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Photocopies of babies

August 18: Who would have thought that humans can be ‘photocopied’ like documents? But, it is happening and the brain behind the whole act, Severino Antiniro, an Italian doctor is all set to create the first ‘photocopy’ babies of the world, reports say.Though the doctor seems confident, his experiment could result in a Jurassic Park-like disaster, experts say. The...

What is Cloning?

What is Cloning?
Which is the most famous sheep in the world? A sheep called Dolly. But why is Dolly famous?That is because unlike other sheep's, Dolly was not born in the usual manner. She is actually a carbon copy of her mother, like an identical twin. This means that she is the twin sister of her mother who is older by...

Films for Kids — By Kids

All over the world achievers are getting younger and younger. A few weeks ago we had written a report on five Indian schoolchildren from south India who landed jobs with a famous American company called Lucent Technologies. Before that it was five children from Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) who had walked away with a huge haul of medals at the...

IMAX the High-Tech Theatre

If you thought watching Jurassic Park in your local theatre was a fantastic experience…you haven't seen anything yet! Imagine being surrounded by dinosaurs ten times larger than the regular movie-screen dinosaurs. For that is exactly what an IMAX screen will show. The IMAX theatre is all set to give 'watching films on the big screen' a whole new meaning.IMAX...

Dinosaur eggs Found in Patagonia

Close to 100 million years old dinosaur egg. Displayed at University of Zurich.
The film Jurassic Park is peanuts compared to this: Last month, Argentine scientists found thousands of dinosaur eggs in hundreds of nests at Patagonia. A report in the journal New Scientist says that it is the biggest nesting site of dinosaurs found thus far. Each nest contained 15 to 30 eggs the size of a grapefruit each. The eggs...

The Multicolour Earthworms

Red, green, yellow, mauve What’s happened these days to earthworms? Have they gone multicolour?There was a time when theywere the colour of soil Only when they wriggled Could you make them out.Now giant sized, out of burrows they slither and slide. Heavens! Have I chanced uponsomething Jurassic Park-like?Oh what a relief! They are not the worms I thought they were But bright new phone cable wires, awaiting a burial...

All About Dinosaurs

Where: Los Angeles, USANovember 4, 2000: The "dino" passion that the 1993 film 'Jurassic Park' ignited among children and adults does not show any signs of abating even in today's world of ever-shortening attention spans.In the few years since Hollywood director Steven Spielberg made his blockbuster film, an industry has sprung up around the dinosaur theme, with dino caps,...

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