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COSMONAUTS PRACTISE BEFORE BLAST-OFF
Russian cosmonauts have been hard at work. They have been undergoing preflight training at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star Cit[...]
THIS BUNNY'S GOING ON A LONG TRIP
As you read this, China's first moon rover mission is probably still on its long journey to the moon. We are excited to hear about its successful[...]
A RABBIT ON THE MOON!
On December 2, 2013, China launched its first ever moon rover mission. The Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasted off from the Xichang Satel[...]
BABYSITTERS FOR PENGUIN CHICKS
What a lot of babies to look after! In Cape Town, South Africa, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) take[...]
FREE AT LAST!
On November 21, 2013, two loggerhead sea turtles were finally free to go home. They had been at the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Gaash, a coastal resort in Is[...]
LIGHTING UP LIVES
In the video "Plastic bottles of light", we see how an engineer, Tony Lopes, makes lives easier in South Africa through very simple ideas that use no electricity[...]
These are bottles that give out light. No electricity or batteries are required. Is this possible? With some imagination and a love for tinkering, it is!
FANTASTIC FLYING MACHINES!
Those of you who love aircrafts will know these names - Apache, Hornet, F-16, A380 ... the list goes on. Do you know that they are on display at the Dub[...]
On November 18, 2013, twelve states in the USA Midwest were struck by several tornadoes and intense thunderstorms. Washington town in the state of Illinois see[...]
The trash that we throw away everyday could go one of four ways - burned, recycled, composted or buried in landfills.
A landfill is usually used to bury trash in[...]
UP, UP & AWAY!
What a sight to behold! Huge, colourful balloons all blown up and ready for flight. These are not balloons that you can hold with a string at a birthday party. [...]
MAKE AN ANCIENT FRIEND TODAY
Who is the oldest person you have ever met? Perhaps it's your great-grandfather?
Well, have you ever met anyone as old as Dinosaur Sue? If you have n[...]
SEVERE FLOODING IN SOMALIA
A deadly cyclone has hit Somalia in the northeastern region of Puntland. This has caused extremely heavy rain, high-speed winds and flooding. The govern[...]
DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE!
Sounds familiar? Those of you who have read or watched the famous Shakespeare play, Macbeth, would know this phrase.
Poison can be found in ma[...]
A GRAND OLD DAME
Do you know where to find the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered? You won't have to do any digging because she has already been all dug up, clean and ready[...]
A new use for cooking oil
Remember The Whiz Times' video on used cooking oil? What other purpose can cooking oil be used for? Come, let's try the quiz below.
HOLY SMOKE! CINDERS & ASHES!
Over the last few days, Mount Sinabung in Karo, Indonesia has been erupting and throwing out thick smoke and ashes. More than 1,700 peop[...]
ROCKETS, LUNAR ROVERS & MORE!
There are lots of exciting things happening in outer space these days. Enjoy the slideshow to find out what our astronauts and rockets are up to![...]
UP, UP & AWAY!
What an awesome feeling it is to be able to fly without being in an aircraft! Did you read the story about the 'Jetman' who did just that around Mount[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Now that the week is almost over, let's try this quiz. The answers to these questions all come from this week's stories. You can use the search bar[...]
Awesome Solar Eclipse seen in many parts of the world!
All by itself in Space!
A single, lonely planet outside the solar system was found by astronomers on 10 October. But what's special about this planet is that it doesn't orbit a st[...]
It is one of the most important discoveries in Science. Watch this animated video on Higgs-Boson.
You must have read by now about this year's Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to tw[...]
Hope for Countries with Dengue!
Mosquitos are bothersome creatures. But they can also be very dangerous as they can spread horrible diseases like dengue. If you live in a trop[...]
Cockroaches Hate Sugar!
Cockroaches will eat anything. Except sugar, that is. The German cockroach, which is small and brown and found all over the world, uses its small taste-hai[...]
Awesome images and interesting facts about the Sun
you probably did not know
We all know the sun is that big ball of fire we see everyday. As a matter of fact, it is the only [...]
Scientists have already brought back some extinct
animals. But how far can they go?
Imagine living with the Woolly Mammoth from Ice Age, Tasmanian dog-like “tigers”, and Gian[...]
An Omelette? No I'd prefer a planet please.
Black holes at the centre of galaxies are usually inactive, or “asleep”. But once in many years, they might just want to get up for a[...]
Reduced environmental pollution from cars in future!
What are alternative fuels, you ask? Well first know this:
Cars produce a lot of greenhouse gases, making it one of the main [...]
Brain painting: Make a painting just by thinking!
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just ‘think’ and create an artwork?
Nopes- it is not something out of the imagination of a mo[...]
Earthquakes can bring out Gold?
Earthquakes are disastrous. They bring destruction, take lives and destroy properties.
But some studies bring to light a different positive side[...]
NASA’s Curiosity rover back in action!
Do you remember NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity? Yes the same robot 'car' that was sent to Mars.
The robot landed on Mars last August and has b[...]
Scientists estimate number of species of plants and animals still unknown
How many species of living things do think there are on Earth? A thousand? A Million? 10 Million? Scien[...]
Give a HoneyBee some coffee and watch it save the
How exactly is that possible?
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 (AFP) - Turns out that bees, too, love coffee. Or Caffeine to[...]
The first mammals
If you haven't seen anyone and have no clue about how they might have looked, could you draw a picture of them? Scientists recently recreated how the f[...]
The Top 5 Weirdest Discoveries
from last year
According to National Geographic magazine, here are 5 of the weirdest stories of nature in 2012:
5. The World’s Smalle[...]
2013 Weather Forecast:
It’s still getting warmer
Do you like warm weather?
Many people do, unless they live right on the Equator (the middle section of the earth, where it[...]
World’s Largest Aquarium Opens in Singapore
Can you imagine seeing 100,000 different marine animals - in almost twelve million gallons of water? That’s exactly what you would s[...]
We are actually living inside Super computers!
Scientists think the Universe is actually a game being played inside super computers!!
All of us might have been fooled all alo[...]
End of the World ? Myths busted with scientific theory.
If you are reading this after December 21, 2012, then you can breathe a sigh of relief! Why? Because that’s the date that,[...]
The Great Garbage Patch: Why we shouldn’t litter!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch- try scooping this out!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches from Hawaii to San[...]
An elephant that can speak??
You’ve probably heard of birds who can talk, but what about an elephant that can speak Korean?
Yes, an elephant in a South Korean zoo has learnt [...]
Sweden needs more garbage
Sweden has a big garbage problem. Not that it has too much garbage to dispose of, but rather the country is running out of garbage! In fact, it is now [...]
Growing environmental awareness in China
More and more people in China are becoming concerned about environmental pollution and are actively taking steps to protect the environm[...]
The storm of the century?
Just imagine the news headlines: “Millions affected”, “All transport systems shut down”, and “Hundreds of thousands to be evacuated”. You wou[...]
A comet left behind big rocks and ice chunks. They are
now falling on the Earth to produce a spectacular
fireshow. Watch the Orionid meteor showers coming
towards the earth.
Strange Tooth fillings from ancient dentists
Scared to go to the dentist?
Dentists have a bad reputation. They strap you down to a chair, throw bright light in your eyes, make yo[...]
Are there blueberries on Mars? NASA’s Opportunity, a robotic vehicle designed to travel around Mars has discovered a crop of mysterious spheres, about 3mm in diameter. [...]
Message in a bottle found after 100 years!
Who wrote the message and what was inside?
A message in a bottle has been retrieved after almost 100 years, se[...]
Has your mom or dad ever asked you to clean up your room because there was too much junk on the floor?
Most likely, they have.
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