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A Fish with Three Hearts: Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish swimming in ocean
It is said to be a royal among sea animals because it has blue blood, literally. And the cuttlefish has a large heart. Actually, it is not one but three hearts.And it is not even a fish but belongs to the same family as the squid and the octopus. They are called the cephalopods, which literally translated means head-foot.The...

Madhubani Magic of Gangadevi

Aditi De of the 'Women's Feature Service' writes about a meeting she had in the 1980s, with Gangadevi, the gifted painter of Mithila. Gangadevi is largely responsible for placing an ancient art, practiced for centuries by the women of her village, in the artistic map of the world.Face to face, Gangadevi, seemed shy at first glance. She...

Finns Favour Freezing Swim

November 4: It's winter in Finland and temperatures are touching single digits. Across the Arctic, from Burbank to Murmansk, the land is completely frozen. Suddenly a group of Finns appear with a pickaxe and drill a hole in the thick ice pack. Are they going to fish? So where are the rods?Before you can blink a frozen eye, they...

Some Animal Fathers are Great Dads too!

The long-tailed Gentoo penguin incubates eggs
Most animals never even see their parents. Many never meet their fathers and some do not meet their mothers either. Some insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles hatch from fertilised eggs and face life on their own. And those animals who are raised by parents, are often reared by their mothers. But we found that there are some animal fathers...

How do Animals Camouflage?

Chameleons are known for their quick color-changing abilities.
Remember the last time you played hide and seek. You hid behind a bush while your friend tried to find you. If you were wearing a green dress, the chance of you being seen was automatically reduced as you could be mistaken for a bunch of leaves.Hide and seek is a very old game and it seems human beings...

How Is Jelly Formed?

How is jelly formed?
Had a good dinner? Now how about some cool custard with jelly on the side for dessert? Doesn't the jelly look inviting, a transparent red-coloured blob sitting pretty on the plate, making you long to dig your spoon into it?Called Jell-O in the United States of America, jelly changes shape with the change in temperature. It stays sets at...

Excerpts from Ek-kori’s Dream

Ek-kori’s Dream By Mahasveta Devi; Translated by Lila Majumdar; Illustrations by Judhajit Sengupta, Published by National Book Trust, IndiaThere was no other way but to take cover as early as possible. The village school would open as soon as it was light and Aunt would certainly send him to school today. The mango tree was outside the house, a huge fajli...

What is an Orca?

Orca whale family
If you have seen the movie Free Willy, you would be able to instantly recognise an Orca. Willy is an Orca or a killer whale.Orcas (Orcinus orca) are mammals classified under the order Cetacea. Though they are called killer whales, they belong to the dolphin family. Like other whales and dolphins, they, too, come up to the surface to...

Watery Facts

Grizzly Bear catching fish
The Pacific Ocean is three times bigger than Asia, the biggest continent on Earth. It covers nearly one-third of the Earth's surface. Its widest part is about 1770 km or 11000 miles. That distance would take you halfway around the world.Ninety seven per cent of all the water on Earth is salty. Only 3 per cent is fresh water....

The Day it Rained Fish

August 12: Last weekend saw some 'fishy' happenings across the world.In Britain, for example, it rained fish.It happened in Great Yarmouth, a fishing port in Norfolk. Residents found a shower of dead but still fresh fish called sprats raining down on them. "I thought at first I might have had something wrong with my eyes. The whole of my...

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