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Does Oscar The Cat Have A Sixth Sense? One Doctor Certainly Thinks So

By Meera Dolasia on November 22, 2014
Does Oscar The Cat Have A Sixth Sense? One Doctor Certainly Thinks So

When the administrators of the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, adopted six 'therapy' cats from an animal shelter, they had no idea that among them was one that possessed an uncanny sixth sense to predict the impending death of terminally ill patients.

Indonesia Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Plan To Save Jakarta From Sinking

By Meera Dolasia on November 22, 2014
Indonesia Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Plan To Save Jakarta From Sinking

Rising sea levels are a growing worry for many coastal cities around the world. While all are expected to be impacted, some like Indonesia's capital Jakarta, are more vulnerable. Located in the northwest coast of the Java Sea, Southeast Asia's most populous city lies on a low flat basin at the mouth of the Ciliwung River on the Jakarta Bay. Though its average elevation is 8-meters (26 feet), 40% of the city lies below sea level and is sinking by as much as six inches, annually. Experts speculate that if this pace continues, much of northern Jakarta will be underwater by 2030.

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Leaves Ferrari F430 Scuderia In The Dust!

By Meera Dolasia on November 21, 2014
Rocket-Powered Bicycle Leaves Ferrari F430 Scuderia In The Dust!

With its slightly elongated frame, thick tires, normal brakes and pedals, Francois Gissy's two-wheeler looks just like any other high-end customized bike. However look closer, and you will notice a modification like none other - rocket thrusters that are filled with concentrated hydrogen peroxide that help the daredevil attain speeds that no man has reached before, on a bicycle.

Crafty Seals Seek Follow Tracking Device Signals To Catch Fish

By Meera Dolasia on November 20, 2014
Crafty Seals Seek Follow Tracking Device Signals To Catch Fish

Tiny monitoring devices have become an increasingly common way for scientists to study elusive animals that are difficult to track on a day-to-day basis. However, now it seems that smart seals have caught on to the trick and are using it to their advantage to catch fish!
 

Solar Bike Paths Are All The Rage In The Netherlands

By June Liu on November 19, 2014
Solar Bike Paths Are All The Rage In The Netherlands

On November 12th, hundreds of biking enthusiasts in the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer hopped onto their two-wheelers, to test out SolaRoad, the world's first solar bike path. The 100-meter test project is the result of a collaboration between the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO),  local authorities and a consortium of Dutch companies.

Video Of The Week - Are Lions Losing Their Edge?

By Meera Dolasia on November 17, 2014
Video Of The Week - Are Lions Losing Their Edge?

Lions have been called the 'King of Beasts' for centuries and for good reason too - Not only are they majestic looking, but also, at the top of the food chain. Granted, it is the males that are awarded this designation, but the females are no slouches either. After all, they are the ones that do all the hunting.

World's Most Complicated Watch Auctions For Record $24 Million

By Meera Dolasia on November 17, 2014
World's Most Complicated Watch Auctions For Record $24 Million

The world's most complicated watch, a 1933 timepiece made by luxury watchmaker Patek Phillipe was sold for an astounding $24.4 million USD at a Sotheby's auction in Switzerland on November 11th. The historic price for the aptly named 'Supercomplication' masterpiece smashed the world record set by same watch in 1999, when it was bought by Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani, a member of Qatar's royal family, for $11 million USD.

European Spacecraft Makes Historic Landing On Speedy Comet

By Meera Dolasia on November 16, 2014
European Spacecraft Makes Historic Landing On Speedy Comet

On Wednesday, November 12th, an unmanned spacecraft made history by landing perfectly on its target - a speeding comet that lies at a distance of 310 million miles from earth. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the brainchild behind this audacious project, the Rosetta space probe that housed the 220-pound washing machine-sized Philae lander, released its passenger to its destination perfectly - not an easy feat given that the Comet 67P was hurtling through space at a speed of 41,000 mph.

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