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Look out for those crackers in the sky

Come next week and you may as well enjoy a beautiful natural phenomenon. The Perseids meteor shower is going to be active from August 17-26. The annual celestial event is considered the best meteor shower, as many bright meteors and fireballs shoot through the sky making it easy for people to watch it from Earth. […]

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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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‘Recently active’ volcanoes on Venus!

Our Venus may not be so calm after all. Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active – and probably still are today – painting the picture of a geologically dynamic planet and not a dormant world as long thought. The research focused on ring-like structures called coronae, caused […]

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So how old is the Universe anyway?

If you have ever watched Doctor Who, Star Trek, or any science fiction programme, you must have come across this theory of the age of our Universe. Well now, the astrophysicists have calculated the exact age of the Universe… mostly.  The universe is about 13.8 billion years old, according to new research recently published by […]

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All eyes toward the sky please!

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment! Yes, something which wouldn’t reappear for another 6,800 years.  Various parts of the world have witnessed the Neowise comet, also known as C3/2020 F3, and now it will be visible in India till July 24. No binoculars or telescopes will be needed to spot the comet as it will be visible […]

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s a flying car! 

Be it cartoon or comic books or even superheroe movies, there’s one thing we keep on seeing which can rarely be witnessed in the real world: A flying car. But there are many companies and persistent engineers who are not giving up to bring the fantasy into real life.  Israel-based Urban Aeronautics company is developing […]

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A parrot outsmarts Harvard students in memory games 

They are pretty, clever and can also talk back to you. African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) can live more than 50 years, memorize dozens of words in English and, if given the chance, outsmart a flock of Harvard students in a classic Shell Game. Actually one did. A parrot called Griffin has humiliated students at […]

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This joker is a spider! 

A newfound spider species wears a striking red-and-white pattern on its back that resembles the grin worn by Batman’s long-standing nemesis, the Joker. The resemblance is so uncanny that the researchers who described the arachnid named the species after actor Joaquin Phoenix, who portrayed the tormented, smiling villain in the 2019 film, “Joker.” Ironically, the […]

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Witness year’s first solar eclipse this Sunday 

This Father’s Day coincides with many more things. Yes, it’s also International Yoga Day but even star gazers in India are in for a treat on June 21. India will witness the first Surya Grahan or solar eclipse of 2020. It will be an annular eclipse in some parts while for most of the country […]