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Smart Beehive Is The Latest 'Buzz' Among Beekeepers!

By Shariqua Ahmed on March 24, 2015
Smart Beehive Is The Latest 'Buzz' Among Beekeepers!

Honey, the rich gold liquid that we all love is the miraculous creation of industrious honey bees. However, while the delicious sweetener has been used for over 8,000 years, extracting it is still a laborious process that is stressful for both humans and bees.

Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait

By Meera Dolasia on March 23, 2015
Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait

We have heard of it raining frogs and even spiders, but cold hard cash? That has to be a first! While it may be hard to believe, a sudden "downpour" of money is exactly what some lucky residents of Kuwait recently experienced.

NAO, The Humanoid Robot Helps Students Master Handwriting Skills

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on March 21, 2015
NAO, The Humanoid Robot Helps Students Master Handwriting Skills

Just a few weeks ago, NAO, the humanoid robot made headlines when it became Mitsubishi Bank's first non-human employee. Now the cute 23-inch tall robot that weighs a mere 5.5 kilograms (12.7 pounds) is in the news again. This time around NAO is helping students develop good handwriting skills.

Mythical Lost City Discovered in Honduras

By Jennifer Farrell on March 14, 2015
Mythical Lost City Discovered in Honduras

It sounds like the plot from a National Treasure movie, but this time, the discovery of an ancient city in Central America is real! On February 25th, researchers emerged from La Mosquitia, a very remote jungle area of Honduras, with some incredible news. They had been able to locate the mythical “White City,” rumors of which have persisted since the 16th Century.

India's Holi Festival Welcomes Spring With Vibrant Bursts Of Color

By Meera Dolasia on March 8, 2015
India's Holi Festival Welcomes Spring With Vibrant Bursts Of Color

Holi, India's joyous festival of colors is one of the most anticipated celebrations in the Hindu calendar. While the ritual stems from Hindu mythology, the day is observed with as much abandon by non-Hindu's as well. Celebrated annually on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, the date of the festival varies. This year's event took place on March 6th. As per tradition, millions of Indians residing in the subcontinent and overseas took to the streets early in the morning. Chanting "Holi Hai" (It's Holi) they showered everyone, strangers, and friends, with vibrant colors.

The Mummified Monk That Rests Inside An Ancient Buddha Statue

By Meera Dolasia on February 27, 2015
The Mummified Monk That Rests Inside An Ancient Buddha Statue

Asian countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam are teeming with ancient statues of Buddha. Some are famous for their size, others because they are carved from solid gold and precious stones. However, very few can lay claim to being the final resting place of a 1,200-year-old mummified monk.

China Gets Ready To Usher In The Year Of Goat/Sheep

By Meera Dolasia on February 18, 2015
China Gets Ready To Usher In The Year Of Goat/Sheep

Like most Asian countries, China has numerous festivals. However none is celebrated with as much enthusiasm as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, which begins on Thursday, February 19th. The age-old tradition that will usher in the year 4713, was started to celebrate the advent of spring. Today it is the longest and the most significant of all Chinese festivals.

Taiwan's New Law Imposes Fines On Parents That Allow Kids To Spend "Excessive" Time On Electronic Devices

By Meera Dolasia on February 15, 2015
Taiwan's New Law Imposes Fines On Parents That Allow Kids To Spend "Excessive" Time On Electronic Devices

As our world goes increasingly digital, kids are spending an inordinate amount of time with their electronic devices - smartphones, computers and tablets. This has raised concern among experts who believe that this habit is detrimental to children's well-being. Now the government of one country has taken an unusual measure to try curb this "harmful" activity.

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