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Lights off around the world to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. The initiative began in Australia in 2007 as a grass roots gesture by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia against man-made carbon dioxide emissions linked to …

A new species of terrestrial crab found in Hong Kong

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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In an all new discovery, the scientists have found a new species of terrestrial crab, climbing trees on the eastern coast of Hong Kong. The species is described in the open access journal ZooKeys. All specimens spotted during the survey have been collected at a height of approximately 1.5 – 1.8 m, walking on the …

Super happy Animal Comics to make your day

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Rejoice little souls and wanna be kids!! All of Guy Kopsombut’s comic  illustrations are filled with happiness and positivity, making them perfect for starting your week off in a good mood! Here are some: 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# These are the subtle messages passed on to every individual to make the world a better place …

Look who offered Stephen Hawking a seat on a commercial space flight

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Legendary British cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking, famous for his theory on black holes, has been offered a seat on Richard Branson’s commercial space flight, Virgin Galactic to travel into space. In an interview the professor said that he thought that nobody would ever ask him to leave  Planet Earth but “Richard Branson has offered …

Here’s what make parrots laugh

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Researchers have found that New Zealand’s kea parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh — a call that when heard prompts others to drop everything and have some fun. Kea lives in alpine areas and is renowned in New Zealand for being intelligent and mischievous, often called “the clown of the mountain”. But …

SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth

Monday, March 20, 2017

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A SpaceX reusable cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean safely, ending a mission to supply astronauts on the International Space Station, the company has said. The Dragon capsule — the only such vessel capable of returning research samples and other material to Earth — remained docked with the ISS for nearly a month …

Remembering Kalpana Chawla on her Birth Anniversary

Friday, March 17, 2017

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Kalpana Chawla born on March 17, 1962 was an Indian American astronaut and the first woman of Indian origin in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia …

Great Barrier Reef may never recover from bleaching

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may never recover from last year’s warming-driven coral bleaching, said a study today that called for urgent action in the face of ineffective conservation efforts. Record-high temperatures in 2015 and 2016 drove an unprecedented bleaching episode, which occurs when stressed corals expel the algae that live in their tissue and provide …

World’s oldest plant-like fossils found in India

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Scientists have discovered 1.6 billion-year-old fossils of red algae in central India, which may be the oldest evidence of plant-like life found on the Earth. The finding in Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh by researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History indicate that advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier than previously thought. Also Read: Delhi air cleaner …

NASA finds India’s Chandrayaan missing for 8 Years

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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No one had heard from Chandrayaan-1 since Aug. 29, 2009. That’s when the pioneering moon orbiter – the first lunar probe ever launched by the Indian Space Research Organization – abruptly went silent just 312 days into what was supposed to be a two-year mission. The orbiter has been missing ever since. It’s no bigger …

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