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Historic Flyby Of Pluto Reveals Fascinating Details About The Dwarf Planet

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on July 25, 2015
Historic Flyby Of Pluto Reveals Fascinating Details About The Dwarf Planet

Cheers erupted at "Plutopalooza" parties all across the United States as the New Horizons spacecraft soared past the dwarf planet at 7:49 am EDT on Tuesday, July 14th. The historic encounter that brought the spacecraft within 7,800 miles of Pluto, successfully ended the three billion mile journey that began almost a decade ago.

Will The Third Financial Bailout Be The Charm For Greece?

By Meera Dolasia on July 20, 2015
Will The Third Financial Bailout Be The Charm For Greece?

If you have paid any attention to the news, you have probably heard Greece being mentioned fairly frequently during the past few months. Unfortunately, the Mediterranean country is not in the limelight for its idyllic beaches, towering mountains, or historic sites, but for the financial crisis it has been trying to overcome since 2010.

Ingenious Backpack Doubles Up As A Portable Laundry Machine

By Kim Bussing on July 19, 2015
Ingenious Backpack Doubles Up As A Portable Laundry Machine

The biggest challenge faced by travelers especially those that like to disappear into the wilderness or on extensive backpacking trips is how to ensure a steady supply of clean clothes. Now thanks to an ingenious invention called Scrubba Wash Pack that worry may be a thing of the past.

10-Year-Old Quasi Modo Crowned "World's Ugliest Dog"

By Meera Dolasia on July 7, 2015
10-Year-Old Quasi Modo Crowned "World's Ugliest Dog"

There are numerous dog contests held across the world. However, very few compare to the one that takes place annually in Santa Rosa, California. That's because the judges at this competition are not looking for well-groomed pooches with perfect lineage. Instead, they are seeking out ones that possess inner beauty and personality, and stand out due to their unusual looks. Welcome to the "World's Ugliest Dog" contest.

Carli Lloyd Leads Women's Soccer Team To A Decisive World Cup Win Over Japan

By Meera Dolasia on July 6, 2015
Carli Lloyd Leads Women's Soccer Team To A Decisive World Cup Win Over Japan

Most soccer players are ecstatic if they score one goal in a major tournament. So you can only imagine how Carli Lloyd must have felt after she managed to put away three goals, within a span of just 16 minutes in the biggest game of all - The 2015 World Cup Final against Japan.

Taylor Swift - Music Diva Turned Crusader

By Kim Bussing and Sona Dolasia on July 3, 2015
Taylor Swift - Music Diva Turned Crusader

Taylor Swift isn’t content just making headlines for selling millions of albums, scooping up countless awards, or being friends with feminists like Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, and Cara Delevingne. The young musician, who established herself as an international superstar with the release of her first pop album, 1989 last October, has now also become a crusader for artists’ rights.

The Bride Wore . . . Um . . . Toilet Paper?

By Kimberly Solis on June 30, 2015
The Bride Wore . . . Um . . . Toilet Paper?

Any designer worth his/her salt can create a chic wedding gown using silk, satin or chiffon. But to craft one from a few rolls of toilet paper takes some talent. That, however, is exactly what the ten finalists of the 11th Annual "Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest" showcased on June 17, 2015.

Prepare To Celebrate The Longest (Or Shortest) Father's Day!

By Meera Dolasia on June 21, 2015
Prepare To Celebrate The Longest (Or Shortest) Father's Day!

If you happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere, you may want to plan extensive activities to keep dad entertained this Father's Day. That's because June 21st happens to be the start of summer and the longest day of the year. Also known as summer 'solstice' - a Latin word for 'sun stands still', it is the day when the tilt of the Earth's semi axis, in the northern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the sun.

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