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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.

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!

Get Ready For The First Total Lunar Eclipse Of 2014

By Meera Dolasia on April 11, 2014
Get Ready For The First Total Lunar Eclipse Of 2014

Stargazers all over the world are getting ready to experience the first of four total lunar eclipses that are scheduled to occur before the end of 2015. The 'tetrad' lunar eclipses are a rare phenomenon - one encountered only seven times, this century. What makes it even more special is that all four eclipses will be visible to the residents of the United States.

It's Official! 6th Grade Fargo Students Are Smarter At Investing Than College Students

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2014
It's Official! 6th Grade Fargo Students Are Smarter At Investing Than College Students

A group of sixth-grade math students from Fargo's Oak Grove Lutheran School are making headlines for achieving something quite extraordinary - Generating better portfolio investment returns than students from some of the country's most prestigious universities.

Think Fairies Are Real? So Does This Professor

By Meera Dolasia on April 9, 2014
Think Fairies Are Real? So Does This Professor

Always wanted to meet Tinker Bell? Then you may want to head over to Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, England, where you will encounter not one, but numerous versions of the fairy that first made her appearance in J.M. Barrie's 1904 play, Peter Pan. At least that is what one university professor is asserting and he even has pictures to prove it!

Visitors To Stockholm Museum Can Unwrap Ancient Egyptian Mummy, One Layer At A Time

By Allegra Staples on April 6, 2014
Visitors To Stockholm Museum Can Unwrap Ancient Egyptian Mummy, One Layer At A Time

Always wondered what an Egyptian mummy might look like underneath all of its wrappings? Then you may want to head to Stockholm's Medelhavsmuseet, where a new exhibit allows visitors to peel off all the layers right down to the skeleton - with a swipe of a finger!

Will The Mystery Of The Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 Ever Be Solved?

By Meera Dolasia on April 4, 2014
Will The Mystery Of The Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 Ever Be Solved?

When the 239 passengers and 12 crew members boarded Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am on March 8th, they probably had one thought in mind - To go to their respective homes or hotels and catch up on some well deserved rest when the flight landed in Beijing, at 6.30 am.

France's Iconic Eiffel Tower Celebrates 125 Years

By Meera Dolasia on April 3, 2014
France's Iconic Eiffel Tower Celebrates 125 Years

When Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 Exposition Universelle held to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution, he had never envisioned it to last more than 20 years. But the tower, which turned 125 on Monday, March 31st, has not only outlived all expectations, but also, become the most enduring symbol of France, one that is visited by almost 7 million visitors a year.

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