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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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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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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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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104

                                                                                             Beverly Cleary Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died. She was 104. Cleary’s publisher HarperCollins announced Friday that the author died Thursday in Carmel Valley, California, where she had lived since the 1960s. …

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Antarctica’s Floating Ice Shelves reveal a Secret Life Beneath

Though it is not unusual to find marine animals thriving under the Antarctica seafloor, researchers had always assumed that all life would become less abundant farther away from open water and sunlight. However, the discovery of filter-feeding organisms — 160 miles (260 km) away from the open ocean, with temperatures of −2.2°C and under complete …

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Overgrown Sheep ‘Baarack’ Loses 78 lbs. Of Matted Wool with an Epic Haircut

                                          Baarack, the rescued sheep had a densely matted coat that grew unchecked for years   Months of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 have kept many people from getting regular haircuts. But even the most overgrown stay-at-home hair can’t compare with the plight of a merino sheep in Australia wearing a whopping …

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