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Thursday, July 27, 2017

How does wifi work?

IF you have wireless Internet access at home, you probably have a little box called a router that plugs into your telephone socket. This...

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...

Who discovered the existence of galaxies other than our Milky Way?

IN the early 1900s, astronomers were debating the makeup of spiral nebulae — cloudy, spiral-shaped objects found throughout the night sky. Were they gas clouds...

What is shark skin made of?

Ever touched a shark before? A shark’s skin appears rather smooth and sleek. However, it feels very rough, similar to a sand paper. Most fishes are...

How are diamonds formed?

DIAMONDS are always referred as a girl’s best friend. They are used for multiple purposes from jewellery to utilisation in lasers. Diamonds are the hardest,...

Why is blood red?

A small paper cut in the finger and we can see red blood oozing out. A common assumption is that the presence of haemoglobin causes...

Why can’t crocodiles chew their food?

CROCODILES are large reptiles that are prevalent in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles are carnivorous creatures and would feast...

Why are there different types of calendars?

BY SCIENCE BRIDGE ACADEMY There are many different kind of calendars being actively used around the world and are basically of three types – solar,...

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 sunglasses work?

SUNGLASSES are almost a must-have item in this hot weather of ours. We know they protect our eyes from the glare of the sun...

Who were the Neanderthals?

THE Neanderthals were none other than our closest human relatives! Yes, you read that right. Having lived throughout Europe and Asia in the Pleistocene Epoch...

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 the King Cobra got its name?

The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is one of the most menacing snakes in the world. They are able to reach 5.5 metres in length,...

How camels survive in the desert?

CAMEL live in hot and dry desert. But how do they survive in the desert? Camels have a thick coat of hair that protects...

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...

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