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4,000-Year-Old Meteorite Discovered In Argentina May Be The World's Second Largest

By Kimberly Solis on September 22, 2016
4,000-Year-Old Meteorite Discovered In Argentina May Be The World's Second Largest

On September 10, 2016, a meteorite weighing more than 30-tons (68,000 pounds) was unearthed in Argentina’s Campo del Cielo (Spanish for “Field of Heaven”) region. The space rock that is amongst the largest intact meteorites discovered thus far, is believed to be part of a massive meteor that disintegrated as it entered Earth's atmosphere approximately 4,000 — 6,000 years ago.

Why Australia's New Five-Dollar Bill Is Newsworthy

By Kim Bussing on September 18, 2016
Why Australia's New Five-Dollar Bill Is Newsworthy

When it comes to currency innovation, very few nations can outdo Australia. In 1988, it became the first country in the world to replace paper money with polymer banknotes. Now, the officials have done it again with a five-dollar bill that is not just cool to look at, but also so technologically advanced, that many experts are dubbing it the money of the future!

Even Thor Would Have Approved Of King Tut's Meteorite Dagger!

By Kim Bussing on September 7, 2016
Even Thor Would Have Approved Of King Tut's Meteorite  Dagger!

In 1924, two years after he began excavating Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s (Tut) burial chamber, British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter finally discovered what he had been seeking: The young pharaoh’s well-preserved sarcophagus. In addition to the scores of precious jewels, amulets, and bracelets that had been buried alongside, Carter also unearthed two daggers wrapped around the boy king’s body. The other also featured a gold handle, but its blade appeared to be made from iron.

Commemorating The Fifteenth Anniversary Of The September 11th Terrorist Attacks

By Meera Dolasia on September 6, 2016
Commemorating The Fifteenth Anniversary Of The September 11th Terrorist Attacks

Sunday, September 11, 2016, marks the 15th anniversary of the most daring and deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. Planned and executed by Islamic extremist organization Al Qaeda, the unprovoked act of violence is what led to our ongoing "Global War On Terrorism” and changed life as we knew it, forever.

Video Of The Week — Futuristic Elevated Bus Begins Test Runs In China

By Meera Dolasia on September 5, 2016
Video Of The Week — Futuristic Elevated Bus Begins Test Runs In China

Earlier this year, a team of engineers led by China’s Song Youzhou suggested that a massive elevated bus that straddled above normal-sized vehicles was the key to easing the world’s traffic woes. Though the concept of the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) unveiled at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo on May 22 generated a lot of excitement, most people were skeptical that it would ever become a reality. But they were wrong.

Are These Funky Furoshiki Wrap-Around Shoes The Footwear Of The Future?

By Kim Bussing on September 4, 2016
Are These Funky Furoshiki Wrap-Around Shoes The Footwear Of The Future?

Italian shoe manufacturer Vibram is well known for its minimalist shoe designs. In 2005, the company revolutionized the footwear industry with the introduction of FiveFingers. Designed to replicate being barefoot, the shoes featured thin flexible soles that molded the wearer’s feet. Now, the company has done it again by collaborating with Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto to create the wrap-around Furoshiki shoes.

Dutch Scientists Declare "Martian" And "Lunar" Crops Safe For Earthlings

By Kim Bussing on September 1, 2016
Dutch Scientists Declare "Martian" And "Lunar" Crops Safe For Earthlings

It may appear strange to hear that crops are making headlines. But this is no ordinary produce — these fruits and vegetables have been grown in simulated Martian and lunar soil! While that in itself makes them special, what makes this batch even more so is that it is safe for human consumption!

Powerful Earthquakes Rock Italy And Myanmar Hours Apart On Wednesday

By Meera Dolasia on August 26, 2016
Powerful Earthquakes Rock Italy And Myanmar Hours Apart On Wednesday

On Wednesday, August 24, the residents of the Apennine regions in central Italy were jolted awake at 3.36 a.m. by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. To make matters worse, it was followed by over 80 aftershocks, including a 5.5 magnitude tremor that hit Umbria an hour later, at 4.33 a.m.

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