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Video Of The Week - Nickola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity

By Meera Dolasia on October 20, 2014
Video Of The Week - Nickola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity

Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla is known for many brilliant innovations. However his biggest contribution to the world was the invention of the alternating current without which, we would not have electricity in our homes today! It is therefore only fitting that as a tribute to the brilliant man, American artist Phil Hansen decided to create a portrait of him using just electric sparks.

Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!

By Meera Dolasia on October 19, 2014
Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!

With Halloween rapidly approaching, reports of paranormal sightings will start to escalate as people get into the spirit of the spooky holiday. While most are obvious hoaxes, there are a few reported by people who genuinely believe they have encountered a ghost or spirit. It is these perceptions that professional skeptic Benjamin Radford spends his time investigating and resolving, with logical explanations - so far, he has not failed!

World's Elite Triathletes Battle It Out At Hawaii's Grueling Ironman World Championships

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2014
World's Elite Triathletes Battle It Out At Hawaii's Grueling Ironman World Championships

There are over twenty Ironman competitions held around the world. However none compares to the original one that takes place on the Hawaiian Island of Kona during the second weekend of October. Now in its 36th-year, this grueling event that is dubbed the "World Championships", is considered the most prestigious Ironman race. That's because while the Hawaiian event is no different from any other Ironman challenge in terms of distance, the natural environment makes it the toughest of them all.

Caltech Researchers Believe Tiny Sea Animals Are Big Drivers Of Ocean Currents

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2014
Caltech Researchers Believe Tiny Sea Animals Are Big Drivers Of Ocean Currents

The fact that ocean currents, which move the waters and help mix-up varying temperatures, salinity and nutrients, are caused by tides and winds is a well-documented fact. Now some researchers from the California Institute of Technology believe that the zillions of small marine animals that live deep inside our oceans also play a big role in the churning of the waters.

Say Goodbye to Peanut Allergies!

By Kendall Costello on October 16, 2014
Say Goodbye to Peanut Allergies!

Peanuts! Who knew they could be such a hassle? As the world’s leading cause of food allergies, the tiny members of the legume family sure are a nuisance for the intolerant, resulting in reactions that range from minor skin rashes to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Even worse, according to experts at FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), the incidences of peanut allergies have actually tripled in the last fifteen years!

Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi Win Nobel Peace Prize

By Meera Dolasia on October 13, 2014
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi Win Nobel Peace Prize

On October 10th, 2014, the Nobel Committee announced that this year's Noble Peace Prize would be awarded to two extraordinary individuals that have dedicated their lives to fighting for the rights of others - 17-year-old girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai, and 60-year-old children's activist Kailash Satyarthi. So what inspired the two to devote their lives to these worthy causes? Read on to find out . . .

Guess What? Acing Those "Mad Minute" Tests Could Make You A Math Whiz

By Meera Dolasia on October 11, 2014
Guess What? Acing Those "Mad Minute" Tests Could Make You A Math Whiz

The next time you are asked to test your math computational skills with the dreaded "Mad Minute" test, do not groan and moan! According to Stanford scientists, it is the mastery of these basic facts that will help transform you into math whizzes, as you grow older! And given that they have peeked inside the brains of elementary school-age kids, adolescents and adults, they should know.

Video Of The Week - Potato Chip Bags Double Up As Flotation Devices

By Meera Dolasia on October 6, 2014
Video Of The Week - Potato Chip Bags Double Up As Flotation Devices

While most of us are just resigned to the fact that potato chip bags contain more air than snack, some South Korean college students decided it was time to show manufacturers that consumers were well aware of the fact, and were not too thrilled about it.

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