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World's Biggest Spider Weighs As Much A Newborn Puppy

By Meera Dolasia on October 26, 2014
World's Biggest Spider Weighs As Much A Newborn Puppy

If you shriek in fear at the sight of the tiniest of spiders, you may want to avoid the rainforests of Suriname, Guyana, northern Brazil and southern Venezuela, where the Goliath birdeater dwells! Listed in the Guinness World Records as the world's biggest spider, the terrifying-looking arachnid weighs a hefty six ounces, (almost the same weight as a newborn puppy), and has a leg span that extends out a foot (the size of a child's forearm).

Why Little Penguins At Australia's Phillip Island Sport Stylish Sweaters

By Meera Dolasia on October 24, 2014
Why Little Penguins At Australia's Phillip Island Sport Stylish Sweaters

If you happen to visit the Penguin Foundation at Australia's Phillip Island Nature Park, you may encounter an unusual sight - Little penguins waddling around in brightly colored turtleneck sweaters. Unfortunately, it is not because the flightless birds are trying to establish a new fashion trend, but because they are victims of oil spills. Confused? Read on!

Caltech Researchers Believe Tiny Sea Animals Are Big Drivers Of Ocean Currents

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2014
Caltech Researchers Believe Tiny Sea Animals Are Big Drivers Of Ocean Currents

The fact that ocean currents, which move the waters and help mix-up varying temperatures, salinity and nutrients, are caused by tides and winds is a well-documented fact. Now some researchers from the California Institute of Technology believe that the zillions of small marine animals that live deep inside our oceans also play a big role in the churning of the waters.

A Peek Inside The World's First Carbon Neutral City

By Allegra Staples on October 12, 2014
A Peek Inside The World's First Carbon Neutral City

As the world becomes more aware of the risks of climate change and the importance of sustainable energy sources, individuals and communities are increasingly taking measures to reduce their carbon footprint. Some are building "passive homes", to take advantage of natural sun and wind patterns, while others are installing solar panels or windmills, to power their homes. But never before has there been an entire "green" city - one that relies solely on renewable energy sources and smart design elements, to eliminate its carbon footprint.

No Step Goes Wasted On This Soccer Field

By Meera Dolasia on October 9, 2014
No Step Goes Wasted On This Soccer Field

The kids that live at the Morro da Mineira slum in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro love to play soccer on the nearby community field. However, thanks to constant power shortages, they could rarely extend their games beyond sunset. Now, thanks to some innovative thinking and extraordinary technology, the young players will be able to use the field all night long if they wish, provided . . . they keep running!

Russian Fisherman Catches Fish With "Human Teeth"

By Meera Dolasia on October 8, 2014
Russian Fisherman Catches Fish With "Human Teeth"

A Russian fisherman out on a routine fishing trip on the Northern Dvina River is making headlines across the world, thanks to his unusual catch - a fish with a full set of teeth that eerily resemble ours. 50-year-old Aleks Korbov who revealed his find on September 29th, said that when he first pulled the fish up, he thought it was a common bream, a freshwater fish that is prevalent in the river.

Can Aerial Gondolas Alleviate New York City's Traffic Woes?

By Meera Dolasia on October 3, 2014
Can Aerial Gondolas Alleviate New York City's Traffic Woes?

For the residents of Manhattan's surrounding boroughs that commute to the island, congestion is a way of life, especially during work hours when subways and bridges are jammed with people. That is the reason New York-based developer City Realty, is proposing the construction of high-speed aerial gondolas as alternate transportation between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Naturally Ghoulish Pumpkins Alleviate The Need For Carving

By Meera Dolasia on October 2, 2014
Naturally Ghoulish Pumpkins Alleviate The Need For Carving

It's October, which means that millions of Americans will head to the closest pumpkin patch to select a gourd that they will then attempt to carve into a scary monster. While some artistic ones will succeed, most will end up with a cheerful jack o'-lantern. That is probably why a Southern California farmer came up with the brilliant idea of growing pumpkins that naturally resemble Frankenstein.

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