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"Listening Tree" Brings Back The Fun Of Discovering New Music

By June Liu on September 27, 2014
"Listening Tree" Brings Back The Fun Of Discovering New Music

Thanks to services like iTunes, Spotify and Pandora, most people have given up the quest of discovering new music and instead chosen to depend on ready-made playlists or recommendations made by others. Now thanks to the "Listening Tree", music lovers can re-discover the pleasure of unearthing their own musical gems.

Why 21st Century Classrooms May Soon Have "Standing" Room Only

By Meera Dolasia on September 27, 2014
Why 21st Century Classrooms May Soon Have "Standing" Room Only

Love to sink into your chairs and relax when you get to school? Then you will not be thrilled to hear that schools all over the world are seriously considering swapping out conventional desks for ones with no seats at all - Yes, that means you will be encouraged to stand through those already excruciatingly long, math and science sessions! But before you get all nervous, there will be movable stools available for those that are unable or unwilling to stay on their feet for the entire school day.

Marvel Superheroes Come Together To Help "Stomp Out Bullying"

By Meera Dolasia on September 25, 2014
Marvel Superheroes Come Together To Help "Stomp Out Bullying"

Many of Marvel's superheroes know how it feels to be bullied. Hence it is not surprising to hear that this October, the biggest and bravest of them are coming together to commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month, with a series of variant covers on their comic books.

ISIS - The New Threat To World Peace?

By Meera Dolasia on September 21, 2014
ISIS - The New Threat To World Peace?

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, President Obama declared a new war on terror. However this time his target was not our age-old enemy al Qaeda, but a group that goes by one of three acronyms: ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham), ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ), or simply, IS (Islamic State). So who is this new terrorist organization that has the world on edge? Read on . . .

Special "Texters" Lane In China Draws Attention To Worldwide Cell Phone Addiction

By Meera Dolasia on September 20, 2014
Special "Texters" Lane In China Draws Attention To Worldwide Cell Phone Addiction

While people are constantly being reminded to put away their smartphones when driving, there are very few warnings when it comes to being engrossed in them whilst walking. Now the Chinese city of Chongqing has come up with a novel way to highlight the issue, by creating a special 'texters' lane.

The Votes Are In! Scotland Will Remain Part Of The United Kingdom

By Meera Dolasia on September 20, 2014
The Votes Are In! Scotland Will Remain Part Of The United Kingdom

On September 18th, 2014, Scottish residents over the age of 16 went to the polls to answer a simple question - "Should Scotland be an independent country?" If the majority answered yes, Scotland would break off its 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom, which includes England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and become an independent nation.

Why 99-Year-Old Lillian Weber Sews A Dress A Day

By Charlotte Miller on September 14, 2014
Why 99-Year-Old Lillian Weber Sews A Dress A Day

If you are like most people, you probably do not recall the last time you performed a random act of kindness even for a family member, leave alone complete strangers. But that is exactly what 99-year-old Lillian Weber has been doing every day, since 2011.

Massive Dreadnoughtus And Alien-Like Spinosaurus The Latest Dinosaurs To Create Waves

By Meera Dolasia on September 12, 2014
Massive Dreadnoughtus And Alien-Like Spinosaurus The Latest Dinosaurs To Create Waves

Though dinosaur finds are revealed on a fairly regular basis, very few result in as much excitement as the latest two. On Thursday, September 4th, a team of scientists led by Kenneth Lacovara, an associate professor at Philadelphia's Drexel University unveiled the Dreadnoughtus schrani, which they believe is the biggest known land animal to have ever inhabited Earth. While dinosaur fans were still digesting the facts, on September 11th, came news of the re-discovery of the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the only known semi-aquatic dinosaur.

Will Scotland End Its 307-Year-Old Union With Britain?

By Meera Dolasia on September 11, 2014
Will Scotland End Its 307-Year-Old Union With Britain?

On September 18th, the residents of Scotland (16 and older) will head to the polls to say Yes or No to the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?". The answer to this simple question will decide whether Scotland will become the world's newest independent nation or, continue its 307-year-old alliance with Britain.

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