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Super Bowl Sunday Is All About The . . . Food?

By Meera Dolasia on January 29, 2015
Super Bowl Sunday Is All About The . . . Food?

The countdown has begun - in less than three days, Americans all across the country will hunker down to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots battle it out for the title of National Football League Champion. Called Super Bowl Sunday or Super Sunday, it is the most watched annual television program in the United States.

Philadelphia Pizza Parlor Demonstrates It Doesn't Take Much To Make A Difference

By Meera Dolasia on January 28, 2015
Philadelphia Pizza Parlor Demonstrates It Doesn't Take Much To Make A Difference

While most of us want to help those in need, we are often constrained by our own finances. Now a Philadelphia man is demonstrating that sometimes it takes as little as a slice of pizza, to make a big difference in a person's life.

The Mystery Surrounding New England Patriots' Deflated Footballs

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2015
The Mystery Surrounding New England Patriots' Deflated Footballs

With less than a week left before Superbowl  XLIX, the argument among sports fans and experts should largely be about which of the two teams - the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks - is going to take home the coveted title. However this year, the light banter has been overshadowed by a more serious discussion - did the Patriots cheat at the January 18th AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts by using deflated balls?

New Gene Studies Uncover Why Autism Symptoms Vary Widely

By Kendall Costello on January 24, 2015
New Gene Studies Uncover Why Autism Symptoms Vary Widely

Autism, or autistic disorder, is a wide range of problems that occur when the brain develops differently. Such abnormal development results in a struggle for autistic children to perceive the world in the same way that other people do. Our brain is responsible for deciphering what we see, hear, breath, touch, taste, and experience. It then uses that information to send nerve signals to the appropriate muscles and organs, with instructions on how to respond. But with autism, the brain struggles to fulfill this vital role, and as such, it becomes very difficult to listen, talk, learn, and play. However, though 1 out every 88 kids is diagnosed with 'autism', their symptoms vary significantly in character and severity.

Look, No Hands! Futuristic Driverless Cars Are All The Rage

By Kendall Costello on January 21, 2015
Look, No Hands! Futuristic Driverless Cars Are All The Rage

In early January, Mercedes-Benz captured the world’s imagination by unveiling a futuristic self-driving car prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to being autonomous, the F015 Luxury in Motion, also promises to be fuel efficient and as its name indicates, the epitome of luxury. While this is in complete contrast to Google's compact, koala-like autonomous vehicle, one thing is apparent - if manufacturers have their way, driverless cars will be sharing the highways with human-driven vehicles, within the next decade.

NASA Astronaut And Russian Cosmonaut Prepare For Year Long Mission To International Space Station

By June Liu on January 19, 2015
NASA Astronaut And Russian Cosmonaut Prepare For Year Long Mission To International Space Station

On March 28th, US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on a historic mission - a year long visit to the International Space Station. The trip, the first of many that will be undertaken before a manned mission to Mars, is a test to gather information about the psychological and physical effects of extended space travel on the human body.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Meera Dolasia on January 16, 2015
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday January 19th, Americans will celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK), a Baptist clergyman turned activist, who is often credited with spearheading the country's civil rights movement. It is thanks to his efforts that America is today a nation where everyone has equal rights, regardless of race, color or creed.

World Unites In Historic March Against Terrorism

By Meera Dolasia on January 14, 2015
World Unites In Historic March Against Terrorism

On Sunday, January 11th, almost 4 million people across France and several hundred thousand more globally, marched in solidarity against terrorism. The biggest gathering was in Paris where an estimated 1.7 million people, including 40 world leaders, walked along the boulevards and avenues of central Paris. Some were carrying signs with the slogan “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie), while others held up large stylized pencils or wore writing implements on their hats or other items of clothing.

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