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The Goldfish Invasion That Is Threatening A Colorado Lake's Ecosystem

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on April 24, 2015
The Goldfish Invasion That Is Threatening A Colorado Lake's Ecosystem

For the casual visitor, Teller Lake in Boulder, Colorado looks like a delightful fishbowl filled with thousands of gorgeous orange, black, and white goldfish floating around. However, to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department they are a group of invasive species that could end up disrupting the lake's entire ecosystem if not removed soon.

Lewis Pugh Swims Antarctica's Icy Ross Sea To Save Pristine Ecosystem

By Meera Dolasia on April 22, 2015
Lewis Pugh Swims Antarctica's Icy Ross Sea To Save Pristine Ecosystem

Environmentalists use different tactics to raise public awareness. Some organize rallies, others set up petitions, and then there is Lewis Gordon Pugh. This activist and adventurer highlights the planet's woes by swimming in the vulnerable ecosystems of some of the world's coldest waters. If that sends a chill down your spine, consider this - the activist swims wearing only a Speedo swimsuit!

Engineering Students Use Sound Waves To Extinguish Fires

By Shariqua Ahmed on April 21, 2015
Engineering Students Use Sound Waves To Extinguish Fires

Water, foam, sand, blankets, and even baking soda are well-known solutions to putting out flames. But sound waves? That has to be a first. But that is exactly what two young engineers from George Mason University are using to douse small fires.

It's Almost Earth Day! What Are You Going To Do To Help The Planet?

By Meera Dolasia on April 20, 2015
It's Almost Earth Day! What Are You Going To Do To Help The Planet?

On April 22, 1970, twenty million people across the United States took to the streets to ask government officials to take preventive measures to protect the environment. Today, it is a global movement that is observed by billions of people and celebrated with rallies, environmental clean-up events and pledges to undertake "green" initiatives to help the planet.

The Barkley Marathons, The World's Hardest And Most Quirkiest 100-Mile Race

By June Liu on April 19, 2015
The Barkley Marathons, The World's Hardest And Most Quirkiest 100-Mile Race

Though there are numerous ultramarathons, competitions that exceed running or walking the traditional 26.2 miles, very few compare to The Barkley Marathons. The annual 100-mile race that challenges participants both mentally and physically has been completed by only 14 of the 1,100 total participants in its 30-year history. To put it in perspective, that is just two more than the number of people that have walked on the moon!

Retired NYC Subway Cars Transform Into "Luxurious Condominiums" For Fish

By June Liu on April 16, 2015
Retired NYC Subway Cars Transform Into "Luxurious Condominiums" For Fish

While the sight of an 18-ton subway car being dumped into the Atlantic Ocean may appear like an ecological disaster, it is quite the opposite. Instead of harming marine life, the sturdy steel structures submerged deep into the Atlantic Ocean have transformed into perfect artificial reefs that provide comfortable homes for all kinds of sea creatures.

Hi-Tech Fabric Charges Devices On The Run - Literally!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on April 14, 2015
Hi-Tech Fabric Charges Devices On The Run - Literally!

Over the past few years, researchers have come up with many innovative ways to use human kinetic energy - from powering soccer fields to playgrounds and classroom lights. Now some scientists want to take it to the next level with a new fabric that harnesses everyday motion to power personal devices!

Video Of The Week - Walking Poodle Turns Heads In China

By Meera Dolasia on April 13, 2015
Video Of The Week - Walking Poodle Turns Heads In China

If you ever visit the city of Chengdu that lies southwest of China's Sichuan Province don't be surprised to see a cute backpack-carrying poodle strutting down the streets on its hind legs. According to its owner 43-year-old Zhu Tai, the dog can walk for almost a mile before it needs to come down on all fours.

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