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Why are facekinis suddenly high in demand in China?

Facekinis or full face masks are in high demand in China for sun protection as temperatures hit 35 degrees Celsius.

Women clad in facekinis cooling off in the water amid hot weather in Qingdao, in China's eastern Shandong province in June.(AFP)
Published on Jul 22, 2023 06:45 PM IST

Chinese tourists brave sweltering heat to see the majestic 'Flaming Mountains'

Tourists flock to China's Flaming Mountains to experience searing temperatures amid global heatwaves. Climate change talks between China and the US continue.

Each summer, curious tourists gather at the Flaming Mountains on the northern rim of the Turpan Depression in Xinjiang to admire their corrugated slopes of brown-red sandstone. (File photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2023 02:35 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Beijing

World must prepare to face increasingly intense heatwaves: UN

Health authorities have sounded the alarm from North America to Europe and Asia, urging people to stay hydrated and shelter from the burning sun.

A boy carries an ice block he walks along a street during a heatwave, in Damascus, Syria(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 18, 2023 08:47 PM IST

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch the ‘falling stars’?

The Lyrid meteor shower will be active from 16 April to 25 April, producing its peak around 23 April.

Lyrid Meteors from the Constellation Lyra. (Petr Horálek/ Nasa)
Published on Apr 23, 2023 12:38 PM IST

Cause and Effect | The slowdown of global ocean currents

Ocean currents are slowing due to melting ice, with dire consequences for the planet. Here is what we know

The Southern Ocean system moves nutrient-dense water north from Antarctica, past New Zealand into the North Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic and Indian Ocean. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 21, 2023 03:16 PM IST
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