Five Tips for Responsible Use of Social Media

Top 5 Simple Tips For Responsible Use of Social Media

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As per its nomenclature, “social media” is something that is intertwined with the concept of social and society. These days, social media has evolved out as the best way to meet new people, socialise and share thoughts. However, just as everything has its negative effects – similarly social media has side effects too. Many people actually use it as a tool to harass others by way of cyberbullying which is inherently antisocial, wrong, often illegal and immoral as well.

There are some basic etiquette that every social media user must either follow or don’t use social media. Social networking sites basically serve the purpose of lending helping hand to people. But often the reverse happens. It turns out to be a place where people vent out their anger and go away anonymously. However, due to massive rise cyber crime cases across the globe, police are now more active towards nabbing these cyber criminals.

Top 5 Things You Should Never Post On Social Media

Illegal Activity: Intent is everything. If your intent is to do something suspicious or you wish to indulge in illegal activity then please stay away from social media and surrender yourself before the cops by confessing your nefarious future plan. Then the court and cops will guide you further according to the merit of the case. No, social media is strictly no-no for anti-social and anti-human like you.

Get away from this platform and don’t defame it. What constitutes illegal can vary according to the country you reside in but certain social media rules are universal;

You should not share something that creates mutual hatred among people.

You can’t share a live crime scene without informing the law enforcement agencies about the same.

You can’t go on abusing people on social media for any reason whatsoever.

You shouldn’t insult any religion or try to incite people by hurting things of their faiths and beliefs.

You shouldn’t stalk a certain man or woman in an unfriendly or scary manner especially when he or she doesn’t like it.

You should never post pictures or videos about adult content on social media because several teens and adolescents are also on social media. Adult content might not be suitable for certain age-group people.

You shouldn’t promote consumption of drugs on social media irrespective of where you reside.

Influence: Social media is a big platform to influence people. But that doesn’t mean you should randomly rant things that make people feel depressed, dejected and upset. Continued reading of negative thoughts could impact mind leading to the extent of suicide or homicide in certain cases.

Maintain Courtesy: Even if you are annoyed at somebody. Don’t need to show it on social media; keep it personal. Everyone has a problem with something and somebody but that doesn’t mean you should post everything on social media without trying to resolve the same from your end.

Confidential Details: Don’t share your banking details and debit/ credit card information on social media for fun ever. It can be problematic for you and your family. Internet hackers wait for such things so that they can then use their tricks to siphon off money from your bank account without your knowledge. Always remember your bank balances are just digits on computers.

Social Checks Ins: In recent times, social check ins option are there in facebook to let people know in which theatre or restaurant you are going in. It is not right to share your social check ins especially when you are alone or far away from your home location. You don’t know who among your followers and fans might be predators in the disguise of a social media user waiting to harm you.

Use social media responsible. Be safe and raise awareness of the people too about this sensitive matter by sharing this article now.

Now You Can Easily Donate Your Hair For Charitable Purposes !

“No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted – Aesop”

It might not be a big deal for you to go and get a new hairdo, but for a few deprived people even dreaming the same could be impossible. Lots of people experience hair loss due to genetic problems or during their cancer treatment through chemotherapy. It will be more than bliss for them if someone from us go forward and donate them with our useless hair.

Donate Your Hair For Charitable Purposes Now In India too

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Hair donation can definitely brighten up their lives while adding to their aesthetic beauty. Hair donation, unlike wigs, doesn’t have anything artificial. Simply, when you go for hair cut next time, preserve the wasted hair and donate the same to cancer patients or people who might have experienced hair loss in recent times. It should be done purely on voluntary and charitable purposes. There are many charitable organizations that facilitate so.

Top 6 Global Charitable Organizations that Accept Hair Donations

Locks of Love, Florida (US)

Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Minnesota (US)

Children with Hair Loss, Michigan (US)

Hair Aid, India

Wigs for Kids, Ohio (US)

Angel Hair for Kids, Ontario (Canada)

Hair Donation in India: An Initiative by Hair Aid

Hair Aid, founded by Yatin Deshpande, is the leading NGO and social organization in India that promotes hair donation from the concerned people of the country. All the donated hair is used to create wigs for people suffering from hair loss – free of cost. The organization also spearheads the awareness campaign to make people more aware of this noble initiative in the Indian subcontinent.

Such organizations are already active in other developed countries such as the UK, US and Canada. As per the estimate, around 3% of the global populations suffer from hair loss in one way or another at some stage in their lives.

Hair Donation Guidelines for the Recipients

Minimum Hair that You can take: 6 to 10 inches.

Citizenship Status: You Should be a citizen of the country from where you wish to receive Hair.

Residential Status: You must be a resident of that country

Financial Condition: The Person should be from weaker economical background.

Quality of Living: Or should be of Below Poverty Line (BPL) Category.

Medical Issues: The beneficiary should have experienced hair loss in recent times through medical reasons such as the diseases like Cancer or lupus or other reasons such as burns, accidents and so on.

Documents to be provided: A copy of Birth Certificate and Medical certificate with relevant images of the patient with or without hair loss.

Guidelines to Follow for Hair Donors

Collected Hair should be of maximum a year old.

Such hair should have been stored in a ponytail or braid.

Bleached Hair is not permitted – ask your stylist – if you are not sure.

Sporadic hair collected from floor to form a bundle is not accepted.

Hair with dreadlock is not accepted.

Maximum length of the hair should be of 10 inches.

Hair: The Prized Possession of Every Woman

In the Indian subcontinent hair loss is too common but hair donation is a rare phenomenon due to lesser awareness of this subject. Women of these regions prefer to have long hair, but unfortunately while undergoing a serious medical treatment they might have to part ways with their most prized possession – Hair.

Donate Your Hair For Charitable Purposes Now In India too

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In such a situation, hair donation is something that could once again bring smiles to their faces while enhancing the level of their beauty quotient through using up the donated hair.

Elon Musk Is Set to Merge Human Brains with AI in Neuralink Project

Elon Musk Is Set to Merge Human Brains with AI in Neuralink Project

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Hold your breath and believe the impossible. Business baron Elon Musk launched Neuralink his latest venture that aims to merge the human brain with Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is certain now that the exploration of the possibility of merging computers with human brain like a brain-computer interface has already begun.

The company will pursue “neural lace” scientific innovation process that implants tiniest electrodes in human brains so that uploading and downloading of human thoughts could be easily done!

No, it is not a science fiction. The detailed report of the same was published a few days back confirming it. If Neuralink project becomes successful then it is expected to improve the memory and concentration level of the people using it through Artificial Intelligence.

Neuralink Is Thinking Ahead of Its TIme

Currently, Elon Musk is also spearheading some other ambitious scientific projects like SpaceX and Tesla. A few days back, he stated “Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence. It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output,” when a journalist asked Elon Musk about the Neuralink project.

Electrode arrays are already used to treat neurological disorder and imbalances like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer and epilepsy among other diseases affecting the working of human brains in one way or other. Neuralink has now joined hands with the Kernel, a renowned biotechnology firm to give a massive impetus to their research.

Kernel has been at the front foot of medical research on human brains with new surgery techniques and innovations for the last few years together. “We know if we put a chip in the brain and release electrical signals, that we can ameliorate symptoms of Parkinson’s,” the Kernel official stated last year. “This has been done for spinal cord pain, obesity, anorexia… what hasn’t been done is the reading and writing of neural code, he added further while also confirming the news that Neauralink and Kernel are working together on this research.

So Close Yet So Far…..

  • Researchers have to find a safer way to implant electrodes inside human brains.
  • Electrodes must keep the person’s mental balance stable.
  • Not possible for any science to find out what does each neuron thinking at a particular point of time. It is impossible to decide if the neurons in the brain are asking a person to read or play!
  • Inserting any alien things inside human brains is risky. It is not like a heart where pacemaker can be inserted if required.
  • A normal person would avoid getting his skull opened, only the adventurous mind people and his family members will give their nod to undergo this type of operation where a chip will be inserted to connect AI to human brain.

Some neuro scientists claim that still very limited research has been done until now to understand how the neurons work inside human brains for communication purposes. So, Neuralink will be a difficult aim to accomplish.

Neuralink, the California-based neuroscience Company, is still in its nascent stage but making a rapid advancement in medical science. The Company is now all set to develop cranial systems to treat serious brain diseases while also working a way to attach AI to a human brain. If Neuralink receives government approval then it could be a path breaking leap into the advanced neurological science.

Bees Are Super Intelligent & Learn Tasks from Other Bees!

Bees Are Super Intelligent to Learn Tasks from Other Bees!

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Bees might have little brains, but that are capable enough to do lots of things. They are far more intelligent than what humans assumed them to be. The latest research conducted at Queen Mary University, London, showed that Bees are quick learners and learn from the things around the environment. Then they disseminate the message within other bees too.

According to Loukola, one of the researchers on the subject, “I think the most important result in our case was that bumblebees can not just copy others but they can improve upon what they are learning. This is of course amazing for small-brained insects — even for us, it’s difficult to improve on something when we are copying others, she added.”

The experiment conducted by the scientists was to judge whether bees would be able to move a yellow ball into the center of a platform or not. Surprisingly they did. Bees saw the ball move, and then they tried doing the same. Scientists used magnets and sugar water (reward) while carrying out this experiment. When Bees saw that some sort of reward was there, they successfully completed the assignment.

Some Amazing Things about Bee Brains that We Don’t Know

Bumblebees pollinate nearly one-third of the total food crops of the world.

Despite being a smaller in size, a bumblebee’s brain is a lot denser than other mammals and humans.

Bees have an outstanding ability to smell and see things correctly using their sensory system in brains.

They have good memory and an ability to recognize various colors too.

A bee brain can calculate around 9 trillion plus things in a second which is far more than a computer that can count only 15 billion computations in a second.

What Does This Research Prove

Satisfied with the result, Reese Halter, a conservation biologist explained, “Bees are highly intelligent creatures. They use their neurons in their brain as efficiently as any other animal on the globe. There’s little under a million neurons in a bee brain, which is approximately the number of neurons in one human retina.” However, Halter explained the same as an outsider – he wasn’t involved in the real research.

Bees Are Super Intelligent & Learn Tasks from Other Bees!

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Bees communicate with each other through jostling, head-butting and dancing. An experiment conducted a few years back in 2009 confirmed the fact that bees are quite intelligent to trace out real flowers from the artificial ones. Earlier, scientists believed in the concept that big brains work better, but the latest research on bumble bee confirmed that even tiniest brains can work more intelligently than humans and other living beings.

Are You Ready for Your First Ride On a Flying Car?

Are You Ready for Your First Ride On a Flying Car?

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Automobile technology is flourishing all around. Now we have reached a time when even flying cars on sky seems so real which looked absolutely impossible even a few years back. Hold your breath and nerves as within the next few days from now onwards, you might be actually notice a car flying up above the sky.

There was a time when engineers looked into the possible ways of transportation underground. This led to the discovery of underground metro-rail, and now people are looking at the sky to find some easy ways to commute from one place to another for a short distance that airplane doesn’t cover. Mostly, streets are full with people and traffic problems, so a flying car is definitely the best bet for short distance during office hours.

According to Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus (EADSY), the company is seriously looking at air transportation vehicles option that can be used or hailed with an app. In fact, Airbus is seriously planning to launch its proposed flying cars in the near future. And mind you, when self driving car is possible then flying cars with passengers will also become a reality sometime too soon.

Flying Cars: Technological Merits and Disadvantages

Airbus gave the name Pop.Up to its car flying platform. Reportedly, it is a passenger compartment that is fixed to its four-wheeled autonomous car. The company has also claimed that by the end of 2020, flying cars will be on full swing carrying passengers from one place to another almost everywhere. The biggest advantage of the car is its ability to run on the ground and fly over the head too.

However, whether the vehicle will get a legal sanction from the ATC (Air traffic Controller) to fly over the sky or not is a question that is still pondering in the mind of the people who are mesmerized by its innovation and technology. Nevertheless, the authority is also seriously contemplating about the future roadmap of flying cars.

The major problem that is looming over the prospect of a flying car is its need to accommodate all the parts and technology that can make it fly and run on the ground. The vehicle will actually move as per the direction given to it by the AI (Artificial Intelligence) integrated into its system.

How to Book a Flying Car

People can book a Pop.Up vehicle using the app available on their smartphones. The app will itself then certify whether a ground or air travel will be the best option for the passenger considering the route, distance, traffic and expenses. It is highly anticipated that such vehicles will work with the batteries having a huge capacity.

“Successfully designing and implementing solutions that will work both in the air and on the ground requires a joint reflection on the part of both aerospace and automotive sectors, alongside collaboration with local government bodies for infrastructure and regulatory frameworks,” an Airbus Official stated.

Dubai Is Set to Fly the World’s First Passenger-Carrying Drone

Dubai Is Set to Fly the World’s First Passenger-Carrying Drone

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Gone are the days when drones were widely used for counter-terrorism activities or at wars, nowadays, Drones have emerged out as the most innovative mode of transport for people in the middle East. Dubai is set to become the first region to in the world to approve passenger-carrying drone flying over the space. It will be for the first time that drones will be put to such use. Until now, Drones were mainly used for counter-terrorism and surveillance purposes.

In fact, it will work just like a normal airplane for shorter distances. The recent AP report claimed that the Dubai Roads and Transportation Agency is ready to experiment the single-person quadcopter which could be capable of carrying a passenger from one place to another. The Chinese drone-making company 184 Ehang has manufactured the device.

During the last World Government Summit, Dubai government official said this vehicle will be fully capable to fly safely in the open air. Interestingly, it will be for the first time that a drone will carry a passenger inside it. However, some more intricate issues like shared airspace, managing the device’s taking off and landing and whether it will fly automatically or will it have a pilot for passenger’s safety are need to be carefully examined before any final decision is taken.

Many residents of Dubai feel that it will definitely take some time before the dream of Drone-carrying passengers becomes real. The authorities are saying that by July every process would be completed to facilitate the first ever drone air transport.

This quadcopter looks little different than a normal air vehicle. It is egg-shaped having four legs and a mechanized look. The carrying capacity of the vehicle is up to 200 pounds plus a suitcase around 20 kg. Also, the vehicle will have a touch-screen pad that will operate automatically. The battery backup will be around 30-40 minutes and can cover up to 31 miles. The speed of the vehicle is expected to stay somewhere around 60 to 100 mph.

According to the Dubai’s Road and Transportation Agency, “the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has examined the quadcopter for quality assurance purposes. It will operate through HSPA+ or 4G mobile network to give direction of its movement on sky and where it will move – the ATC will keep a constant tab on the every move of the drone to avert any sort of accident or mishap. This innovative step will give further impetus to Dubai’s dream of driverless vehicles across its streets. Dubai aims to have at least 25 per cent of its passengers commute via driverless vehicles by 2030.

Humans Won’t Survive another 1000 Years on Earth: Stephen Hawking

Humans Won’t Survive another 1000 Years on Earth: Stephen Hawking

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Celebrated Scientist Stephen Hawking has doubted about the possibility of the human survival on earth in the next 1000 years. In his latest speech at Oxford Union a few months back, Professor Hawking stressed on the importance of life exploration on other planets since the resources of the earth are getting exhausted at an alarming rate. In his own words, the famous physicist said, “I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”

Considering the way non-renewable resources are being used up by human beings each passing day, a situation might come in future when all fossil fuel from the earth would get completely depleted. So, whatever Stephen Hawking mentioned in his latest Oxford event should be understood in its proper perspective.

The visionary scientist who wrote in the afterword section of a new book “How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight” authored by journalist Julian Guthrie predicted that “I believe that life on earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by possible disasters, such as a sudden nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus, or other dangers. I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go to space.”

Stephen Hawking Gave a Deadline to Human’s Possible Extinction

Stephen Hawking, in fact, stunned the world when he categorically said that humans have just a 1000-year to find a new home in an outer space possibly in the form of a planet or exoplanet. No doubt, Stephen Hawking’s theory also gets more backing from the fact that NASA has already started exploring life in other planets and exoplanets too like the Trappist-1.

During his hour-long speech at the recent Oxford Union in November last year, Stephen Hawking asked scientists to focus more on the possibility of a life there. Hawking has also reservations about the technological innovations including the ultra-sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) mechanics that is crucial to his own communication process. But Hawking suspected that development of full AI could virtually bring an end to human generation.

Hawking felt that earth’s catastrophe would be prompted by human’s urge towards using more earth’s limited resources which could virtually destroy the planet in its totality.

“We face a number of threats to our survival from nuclear war, catastrophic global warming, and genetically engineered viruses. The number is likely to increase in the future, with the development of new technologies, and new ways things can go wrong. Although the chance of a disaster to planet earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time,” Hawking said in November speech at Oxford.

According to Stephen Hawking, the rising threat of AI, climate change and nuclear terrorism is largely looming before the world as a whole in the next century. Hawking gave a deadline of 1000 years for humans to find another planet for survival before earth gets destructed and virtually mass extinction occurs.

NASA Discovers TRAPPIST-1, a System of 7 Earth-Like Exoplanets

NASA Discovers TRAPPIST-1, a System of 7 Earth-Like Exoplanets

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In its latest press conference, NASA took the entire world by surprise when the American premier space agency announced the discovery of seven earth-like planets, Trappist-1. It basically represents a system where seven planets almost the size of the planet Earth are located just outside the solar system. These planets are also called Exoplanets.

NASA astronauts have confirmed that these planets are rocky in nature with close proximity to stars. The scientists have discovered TRAPPIST-1 (Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope) are red dwarf having cooler atmosphere inside.

The TRAPPIST-1 is a series of 7 earth-sized exoplanets. All seven of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary orbits are closer to their host star. The system is located some 40-light years (235 trillion miles) away from Earth. These 7 planetary bodies are called exoplanets because of their location outside our solar system. TRAPPIST-1 planets are rocky with mountainous terrains. Scientists are now probing if there is a possibility of the presence of water or any other liquid inside TRAPPIST-1.

NASA is now set to launch its new Webb telescope next year, scientists are even more eager to use a specialized instrument for the purpose of detecting the chemical elements like water, oxygen, ozone and other substance from these exoplanets.

“The seven wonders of TRAPPIST-1 are the first Earth-size planets that have been found orbiting this kind of star,” said Michael Gillon, principal investigator at the University of Liege, Belgium.

It is for the first time the scientists have successfully found seven planets having similar structures and characteristics almost similar to earth. Surprisingly, scientists are having firm believe in the existence of water and life in these planets. However, no confirmation has come out as yet.

According to Sarah Ballard, an MIT researcher, “If one of these planets hosts life and the adjacent one doesn’t, why not?” stated Sarah Ballard. Exactly the same goes with Earth and Venus. While, Earth support life, its nearest planet Venus doesn’t.

However, it’s still too early to say whether all these exoplanets would support life. Actually, some of them release off as much UV rays that the Sun does. And this clearly means that it won’t support the life of any form. The temperature at these exoplanets is expected to be somewhere around 0 to 100 degree Celsius.

Amaury Triaud, a scientist at the University of Cambridge said, “We have made a crucial step towards finding life out there. Up to now, I don’t think we have had the right planets to find out. Now we have the right target.”

Interestingly, this discovery made it evident that the Milky Way might be a home to tens of billions of worlds. The invention of Trappist-1 and its further research will shed more light on it which the scientists until now were completely unaware of.

Are Zombies Real?

Are Zombies Real?

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One of the most mysterious urban legends of our time, Zombie has once again started creating a lot of buzz inside the world of science and politics as well. Recently, some of the US’s politicians (most from the Illinois) have cautioned citizens and law enforcement agencies to take their Zombie preparedness ability more seriously.

Last year, the month of October was marked as the “Zombie Preparedness Month.” Reportedly, it is being said that intelligence inputs might have got some inputs that prompted the state authorities to raise awareness of the people about Zombies. The Illinois state assembly put forward a house resolution (HR 0030) that asked people of Illinois to stay well prepared for Zombies; by doing so they can be in a better position to handle nature’s fury and other disasters as well.

The resolution was approved by the house a few days back. The bill also exposed America’s preparedness towards combating nature’s fury. Few states even lack the modus operandi to distribute food, water and medicine supply to affected people during a natural disaster

The debate was actually regarding America’s capacity to fight nature’s wrath but Rep. Steven Anderson, R-Geneva, made the conversation more interesting by raising the question that which type of Zombie to be used for natural disaster preparedness? He argued that Zombies portrayed on “Z Nation” are faster but those on “The Walking Dead” are more organised.

Scientific Evidence to Zombie’s Existence

Believe it or not, Zombies are real! Science is notorious for doing things that we couldn’t even dream of. Dr Wade Davis, a well known scientist, has learned the “art of making Zombie” using mysterious Zombie juice  and toad skin. He learnt the art from a Vodoo practitioner in Haiti.

1) Zombies are created by Vodoo priests belonging to Bizango secret societies.

2) Zombification or creating someone a Zombie is an ultimate form of punishment to a culprit or convict under Bizango societies.

In his book, “Passage of Darkness (1988)”, the scientist claimed to have found the reality of Zombies. He concluded that by putting on toad skin all over the body and consuming a poisonous substance, the person goes insane and stays in an inebriated state for a long time – mostly for life long time.

 What Does a Zombie Do?

They mystery of Zombies has always made people curious. Zombie basically denotes a dead man having an ability to walk in an eerie manner. They suck blood from humans. The English word “Zombie” first came to use in 1819 when the Brazilian poet Robert Southey mentioned the term Zombi in his literary work.

Zombie is largely categorized as a work of fiction with no existence of its own. They eat raw meat of humans and animals. According to the Haitian folklore, whoever commits suicide – never gets salvation. Their souls could neither enter a new human body nor could it escape from the world. They continue to stay in a half-human and half-dead state forever!

Earth Finds its 8th Continent in Zealandia: Say Scientists

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Until now, the earth has seven continents; Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America. But the latest news confirmed that scientists have now unveiled the latest mystery surrounding the eighth continent Zealandia.

Researchers have now argued that New Caledonia and New Zealand are not just an island chain, but a gigantic part of 5-million-square kilometer slab of continental crust (excluding Australia) – submerged under water.

Prominent geologist Luyendyk discovered the term Zealandia for the newly-discovered continent as early as 1995 because of its closer proximity to New Zealand region. It covers the regions of New Zealand, New Caledonia and a collection of crust that broke off from the ancient Gondwana region. According to an estimate, around 95 per cent of Zealandia is currently submerged underwater in the Southwest Pacific Ocean.

Criteria for a Land to Constitute as a Continent

  • Land that is high from the sea floor.
  • The presence of three types of rocks; Igneous, Metamorphic and sedimentary. Igneous rocks are formed out of volcanic eruption, metamorphic rocks are formed due to intense heat and pressure, and sedimentary rocks come to form out of erosion.
  • Thicker crust surrounding the sea floor.
  • Having a considerable size of an area.

Eventually, Luyedyk came to conclusion with the term Zealandia for the area that is expected to be continental with a collection of micro continents. The recent study suggests that Zealandia is a part of a unified region. The area is estimated to be even bigger than India. More research into the subject is still awaited.

Some More Interesting Facts about Zealandia

Zealandia consists of two plates; the Pacific plate and the Australian Plate. “I’m from California, and it has a plate boundary going through it. In millions of years, the western part will be up near Alaska. Does that make it not part of North America? No,” said Luyendyk.

Today, only five percent of the Zealandia land is visible. The process of classifying Zealandia as a continent could take a few more years after due observation by the geoscientists.

The country that will be hot topic among scientist is New Zealand. As it is still to be determined that what part of New Zealand will constitute Zealandia and what part will continue to be counted as a territory of New Zealand – the nation?

Zealandia covers parts of Norfolk Island, the Lord Howe Island group, New Zealand and Middleton reefs. It is believed that Zealandia broke away from Gondwana some 80 million years back. Over the last two decades, geologists worldwide are trying to include Zealandia as an independent and well-recognised Continent. If their proposal is approved, Zealandia is set to become the world’s eighth and smallest continent.