World Giraffe Day 2019: In the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting. When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day.
The oldest known dinosaur is Eoraptor, a meat-eater that lived 228 million years ago. Most palaeontologists believe that birds are the only surviving dinosaurs. So dinosaurs aren’t really extinct because their descendants are still living.
Black Hole facts: When a particle draws too close to a black hole and the source of the powerful gravitational field, it is stretched into long thin shapes, like pasta. The term spaghettification was coined by Stephen Hawking in his book, A Brief History of Time.
Are your kids asking you too many questions about space? We put together a list of queries on space and got a science teacher to explain them to us. Next time your curious child asks you what the Sun is made of and if we'll ever see aliens, you'll be ready to take them on!
Kids can leave parents stumped with their questions. We asked a science teacher to tell us what makes a dinosaur different from a mosquito, what decides the colour of our eyes and other questions touching upon DNA and genes.