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On Friday Show Your Support For Five-Year-Old Seth Lane By Wearing Yellow

By Meera Dolasia on March 25, 2015
On Friday Show Your Support For Five-Year-Old Seth Lane By Wearing Yellow

On Friday March 27th, five-year-old Seth Lane will undergo a bone marrow transplant - his second one in four and a half years. To show support and raise awareness of the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) disease the young boy suffers from, his family has one simple request. They want everyone to wear Seth's favorite color yellow, and post pictures Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, with the hashtag #WearYellowForSeth.

Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait

By Meera Dolasia on March 23, 2015
Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait

We have heard of it raining frogs and even spiders, but cold hard cash? That has to be a first! While it may be hard to believe, a sudden "downpour" of money is exactly what some lucky residents of Kuwait recently experienced.

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod Third Time In Four Years!

By Meera Dolasia on March 22, 2015
Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod Third Time In Four Years!

For most mushers, even completing the Iditarod aka the Last Great Race On Earth, is a big achievement. But don't tell that to Mitch and Dallas Seavey. They have dominated the thousand-mile sled dog race across Alaska for the last four years. 28-year-old Dallas, who took top billing in 2012 and 2013, was once again the first to cross the finish line in Nome at 4.13 am on Wednesday March 18th.

Spacewalks Have Come A Long Way In Fifty Years!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger and Allegra Staples on March 18, 2015
Spacewalks Have Come A Long Way In Fifty Years!

Fifty years ago, on March 18th, 1965, Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov took the first spacewalk. It lasted just twelve minutes and almost ended in a disaster. That's because the vacuum of space caused his pressurized suit to inflate and become rigid, making it impossible for Leonov to re-enter the Voskhod 2 space capsule airlock. The quick thinking astronaut let out some of the precious air from his suit and despite severe decompression sickness, manage to stumble back in and live to tell his harrowing tale.

Video Of The Week - Lincoln Middle School Basketball Players Display Incredible "Bully Handling" Skills!

By Meera Dolasia on March 16, 2015
Video Of The Week - Lincoln Middle School Basketball Players Display Incredible "Bully Handling" Skills!

Some Wisconsin basketball players are being lauded not for their ball handling, but bully handling skills. Last year, seventh graders from Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin were in the midst of a basketball game when they overheard some bullies heckling Desiree Andrews, a cheerleader who has Down syndrome.

How Jan Scheuermann Controlled A Fighter Jet Simulator Using Only Her Mind

By Kendall Costello on March 16, 2015
How Jan Scheuermann Controlled A Fighter Jet Simulator Using Only Her Mind

In 1996, Jan Scheuermann, a successful businesswoman and mother of two, began to notice her legs were not quite moving along with the rest of her body. A visit to the doctor revealed that she suffered from spinocerebellar degeneration, a rare genetic disease where the brain gradually loses connection to body muscles. By 2003, Jan had lost all ability to control her limbs and was paralyzed from the neck down.

Fossil Discovery in Kenya Reveals Modern-Day Hippos Evolved In Africa

By Kimberly Solis on March 12, 2015
Fossil Discovery in Kenya Reveals Modern-Day Hippos Evolved In Africa

Researchers have long suspected that hippos evolved from a family of plant-eating, semi-aquatic mammals called anthracotheres. The ancient animals that roamed freely all the way from North America to Asia inhabited Earth about 40 million years ago. However, scientists could never verify the theory since the only fossils of ancient hippos discovered thus far, dated back just 15 million years. Now thanks to Fabrice Lihoreau, there is finally some proof.

Pi Enthusiasts Prepare To Celebrate "Once In A Lifetime" Event

By Meera Dolasia on March 11, 2015
Pi Enthusiasts Prepare To Celebrate "Once In A Lifetime" Event

Pi Day that is celebrated on March 14th (3.14) annually, is always a significant occasion even for people that are not particularly fond of math. That's because while celebrations may begin with a discussion of the symbol, they invariably end with consuming different variations of Pi's yummy namesake - pie! However, this year promises to be even more special. That's because, for the first time and last time this century, the day will fall on 3/14/15, which happen to be the first five digits of Pi!

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