Land of Wilderness

Land of Wilderness

Here the temperature remains at freezing -40 degrees Celsius almost all year around! Unless it is summer where temperature hardly reaches 25 degrees Celsius! During winter the sun does not rise making it land of the midnight sun as it is dark round the Clock! In summers it is hardly dark as sun shines round the clock! Can you image which part of the planet it is? This is North West Territories, the largest Union Territory of Canada that spreads more than 1.3 Million Kilometer square. There is a tree…

Deadly Polar Bear

Deadly Polar Bear

Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) is a hypercarnivourous bear whose native place primarily lies in Arctic comprising mainly Canada, Norway, Greenland, Russia & USA. One of the most iconic and well loved species in the world, these are under serious threat and WWF has been making attempts since 1972 to save this species from human hunting. Human hunting other than Ice Melting has been one of the major and biggest sources of killing Polar Bears. I will present some of the interesting facts that you may not know about Polar Bears….

Sunfish bigger than a hot tube gets lost

Sunfish bigger than a hot tube gets lost

A very mysterious fish that should have been in southern hemisphere of earth and eluded scientists for decades has been found thousands of miles away in California. The fish is so mysterious that scientists call it “hoodwinker”. The 7 feet long fish is also the heaviest bony fish in the world. The fish normally found in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile was found for the first time on Santa beach in Santa Barbara County in California State on Feb 19, 2019 as per researchers in university of California,…

Boost food production by fixing a flaw in photosynthesis

Boost food production by fixing a flaw in photosynthesis

One of the evolution’s biggest mistakes has been the enzyme that grabs hold of CO2 and adds it to a carbon chain, holds an oxygen molecule by mistake. This generates toxic molecules that plants have to expend energy to mop up. Initially it was not a major issue since there was little oxygen around. But subsequently it became a problem as oxygen levels rose and CO2 levels declined. The grabbing of oxygen by mistake called photorespiration now happens so often that it has reduced photosynthesis efficiency by 50%. But the…

Where is the Park?

Where is the Park?

It was Saturday and I had planned to visit Titiwangsa Lake Garden Park. It was nearly 9 stations from my accommodation on monorail, the only monorail operational in Malaysia. I was very fond of travelling and exploring new places. My initial stay in hotel when I moved to Malaysia had a very interesting travel guide and had this titiwangsa as one of the favourite hot spots for tourists. After lunch I set out for Titiwangsa and was very excited as I had keen interest in natural parks and ecological gardens….

Water n Metal available now outside our solar system

Water n Metal available now outside our solar system

Recently scientists have discovered some trace of water and multiple metals on Exoplanet. Exoplanet is a star revolving around a solar system. Scientists from University of Cambridge in UK & Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias(IAC) in Spain have discovered WASP-127b, a  giant planet with partly clear skies and heavy presence of multiple metals including sodium, potassium and lithium in its atmosphere. This was not available in earlier Exoplanets. Scientists used Gran Telescopic Canarias (GTC) located in Canary Islands to study this phenomenon. Radius of WASP-127b is 1.4 times larger than…

Evil Spirits

Evil Spirits

I went to the temple today morning where Panditji had to perform Havan. I had visited this temple earlier on the recommendation of someone known in our family. This temple is known for accomplishment of your wishes. You make a wish and it will be done. The Sankat Mochan temple is located near sector 22 of Rohini area. It does not occupy much area but whatever area it occupies is kept clean and hundreds of devotees throng this temple every Tuesday and Saturday with very long queues spreading over half…

Offices now in Forest

Offices now in Forest

Have you ever dreamt of working in the forest? Now companies like Amazon, Samsung and Alibaba are building structures in such a way that you can walk from the office and reach forest in few minutes and work in the lap of nature. Companies are resorting to state of the art designs at work place so that employees are more happy, give better productivity and can stay for longer hours to meet deadlines. This trend is called Biophilia where the people tend to connect with the nature. We feel more…

Snow is now safe to eat

Snow is now safe to eat

Many of you must have seen snow and I am sure you must have played with it enjoying chilly weather. Snow which was considered earlier unfit to eat is now safe if it is half day old as per Romanian university which published results of 2017 experiments done so far. Moreover the snow is safer to eat in winter months. One thing to note is snow is unfit to eat if it two days old as per Istvan Mathe, a professor at one of the Hungarian University. Few chunks of…

Asteroid coming close to Earth at 42 lakhs km

Asteroid coming close to Earth at 42 lakhs km

You must have heard about asteroids coming close to Earth and about to collide. Looks like a fairy tale. But this is true. February 4, 2018 which is less than a week from now will witness this when asteroid called “2002 AJ129” will zip past Earth at a speed of 1 lakh kmph and is designated potentially hazardous by NASA scientists. This is potentially hazardous because the asteroid which is 1.1 Km wide will fly about 42 lakhs Km away from Earth which is considered very close in space terms….