Lonely Kalu

Kalu was the only son of a farmer and his wife."I wish I had a brother or a sister, to play with," he told his parents one day. "Everyone has a brother or a sister. I don't like it when the children who come...

What are Komodo Dragons?

European mythology abounds in stories of knights in shining armour battling fearsome dragons. Fairytale storybooks are peppered with illustrations of these huge monsters looking like crocodiles with wings and huge claws and breathing fire. Of course fire breathing dragons do not exist, but there...

The Scent of an Enemy

It seems the fish were always a smart lot. Only, humans took some time to realise the fact. Some years ago, scientists had discovered that they identify family members with their smell. Now, scientists in Glasgow University, have discovered something new, according to a...

How are Stars Named?

Till now we have only seen roads, railway stations, airports, places etc. being named after famous people. But imagine paying money to get a star named after you. If that can happen, then anything is possible in this world!Well, there are organisations in different...

An Organism that is visible from Space

The elephant is the largest land animal. The Blue whale is the largest sea animal. But however big these animals may be, they can not size up to the colonies built by tiny little sea creatures - the coral. The colonies built by corals...

Why do Onions Make us Cry?

One of the earliest memories I have as a child is when I was approximately three or four years old. I remember watching my mother work in the kitchen. She was cutting onions for the salad and I could see tears in her eyes....

Meaningful Flowers

When you want to convey your feelings, you say it with flowers. Do you know that humans have attached different meanings and values to flowers?

Dropping Trees from the Sky – Hydroseeding

Finally there is a simple solution to the growing problems of deforestation and the greenhouse effect - dropping millions of trees out of an aircraft.The idea may sound bizarre but it has come from The Lockheed Martin Aerospace Company, USA. The company has proposed...

Seasons

Seasons not only tell us the time of the year in different landscapes, they are intimately connected to human emotions and experiences as well. Find out how...

Nikola Tesla – Unsung Prophet of Electrical Age

If you ask anyone or check up in the encyclopaedia, who invented the radio or X-rays, chances are you will never come across the name of Nikola Tesla there.Look up fluorescent bulb, neon lights, car ignition system, electron microscope, microwave oven and many others...

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