Birth of Himalayan Range!

Himalaya is a mountain range in the Indian subcontinent & its home to 9 of 10 highest peaks on Earth which are more higher than 8000 metres. The Himalayan mountain range and Tibetan plateau have formed as a result of the collision between the Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate which began 50 million years ago and continues today. 225…

This Is How Your Brain Works?

Everything happening around you is dictated by the way your brain processes information. Or more precisely, the difference between fast thinking and slow thinking. This video explains how our brain works at two speeds. Fast processing happens instantly — it’s how we recognize faces or read body language. Slow processing, as the name implies, takes…

Why does a Chameleon change colours?

You know Chameleons change their colour depending on the objects they sit on but there’s one more reason why this happens! Scientists believe that chameleons change colour to reflect their moods. By doing so, they send social signals to other chameleons. For many years, scientists believed that chameleons change their colour by manipulating specialized cells — called chromatophores — that contain…

Types of Rocks

Hey kids! What strikes your mind when you hear the word rock? Is that ‘rock music?’ Well not anymore! It’s the first thing you learn in a geology class – very briefly the three types of rocks are Igneous; they form from the cooling of magma deep inside the earth. Metamorphic; they are formed through the change…

Why are manhole covers circular?

Why are most manhole covers round? Sure it makes them easy to roll and slide into place in any alignment. But there’s another, more compelling reason, involving a peculiar geometric property of circles and other shapes. But there’s actually a cool geometry reason behind the design. Circle-shaped things can’t fall through a hole shaped like themselves,…