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White And Gold Or Blue And Black? The Great Dress Debate!

By Jennifer Farrell on March 6, 2015
White And Gold Or Blue And Black? The Great Dress Debate!

It all began innocently enough. On Thursday, February 26th, 21-year-old Scottish singer Caitlin McNeil posed a simple question along with a photo of a dress on the social media website, Tumblr. It said, “Guys, please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black?”

Prepare To Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Begins This Sunday

By Meera Dolasia on March 5, 2015
Prepare To Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Begins This Sunday

With winter drawing to a close, at least according to the calendar, it is time for North Americans to "spring forward." This means that on Sunday March 8th, most residents will move their clocks ahead by an hour. Known as Daylight Saving Time, this age-old ritual dates all the way back to World War I.

Finally, A Smart Marker That Captures, Digitizes and Streams Whiteboard Notes!

By Allegra Staples on March 4, 2015
Finally, A Smart Marker That Captures, Digitizes and Streams Whiteboard Notes!

While whiteboards are great tools for educators and other speakers to use when explaining a concept, they can be distracting. That's because instead of paying attention to the speaker, the audience is often busy jotting down what's on the board before it is erased. Now, thanks to the ingenious Equil Smartmarker, the notes can be digitally captured and transmitted to a smart device, enabling the audience to focus their full attention to what's being said.

Video Of The Week - New York Park Boasts Ice Volcano And Frozen Waterfalls

By Meera Dolasia on March 2, 2015
Video Of The Week - New York Park Boasts Ice Volcano And Frozen Waterfalls

February is usually not a busy time for New York's Letchworth State Park. However, this year the park has been inundated with visitors trying to get a glimpse of its new albeit temporary attractions - an ice volcano and two frozen waterfalls.

The Mummified Monk That Rests Inside An Ancient Buddha Statue

By Meera Dolasia on February 27, 2015
The Mummified Monk That Rests Inside An Ancient Buddha Statue

Asian countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam are teeming with ancient statues of Buddha. Some are famous for their size, others because they are carved from solid gold and precious stones. However, very few can lay claim to being the final resting place of a 1,200-year-old mummified monk.

Scientists Discover Spectacular Ruby-Red Seadragon

By Allegra Staples on February 26, 2015
Scientists Discover Spectacular Ruby-Red Seadragon

Seadragons may sound like mythical creatures from a fairy tale, but these tiny fish that are close cousins of seahorses and pipefish do exist. Found in the coastal waters off southern and western Australia, the gorgeous creatures that feed off tiny crustaceans, plankton, and larval fishes, do not have teeth or a stomach. They therefore, have to eat constantly and are always scouring the oceans in search of prey.

The Quest To Seek Out 52 Hertz AKA "World's Loneliest Whale"

By Meera Dolasia on February 25, 2015
The Quest To Seek Out 52 Hertz AKA "World's Loneliest Whale"

For over two decades, marine biologists have been listening to the songs from a whale that resides in the North Pacific. However, they have never heard a fellow mammal responding. That's because, unlike most whales that croon at a frequency of 15-20 hertz, this one sings at high pitched 52 hertz. As a result, this poor animal has never had a friend and, therefore, become known as the "world's loneliest whale!"

Boston Residents Tackle Severe Winter Weather With Good Humor And A Little Insanity

By Meera Dolasia on February 24, 2015
Boston Residents Tackle Severe Winter Weather With Good Humor And A Little Insanity

Though the 2015 winter has been brutal for many East Coast cities in the United States, few have had it as bad as Boston. The city was bombarded by an astounding 7.5 feet of snow, caused by four blizzards that rammed through the area in just three weeks. With spring still a few weeks away, the foul weather is not expected to let up anytime soon. While the dreary prospects would be enough to dampen the spirits of most, hardy Bostonians have opted to embrace the excess white fluff and enjoy it in some unusual ways.

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