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Mystery of the Vanishing Island

A team of scientists from Australia decided to go check out Sandy Island in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia. By looking at the map and seeing its location, it seemed that Sandy Island would probably belong to France (there is a group of islands close to Sandy called the New Caledonia which is a French territory).

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Brain Sparks -2012

It was a celebration of science at Navy Children School (NCS), Goa on 1st December 2012 as the students displayed their scientific temper during “Brain Sparks” science exhibition.

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Aashna Kunkolienkar Talent Unlimited

12-year old Aashna Kunkolienkar is definitely a musical genius. She plays not one, not two, not even three or four but five instruments! A standard VI student of Sharada Mandir School, Miramar,

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As Free as a Bird in Chorao

The dawn of November 8th saw me wake up bright and early, all excited to go on a field trip/ nature trip along with my Eco-Club friends from school and the teachers-in-charge to the one and only Dr. Salim Ali bird sanctuary situated on the western tip of the Island of Chorao along the river Mandov.

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The Chocolate Route

Many, many centuries ago, sometime around 400 BC, in the jungles of South and Central America, the Cacao plant was discovered which in the ages to come would become the most desired foodstuff in the whole world.

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Sticky Business

Swiss engineer was taking his dog for a walk in the wild fields. When he returned, burrs (seeds with a hairy outer covering ) were sticking all over his trousers and the fur of his dog. He could have brushed it off, and forgotten about it. But he didn’t.

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Akshada Bandekar Singing for a Cause

Maria Fernandes
It all started when she was three and sang at a New Year’s party, where she floored the party-goers with her melodious voice. By the time Akshada Bandekar was 12 years old, she already had four of her own concerts, all of which were for raising funds for the poor and the needy.

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A Himalayan Holiday

I personally love and enjoy train rides. There’s something extremely fascinating about the hectic hustle and bustle that’s a trademark of every Indian station.

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Cool Firefly

Firefly is just a name. They are actually very cool insects. And they are not even flies, they are beetles. They have a way of sending out light signals every now and then.

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How Insulin was found

In 1920, Canadian surgeon Frederick Banting visited the University of Toronto to speak to John J.R. Macleod, the newly appointed head of the department of physiology. Banting had a new idea on how to find not only the cause but also treat the so-called “sugar disease” or diabetes.

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