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Home > Issue No. 70 | December 2013
Issue No. 70 | December 2013
COVER STORY
The bizarre shapes and sizes of bird beaks
Vasco da Gama: How did he find sea route to India? (Part-2)
Article
As noted in the November, 2013 issue of ‘Safari’ Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama and his crew started their voyage to India on July 8, 1497 and successfully reached St. Helena on November 10, 1497. Now, read about their journey from St. Helena to India in this 2nd part of the article
The secret of how elephants keep their cool revealed, at last!
Article
How do elephants manage to avoid getting stewed in their own body heat? This question may not ex-cite a common man but it is a matter of life and death for the elephants and therefore, it has baffled naturalists for decades. The answer has been fathomed only recently.
Rafflesia: World’s biggest, heaviest and foulest smelling flower
Article
While some flowers are most attractively coloured others have pleasing fragrance. The flower that is absolutely different from all its counterparts is the jumbo-sized Rafflesia, which is not at all beautiful to look at and neither does it have a good fragrance; on the contrary it stinks like rotting flesh!
Unveiled for the first time: World’s most lethal toxin
Article
Although ordinary people tend to associate toxins, the poisonous substances of biological origin, with snakes as there are nearly 600 species of venomous snakes, a toxin which is far, far more lethal than any snake venom is the toxin formed by microscopic bacteria, the most deadly species of which has been discovered recently.
Super Quiz: Wartime ‘Eureka!’ inventions
Article
Super Quiz: Wartime ‘Eureka!’ inventions
All About
Article
All About – Manned mission to Mars
Fact Finder: Q & A on general knowledge
Article
Fact Finder: Q & A on general knowledge
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Issue No. 70 | December 2013
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