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Saturday, February 24, 2018

What causes high tide and low tide at sea?

THE earth and moon rotate around each other, each pulling the other towards itself. The moon attracts every piece of matter on earth. Since gravity...

Why do animals remember differently?

WE often say that someone with a strong memory has a memory “like and elephant”, while someone who is forgetful might have a memory “like a goldfish”. But...

How do stalagmite and stalactite form?

Stalactites and stalagmites are types of rock formation prevalent in limestone caves. A stalactite hangs from the ceiling or sides of a cave whereas...

Why do crocodiles often lie with their mouths open?

Crocodiles are cold blooded reptiles prevalent in tropical regions of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia. They are members of the order Crocodilia that...

Why do dogs wag their tail?

Wagging the tail is an emotional language that dogs speak. If the tail sets are not wagging, it shows that the dog is relaxed....

How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly?

SOME of us may be wondering, how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Well in order to become a butterfly, the caterpillar needs to go...

What is the most poisonous snake?

EVER wondered what’s the most poisonous snake in the world? Technically snakes aren’t poisonous rather their venom kills you. Some of the most dangerous bites...

Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore?

AMERICAN astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930. From 1930 until 2006, Pluto sat comfortably beyond Neptune as the ninth planet in our solar...

Why do coffee beans have to be roasted?

ALL coffee lovers know that the roasting of the coffee bean can influence the taste of the coffee quite heavily. Why is this process...

Where is the world’s largest active volcano?

THE ever famous tourist vacation spot, Hawaii, is home to the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa. To date, the lava produced by this enormous...

Why do we get brain freeze?

DO YOU ever get a headache after drinking really cold water or eating an ice cream? That headache is called a “brain freeze”. Brain...

What happens when you stare at the solar eclipse?

THERE are no pain receptors to inform your brain that the retinas are being fried. It is more likely to that many of us are...

Who invented carbon dating?

BEFORE 1940s, scientists had no accurate way of determining the age of fossils or other ancient objects. They had to rely on relative dating...

Why do elephants have big ears?

During a hot day, we tend to sweat. However, elephants are unable to do so. Ever wondered how do they regulate their body temperature? Elephants...

How does a compass work?

IF YOU’RE lost in the jungle, your best chance of finding your way might be via a tiny magnet. A magnet is what makes...

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