Wednesday, 30th July 2014

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We’ve probably all experienced a situation where some of our food has gone bad. Maybe we left it in our schoolbag or forgot to put in back in the fridge and now it doesn’t look so safe to eat.  What makes your sandwiches go bad when you leave them in your schoolbag for a long time?It’s because of things called
Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00
The Economic History Museum, located in Fort, has an array of currency from various point of time in Sri Lanka’s history. Classified into the Anuradhapura era, Kingdoms of Polonnaruwa and Kotte and the Kandy and colonial eras, it was during the Polonnaruwa era that a King in Sri Lanka first inscribed a coin with his name. Vijayabahu I, inscribed his
Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00
Tomorrow (July 28) will mark the 100 years anniversary of the break out of World War I. It broke out on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia over the developments after the killing of the Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo by Serb nationalists. Since Europe had already separated into two different camps, this soon expanded…
Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00
Toothaches are the worst of all pains, simply because they soon turn into jaw aches, ear aches and headaches. Sometimes it’s a very dull pain, that you can’t ignore but you can bear. However, toothaches often turn nasty. You feel your gums throbbing and you can’t help grinding your teeth even though it only makes it worse.
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The Whyteleafe Performing Arts Academy will be holding several workshops on performing arts and leadership training for the children during the August school holidays.It’s aimed at identifying the raw talents of individual children, developing them and giving them the opportunity to take part in larger productions. A unique aspect of this workshop is that it will go beyond just
Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00
Sri Lanka has a very long and vibrant monetary history. From the Purana to the currently used Rupee, Sri Lanka has used various kinds of coins in trade for centuries and its history is interesting as well as intriguing.  Therefore, a visit to the relatively new Economic History Museum located in the Central Point building in Chatham Street, Fort is
Full Article Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00
Germany made history by winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup by beating the Argentine team in a thrilling finale in Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This marked the end of an entertaining World Cup which was an encouraging sign after the drab competitions in 2006 and 2010.The tournament saw 171 goals scored in 64 games, including eight goals in…
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Developments of the science field have led people to experiment with many things. We have come to a time when our ideas are nearly always turned into new creations, whereas a few decades ago, ideas people had often seemed just too bizarre to even consider turning into reality.As of late, the word genetic engineering has been appearing in reports,
Full Article Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00
The Garbage King is an ambitious and kinetic children’s story which will never flinch from the harsh realities of poverty, violence and child exploitation on the streets of Ethiopian cities.The story is woven around an orphan called Mamo. Mamo lost his father in the war. His mother was an alcoholic and died of an unfamiliar disease. One morning, Mamo was
Full Article Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00
For every child and even most adults, chocolate is a much sought-after treat. Despite threats of ‘It will rot your teeth’ adults can never put children off chocolate. But do you know how chocolate came into being? Did you know that chocolate dates back to 1900 BC? The cacao tree from which chocolate is made out of is native to…
Full Article Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00
President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping is to visit Sri Lanka later this year. This will be the first occasion a Head of state of China visits Sri Lanka. The highest Chinese official ever to have visited Sri Lanka was one of its former Prime Ministers several decades back.Relations between China and Sri Lanka have a very
Full Article Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00
Cell phones  communicate through ‘radio waves’. Radio waves are like the waves on water. Imagine you are standing on one side of the pool, and your friend is standing on the other side of the pool. If you drop a small rock in the pool, it will cause little waves to go out in all directions and to the other
Full Article Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00
Ada Lovelace has been called the world’s first computer programmer. What she did was write the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computing machine that existed only on paper. Of course, someone had to be the first, but Lovelace was a woman, and this was in the 1840s. Lovelace was a brilliant mathematician, thanks in part to
Full Article Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00
Raj is a middle-aged man. He was born into a poor family, still raised well by his father and mother. His father owned a welding shop and used to work for more than 12 hours a day to lead a decent living. Still, Raj’s father could not afford to provide a luxurious living to his family. Raj was an
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Fossils are the preserved remains of plants or animals. For such remains to be considered fossils, scientists have decided they have to be over 10,000 years old. There are two main types of fossils, body fossils and trace fossils. Body fossils are the preserved remains of plants or animals. Trace fossils are the remains of the activity of an animal,…
Full Article Sunday, 06 July 2014 00:00
Population is the number of all organisms of the same group or species, for instance, the number of frogs that live in a particular area or the number of birds. Number of people who live in a particular area or country are also counted and the data is stored for various uses.The statistical study of the human population is known
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Examinations can be extremely stressful and daunting, however facing them well prepared and achieving good Grades will academically better equip you for your future career. Therefore here are a few tips you can follow in order to better prepare yourself for upcoming examinations and acing them.
Full Article Sunday, 06 July 2014 00:00
After the first ever football world cup final tournament in Asia, the event moved to Germany. It was the first time Germany was hosting the World Cup after reunification of East and West Germany. Franz Beckenbauer, who captained the winning 1974 side and coached the winning 1990 side, spearheaded the organizing committee. The matches were held in 12 stadia around…
Full Article Sunday, 06 July 2014 00:00
Writer EB White was a contributor to The New Yorker, co-author of The Elements of Style and author of Charlotte’s WebEB White was born in New York in 1899. In 1927, White joined The New Yorker magazine as writer and contributing editor—a position that he would hold for the rest of his career. He wrote three books for children, i
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A team of astronomers has identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient planetary remainder is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming in effect -- an Earth-size diamond in space.“It’s a really remarkable object,” said David Kaplan, a professor at the University of Wis-consin-Milwaukee. “These things should be out there, but
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