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Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 75 Years later then and now – in pictures

Little Boy, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by US exactly 75 years ago. Three days later, a second bomb, Fat Man, was dropped on Nagasaki. The device that exploded over Hiroshima destroyed about two-thirds of the city’s structures in a blinding flash of light. At the time, Hiroshima’s population was approximately 300,000. The …

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Coronavirus variants: Here’s how the SARS-CoV-2 mutants stack up

Several strains of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19, have emerged across the globe. Viruses mutate all the time, so these new variations were not surprising; however, when a modified version becomes a dominant strain in a region or one with worrisome features, public health experts name and follow those versions. Many of the …

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Solar Explosions – “Rosetta Stone” Eruption Provides Insights

Our seemingly calm Sun can have a nasty temper that comes in the form of powerful explosions. The star’s unpredictable outbursts can disrupt satellites in orbit and be dangerous for astronauts. Though the flares are well-documented, researchers have never been able to pinpoint the cause of the erratic behavior. Now, the Sun’s incredible multi-staged “tantrum” …

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Abhimanyu Mishra

Abhimanyu Mishra – The making of the youngest chess Grandmaster

It’s often easy to overlook the efforts and sacrifices that go behind making a prodigy achieve success at the highest level. “Gifted athlete” is a term that is often associated to define the athlete’s success. When Abhimanyu Mishra became the youngest Grandmaster, breaking a 19-year-old record set by GM Sergey Karjakin, the world rejoiced. The …

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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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