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Free At Last! Tuffy The Bear Rejoices After Being Rescued From Bile Farm

By Meera Dolasia on April 28, 2016
Free At Last! Tuffy The Bear Rejoices After Being Rescued From Bile Farm

Animal videos are always heartwarming. However, the one that captured Tuffy, a black bear splashing in a pool, is even more so. That's because it shows the animal's unbridled joy after being rescued from a bear bile farm, where he was locked in a tiny cage and tortured, for years. In fact, Tuffy was so thrilled with his newly found freedom that he did not return to his den that evening — Instead, the bear spent the night sleeping under the stars.

Video Of The Week — Queen Elizabeth II Turns 90!

By Meera Dolasia on April 25, 2016
Video Of The Week — Queen Elizabeth II Turns 90!

On April 21, throngs of people lined along the street of Windsor to get a glimpse of the world's favorite monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, on her milestone 90th birthday. They were not disappointed.

Japan's New Train Will Be "Invisible"

By Alexis Baro on April 24, 2016
Japan's New Train Will Be "Invisible"

Japan is famous for its state-of-the-art high-speed railway system. In 2015, its Magnetic Levitation or, Maglev train, which gets its name because it hovers 10 cm above the tracks, set a new speed world record of 375 mph (603km/hr). Now the innovative island nation wants to build a train that features a mirror-like exterior and blends in so well with the environment, that it will be practically "invisible."

Loyal Penguin Returns Annually To Bond With Brazilian Man Who Rescued Him

By Kim Bussing on April 20, 2016
Loyal Penguin Returns Annually To Bond With Brazilian Man Who Rescued Him

In May 2011, Joao Pereira de Souza stumbled upon a stranded Magellanic penguin outside his shack on Proveta Beach in Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro. The bird was soaked in oil and unable to move. The 71-year-old retired bricklayer scooped up the starving penguin, nursed it back to health and put it out to sea.

Powerful Earthquakes Rock Southern Japan And Ecuador

By Meera Dolasia on April 18, 2016
Powerful Earthquakes Rock Southern Japan And Ecuador

On Thursday, April 14, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake jolted the residents of Japan's Kyushu Island. The tremor that struck near the town of Ueki in the Kumamoto Prefecture occurred just before 9:30 pm local time and resulted in 9 deaths and over 850 injuries. An additional 44,000 people were rendered homeless. Though numerous smaller aftershocks followed, most experts believed that the worst was over.

Why Measuring The Size Of Raindrops From Space May Help Improve Weather Predictions

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on April 15, 2016
Why Measuring The Size Of Raindrops From Space May Help Improve Weather Predictions

While weather predictions are getting increasingly accurate, meteorologists are often still unable to gauge the severity of storms. That's because forecasting what the elements have in store for us is a complicated task that is dependent on numerous variables including temperature, humidity, jet streams, and even the size of raindrops!

Edible Cutlery: A Delicious Way To Reduce Plastic Waste

By Shariqua Ahmed on April 13, 2016
Edible Cutlery: A Delicious Way To Reduce Plastic Waste

Tossing a plastic spoon or fork into the trash after using it once is not just acceptable; it is fashionable. Experts estimate that over 40 billion pieces of plastic cutlery end up in the garbage each year - And that's just in the US. The numbers are even worse in India where an astounding 120 billion pieces clog the landfills annually. But that may change soon thanks to Indian entrepreneur Narayana Peesapaty, whose start-up Bakey's transforms mundane cutlery into delicious treats!

Salads Disguised As Cakes Are A Hit In Japan

By Meera Dolasia on April 11, 2016
Salads Disguised As Cakes Are A Hit In Japan

Residents of Nagoya, Japan will no longer have to subject themselves to eating wilted lettuce and soggy tomatoes to be healthy. They can instead fulfill the daily recommended requirement of fruits and vegetables with a slice or two of one of the delicious cakes crafted by Japanese food artist, Mitsuki Moriyasu.

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