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US Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Help Fight Ebola

By Meera Dolasia on October 25, 2014
US Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Help Fight Ebola

With the death toll in West Africa rising to over 4,900 and new cases sprouting up daily, the World Health Organization estimates that it needs a billion dollars to train personnel, set up the required health facilities and obtain the necessary medical supplies to completely eradicate the deadly virus that has kept the world on edge for the last several months.

Why Little Penguins At Australia's Phillip Island Sport Stylish Sweaters

By Meera Dolasia on October 24, 2014
Why Little Penguins At Australia's Phillip Island Sport Stylish Sweaters

If you happen to visit the Penguin Foundation at Australia's Phillip Island Nature Park, you may encounter an unusual sight - Little penguins waddling around in brightly colored turtleneck sweaters. Unfortunately, it is not because the flightless birds are trying to establish a new fashion trend, but because they are victims of oil spills. Confused? Read on!

"Smart" Spray On Bandage Reports Healing Progress By Lighting Up

By Kendall Costello on October 23, 2014
"Smart" Spray On Bandage Reports Healing Progress By Lighting Up

Bandages are crucial for repairing skin wounds; they cover up areas of injury, prevent infection, provide protection and generally help speed up the healing process. But In this world of "smart" technology, these all-important healers appear somewhat antiquated.

Diwali, India's Glittering Festival Of Lights!

By Meera Dolasia on October 22, 2014
Diwali, India's Glittering Festival Of Lights!

India is known for many colorful and fun festivals. But none are as popular as Diwali, a festival that spans over five-days and extends across many cultures and beliefs. It is therefore not surprising that the ancient observance, which is also referred to as Deepavali, (row of lights) is the biggest and most eagerly awaited of all Indian celebrations.

Video Of The Week - Nikola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity

By Meera Dolasia on October 20, 2014
Video Of The Week - Nikola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity

Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla is known for many brilliant innovations. However his biggest contribution to the world was the invention of the alternating current without which, we would not have electricity in our homes today! It is therefore only fitting that as a tribute to the brilliant man, American artist Phil Hansen decided to create a portrait of him using just electric sparks.

Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!

By Meera Dolasia on October 19, 2014
Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!

With Halloween rapidly approaching, reports of paranormal sightings will start to escalate as people get into the spirit of the spooky holiday. While most are obvious hoaxes, there are a few reported by people who genuinely believe they have encountered a ghost or spirit. It is these perceptions that professional skeptic Benjamin Radford spends his time investigating and resolving, with logical explanations - so far, he has not failed!

World's Elite Triathletes Battle It Out At Hawaii's Grueling Ironman World Championships

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2014
World's Elite Triathletes Battle It Out At Hawaii's Grueling Ironman World Championships

There are over twenty Ironman competitions held around the world. However none compares to the original one that takes place on the Hawaiian Island of Kona during the second weekend of October. Now in its 36th-year, this grueling event that is dubbed the "World Championships", is considered the most prestigious Ironman race. That's because while the Hawaiian event is no different from any other Ironman challenge in terms of distance, the natural environment makes it the toughest of them all.

Caltech Researchers Believe Tiny Sea Animals Are Big Drivers Of Ocean Currents

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2014
Caltech Researchers Believe Tiny Sea Animals Are Big Drivers Of Ocean Currents

The fact that ocean currents, which move the waters and help mix-up varying temperatures, salinity and nutrients, are caused by tides and winds is a well-documented fact. Now some researchers from the California Institute of Technology believe that the zillions of small marine animals that live deep inside our oceans also play a big role in the churning of the waters.

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