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Special "Texters" Lane In China Draws Attention To Worldwide Cell Phone Addiction

By Meera Dolasia on September 20, 2014
Special "Texters" Lane In China Draws Attention To Worldwide Cell Phone Addiction

While people are constantly being reminded to put away their smartphones when driving, there are very few warnings when it comes to being engrossed in them whilst walking. Now the Chinese city of Chongqing has come up with a novel way to highlight the issue, by creating a special 'texters' lane.

The Votes Are In! Scotland Will Remain Part Of The United Kingdom

By Meera Dolasia on September 20, 2014
The Votes Are In! Scotland Will Remain Part Of The United Kingdom

On September 18th, 2014, Scottish residents over the age of 16 went to the polls to answer a simple question - "Should Scotland be an independent country?" If the majority answered yes, Scotland would break off its 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom, which includes England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and become an independent nation.

Always Craving Chips And Cookies? Blame It On Your Gut Bacteria!

By Kendall Costello on September 17, 2014
Always Craving Chips And Cookies? Blame It On Your Gut Bacteria!

Always craving junk food? Now you can blame it on the millions of bacteria that live in your gut - At least that's what some researchers from UC San Francisco, Arizona State University and University of New Mexico, have concluded after reviewing the latest scientific literature about microbes. According to Athena Aktipis, one of the authors of the study, which was published in the journal Bio Essays in mid-August, these microscopic organisms are extremely bossy and have the power to influence not just our food cravings but also moods and overall well-being.

Four-Year-Old Norwegian Toddler Sleepwalks Three Miles To Nearby Town

By Meera Dolasia on September 17, 2014
Four-Year-Old Norwegian Toddler Sleepwalks Three Miles To Nearby Town

When toddlers have bad dreams, they usually run to snuggle up with their parents. Not Thea Helena Robertsen! This four-year-old Norwegian toddler decided to deal with her nightmare by sleepwalking, not just to the kitchen or the neighbor's home, but an astounding 5km (3-miles) - all the way to the next town!

Yay! Simultaneous Solar Flares Create Beautiful Auroras But No Disruptions

By Meera Dolasia on September 15, 2014
Yay! Simultaneous Solar Flares Create Beautiful Auroras But No Disruptions

Last week, scientists waited in anticipation for two massive solar flares that were scheduled to hit the earth's magnetic field on September 11th and 12th, respectively. While the outbursts were not expected to be as powerful as the ones experienced in 2012, it was the back-to-back occurrence that had experts concerned about the damage they could cause to our satellites, electric grids and GPS systems.

Will Scotland End Its 307-Year-Old Union With Britain?

By Meera Dolasia on September 11, 2014
Will Scotland End Its 307-Year-Old Union With Britain?

On September 18th, the residents of Scotland (16 and older) will head to the polls to say Yes or No to the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?". The answer to this simple question will decide whether Scotland will become the world's newest independent nation or, continue its 307-year-old alliance with Britain.

9/11/2001 - The Day Americans Came Together

By Meera Dolasia on September 10, 2014
9/11/2001 - The Day Americans Came Together

September 11th, (2001), or 9/11 as it is commonly called, is remembered as one of the most tragic days in modern American history. That was the day when the lives of 2, 977 innocent Americans were brutally cut short by a series of well-orchestrated terrorist attacks on US soil. Within less than two hours, life as we knew it, changed forever - not just for the people that lost a family member or friend, but for every single person across the globe. However, it is also the day when Americans came together as one nation, regardless of caste, creed or color, to stand up against unspeakable evil.

Video Of The Week - Internet Cats Come Together To Save Tigers

By Meera Dolasia on September 8, 2014
Video Of The Week - Internet Cats Come Together To Save Tigers

What do Lil Bub, Princess Monster Truck, and Venus the Two-Faced Cat have in common with tigers? They are all kittycats! That is why when Greenpeace was looking for a way to spread the word about the rapidly dwindling population of tigers in the wild, they turned to these celebrities for assistance.

Bite-Size Kilobots Demonstrate The Power Of Teamwork

By Kendall Costello on September 8, 2014
Bite-Size Kilobots Demonstrate The Power Of Teamwork

Insects like ants and termites are amongst the world's best collaborators. Unlike most humans they have figured out that by working together, they can accomplish much more than they can individually. That is what some researchers are hoping to attain with Kilobots - bite size robots capable of ant-like teamwork and intelligence.

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