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It's Almost Earth Hour! Use Your Power To Help The Planet

By Meera Dolasia on March 28, 2015
It's Almost Earth Hour! Use Your Power To Help The Planet

Today the world will celebrate Earth Hour. This means that millions of people across twenty-four time zones and six continents will switch off all lights and turn off all electronics for an hour, from 8.30-9.30 pm local time. While it may seem trivial, this small action will make more than a symbolic difference in our battle against climate change.

Butterfly Wings: More Than Meets the Eye

By Kimberly Solis on March 26, 2015
Butterfly Wings: More Than Meets the Eye

For humans seeing butterflies fluttering around with their beautiful brightly colored wings is a joyful sight. However not for their natural predators like lizards, spiders, and birds. To them, the vibrant hues are a reminder of a bad-tasting species that are best avoided. For those not easily duped, some butterflies also have eyespots on their wings. According to researchers, this tricks would-be predators into thinking that the insect is a larger animal, like an owl

On Friday Show Your Support For Five-Year-Old Seth Lane By Wearing Yellow

By Meera Dolasia on March 25, 2015
On Friday Show Your Support For Five-Year-Old Seth Lane By Wearing Yellow

On Friday March 27th, five-year-old Seth Lane will undergo a bone marrow transplant - his second one in four and a half years. To show support and raise awareness of the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) disease the young boy suffers from, his family has one simple request. They want everyone to wear Seth's favorite color yellow, and post pictures Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, with the hashtag #WearYellowForSeth.

Smart Beehive Is The Latest 'Buzz' Among Beekeepers!

By Shariqua Ahmed on March 24, 2015
Smart Beehive Is The Latest 'Buzz' Among Beekeepers!

Honey, the rich gold liquid that we all love is the miraculous creation of industrious honey bees. However, while the delicious sweetener has been used for over 8,000 years, extracting it is still a laborious process that is stressful for both humans and bees.

Video Of The Week - Tony Stark Fits Disabled Boy With An Iron Man Arm

By Meera Dolasia on March 23, 2015
Video Of The Week - Tony Stark Fits Disabled Boy With An Iron Man Arm

What's better than meeting your favorite superhero? How about receiving a bionic arm from him? That's exactly what seven-year-old Alex experienced recently, when he met with Robert Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark!

Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait

By Meera Dolasia on March 23, 2015
Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait

We have heard of it raining frogs and even spiders, but cold hard cash? That has to be a first! While it may be hard to believe, a sudden "downpour" of money is exactly what some lucky residents of Kuwait recently experienced.

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod Third Time In Four Years!

By Meera Dolasia on March 22, 2015
Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod Third Time In Four Years!

For most mushers, even completing the Iditarod aka the Last Great Race On Earth, is a big achievement. But don't tell that to Mitch and Dallas Seavey. They have dominated the thousand-mile sled dog race across Alaska for the last four years. 28-year-old Dallas, who took top billing in 2012 and 2013, was once again the first to cross the finish line in Nome at 4.13 am on Wednesday March 18th.

NAO, The Humanoid Robot Helps Students Master Handwriting Skills

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on March 21, 2015
NAO, The Humanoid Robot Helps Students Master Handwriting Skills

Just a few weeks ago, NAO, the humanoid robot made headlines when it became Mitsubishi Bank's first non-human employee. Now the cute 23-inch tall robot that weighs a mere 5.5 kilograms (12.7 pounds) is in the news again. This time around NAO is helping students develop good handwriting skills.

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