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Why Oregon's Lost Lake Disappears Every Year

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on May 23, 2015
Why Oregon's Lost Lake Disappears Every Year

Lost Lake that lies in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest is a mysterious natural wonder. During winter, it resembles any other large body of freshwater. However, as drier weather kicks in the water disappears, transforming the 85-acre 'lake' into a beautiful meadow. Turns out that there is a logical answer to this magical phenomenon - a tube or tunnel created by an ancient lava flow that drains out the water.

The Majestic Opah Is The World's First Truly Warm Blooded Fish!

By Allegra Staples on May 21, 2015
The Majestic Opah Is The World's First Truly Warm Blooded Fish!

The Opah is a striking fish species that can grow as large as 7-feet in diameter and weigh over 100 pounds. Also referred to as moonfish, the giants that can be found in both temperate and tropical seas reside at depths of 150 to 1,300-feet where the waters can be extremely chilly. Scientists have often wondered how the fish can withstand the temperatures given that they lack typical deep sea dweller characteristics like a large heart. Now thanks to some curious California researchers that mystery has finally been solved - The Opah has warm-blood!

Video Of The Week - 'Jetmen' Rossy And Reffet Soar Over Dubai Skies In First Ever Twin Human Formation

By Meera Dolasia on May 18, 2015
Video Of The Week - 'Jetmen' Rossy And Reffet Soar Over Dubai Skies In First Ever Twin Human Formation

Over the last 15 years, Yves Rossy has used his amazing jetpack wings to soar over the Grand Canyon, fly alongside an F-17 bomber and even circle Japan's Mt. Fuji. However, his latest flight in Dubai surpasses them all. That's because this time the adventurer joined forces with his protégé, 31-year-old skydiver and base jumper Vince Reffet, to do what no human has accomplished before - fly in formation!

Scientists Ponder Over The Mystery Of The Missing Egyptian Animal Mummies

By Kimberly Solis on May 18, 2015
Scientists Ponder Over The Mystery Of The Missing Egyptian Animal Mummies

When researchers from the University of Manchester and Manchester Museum decided to take a peek inside some ancient Egyptian animal mummies using CT scans they expected to discover perfectly preserved remains. To their surprise, only one-third of the 800 specimens they examined actually contained complete skeletons. The rest housed partial animal remains, or even worse, just some mud, sticks, and eggshells.

Oakland-Based Imperfect Will Sell Only "Ugly" Fruits And Vegetables

By Meera Dolasia on May 17, 2015
Oakland-Based Imperfect Will Sell Only "Ugly" Fruits And Vegetables

Similar to humans, produce comes in different shapes and sizes. Yet, chances are you have probably never encountered a gnarly looking carrot or an apple with "character" at your local grocery store or farmers market. That's because any fruit or vegetable that looks different from what is considered "normal" is deemed undesirable and automatically tossed out!

German Car Manufacturer Audi Creates Fuel From Air And Water

By Allegra Staples on May 16, 2015
German Car Manufacturer Audi Creates Fuel From Air And Water

Creating a "green" or carbon neutral fuel to replace gasoline has been the holy grail for scientists for many years. However, while there has been some progress with inventions like electric batteries and biofuel, most options are either too expensive or not commercially viable to compete effectively with the fossil fuel. Now automobile manufacturer Audi is stepping up to the challenge with diesel  made from carbon dioxide and water.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Inspired Iron Man Glove Shoots Real Laser Beams

By June Liu on May 14, 2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Inspired Iron Man Glove Shoots Real Laser Beams

If Stark Industries were a real company, chances are Patrick Priebe would be Tony Stark's go-to man for all new gizmos. In fact, this young man's creations are so impressive that any superhero would be proud to be seen with them.

Giant Sinkholes Along The Shores Of Dead Sea Cause Concern

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on May 11, 2015
Giant Sinkholes Along The Shores Of Dead Sea Cause Concern

Though there are numerous saltwater lakes around the world, none can compare to the Dead Sea. Located between Israel and Jordan in the Middle East, the water of this landlocked lake boasts salt levels almost ten times that of oceans. The unusual salinity can be attributed to the fact that there is no outlet for the minerals to leave, causing them to accumulate. The same is not true of the water level, which remains constant due an almost even inflow from the Jordan River and loss through evaporation.

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