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World Heart Day is celebrated on 29th September of every year. It is aimed at drawing people’s attention to heart illness and the range of associated health issues. The day is commemorated to promote different preventative steps and changes in lifestyle to avoid any cardiovascular diseases, like heart attack, stroke, heart failure and any other […]

World Water Monitoring Day was an international day established in 2003 by America’s Clean Water Foundation (ACWF) as a global educational outreach program. The program, subsequently named the “World Water Monitoring Challenge” and “EarthEcho Water Challenge,” aims to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by empowering citizens to carry […]

The Ayam Cemani chicken is steeped in mysticism and prized in its native land of Java for its magic blood. It is rather unusual, having entirely black feathers, black comb, black skin, black meat, black internal organs, and even black bones. The Ayam Cemani is a rare chicken breed from Java in Indonesia. The word […]

On the beautiful islands of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean grows a legendary palm. Lodoicea maldivica, also known as the double coconut, or coco-de-mer, is renowned for producing the largest and heaviest seeds in the world. With their rather suggestive shape and weighing up to an impressive 25kg, while measuring up to half a […]

In nature, there are many ways to protect yourself from potential predators: armour, poison, noxious smell, size or speed, etc. But perhaps no form of protection is as cunning as a disguise. Insects, whose body form has allowed for an impressive array of biological mimicry and deception, make particularly good use of camouflage. Some of […]

You could travel the entire world for the rest of your life and you are unlikely to find anywhere as fascinating as the Amazon Rainforest, home to the Victoria Water Lily. Shrouded in mystery and steeped in history, the Amazon is a never-ending source of fascination for scientists and adventurers alike. The Amazon Rainforest is most famed […]

Chandrayaan 3, India’s third lunar mission, is scheduled for soft-landing on the Moon’s south pole today at around 6:04 pm (Indian time). Chandrayaan 3, India’s third lunar mission, is scheduled for soft-landing on the Moon’s south pole today at around 6:04 pm (Indian time). If the mission is successful, the Vikram lander and rover will […]

One of the more amazing facts about animals is how so many of them use camouflage to either hide from predators or even hide from potential prey. A well-camouflaged animal simply blends into its surroundings, whether it is the ocean floor, the forest floor, or the leaves or bark of a tree. Sometimes, animal camouflage […]

Jackie Chan is a legendary Chinese actor who’s known for his action movies and martial arts moves. But the 64-year-old’s other claim to fame is that he was, apparently, born three months overdue, spending a total of 12 months in his mother’s womb. After first making the unbelievable claim somewhere early in his career, the […]

These mangoes are grown in Miyazaki City (hence the name) in Japan’s Kyushu prefecture. These mangoes are over 350g in weight and have 15% or higher sugar content. A couple in Madhya Pradesh has deployed security guards and guard dogs to protect a very rare crop in India – the Miyazaki mango grown primarily in […]