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The Washington Post

The Washington connection

Categories: Encyclopaedia, Encyclopaedia Britannica, English, George Washington, Journalism, Magazines, Newspapers, Obelisk, Pulitzer Prize, The New York Times, The Washington Post, United States of America, USA, Washington, Washington D.C., Washington Monument, World

It was on this day, in the year 1877, that the American daily, The Washington Post, was first published. It is the oldest existing newspaper in the area, and is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C. Needless to say, The Washington Post is one of the leading dailies in the United States of America. The newspaper has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes – …

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Mexican free-tailed bat

Catch me if you can: The Mexican free-tailed bat

Categories: Animals & Birds, Austin, Austin Bat, Brazilian free-tailed bat, Bridge Bat, Cross Avenue Bridge, Cultural identity, Fastest flying mammal, Lady Bird lake, largest, Largest bat colony, Mexican free-tailed bat, North America, South America, Tadarida brasiliensis, Texas

Though its nativity is a part of its name, the Mexican free-tailed bat – also known as the Brazilian free-tailed bat – has made almost the entire Americas its home. The night-raider enjoys a special status in Austin, from where it receives yet another name: The Austin bat. The binomial name of the mammal is Tadarida brasiliensis.  The adjective ‘free-tailed’ follows the unique …

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lammasingi

Lammasingi: Kashmir of the South

Categories: Andhra Pradesh, India, Kashmir, Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh, Kashmir of the South, Lambasingi, Lammasingi, Snow, Snowfall, South India, Vishakhapatnam

One of the first things that come to mind while discussing south India is its heat. 'Oh, it's so hot in those regions', most people who don't belong from there would snap. Yet, even amidst all the scorch and sweat of the southern side of India is a place, with only as much as about 500 people, that could look …

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Sunlight

Sunlight: World's most ancient traveller

Categories: Earth, helium, Hydrogen, Mercury, Nuclear Fusion, Photon, Space Science, Star, Sun, Sunlight, Venus, Yellow Dwarf Star

Sun, the pivotal element of the solar system, is a middle-aged star that is around 4.6 billion years old. This near-perfect sphere is made up of 70 per cent hydrogen and 28 per cent helium. With the amount of hydrogen left on it, it can survive for another 5 billion years. In the last stages of its life, it will …

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Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa: The emperor of Japanese cinema

Categories: Academy Award, Akira, Akira Kurosawa, Desru Uzala, Drunken Angel, Films, Golden Prize, High and Low, Ichiban utsukushiku, Ikiru, In a Nutshell, Japan, Kajiro Yamamoto, King lear, Kurosawa, Lifetime Achievement, Macbeth, Moscow Film Festival, Oscar, Photo Chemical Laboratories, Ran, Rashomon, Rhapsody in August, Richard Gere, Samurai, Sanshiro Sugata, Seven Samurai, Shakespeare, Stray Dog, Throne of Blood, Tokyo, World War II, Yamamoto, Yojimbo, Yoko Yaguchi

Akira Kurosawa (1910–1998), the man who ruled Japanese cinema for five decades, was born to a samurai family, in Tokyo. Young Kurosawa was introduced to cinema by his father, who took his eight children to the movies to familiarize them with Western culture. In his school days, he was attracted to art and painting, after being motivated by his teacher Mr …

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Population Density in Asia

Population explosion in Asia

Asia, the largest continent on Earth, has a total land area of 44,579,000 square kilometers. It constitutes 30 per cent of the total available land area. The continent tops the list even in terms of population. More than 4.1 billion people reside in Asia, which is 60 per cent of the entire global population, with a population density of 87 persons per square …

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