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Who, what, where, when, why & how? Our online science magazine for kids tries to answer all your questions on science, environment, earth, geography, health, living beings, exploration and discoveries. You will find features on shooting stars, ocean depths, dinosaurs, satellites, ham radios, hiccups, and much more. Enter this fascinating kids science zone and find the answers to all your questions about the world around you.

Why does the Sun follow You?

Why does the Sun follow You?
Have you ever noticed that when you are in a car, or a bus, travelling on a straight road, the Sun appears to move right along with you? While telephone poles and trees close to the road, whiz past in the blink of an eye, the Sun is always visible throughout the journey. No matter how fast Daddy drives, you...

What is the Trail behind a Jet?

What is the Trail behind a Jet?
When we were small, we used to look up to the sky and often see a white trail left by a jet aircraft. Rocket! Rocket! We used to yell, jump up with joy, clap our hands and strain our eyes as the 'rocket' disappeared into the horizon. Soon, the white streak would change into a broken, twisted cloud path. And...

What Is The Origin Of Silk Fabric?

What Is The Origin Of Silk Fabric?
My mother took out her favourite blue silk saree for the dinner party. I looked at it, mesmerised by its shimmer and lustre. The rich fabric draped around her body, making her look so very elegant. Definitely no other fabric can match the qualities of silk. But have you ever wondered, how silk fabric came into existence? Silk production, or...

What is the Mystery of Dracula?

Mystery of Dracula
As bats flap through the musty castle, a coffin lid creaks open and an ashy white hand gropes for the cover. The lid slides off and a caped figure rises in the gloom - Dracula is on the prowl! Vampires have enthralled generations of readers and moviegoers; and the most popular 'vampire' is the fearsome Count Dracula of Transylvania. Of...

What Makes the Egg Shell so Strong?

What Makes the Egg Shell so Strong?
Have you ever wondered why hens don't break their eggs when they sit on them? The secret lies in the shape of the egg. An egg is a great example of nature's excellent skills in packing. If you squeeze the ends of an egg between the palms of your hands, it won't break. However, if you squeeze it in...

Elevator Physics

Elevator Physics
You get into an elevator (or a lift, as we sometimes call it) and for a second or two, just as the elevator moves down, we feel weightless. On the other hand, if we go up in an elevator, we suddenly feel heavier just as the elevator lurches upwards. To understand this feeling of weightlessness, we need to understand...

Where Did Shoes Come From?

Where Did Shoes Come From?
Ooh, aah, ouch! People in ancient times must have yelped like this when they walked on rough ground without any shoes on. And it was probably the pain and discomfort that propelled them to cover their feet for protection. Footwear has a history which goes back many thousands of years, and has long been an article of prestige for people...

Why doesn’t our stomach get digested?

Why doesn't our stomach get digested?
All the food we eat goes into our stomach. Here, it is broken into smaller and simpler substances and get absorbed into the blood. Then, the blood carries these food particles to the different cells of the body, where they are used to provide energy to our body. How is food broken into smaller particles? When we eat, the glands lining...

Why Do We Have Wrinkly Fingers After Swimming?

Why Do We Have Wrinkly Fingers After Swimming?
You've been playing in the pool for almost an hour now, practicing your best underwater somersaults. Now it's time to get out, and as you look at your hands, it's . . . it's . . . it's the attack of the wrinkly fingered monster! Don't get frightened or run for cover under your towel yet. After spending lots of...

What is Artificial Intelligence?

What is Artificial Intelligence?
If you touch a hot metal object, you will yank your hand away immediately. When this happens to you the first time, the sequence of events and the result (the burning of your hand) gets stored in your brain. This is what we call an experience. When you see a hot metal object next time, you will not touch it....