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Super Bowl Sunday Is All About The . . . Food?

By Meera Dolasia on January 29, 2015
Super Bowl Sunday Is All About The . . . Food?

The countdown has begun - in less than three days, Americans all across the country will hunker down to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots battle it out for the title of National Football League Champion. Called Super Bowl Sunday or Super Sunday, it is the most watched annual television program in the United States.

The Mystery Surrounding New England Patriots' Deflated Footballs

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2015
The Mystery Surrounding New England Patriots' Deflated Footballs

With less than a week left before Superbowl  XLIX, the argument among sports fans and experts should largely be about which of the two teams - the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks - is going to take home the coveted title. However this year, the light banter has been overshadowed by a more serious discussion - did the Patriots cheat at the January 18th AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts by using deflated balls?

Are Smart Mouthguards The Solution To Sports-Related Concussions?

By Allegra Staples on December 6, 2014
Are Smart Mouthguards The Solution To Sports-Related Concussions?

Every year, sports-related concussions affect several hundred thousand athletes - both professional and amateur. What's worrying is that despite advances in protective gear technology, the numbers are only increasing. According to CDC, emergency room visits relating to sports related injuries including concussions among children and adolescents, has increased by 60% in the last decade. While the fact that football and ice hockey players are the most susceptible to the head injury is not surprising, the high concussion rates in non-contact sports like lacrosse and soccer is certainly worrisome.

Video Of The Week - Philips Creates Mesmerizing LED-Lit Night Skiing Movie

By Meera Dolasia on November 3, 2014
Video Of The Week - Philips Creates Mesmerizing LED-Lit Night Skiing Movie

Television advertisements have come a long way since luxury watch manufacturer Bulova aired the first 9-second clip in 1941. Today, companies like to publicize their wares in clever ways that subtly draw attention to their products or technology. The most recent example of this is "Afterglow", a branded content film created by Sweetwater Productions in collaboration with Swedish agency Ahlstrand & Wallgren to showcase the technology behind the new Philips Ambilight Television.

World's Elite Triathletes Battle It Out At Hawaii's Grueling Ironman World Championships

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2014
World's Elite Triathletes Battle It Out At Hawaii's Grueling Ironman World Championships

There are over twenty Ironman competitions held around the world. However none compares to the original one that takes place in Kona on Hawaii's Big Island during the second weekend of October. Now in its 36th-year, this grueling event that is dubbed the "World Championships", is considered the most prestigious Ironman race. That's because while the Hawaiian event is no different from any other Ironman challenge in terms of distance, the natural environment makes it the toughest of them all.

The World's Deepest Pool Is Scarily . . . Deep!

By Meera Dolasia on September 26, 2014
The World's Deepest Pool Is Scarily . . . Deep!

If you like to showcase your superior diving skills you may want to check out Italy's Y-40 Deep Joy. As the name indicates, the depth of this newly opened pool extends down 40 meters (131-feet) - the height of a 12-story building or nine double-decker buses stacked atop each other!

Video Of The Week - Kitesurfers Establish New Guinness World Record In Spain

By Meera Dolasia on September 15, 2014
Video Of The Week - Kitesurfers Establish New Guinness World Record In Spain

On Sunday, August 31st, 352 kitesurfers made their way to the pristine beaches of Tarifa, a small town on the south coast of Spain, to attempt a new Guinness World record for the largest en masse kitesurf, over one nautical mile.

Newsflash: Girls Can Play Baseball Too!

By Meera Dolasia on September 6, 2014
Newsflash: Girls Can Play Baseball Too!

While Jackie Robinson's achievements as the first African American major league baseball player are well documented, very few people know about Ila Borders - the first female pitcher in integrated men's professional baseball and the first woman to win a men's professional game in the independent leagues. Nor do they know about the 17 girls that have played in the 68-year history of the Little League World Series. But thanks to 13-year-old pitching phenom Mo'ne Davis, that has all changed.

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