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    Plastic, Plastic Everywhere

    The rise in the use of plastics has created a substantial increase in plastic waste. Of the 8.4 billion tonnes of plastic produced since the 1950s, around 6.3 billion tonnes have already become waste. With only nine per cent of plastic waste having been recycled, it raises the question - where did it all go? Unfortunately, much of this waste is finding its way into the environment where it breaks down into very small...

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  • Environment

    Assam's Kaziranga National Park reopens to tourists

    The Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam is reopening after the longest closure since the Covid-19 outbreak in Assam. The Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam, a UNESCO World Heritage site, reopens for tourists on Wednesday after the longest closure of over six months. The wildlife sanctuary was closed in view of the Coronavirus pandemic which first case in the state...

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  • Science & Technology

    NASA spacecraft touches down on asteroid Bennu, collects rock samples

    Washington: After a four-year-long journey, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched down on the rugged surface of asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, and unfurled its robotic arm to collect a sample of rocks dating back to the birth of our solar system to bring back to Earth, the US space agency said. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security,...

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  • Science

    Wings make room for muscle

    The flightless ant is a unique evolutionary adaptation of giving up one faculty to enable another one. The ant belongs to the insect order, Hymenoptera, a word built of the Greek hymen or membrane, and pteron or wing. And indeed, most of the members of the order, bees and wasps, have translucent wings. Honey bees, some wasps, and ants, which evolved from a line of wasps, are eusocial insects, or insects that collect...

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  • Environment

    Hyderabad flood: Telangana CM orders officials to stay alert, more rain expected

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday instructed the official machinery to remain on high alert and ensure that tanks and lakes in the city are not breached due to heavy rains and flash floods. The direction was issued in the wake of a Met department forecast that thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    NASA spacecraft makes first touchdown on asteroid Bennu, collects rock samples

    A NASA spacecraft successfully touched down on the rugged surface of asteroid Bennu, currently more than 321 million kilometres from the Earth, on Tuesday, collecting a sample of rocks dating back to the birth of our solar system to bring back to Earth. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Air pollution kills half a million babies a year worldwide

    The premature death of nearly half a million babies in their first month of life was caused by polluted air, a recent study revealed. The study titled State of Global Air 2020 report, examines the data on deaths around the world, comparing it with the links between air pollution and health issues. With regard to infants alone, it noted that exposure to airborne pollutants was harmful to...

    • 4 hrs ago
  • Science

    NASA spacecraft makes historic touchdown on ancient asteroid Bennu to collect dust and pebbles from its surface

    "Transcendental, I mean, I can't believe we actually pulled this off," said Dante Lauretta, principal investigator of the NASA mission, the first such mission that briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. On October 20, the agency's OSIRIS-REx (Origins,...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Facts About Space Shuttles That Are Outta This World!

    From a very young age I fell in love with all things astronomical, and like so many little boys my age, I grew up wanting to be an astronaut when I was older.Because of this love of all things space-related, space shuttles fascinated me -the phenomenon of gravity, soaring into space beyond the skies, and the connection to the unknown.Here we’re going to share our appreciation and interest in...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Did European nobility just not realise the damage all that inbreeding was doing to them?

    But then the consolidation of power through alliances of crowns took precedence.After all, those who brokered such alliances were just fine, and didn’t care too much that the monarchs were going to be weak of body and mind. The courtiers loved such Kings or Queens who could then be manipulated with far less effort. They must have thought they were...

    • 19 hrs ago

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