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World Leaders Rejoice Tentative Nuclear Deal With Iran

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2015
World Leaders Rejoice Tentative Nuclear Deal With Iran

On Thursday, April 2nd, the world rejoiced at the news that Iran had reached a tentative agreement with United States and five other world powers to limit its nuclear program. The landmark deal that was announced from Lausanne, Switzerland has been in the works for over two years.

Disney's MagicBands Make Theme Park Experience Even More "Magical"

By Natalie Garcia on April 7, 2015
Disney's MagicBands Make Theme Park Experience Even More "Magical"

What's more magical than being at a Disney theme park? How about being at one where everything from tickets to park itinerary, fast passes, and even dinner reservations, is taken care of before you even enter the park. Sounds too good to be true? Then you have not met Disney's incredible MagicBands!

Short But Spectacular Lunar Eclipse Delights Millions

By Meera Dolasia on April 6, 2015
Short But Spectacular Lunar Eclipse Delights Millions

On Saturday, April 4th, sky gazers in many parts of the world were treated to the third of the four lunar eclipses that will occur before the end of 2015. What made the celestial event even more special is that it was the shortest one of the century.

Ever Had That Strange Feeling Of Déjà Vu?

By Shariqua Ahmed on April 5, 2015
Ever Had That Strange Feeling Of Déjà Vu?

If you are like most people, chances are that you have experienced déjà vu. French for ‘already seen’, it is that thrilling yet eerie feeling that you have encountered a situation or been to a place before, knowing fully well that it is not the case. For most people, the feeling is sudden and fleeting. But for a 23-year-old British resident it became a prolonged affair that lasted for over eight years.

Newsflash! Cows Have Favorite Playlists Too!

By Meera Dolasia on April 3, 2015
Newsflash! Cows Have Favorite Playlists Too!

We all know that music has the power to comfort us when we are frazzled or distressed. Can it do the same for animals? In 2001, University of Leicester researchers decided to test this by exposing dairy cows to different genres of music. They discovered that certain types of music helped cows produce 3% more milk than those that only heard the jarring sounds of milking machines.

California Governor Imposes First-Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions To Deal With Drought

By Meera Dolasia on April 2, 2015
California Governor Imposes First-Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions To Deal With Drought

On April 1st, California's Governor Jerry Brown did what his predecessors have been doing for over 65 years - trek to Echo Summit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to measure the snowpack. The only difference? Instead of ski gear he was wearing a light windbreaker and hiking shoes. That's because for the first time since the tradition began there was no snow to ski upon.

Brace Yourselves - April Fool's Day Is Almost Here!

By Meera Dolasia on March 31, 2015
Brace Yourselves - April Fool's Day Is Almost Here!

Brace yourselves - It's almost April 1st, the one day of the year when pulling a light-hearted prank is not frowned upon. Also known as April Fool's Day, the origins of this fun tradition are a little sketchy. Some believe that the light-hearted fun began in 1852 when the world transitioned from the Julian calendar (which began the New Year in April) to today's Gregorian calendar. Others think it was to celebrate the change of seasons.

Finland Schools To Test Teaching By Topics Instead of Individual Subjects

By Meera Dolasia on March 29, 2015
Finland Schools To Test Teaching By Topics Instead of Individual Subjects

The Nordic country of Finland has always been at the forefront of education reform. Finnish students don't have to worry about being tardy, homework or standardized tests. They get a 15-minute recess every hour and attend school fewer days than kids in most developed nations (not America). Since February 2015, students have not even had to learn cursive handwriting.

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