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Christopher Knight

What is the Story About Christopher Knight?

When a person decides to go off the grid and live in isolation for an extended amount of time, there might be some underlying mental health concern that needs to be addressed. This kind of reclusive behavior was evident in serial killers like Robert Christian Hansen. But have you heard of Christopher Knight and how …

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Cloud Seeding Kuwait

Where Does Kuwait Get Its Drinking Water?

Kuwait is a Western Asian country. It is located at the tip of the Persian Gulf on the northern border of Eastern Arabia, just by Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. Kuwait and Iran share maritime borders with Kuwait having a 500-kilometer-long coastline. The capital city, Kuwait City, is home to …

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Dubai

How Does Artificial Rain Work in Dubai?

The UAE is located in a dust hotspot, contributing to the arid climate. There is little to no rainfall due to frontal systems from the west and northwest, which produce only a few inches of rain per year. What steps did Dubai take to address this issue? Due to the scarcity of natural rain, Dubai …

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Cheetah

Why Did Cheetahs Almost Become Extinct?

Cheetahs are known to be the fastest land animal. They are capable of sprinting up to 120 kilometers per hour and accelerating to 97 kilometers per hour in as little as three seconds. Essentially making them faster than most sports cars. But did you know, that these marvelous creatures almost became Extinct?  Cheetahs were once …

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Finches

How Do Birds Keep Pests and Parasites Away?

Birds are renowned for designing their nest with vegetation rich in compounds that keep them away from parasites. But one unlikely component may actually help birds keep their nest pest free.  The nicotine in the cigarettes help keeps the parasite away. Some urban birds like finches and sparrows use cigarette butts as a form of …

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The Great Smog

How Bad Was the Great Smog of London?

On December 5, 1952, the Great Smog of London descended due to a combination of bad weather conditions and severe air pollution. The smog dwelled upon the British Capital for five days. The toxic air and absolute lack of visibility were definitely hazardous, but how bad was the so-called Great Smog? The Great Smog of …

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