Â Tips on what to do during and after an earthquake:
If you sense shocks, go out in the open and stay clear of tall buildings
If you are inside and don't have time to leave th[...]
Massive earthquake in Nepal
An earthquake with magnitude 7.8 occurred near KATHMANDU, Nepal on Apr 26, 2015.
The impact was so high that thousands of buildings suffered damages[...]
One of the most popular playwriters and authors of all time- William Shakespeare, was born today
Many admirers of William Shakespeare, who is known as one of the English greatest [...]
What a storm!
Severe weather conditions have battered Sydney since the past two days.
About 200,000 homes and businesses across Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra are sti[...]
Earthquakes are currently the world's deadliest and most damaging natural disasters.
Between 2004 and 2011 nearly 700,000 people lost their lives when quakes hit countries as far[...]
And you thought Rafael Nadal had it all?
Rafael Nadal,Â one of the best all-rounders in tennis, ever, is justÂ trying to get better.
He has been called the man with the magic rac[...]
What were our ancestors like?
You probably know that human beings evolved fromÂ 'primates'
Primates â€“ a group of mammals that include monkey and human beings â€“ are among the earl[...]
Robi is raring to go!
Japanese toy and entertainment company, Takara Tomy, has placed its humanoid robots at Robi Cafe in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. They call Robi humanoid beca[...]
Is that what you call a dog's life?
If money is a measure, some people really love their pets. Bella Mia, a Maltese Terrier, has been left a million-dollar estate that includes [...]
What are most aircraft poweredÂ by?
But this aviation fuel is expensive. It is also a non-renewable source of energy, and so, using it up can rob the earth of an expe[...]
Ordering another pizza?
Youâ€™re not alone! The pizza is one of the most popular foods around the world.
Every year, says one study, about three billion pizzas are gobbled up in [...]
Lighting has come a long way since 1802, when Humphry Davy invented the first electric light.
The filament bulb ruled the roost for more than 150 years but it guzzled too much e[...]
Â Kick off these unhealthy habits and have a more fun life
For centuries, people believed they could do nothing much about how long and how well they lived.
Now, scientists have[...]
Have you smelt rain?
The first showers of rain have a smell all their own. Poets have written about this smell, writers have written pages about the first whiff of rain or after [...]
What lies under sheets of ice?
You can dig up the soil to see what lies below. You can look deep into the clear waters to see what lies below. But how can you tell what lies bel[...]
An essay on Lee Kuan Yew and creativity
You must have read about the passing away of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew- the founding Prime Minister of Singapore.
You might heard that he was a d[...]
Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his strict governance and also admired for turning Singapore into one of the world's richest nati[...]
EvenÂ a geckoÂ on the wall would envy them!
On 14 January 2015, climbers Kevin Jorgeson, 30, and Tommy Caldwell, 36, who began the challenge on 27 December 2014, became the [...]
Researchers say chewing gum good for oral health
Hereâ€™s good news to get your jaws working faster on the gum.
A study led by researchers from the University of Groningen, Nethe[...]
What's funny with the weather?
The weatherman has been the butt of jokes (something people usually make fun of) for as long as people have been forecasting the weather.
Coming soon...a computer screen that bends, just like paper
Your next computer may just have a screen that is flexible and paper-thin. Just imagine a computer screen that can bend[...]
Running a car on fuel produced by sea creatures. Is that even possible?
Scientists in Washington have just proved it just might be possible. They have made not one but two types[...]
What can you do with a balloon?
If it is really big and made a special way, you could break records in flying distances!
Remember reading Jules Verne's, Around the World in 80 [...]
How old is the city you live in?
Construction workers in Turkey, a country that is partly in Asia and partly in Europe, had to stop work recently. To their surprise, the workers[...]
What holds a spacecraft like the Mars orbiter mission spacecraft together?
A spacecraft is a magnificent piece of equipment. It travels days, weeks, perhaps years to reach its des[...]
Can you unboil an egg?
Is unboil a word? Scientists are about to add a new word to the dictionary since they have found out how to unboil an egg.
Have you ever compared a raw e[...]
Need new clothes but donâ€™t want to go shopping?
Need new clothes but not sure if the jeans you pick up online will fit?
Let this smart mirror enter your life to make online [...]
Will a blind mother never see her child?
An Ottawa, Canada eyewear company eSight Â answered that one after they helped one of their clients, Kathy Beitz. She has an eye problem ca[...]
Celebrate Chinese New Year!
You might think New Year was a month ago when we celebrated the beginning of 2015.
Well, if you enjoyed the last New Year, youâ€™ll be pleased to know C[...]
The story of Valentine's Day:
Not all love and mush!
February 14 is Valentineâ€™s Day, the day you can give a flower or some cookies to your friends or family to show them they are[...]
What can a skull say?
Does a skeleton carry a message?
Now, just see how much we have learnt from the discovery of a part of an early human skull!
Manot Cave [...]
At 13, when most children his age are wondering which subjects to take up in high school, Shubham Banerjee, an eighth grader who lives in California, USA, started his own[...]
Do you enjoy watching a laser light display? Thank Charles Hard Townes.
Born on 28 July 1915, this student of Physics won the Nobel Prize in 1964 jointly for his work [...]
What can you do with a balloon?
If it is really big and made in a special way, you could break records in flying distances!
Remember reading Jules Verne's, Around the World[...]
Can you turnÂ food into petrol?
Scientists in Washington have just proved you can. They have made not one but two types of fuel from the alga that is fed to fish.
So, who IS Dippy the dinosaur?
Dippy the Dinosaur is a 85 foot (26 meter) plaster skeleton of a dinosaur that has been doing duty in London's Natural History Museum since 1905[...]
Guess what makes your heart happy?
When you are happy, your body, including your heart, stays healthier. Some researchers tried to find the truth in this statement. They [...]
Is thatÂ a painting or a photograph?
If youâ€™re looking at the portrait of Coleman Coyne, it could be either.
Sixteen-year-old artist Shania McDonagh of Ireland has stunned the wor[...]
Â An air-terminal just for animals?
JFK, one of the worldâ€™s largest airports, will soon become the worldâ€™s first to have a terminal only for animals.
Unknown to and unseen by [...]
What do you go shopping for?
Clothes? Food? Toys?
But did you know, you could buy an entire town!
Bargylia is an unusual town. This town in Turkey, which is a rare country[...]
Â All the children have to do is- have a dream and the willingness to play on!
Everyone loves to play and express themselves.
But for some, sports and extra-curricular[...]
They were like a shark or dolphin and lived 170 million years ago
Scotland has a new monster, and this time it is real, unlike the Loch Ness Monster, that has not really[...]
Cartoon Network launches new transformers series
A brand new series of form changing robots- Transformers is launched. The makers of the Transformers series, Hasbro Studios h[...]
The Fying snake was thought to be only living in Sri-Lanka
Chrysopelea Â taprobanica is the scientific name for the Sri Lankan Flying Snake. And this snake seems to be going places[...]
Crashed Air Asia flight blackboxes are recovered from under the sea.
Indonesian divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder from beneath the wreckage of an AirAsia [...]
Pharaoh Queen from 4500 years ago!
Working in Egyptâ€™s Abu Sir, an ancient kingdom near the countryâ€™s capital Cairo, Czech archaeologists have stumbled upon the tomb of a queen.
Think again, if you said 'White'!
The Taj Mahal was built in Agra, a city in northern India, under the orders of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Made of white marble, the Taj[...]
Â Are these tasty delights any healthier over decades?
Fast food has been around for a long time now. And many studies over the years have shown that fast food is not healthy. So,[...]
A little kindness came back in the form of a big reward for
him and other homeless people!
A little thought and a little kindness, said someone, areÂ often worth more t[...]
Â Amazing technical innovations in the world of cycling
Early human beings would have thought that a pair of wheels to move around was a smart idea. But the humble bicycle is getti[...]
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