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China’s Elephant Herd Captivates The World

A group of wandering wild elephants, nicknamed “The Northbound Wild Elephant Eating and Walking Tour,” have become an overnight Internet sensation in China and globally. The pack first captured the attention of the locals in March 2020, after they suddenly left their home in the Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve. While the original group comprised 16 …

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Meet Bhavani Devi- The first Indian fencer to reach the Olympics

Bhavani Devi has done India pround by becoming the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics. Ranked 45th in the world, Bhavani Devi will compete in the sabre category of fencing. Fencing is a sport that is neither popular nor well established in India, and that has made it more difficult for Bhavani to reach …

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Fish once labeled a ‘living fossil’ baffles scientists again

The coelacanth — a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa’s east coast — is offering up even more surprises. Scientists said a new study of these large and nocturnal deep-sea denizens shows …

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International Yoga Day 2021: Yogasanas for children for overall devolopment

It is International Yoga Day 2021 and Yoga not only includes just asanas but also different Pranayamas (breathing techniques) and meditation that teaches kids patience and helps them overcome mental stress. Here are some Yoga Asanas and Pranayamas that help better physical and mental health in children. In such a young age kids have good …

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This year Father’s Day is Special- Solstice Marks The Longest Day In The Northern Hemisphere

Father’s Day, which will be celebrated on June 20, 2021, promises to be extra special this year. The Earth will join in the festivities with the June solstice, kicking off the Northern Hemisphere’s first day of summer. Conversely, Southern Hemisphere residents will celebrate the astronomical start of winter, or winter solstice, with the shortest day …

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America’s Newest Chess Master is 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi

Since being introduced to chess at the tender age of six, Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi has had one goal. He wants to become the world’s youngest-ever Grandmaster — the highest title a chess player can achieve. The record is currently held by Russian chess player Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin, who qualified for the title in 2002 at the age of 12 years and …

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NASA Sends Baby Bobtail Squids And Microscopic Tardigrades To Space

In the early hours of June 5, 2021, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed some unusual visitors: 128 baby bobtail squids and 5,000 tardigrades. The micro-animals were part of SpaceX’s 22nd cargo resupply mission that delivered over 7,300 pounds of equipment and supplies — including treats like fresh apples and oranges — to the station. NASA researchers …

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The Eiffel Tower holds a Secret- Know what it is!

The Eiffel Tower which stands grand is one of the world’s most famous selfie backdrops, but it’s also home to a little-known apartment with an intriguing history steeped in science and secrecy. The Eiffel Tower was unveiled in Paris as the pièce de résistance of the 1889 World’s Fair. It was engineered as a testament to France’s …

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Discover the World’s Most Intriguing Underwater Ruins

Over 70 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water. And from time to time, the works of human hands are claimed or reclaimed by its lakes, seas and oceans. There’s more than one way to put manmade settlements underwater. Sometimes, they’re submerged intentionally, the casualties of engineering projects. In other cases, natural forces (like earthquakes) conspire to …

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How To Watch The Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse On June 10th

On the heels of the spectacular May 26, 2021, total lunar eclipse comes another celestial spectacle. On June 10, 2021, some lucky stargazers will witness this year’s first of two solar eclipses. Since it is an annular, not a total, eclipse, the Sun’s edges will be visible around the Moon, transforming the star into a …

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