded pineapple leaves to make a strong material that can be used to build the frames for unmanned aircraft, e.g. drones. The drones made out of the bio-composite material had a higher strength-to-weight ratio than those made from synthetic fibres and […]