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Beachbot, The World's Most Adorable Sand Artist

By Allegra Staples on January 27, 2015
Beachbot, The World's Most Adorable Sand Artist

The world is filled with extremely talented sand artists - people that can masterfully carve up giant castles, sculptures and even paintings, using just sand and water. But very few are as adorable as Beachbot - a robot which will keep the audience entertained as it scurries around creating beautiful masterpieces.

Video Of The Week - The Airline Safety Instructions You Will Not Want To Miss!

By Meera Dolasia on January 26, 2015
Video Of The Week - The Airline Safety Instructions You Will Not Want To Miss!

If you are like most people, chances are that every time you are subjected to an airline safety video, your mind wanders off shortly after the instructions on fastening seat belts. This means that you miss the most important stuff. However, you will have no such issues with the one created by Air New Zealand. In fact it is so popular that even people who have no intention of flying the airline, are watching it over and over again!

Why Hong Kong's Luminescent Blue Coastline Is A Cause For Concern

By Meera Dolasia on January 26, 2015
Why Hong Kong's Luminescent Blue Coastline Is A Cause For Concern

On Thursday, January 22nd, social media sites were buzzing with excitement at the pictures of the blue patches of glimmering water along Hong Kong's coastline. However, experts were not as thrilled. That's because while the algal bloom responsible for this mesmerizing sight are not toxic to humans, they are well-known to wreak havoc on marine life.

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.

Scientists Identify The Culprits Responsible For The Browning Of India's Taj Mahal

By Meera Dolasia on January 23, 2015
Scientists Identify The Culprits Responsible For The Browning Of India's Taj Mahal

Mention the Indian subcontinent and one of the first things that comes to mind is the Taj Mahal. Located in Agra, the mausoleum that is widely hailed as the "Jewel of Muslim art in India", was built in the 1600's by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Intricately crafted from pure white marble, the masterpiece that took about 22 years to complete, is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and visited by millions of people each year.

"No-Show" Charge For Missing A Birthday Party Tacky Or Justified? You Decide!

By Meera Dolasia on January 22, 2015
"No-Show" Charge For Missing A Birthday Party Tacky Or Justified? You Decide!

Here is a story most of you are probably familiar with. Kid gets invited to a classmate's birthday party.  Parents respond with a resounding yes, but later realize they have a conflict and decide it's okay to skip the party without informing the host. End of story right? No, says this British mother who wants the errant party to pay for the cost incurred.

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.

If It Smells Like Coral It Must Be . . . A Fish?

By Allegra Staples on January 18, 2015
If It Smells Like Coral It Must Be . . . A Fish?

Animals use many tricks to hide from predators - from blending in with the environment to disguising themselves into something unsavory and even, creating decoys. While different, they are all optical. Now scientists have uncovered a fish species that uses both visual and chemical camouflage. That means they not only blend in with the colorful coral they feed on, but also smell like it!

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