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Japanese Bookstore Sells Only One Book At A Time

By Kim Bussing on January 31, 2016
Japanese Bookstore Sells Only One Book At A Time

Those accustomed to browsing through thousands of books in mega bookstores, may find Japan's Morioka Shoten a little strange. That's because this tiny bookstore that is located in Ginza, Tokyo stocks only a single book at a time.

How Researchers Trained Australian Monitor Lizards To Avoid Toxic Toads

By Shariqua Ahmed on January 27, 2016
How Researchers Trained Australian Monitor Lizards To Avoid Toxic Toads

Australia is home to some of the world's deadliest animals. However, few are as dangerous as the cane toad. Native to Central and South America, the innocent looking amphibian is an invasive species that was imported to Australia in 1935 to control the native grey-backed cane beetles that were harming sugarcane crops. With very few natural predators, their population began to grow rapidly. Experts estimate that there are currently over 200 million specimens spread across Northern Australia and the numbers are only growing.

Video Of The Week - Giant Panda Tian Tian Shows How To Enjoy A Blizzard

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2016
Video Of The Week - Giant Panda Tian Tian Shows How To Enjoy A Blizzard

This past weekend's massive blizzard that brought epic amounts of snow to Washington D.C. and cities across the US East coast had most people and animals scrambling for the safety of their homes. However, one of National Zoo's most beloved residents, Tian Tian was not amongst them.

Guess What? There Are Twelve Kinds Of Rainbows!

By Kim Bussing on January 24, 2016
Guess What? There Are Twelve Kinds Of Rainbows!

Remember ROY.G. BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet), the mnemonic that helped you to memorize the order and colors of the rainbow? Well, you can forget it because as it turns out, not all rainbows are equal. They can vary drastically depending on the conditions under which they occur. A team led by atmospheric scientist Jean Ricard of the National Centre for Meteorological Research in Toulouse, France, has identified twelve rainbow 'flavors', each with its own distinct characteristics.

Caltech Scientists Find Evidence Of A Massive Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

By Meera Dolasia on January 23, 2016
Caltech Scientists Find Evidence Of A Massive Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

When Pluto was demoted to dwarf status in 2006 we were left with a mere eight planets in our solar system. Now Planetary Astronomy Professor Mike Brown, the researcher responsible for 'killing' Pluto may have redeemed himself with the discovery of a massive ninth planet - One he believes is worthy of being added to the elite group of eight.

China's Spectacular Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Expected To Attract Over A Million Visitors

By Meera Dolasia on January 21, 2016
China's Spectacular Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Expected To Attract Over A Million Visitors

Being famous for having one of the most bitter winters in China and most likely the world does not sound like a good way to market a city. However, it works for Harbin. That's because for the residents of the capital of China's Heilongjiang Province it means a chance to stage a spectacular winter festival.

Russian Zoo Tiger Becomes Best Pals With Goat That Was Served For Dinner

By Alexis Baro on January 14, 2016
Russian Zoo Tiger Becomes Best Pals With Goat That Was Served For Dinner

Time and again we hear about alliances between animals that would ordinarily be prey and predator. But in most cases they are a result of a strategic decision made by zoo keepers trying to help one or both animals. However, that was not the intention of the workers at Russia's Safari Park when they allowed a goat into their resident Siberian tiger Amur's enclosure in November 2015. They were just serving him dinner! Hence, you can only imagine how surprised they were to find the goat alive and well the following day.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Build His Very Own 'Jarvis'

By Shariqua Ahmed on January 12, 2016
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Build His Very Own 'Jarvis'

It is the beginning of a new year. This means that most of us have a lengthy list of goals laid out for the next 365 days. Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg is no exception. While his past resolutions have been mundane challenges like reading two books a month, meeting a new person every day of the year and mastering Mandarin, this year the Internet mogul has a loftier goal. He wants to build his own version of Tony Stark's (AKA Iron Man's) digital assistant and closest friend, Jarvis (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System).

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