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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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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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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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Understanding Sign Language for kids

Introduction Through hand movements rather than speech, people using sign language can communicate their thoughts and feelings. Around the world there are more than 100 sign languages, which are mainly used by deaf people. Most deaf people in North America use American Sign Language (ASL). What is Sign Language? People using sign language make shapes, called …

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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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Egypt witnesses the Parade of the Mummies

         The mummies were transported from the Egyptian Museum on Cairo’s Tahrir Square to their new home   Egyptians have been witnessing a historic procession of their country’s ancient rulers through the capital, Cairo. The lavish, multimillion-dollar spectacle saw 22 mummies – 18 kings and four queens – transported from the peach-coloured, neo-classical Egyptian Museum …

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SOS: Is it a Morse Code or an Abbreviation

Nope, it’s not “save our ship.” Not even close. “Save Our Ship!” “Save Our Souls!” “Save On Socks (at Sal’s Irregular Sock Emporium)!” These are all things that “SOS,” the international abbreviation for distress, does not stand for. Best known for its appearances in desert island cartoons, maritime movies, and earworms by ABBA and Rihanna, …

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Cheeseburgers and the 6 Cheesy Facts you should know!

                  A gooey piece of cheese melted atop a perfectly cooked slab of ground beef                                   sandwiched  between two slightly toasted sesame seed buns “What’s more American than a hamburger?” asks Steve Mallie, owner of Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, Michigan, and seller of the world’s largest commercially available hamburger — and cheeseburger. …

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Wizz through the 1,975-foot-long World’s Longest Inflatable Waterslide

Thing that exists: a 1,975-foot-long slip ‘n slide — that’s 1/3 of a mile — at Action Park in New Jersey. With a GoPro attached to his head, a park employee slid along what is now the world’s longest inflatable waterslide for an entire minute and did a mid-air corkscrew flip towards the end. Guinness …

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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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The Mystery of Planet ‘X”, the Ninth Planet no one has seen!

Percival Lowell was a man of many errors. The 19th-Century travel writer and businessman – fabulously wealthy, perennially moustachioed, and often found in crisp three-piece suits – had read a book on Mars, and on this basis, decided to become an astronomer. Over the coming decades, he made a number of wild claims. First up, …

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Why is Mathematics denied of a Nobel Prize?

As the Nobel Prizes for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and peace are announced through this week, mathematicians are once again left feeling excluded from the world’s grandest celebration of advancements that bring “the greatest benefit to mankind”. Why did Alfred Nobel, best known as the inventor of dynamite and the holder of 355 patents, exclude …

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