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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 US Energy Information Administration, U.S. homes built on or 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, 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 Rob 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.

And The World's Favorite Number Is . . .

By Meera Dolasia on April 16, 2014
And The World's Favorite Number Is . . .

Everyone always talks about the dreaded number 13 and the lengths millions of people go through, to avoid it. However, nobody has ever bothered to ask if there was a common number that thousands loved enough, to call it their favorite. But now, thanks to London-based author Alex Bellos, it appears that such a number does indeed exist and it is . . . drum roll please . . . the one and only, number seven!

Video Of The Week - Baby Prince George's First Royal Engagement!

By Kavi Dolasia on April 14, 2014
Video Of The Week - Baby Prince George's First Royal Engagement!

On April 7th, Prince George Alexander Louis, the nine-month-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton and Prince William), set off on his first foreign tour to New Zealand and Australia. The bundle of cuteness showed perfect royal demeanor when he emerged from the airplane after the long flight from London to Wellington with a bright smile and what appeared to be, his first royal wave!

Interactive Art Installation Allows Public To 'Paint' Vancouver Skies

By June Liu on April 13, 2014
Interactive Art Installation Allows Public To 'Paint' Vancouver Skies

Visitors to the 30th anniversary of the Technology, Entertainment & Design (TED) Conference in Vancouver, Canada, encountered an unusual sight - A giant public art display, suspended between the 24-story Fairmont Waterfront Hotel tower and the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre, where the conference was being held. Called 'Skies Painted With Unnumbered Sparks' it was a delicately flowing 'jelly-fish' like piece of art that sported subtle colors, almost blending in, with the city's beautiful blue skies - at least during the day!

Scientists Ponder Over Mystery Of Early Blossoming 'Space Cherry Tree'

By Meera Dolasia on April 12, 2014
Scientists Ponder Over Mystery Of Early Blossoming 'Space Cherry Tree'

In November 2008, 265 pits collected from various cherry trees from 14 locations across Japan, were sent to the International Space Station. The endeavor was part of an educational and cultural project to demonstrate to kids, how seeds can continue to live and grow, even after a jaunt to space. The seeds that circled the globe 4,100 times during their four-month mission, were brought back to earth in March 2009. While some were kept for lab tests most, were returned to their original locations.

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