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15 YO Gitanjali Rao is Time’s first ever Kid of The Year

If you have any doubt about the future of mankind, rest assured it’s in good hands. A 15-year-old girl from Colorado, USA, makes us believe that we may not have lost everything after all. Gitanjali Rao has been named first ever Kid Of The Year by Time magazine. And if this wasn’t an achievement enough, […]

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Smell those historic events now, for real!

While we all read and listen to history, what if we could smell it also? How would the industrial revolution or Great Depression smell like? Well, now we may know.  Many historians and scientists across Europe are coming together with perfumers and museums for a unique project: To capture what Europe smelled like between the […]

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This 14 YO Indian American may have just discovered potential Covid treatment

Anika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old from Texas, has won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work on a potential drug to treat COVID-19. The seventh grader would receive $25,000 (approximately Rs 18,61,000) as prize money.  Anika found a molecule that can attach to a protein on the new coronavirus. This could stop the virus […]

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In depth: ISS has competed 20 years in space, and we are still amazed!

It’s been 20 years since the International Space Station was launched in space and has been orbiting the earth. This artificial satellite has helped astronomers and researchers explore new vistas of the universe, while also making us understand the future of humankind in outer space. Let’s read more astounding facts about the ISS. The ISS […]

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We never knew about the existence of this organ in our body!

A set of salivary glands had been in our bodies, and we never knew about them! Till now. Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered a potential new organ in the human throat that they stumbled upon while carrying out research on prostate cancer. Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have identified a set of salivary […]

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Eight Indian beaches get Blue Flag Certification

In a first, eight Indian beaches have been awarded Blue Flag Certification by an eminent international jury. The government has hailed it as a big moment for environmentalists and the Swachh Bharat programme.  What does it mean? The eight beaches selected for the certification are Kappad (Kerala), Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), […]

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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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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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A dent on Earth’s magnetic field may affect the ISS!

You all must agree that a dent on your car can transform your dad’s facial expressions, beware of that frown! Now imagine a dent on our Earth’s magnetic shield and then imagine the frown on nature’s forehead! Scary right?  The US space agency Nasa has said the widening dent in the Earth’s magnetic shield has […]

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Scientists find a water world in our solar system

Have we found a possible another home? If research is to be believed, we well may have.  Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is an “ocean world” with a big reservoir of salty water under its frigid surface. The US space agency NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which flew as close […]