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Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Inching Scarily Close To Homes

By Meera Dolasia on October 31, 2014
Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Inching Scarily Close To Homes

In early September, officials warned residents of the rural communities of the Ka'ohe Homestead and Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island, that they might have to evacuate their homes because they were in the course of the hot lava that has been spewing from the Kilauea volcano since June.

"Fall Back" Means An Extra Hour To Snooze This Weekend

By Meera Dolasia on October 29, 2014
"Fall Back" Means An Extra Hour To Snooze This Weekend

This weekend, marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. This means that on Sunday, November 2nd, most Americans will move their clocks back by an hour, adding an extra sixty minutes to do whatever they please. This age-old tradition that is cherished by some and hated by others, can be traced all the way back to World War One.

Google Vice President Alan Eustace Beats Felix Baumgartner's Skydiving Record

By Meera Dolasia on October 27, 2014
Google Vice President Alan Eustace Beats Felix Baumgartner's Skydiving Record

On October 14th, 2012, 43-year-old Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner mesmerized the world when he skydived from an altitude of 128,000 feet. Along the way, he became the first man to break through the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent and also broke skydiving records for exit altitude, vertical free-fall distance without drogue and vertical speed without drogue. Now just about two years later, Google Vice President Alan Eustace has completed a similar feat by skydiving from an even higher altitude - 135,908 feet!

US Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Help Fight Ebola

By Meera Dolasia on October 25, 2014
US Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Help Fight Ebola

With the death toll in West Africa rising to over 4,900 and new cases sprouting up daily, the World Health Organization estimates that it needs a billion dollars to train personnel, set up the required health facilities and obtain the necessary medical supplies to completely eradicate the deadly virus that has kept the world on edge for the last several months.

"Smart" Spray On Bandage Reports Healing Progress By Lighting Up

By Kendall Costello on October 23, 2014
"Smart" Spray On Bandage Reports Healing Progress By Lighting Up

Bandages are crucial for repairing skin wounds; they cover up areas of injury, prevent infection, provide protection and generally help speed up the healing process. But In this world of "smart" technology, these all-important healers appear somewhat antiquated.

Diwali, India's Glittering Festival Of Lights!

By Meera Dolasia on October 22, 2014
Diwali, India's Glittering Festival Of Lights!

India is known for many colorful and fun festivals. But none are as popular as Diwali, a festival that spans over five-days and extends across many cultures and beliefs. It is therefore not surprising that the ancient observance, which is also referred to as Deepavali, (row of lights) is the biggest and most eagerly awaited of all Indian celebrations.

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

By Meera Dolasia on October 20, 2014
Video Of The Week - Nikola 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!

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