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How turtles are different from tortoises and other facts

It is quite easy to tell them apart just by looking at their limbs from a distance. Turtles have webbed feet and tortoises have firm, rounded feet.

A Science teacher explains: Fascinating facts about dinosaurs

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.


Notre-dame De Paris Cathedral: Facts for kids

Notre-dame De Paris has been witness to several important religious and ceremonial events. For instance, in 1431, Henry VI of England was made king of France here. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned emperor at the cathedral. In 1909, Joan of Arc, was beatified here by Pope Pius X.

A science teacher explains: What is a Black Hole and some fun facts for kids

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.

A science teacher explains: How big is the universe?

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!

A science teacher explains: Why do we fall sick?

Is your child asking questions you don't have answers to? This time round, we asked a science teacher to explain what makes us fall ill and how our bodies deal with an infection.


A science teacher explains: Why family members look similar

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.

12 Harry Potter facts you probably didn't know, for Potterheads

When Rowling wrote the first book in the series, she was broke, divorced and a single mother. She was also mourning the death of her mother, who died after years of suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Raj Kapoor: A lonely childhood to being a not-so-regular dad

In an interview, Raj's daughter Rima Jain had revealed, "Papa was not a regular dad,. Basically, Papa, for us, meant 'entertainment'. Movies, vacations, parties, new outfits...he loved throwing lavish parties."

Holi 2019: Myths and stories behind the festival of colours

Holi mythological stories: The festival is celebrated with great vigour in the villages around Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna. Holi is also associated with the Divine Dance known as Raaslila staged by Lord Krishna for the benefit of his devout gopis.