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Always Craving Chips And Cookies? Blame It On Your Gut Bacteria!

By Kendall Costello on September 17, 2014
Always Craving Chips And Cookies? Blame It On Your Gut Bacteria!

Always craving junk food? Now you can blame it on the millions of bacteria that live in your gut - At least that's what some researchers from UC San Francisco, Arizona State University and University of New Mexico, have concluded after reviewing the latest scientific literature about microbes. According to Athena Aktipis, one of the authors of the study, which was published in the journal Bio Essays in mid-August, these microscopic organisms are extremely bossy and have the power to influence not just our food cravings but also moods and overall well-being.

Four-Year-Old Norwegian Toddler Sleepwalks Three Miles To Nearby Town

By Meera Dolasia on September 17, 2014
Four-Year-Old Norwegian Toddler Sleepwalks Three Miles To Nearby Town

When toddlers have bad dreams, they usually run to snuggle up with their parents. Not Thea Helena Robertsen! This four-year-old Norwegian toddler decided to deal with her nightmare by sleepwalking, not just to the kitchen or the neighbor's home, but an astounding 5km (3-miles) - all the way to the next town!

Video Of The Week - Kitesurfers Establish New Guinness World Record In Spain

By Meera Dolasia on September 15, 2014
Video Of The Week - Kitesurfers Establish New Guinness World Record In Spain

On Sunday, August 31st, 352 kitesurfers made their way to the pristine beaches of Tarifa, a small town on the south coast of Spain, to attempt a new Guinness World record for the largest en masse kitesurf, over one nautical mile.

Yay! Simultaneous Solar Flares Create Beautiful Auroras But No Disruptions

By Meera Dolasia on September 15, 2014
Yay! Simultaneous Solar Flares Create Beautiful Auroras But No Disruptions

Last week, scientists waited in anticipation for two massive solar flares that were scheduled to hit the earth's magnetic field on September 11th and 12th, respectively. While the outbursts were not expected to be as powerful as the ones experienced in 2012, it was the back-to-back occurrence that had experts concerned about the damage they could cause to our satellites, electric grids and GPS systems.

Tire-Makers Turn To The Humble Dandelion For Rubber

By Allegra Staples on September 14, 2014
Tire-Makers Turn To The Humble Dandelion For Rubber

Dandelions have long been considered a nuisance weed by most gardeners. However they, along with the rest of the world, may soon start treating the annoying plant with the respect it deserves. That's because the white milky sap of their taproot contains particles of rubber of such superior quality, that Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer, refers to dandelions as the future of road transport.

Why 99-Year-Old Lillian Weber Sews A Dress A Day

By Charlotte Miller on September 14, 2014
Why 99-Year-Old Lillian Weber Sews A Dress A Day

If you are like most people, you probably do not recall the last time you performed a random act of kindness even for a family member, leave alone complete strangers. But that is exactly what 99-year-old Lillian Weber has been doing every day, since 2011.

Scientists Use GPS To Solve The Mystery of Death Valley's 'Rolling Stones'

By Meera Dolasia on September 13, 2014
Scientists Use GPS To Solve The Mystery of Death Valley's 'Rolling Stones'

Death Valley National Park in California's Mojave Desert is known for many things - Its extreme temperatures, varied altitude that ranges from 282ft. below sea level to 11,000ft. above, beautiful rugged terrain and most of all, 'rolling' or 'dancing' stones. The phenomenon whereby large boulders, some weighing as much as 500 lbs, move several hundred yards in a straight line or zigzag patterns, has confounded experts for years.

Massive Dreadnoughtus And Alien-Like Spinosaurus The Latest Dinosaurs To Create Waves

By Meera Dolasia on September 12, 2014
Massive Dreadnoughtus And Alien-Like Spinosaurus The Latest Dinosaurs To Create Waves

Though dinosaur finds are revealed on a fairly regular basis, very few result in as much excitement as the latest two. On Thursday, September 4th, a team of scientists led by Kenneth Lacovara, an associate professor at Philadelphia's Drexel University unveiled the Dreadnoughtus schrani, which they believe is the biggest known land animal to have ever inhabited Earth. While dinosaur fans were still digesting the facts, on September 11th, came news of the re-discovery of the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the only known semi-aquatic dinosaur.

Will Scotland End Its 307-Year-Old Union With Britain?

By Meera Dolasia on September 11, 2014
Will Scotland End Its 307-Year-Old Union With Britain?

On September 18th, the residents of Scotland (16 and older) will head to the polls to say Yes or No to the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?". The answer to this simple question will decide whether Scotland will become the world's newest independent nation or, continue its 307-year-old alliance with Britain.

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