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[...]
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th Test Match. By then, the man who made his Test cricket debut at the [...]
Cobra fights tiger!
On 27 December 2014, a caretaker at the zoo in Indore, one of the largest cities in Madhya Pradesh, India, found Rajan, a white tiger, lying in its e[...]
This deadly infection had batty origins?
2014 saw the largest-known outbreak of Ebola, a disease that left thousands of people dead and infecting people in several countries in[...]
Overweight? Doctors say, "Sleep more"
Feeling sleepy? Off to bed!
Research published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows that children who sleep less than their frien[...]
New combination drug brings relief for children
Malaria is a disease caused by an infected mosquito. The germ is carried by the female anopheles mosquito infected with the s[...]
A voice fades away
Kristine Cavanaugh, the voice of Babe, the pig, dies
On 22 December 2014, voice actor Christine Cavanaugh, who lent her voice to Babe, the pig, in the 1995 m[...]
Offices in this city bring in the new year in a unique way- they
throw out the old stuff. Literally!
Happy new year!
Each place has a different and unique way of ringing out [...]
What were the key events that had a huge impact on the
You had hundreds of stories, quizzes and videos to read, play and watch in 2014, telling you about the Wor[...]
AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing en route to
An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore Sunday morning.
Malaysia, Philippines, Italy battle with multiple disasters
This was a week full of disasters all over the world. Take a look at some of the disasters that troubled people in ma[...]
Fasten your seatbelts and prepare... to stay at home
Looking for that perfect gift for the aviation fan who has everything? One Japanese airline has the answer:[...]
It's a Hurrah! for all countries, as everyone makes a pledge to reduce global warming. What are the steps agreed upon?
About 11,000 experts from over 190 countries gathered in [...]
Itâ€™s Christmas time:but some children expect a different kind of santa!
Everyone knows about the story that Santa Claus keeps an eye on children all the year. On Christmas, he c[...]
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