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Why is The Taj Mahal's colour changing
May 14, 2018

Why is the Taj Mahal’s colour changing?

The beauty of the Taj Mahal – which is visited by over millions of tourists from across the world – is in jeopardy because of our ‘ignorance’, as a nation, a society, and most importantly due to our indifference towards the conservation of environment. Because of the ever-increasing pollution and dearth of effective means to curb it, it should not come as a shock if on waking up one day, […]

Why Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn't fall
May 12, 2018

Why the Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn’t fall?

If you are an ancient architecture enthusiast, then at least once in your life you would have thought about the reason why Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn’t fall despite the number of earthquakes the city has experienced since the time of the tower’s inception in the 12th century. If this question is still bugging you, don’t worry, you are at the right web address as we’ll try to have a […]

In a first, Diamonds have been grown in a laboratory
May 4, 2018

Scientists Grow Diamonds in Laboratory!

In a first, Scientists at a laboratory in Cardiff have successfully grown diamonds. The stones, which are being claimed to be ‘purer than anything you would see in nature’, take only a few days for their formation, in contrast to the millions of years natural diamonds require for their formation in conditions of extreme pressure and temperarure. Professor Oliver Williams, the head physicist at the Cardiff University, says that his […]

14 Facts you always get wrong
April 23, 2018

9 Facts that are too weird to be true!

One thing that will never cease to fascinate the humanity is ‘an interesting fact’. Thousands of newspapers, blogs, websites, magazines, books rely on this ‘hunger of facts’ to keep the audiences/readers glued to their product. In this article, however, we are not going to look at ordinary facts being dragged for decades, but try to find something refreshing or rather something ironic. So here we go: Scotland’s National Animal Scotland […]

April 21, 2018

Chandrayaan-2: Everything you should know

When India’s first mission to the moon – Chandrayaan 1 – was launched in 2008, not many people had expected it to be a breakthrough, as at the time, ISRO was not as prolific as it is today. However, surpassing all skeptic views, Chandrayaan 1 became a highly successful mission, despite its low-cost ($59 million), and allowed India to become the 4th nation in the world to ‘fix’ a flag […]

NASA Tess Spacecraft
April 12, 2018

Everything you should know about NASA’s Tess Spacecraft

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Spacecraft will go on its journey to locate other habitable planets, and stars on April 16, 2018. The mission also aims at replacing the Kepler Spacecraft, which is in its last days of service and may ‘retire’ anytime because of its constantly receding fuel. Here are the many aspects associated with the satellite that every space enthusiast should know about: No exoplanet will escape […]

send your name to the sun
April 11, 2018

Wanna reach for the stars?

Well now you can send your name along with the NASA’s Parker Solar Probe – humanity’s first mission to the nearest star to us aka the sun. NASA has invited the public to send their names to the sun which will be carried on a microchip aboard the Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft is undergoing final preparations before it’s scheduled launch on 31st July 2018. Submissions will be accepted until […]

NASA to study how phytoplanktons affect climate
April 11, 2018

NASA is studying how tiny Sea creatures impact our planet’s climate

NASA is conducting a research on the world’s largest phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic to ascertain how the tiny sea creatures influence the climate in every season on Earth. In its final deployment, the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study mission (NAAMES) will lay complete emphasis in studying how phytoplanktons give rise to small organic particles that escape the ocean and end up in the atmosphere, eventually influencing clouds […]

Alzheimer's disease breakthrough
April 11, 2018

Scientists neutralize Alzheimer’s gene for the first time

In a breakthrough, California-based scientists have successfully ascertained the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene, an additional copy of which can increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s by 12-folds. Owing to this development, the researchers have triumphantly managed to prevent the damage caused to human neurons cells. Notably, 1-in 3 people over 65 years have tendency to develop dementia, and two-thirds of people with dementia are women.

Facebook Bounty Program
April 10, 2018

Facebook: Report data abuse, earn bounties

Following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook Inc. is all set to launch a “Report data theft, earn bounties” program to reward people who provide evidence and first-hand knowledge of any Facebook platform application collecting and transferring user data to third party. Notably, the total budget of the program is around $40,000, and each successful report will at least be rewarded with a $500 bounty, reports stated.

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