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Blue Whale heart rates may drop to only twice a minute during deep dives
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Blue Whale heart rates may drop to only twice a minute during deep dives

A team of researchers found that the rate ranged as low as two beats per minute and as high as 37.

Blue whales can reduce rate to two beats per minute as it searches for food
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Blue whales can reduce rate to two beats per minute as it searches for food

The larger the animal, lower the heart rate as it minimizes the heart's work while distributing blood in the body.

Wildlife Week 2019: How do you weigh a live whale? A marine biologist talks about working with the planet's biggest animal
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Wildlife Week 2019: How do you weigh a live whale? A marine biologist talks about working with the planet's biggest animal

Whales are the largest animals on the planet, and important predators in the marine ecosystem.

Momo Challenge targeting kids to cause self-harm surfaces again in YouTube videos
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Momo Challenge targeting kids to cause self-harm surfaces again in YouTube videos

In India, the Momo Challenge has reportedly claimed the life of two children.

Asha De Vos on following her dream to become a marine biologist, studying pygmy blue whales
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Asha De Vos on following her dream to become a marine biologist, studying pygmy blue whales

Though people in her home country Sri Lanka thought that becoming a marine biologist was 'frivolous', Asha De Vos decided to follow her dreams. She works towards making the oceans safer for whales

Momo Challenge: ICSE association in West Bengal warns schools about 'game', suggests awareness drives for parents and students
India

Momo Challenge: ICSE association in West Bengal warns schools about 'game', suggests awareness drives for parents and students

The Association has asked schools to organise sensitisation drives among children and their parents about the danger of online games like Momo Challenge and Blue Whale.

Blue whales mostly prefer their right side to maximise efficiency similar to right-handed humans
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Blue whales mostly prefer their right side to maximise efficiency similar to right-handed humans

The reason for this situation-specific choice among blue whales is likely simple: to get as much food in their mouths as possible, said the report.

Students need to be made aware about the dangers of online games like Blue Whale: SC
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Students need to be made aware about the dangers of online games like Blue Whale: SC

The court said this in its order on a petition seeking steps to deal with the spate of suicides by youngsters who got hooked to playing Blue Whale.

Blue Whale Challenge: Supreme Court tells Centre to set up expert panel to firewall game
India

Blue Whale Challenge: Supreme Court tells Centre to set up expert panel to firewall game

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the government's response on a plea seeking to firewall virtual games like Blue Whale which has allegedly led to several suicides.

Blue Whale challenge: Pakistan college expels two students after they inflict cuts on their arms
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Blue Whale challenge: Pakistan college expels two students after they inflict cuts on their arms

Two college girls in Pakistan's Punjab province have been expelled after they inflicted cuts on their arms with knives as part of the controversial Blue Whale Challenge game

Bombay HC refuses to hear PIL on Blue Whale Challenge as matter is pending before SC
India

Bombay HC refuses to hear PIL on Blue Whale Challenge as matter is pending before SC

Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to hear a public interest litigation seeking a ban on the online game 'Blue Whale Challenge'.

West Bengal teen hospitalised after sustaining injuries while playing the Blue Whale Challenge
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West Bengal teen hospitalised after sustaining injuries while playing the Blue Whale Challenge

Blue Whale Challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which the player is given certain tasks to complete for a period of 50 days and the final task leads to the player committing suicide.

Blue Whale challenge: Chhattisgarh police launch probe as number of cases rise
India

Blue Whale challenge: Chhattisgarh police launch probe as number of cases rise

Chhattisgarh Police has launched a probe into a number of cases suspected to be linked to the Blue Whale challenge in various districts of the state

Government advisory on the Blue Whale Challenge asks guardians to monitor the online activities of children
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Government advisory on the Blue Whale Challenge asks guardians to monitor the online activities of children

The advisory explained that the the challenge is that an anonymous group administrator hands out 50 tasks to selected players that must be completed.

Blue Whale Challenge: Supreme Court asks for Centre's response on plea to ban online game
India

Blue Whale Challenge: Supreme Court asks for Centre's response on plea to ban online game

Supreme Court sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking a ban on the online Blue Whale game that has been blamed for a number of deaths of young people.

Bombay HC directs Maharashtra govt to respond to PIL seeking ban on Blue Whale challenge
India

Bombay HC directs Maharashtra govt to respond to PIL seeking ban on Blue Whale challenge

The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to file an affidavit in response to a PIL, seeking a ban on the Blue Whale Challenge online game.

Madhya Pradesh Police probes Blue Whale angle after 17-year-old dies taking selfies before running train
India

Madhya Pradesh Police probes Blue Whale angle after 17-year-old dies taking selfies before running train

A 17-year-old who was allegedly taking part in the Blue Whale challenge committed suicide by standing before a running train, the police said

Blue Whale challenge: Odisha Police to review number of victims in state, expresses concern over game
India

Blue Whale challenge: Odisha Police to review number of victims in state, expresses concern over game

The menace of the online game Blue Whale remains a major concern for Odisha Police even as it reviews how many children in the state had fallen prey so far, a top official said on Friday

Blue whale challenge: Assam police issues advisory to parents after boy injures self to finish game
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Blue whale challenge: Assam police issues advisory to parents after boy injures self to finish game

Blue Whale spreading its tentacles fast, Assam Police on Wednesday issued an advisory to parents and elders of families to monitor and regulate the online surfing activity

West Bengal CID initiates a Facebook awareness campaign on the Blue Whale game
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West Bengal CID initiates a Facebook awareness campaign on the Blue Whale game

The CID had "saved" an engineering student from falling prey to the controversial online game after receiving a call.