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Indian American student wins National Geographic Bee

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 18:22

An Indian American student has won the coveted National Geographic Bee championship that includes a $50,000 college scholarship, National Geographic said.

Discovery suggests Buddha lived as early as 6th century BC

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 23:48

Evidence of a previously unknown wooden structure unearthed at the Gautama Buddha`s birthplace suggests the sage might have lived in the 6th century BC, two centuries earlier than thought, archeologists said Monday.

New map shows how submerged Earth will look if all the ice melted

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:21

Maps created by National Geographic magazine have shown that a huge portion of eastern England, most of Denmark, and the US` entire eastern seaboard, Bangladesh and China`s huge chunk is going to get submerged if all the ice in the world melted.

Most followed brands on Instagram revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 14:14

Instagram is set to bring ads on its photo-sharing platform, but many brands like The Ellen DeGeneres Show are already profiting by being the most followed on the site.

Quakes rattle Spain, offshore gas storage project blamed

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 23:23

Hundreds of small earthquakes which have rattled Spain`s eastern coast were blamed on Wednesday by green groups and geologists on a large offshore gas storage plant that started operating in June.

UAE agency to promote bio-diversity project

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 21:33

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi has joined National Geographic to help promote the Great Nature Project, an ambitious initiative designed to inspire bio-diversity conservation efforts among the public globally.

Indian Caribbean Museum in Nat Geo list of 500 sacred places

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:11

The Indian Caribbean Museum, described as "a national treasure, a window to the past, and an opportunity to see history come alive", has been cited by a National Geographic publication that showcases 500 of the world`s most powerful and spiritual places and guides travellers who wish to visit them.

Indian-origin boy wins National Geographic Bee contest in US

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 15:44

To clinch the title, Karnik correctly named Chimborazo as the mountain in Ecuador that represents the farthest point from the Earth`s centre.

On personal endeavours - celebs to traverse tough terrains on road

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 18:21

Writer Chetan Bhagat, filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, boxing ace Vijender Singh, actors Gul Panag and Rajeev Khandelwal will all set out to traverse different regions of the country on a road journey to pursue their personal endeavours. The journeys will be recorded for a new TV show.

Graham Hughes visits all nations without flying

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 09:38

British adventurer Graham Hughes has finally achieved what he set out for on January 1, 2009. Nearly three years later, on November 26, Hughes has become the first man to have visited every sovereign state on Earth without flying.

Indian consumers have best sustainable behaviour: survey

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 09:04

According to new global analysis by the National Geographic Society, India topped a list of 17 nations on best sustainable behaviour, with consumers in the US last on the list.

`Indian consumers have best sustainable behaviour`

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 08:56

According to new global analysis by the National Geographic Society, India topped a list of 17 nations on best sustainable behaviour, with consumers in the US last on the list.