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Retired NYC Subway Cars Transform Into "Luxurious Condominiums" For Fish

By June Liu on April 16, 2015
Retired NYC Subway Cars Transform Into "Luxurious Condominiums" For Fish

While the sight of an 18-ton subway car being dumped into the Atlantic Ocean may appear like an ecological disaster, it is quite the opposite. Instead of harming marine life, the sturdy steel structures submerged deep into the Atlantic Ocean have transformed into perfect artificial reefs that provide comfortable homes for all kinds of sea creatures.

Hi-Tech Fabric Charges Devices On The Run - Literally!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on April 14, 2015
Hi-Tech Fabric Charges Devices On The Run - Literally!

Over the past few years, researchers have come up with many innovative ways to use human kinetic energy - from powering soccer fields to playgrounds and classroom lights. Now some scientists want to take it to the next level with a new fabric that harnesses everyday motion to power personal devices!

Urban Ants Love Junk Food Almost As Much As Humans

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2015
Urban Ants Love Junk Food Almost As Much As Humans

Dropped a chip or cookie on the pavement? Don't bother picking it up especially if you live in an urban area like Manhattan. That's because according to a team of researchers led by North Carolina State University's Clint Penick, some industrious ants will soon carry it away. For believe it or not, many city ants have come to love junk food almost as much as humans do!

Scrunchies May Save Birds From Nature's Fiercest Predator - Your Cat!

By Allegra Staples on April 8, 2015
Scrunchies May Save Birds From Nature's Fiercest Predator - Your Cat!

Did you know that nature's deadliest predator is probably lurking in your neighborhood? Odds are, you may be even harboring it in your home. Confused? We are talking about your pet cat. Though they may appear cuddly and innocent, they are known to wreak havoc on their local ecology, killing birds, small mammals, and reptiles at an alarming rate. 

Marilyn or Einstein? Take This Fun Eye Test Devised By MIT Researchers

By Kimberly Solis on April 7, 2015
Marilyn or Einstein? Take This Fun Eye Test Devised By MIT Researchers

The recent worldwide debate about the color of a dress has piqued the public's interest in illusions. While there are many that are making their rounds, the most fascinating is one created by researchers at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007. In addition to being fun, it apparently also serves as a vision test.

Disney's MagicBands Make Theme Park Experience Even More "Magical"

By Natalie Garcia on April 7, 2015
Disney's MagicBands Make Theme Park Experience Even More "Magical"

What's more magical than being at a Disney theme park? How about being at one where everything from tickets to park itinerary, fast passes, and even dinner reservations, is taken care of before you even enter the park. Sounds too good to be true? Then you have not met Disney's incredible MagicBands!

Short But Spectacular Lunar Eclipse Delights Millions

By Meera Dolasia on April 6, 2015
Short But Spectacular Lunar Eclipse Delights Millions

On Saturday, April 4th, sky gazers in many parts of the world were treated to the third of the four lunar eclipses that will occur before the end of 2015. What made the celestial event even more special is that it was the shortest one of the century.

Ever Had That Strange Feeling Of Déjà Vu?

By Shariqua Ahmed on April 5, 2015
Ever Had That Strange Feeling Of Déjà Vu?

If you are like most people, chances are that you have experienced déjà vu. French for ‘already seen’, it is that thrilling yet eerie feeling that you have encountered a situation or been to a place before, knowing fully well that it is not the case. For most people, the feeling is sudden and fleeting. But for a 23-year-old British resident it became a prolonged affair that lasted for over eight years.

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