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Kansas City Zoo Chimps Stage 'Madagascar' Style Escape

By Meera Dolasia on April 23, 2014
Kansas City Zoo Chimps Stage 'Madagascar' Style Escape

When one hears about animals escaping from their zoo enclosures, it is usually because the door has been inadvertently left open. However, what happened at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri on April 9th, was an orchestrated escape, conjured up by one smart chimpanzee.

It's Earth Day - Today And Every Day!

By Meera Dolasia on April 22, 2014
It's Earth Day - Today And Every Day!

Earth Day was born on April 22nd, 1970, when 20 million people across the United States took to the streets to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Today, it has transformed into a global movement, one that is observed by billions of people around the world who annually pledge to undertake a 'green' initiative set by the Earth Day Network (a consortium of 22,000 partners across 192 countries), to help our planet.

Video of the Week - Penguin Dance Fever Grips Saudi Arabia

By Kavi Dolasia on April 21, 2014
Video of the Week - Penguin Dance Fever Grips Saudi Arabia

Penguins are known for many things - their charming looks, cheerful Christmas spirit, high-diving skills and . . . dancing skills? Apparently so, for how else can you explain the Penguin dance fever that is spreading across the world and has even charmed the normally staid residents of Saudi Arabia?

U.S. Naval Research Scientists Create Fuel From Seawater

By Allegra Staples on April 21, 2014
U.S. Naval Research Scientists Create Fuel From Seawater

On April 7th, 2014, scientists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory announced that they had been successful in flying a radio-controlled scale-model of an old WWII era plane, the P-52 Mustang, using liquid hydrocarbon fuel. Not impressed? How about if we tell you that the fuel was created entirely from ordinary seawater?

Seattle's Park Passive House Takes Energy Efficiency To A Whole New Level

By Allegra Staples on April 20, 2014
Seattle's Park Passive House Takes Energy Efficiency To A Whole New Level

Residential houses have come a long way in reducing their energy footprint. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, homes built after 2000, consume only 2% more energy than older homes, despite being 30% larger. While that is certainly encouraging, advocates of the Passive House movement believe that there is a lot more that can and needs to be done - not just to reduce energy costs, but also, to help reverse global warming.

Eggshelland - Cleveland's 56-Year-Old Easter Tradition Continues To Amaze

By Meera Dolasia on April 20, 2014
Eggshelland - Cleveland's 56-Year-Old Easter Tradition Continues To Amaze

For over half a century, the city of Lyndhurst in the eastern suburb of Cleveland has been home to a fun Easter tradition - Eggshelland, an elaborate mosaic made entirely from colorful eggshells put together by Ron and Betty Manolio in their front yard on Linden Lane.

Overweight Aquarium Turtle Is Placed On A Diet!

By Meera Dolasia on April 19, 2014
Overweight Aquarium Turtle Is Placed On A Diet!

The fact that humans have a tendency to overindulge is no secret. However, it is very rare to hear about animals doing the same. But that certainly appears to be the case with nine-year-old Ernie, a loggerhead sea turtle that resides at the Manchester Sea Life aquarium.

Dutch Designer Aspires To Replace Street Lights With Glow-in-The-Dark Trees

By Meera Dolasia on April 19, 2014
Dutch Designer Aspires To Replace Street Lights With Glow-in-The-Dark Trees

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is on a quest. He wants to replace the millions of street lights that dot our streets with bioluminescent trees. And while that may sound like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, it is not as far-fetched as you think.

Grumpy Cat's Purr . . . fect 2nd Birthday!

By Kavi Dolasia on April 18, 2014
Grumpy Cat's Purr . . . fect 2nd Birthday!

While walking around with a sorrowful look may not work for everyone, it sure has for Tardar Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat. For how else can you explain the fact that in 2012, she was named both Most Influential Cat by MSNBC and Most Important Meme, by social media news site Mashable. It is therefore not surprising that this popular feline's second birthday, which fell on Friday, April 4th 2014, is being celebrated with such fanfare.

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