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It's Earth Day - Today And Every Day!

By Meera Dolasia on April 22, 2014
It's Earth Day - Today And Every Day!

Earth Day was born on April 22nd, 1970, when 20 million people across the United States took to the streets to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Today, it has transformed into a global movement, one that is observed by billions of people around the world who annually pledge to undertake a 'green' initiative set by the Earth Day Network (a consortium of 22,000 partners across 192 countries), to help our planet.

Seattle's Park Passive House Takes Energy Efficiency To A Whole New Level

By Allegra Staples on April 20, 2014
Seattle's Park Passive House Takes Energy Efficiency To A Whole New Level

Residential houses have come a long way in reducing their energy footprint. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, homes built after 2000, consume only 2% more energy than older homes, despite being 30% larger. While that is certainly encouraging, advocates of the Passive House movement believe that there is a lot more that can and needs to be done - not just to reduce energy costs, but also, to help reverse global warming.

Overweight Aquarium Turtle Is Placed On A Diet!

By Meera Dolasia on April 19, 2014
Overweight Aquarium Turtle Is Placed On A Diet!

The fact that humans have a tendency to overindulge is no secret. However, it is very rare to hear about animals doing the same. But that certainly appears to be the case with nine-year-old Ernie, a loggerhead sea turtle that resides at the Manchester Sea Life aquarium.

Dutch Designer Aspires To Replace Street Lights With Glow-in-The-Dark Trees

By Meera Dolasia on April 19, 2014
Dutch Designer Aspires To Replace Street Lights With Glow-in-The-Dark Trees

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is on a quest. He wants to replace the millions of street lights that dot our streets with bioluminescent trees. And while that may sound like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, it is not as far-fetched as you think.

Scientists Ponder Over Mystery Of Early Blossoming 'Space Cherry Tree'

By Meera Dolasia on April 12, 2014
Scientists Ponder Over Mystery Of Early Blossoming 'Space Cherry Tree'

In November 2008, 265 pits collected from various cherry trees from 14 locations across Japan, were sent to the International Space Station. The endeavor was part of an educational and cultural project to demonstrate to kids, how seeds can continue to live and grow, even after a jaunt to space. The seeds that circled the globe 4,100 times during their four-month mission, were brought back to earth in March 2009. While some were kept for lab tests most, were returned to their original locations.

Get Ready For The First Total Lunar Eclipse Of 2014

By Meera Dolasia on April 11, 2014
Get Ready For The First Total Lunar Eclipse Of 2014

Stargazers all over the world are getting ready to experience the first of four total lunar eclipses that are scheduled to occur before the end of 2015. The 'tetrad' lunar eclipses are a rare phenomenon - one encountered only seven times, this century. What makes it even more special is that all four eclipses will be visible to the residents of the United States.

Ever Wonder Why Zebras Have Stripes?

By Shira Shans on April 11, 2014
Ever Wonder Why Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? This question has been stumping both animal experts and zebra fans all over the world for centuries. But now it appears that some researchers in California may have finally solved the age-old mystery!

The Virtually Indestructible Water Bear

By Allegra Staples on April 5, 2014
The Virtually Indestructible Water Bear

Want to be a superhero? Then you may want to pick up some skills from the segmented microscopic Tardigrades (slow steppers). Popularly known as water bears or moss piglets because of their slow gait, these tiny creatures can survive anything - From boiling to sub-zero temperatures, radiation, and even the vacuum of outer space. It is no wonder that this virtually indestructible animal has had the scientific community buzzing with excitement, for years.

Surprise! Giant Pandas Love Sweets Too!

By Meera Dolasia on April 2, 2014
Surprise! Giant Pandas Love Sweets Too!

Though giant pandas may appear perfectly happy chewing bamboo, scientists recently discovered that just like the rest of us, they would rather have something a tad sweeter. This 'surprising' fact was disclosed to the world on March 26th, in the online scientific journal PLOS One by Danielle R. Reed, a behavioral geneticist at Philadelphia's Monell Chemical Senses Center.

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