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Vatican turns off fountains to show solidarity to Romans suffering from drought

All the fountains in Vatican City have been turned off ‘for the first time in living memory’.  The decision was taken by Pope Francis after surrounding city of Rome did the same with some of their iconic drinking fountains. After suffering from low rainfall for last two years, the region is reeling under a severe…
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July 25, 2017 0

Outpouring of love and nostalgia stop Microsoft from killing MS Paint

They decided to kill it off at the ripe old age of 32. However, the love and support on social media, helped revive it. Requests to Microsoft to save Paint were heeded, and the tech giant announced that anybody could download the program in the form of a free app from Windows Store. Last week,…
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July 25, 2017 0

2017 had the second hottest first half of the year since 1880

The first half of 2017 was the warmest in 138 years, according to a recent report published by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The report also said that the past month was the third warmest June on record across the globe. The first six months of the year were the 2nd hottest January-June…
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July 20, 2017 0

Bodies of Swiss couple found after 75 years in a melting glacier

The bodies of a couple who went mission 75 years ago were discovered in the Swiss Alps after a glacier in the mountain range started melting. This discovery also put an end to decades of pursuit of their children to give their parents a respectable funeral. Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin had gone over to a…
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July 19, 2017 0

Earth is on its way towards sixth mass extinction

Planet Earth is well on its way towards the sixth mass extinction, according to scientists. They believe that thousands of species of plants and animals will get extinct over the next couple of decades. The most distressing part of this news is that this “biological annihilation” is a direct consequence of human activities. These revelations…
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July 12, 2017 0

Floods kill 6 people and force 100,000 out of their houses in Japan

Japan is facing the worst kind of nature’s fury. Heavy rains lashing the southwestern part of the island nation have caused disastrous floods. The heavy rains that have been going on for the last two days led to the death of six people even as several others are untraceable. Authorities have warned more than 100,000 people…
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July 7, 2017 0

A bike that absorbs pollution and releases clean air to help China deal with smog

Recent weather phenomena in China have caused worry among the environmentalists. However, a new development is likely to raise their spirits, and perhaps the smog and pollution in the Asian giant. The Smog Free Bicycles could become a common sight on the streets of Beijing in a few months’ time. The project has been taken…
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July 6, 2017 0

Turkey decided to exclude “redundant” Theory of Evolution from textbooks

The education department of Turkey has decided to exclude lessons on Theory of Evolution from its ninth grade biology books in the next academic year. The subject was thought to be controversial and redundant. Moreover, the government thinks that the teenagers in school are too young to understand the complex ideas expressed in the theory.…
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June 24, 2017 0

A special water park that welcomes children with disabilities opens in Texas

Around the world people are fighting to make travel and public utilities more accessible for people with disabilities. But a special, all-inclusive water park opened up in Texas last week. Here, your age or ability doesn’t stop you from entering or enjoying it. The “ultra accessible” Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas is an offshoot…
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June 21, 2017 0

Scientists claim rediscovery of eighth wonder “lost” 130 years ago

A range of silica deposits that formed terraces was once the pride of New Zealand. It was, in fact, one of the contenders of the title eight wonder of the world. A volcanic eruption that took place in 1886 were believed to have wiped the beautiful formation. Two scientists say they have discovered the exact…
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June 15, 2017 0