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Video Of The Week - Elephant Seals Need Hugs Too!

By Meera Dolasia on May 4, 2015
Video Of The Week - Elephant Seals Need Hugs Too!

When Canadian resident Charlene Fritz joined an expedition to Snow Hill Island in the Antarctic Peninsula she was expecting to see many exotic animals. What she did not plan on was receiving a cuddle from one of them!

Stanford Scientists Reprogram Dangerous Cancer Cells To Immune Cells

By Allegra Staples on May 4, 2015
Stanford Scientists Reprogram Dangerous Cancer Cells To Immune Cells

A team of scientists from California's Stanford University recently announced that they may have accidently stumbled on a way to reprogram certain cancerous cells to turn against their own! The breakthrough came about when the group led by Ravi Majeti was researching Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) cancer cells.

Pittsburgh Woman Creates Gender Pay Gap Awareness By Asking Men To Pay More

By June Liu on May 2, 2015
Pittsburgh Woman Creates Gender Pay Gap Awareness By Asking Men To Pay More

At first sight, Elana Schlenker's pop-up store, Less Than 100, which was open in Pittsburgh during the month of April appeared just like any other gift store. However, when shoppers went to pay, they were in for a surprise. That's because while men paid full price, women received a 24% discount.

Why No Fans Were Allowed At This MLB Game In Baltimore

By Meera Dolasia on May 1, 2015
Why No Fans Were Allowed At This MLB Game In Baltimore

In this era when baseball fans flock to cheer their favorite players even during spring training, April 29th's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox was a little unusual. That's because for the first time in the history of the four major American professional sports leagues the game was played in an intentionally empty stadium.

Researchers Unveil Three New Species Of Colorful 'Miniature Dragons'

By Kimberly Solis on April 30, 2015
Researchers Unveil Three New Species Of Colorful 'Miniature Dragons'

Researchers recently reported the discovery of three new species of dragons in the Andean cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru. However, don't run for cover yet, for these are not fire-breathing beasts that kidnap fair maidens and battle knights in shining armor. Instead, they are just tiny wood lizards that are often referred to as 'miniature dragons' thanks to their close resemblance to the mythical creatures.

Two-Year-Old Tank Wins Drake University's 36th "Most Beautiful Bulldog" Contest

By Meera Dolasia on April 29, 2015
Two-Year-Old Tank Wins Drake University's 36th "Most Beautiful Bulldog" Contest

Every year, bulldogs from across the country make their way to Des Moines, Iowa to participate in Drake University's "beautiful bulldog" contest. In addition to the bragging rights that come with the title, the winner also gets to serve as the mascot of the prestigious Drake Relays - the nation's second oldest track event.

Don't Forget To Get Your Free Comic Book On May 2

By Meera Dolasia on April 28, 2015
Don't Forget To Get Your Free Comic Book On May 2

Here is some great news for all comic book fans. Saturday, May 2 is Free Comic Book Day. Yes, that means you can walk into any participating store and walk out with a copy of your favorite comic book. The icing on the cake? The day is celebrated by vendors all over the world!

Video Of The Week - Why An Entire Turkish Neighborhood Secretly Learned Sign Language

By Meera Dolasia on April 27, 2015
Video Of The Week - Why An Entire Turkish Neighborhood Secretly Learned Sign Language

The day began like any other. Muharrem, a hearing-impaired young man and his sister, who reside in Istanbul's Bağcılar neighborhood, headed out to complete some chores. Along the way, Muharrem noticed a strange phenomenon. Everyone, from the pedestrian that accidently bumped into him, to the person who sold him bagels, to even the taxi driver, communicated with him using sign language.

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