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Tiny Wood Frogs Survive Winter By Partially Freezing Their Bodies

By Jennifer Farrell on March 19, 2015
Tiny Wood Frogs Survive Winter By Partially Freezing Their Bodies

Most animals that hibernate during cold winter months have thick coats of fur or layers of fat to protect them. However, the Rana sylvatica species of the wood frog that can be found in Alaska and the Arctic Circle has neither. Therefore this tiny amphibian has adapted by freezing and thawing itself depending on the external temperature.

Spacewalks Have Come A Long Way In Fifty Years!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger and Allegra Staples on March 18, 2015
Spacewalks Have Come A Long Way In Fifty Years!

Fifty years ago, on March 18th, 1965, Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov took the first spacewalk. It lasted just twelve minutes and almost ended in a disaster. That's because the vacuum of space caused his pressurized suit to inflate and become rigid, making it impossible for Leonov to re-enter the Voskhod 2 space capsule airlock. The quick thinking astronaut let out some of the precious air from his suit and despite severe decompression sickness, manage to stumble back in and live to tell his harrowing tale.

Video Of The Week - Lincoln Middle School Basketball Players Display Incredible "Bully Handling" Skills!

By Meera Dolasia on March 16, 2015
Video Of The Week - Lincoln Middle School Basketball Players Display Incredible "Bully Handling" Skills!

Some Wisconsin basketball players are being lauded not for their ball handling, but bully handling skills. Last year, seventh graders from Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin were in the midst of a basketball game when they overheard some bullies heckling Desiree Andrews, a cheerleader who has Down syndrome.

How Jan Scheuermann Controlled A Fighter Jet Simulator Using Only Her Mind

By Kendall Costello on March 16, 2015
How Jan Scheuermann Controlled A Fighter Jet Simulator Using Only Her Mind

In 1996, Jan Scheuermann, a successful businesswoman and mother of two, began to notice her legs were not quite moving along with the rest of her body. A visit to the doctor revealed that she suffered from spinocerebellar degeneration, a rare genetic disease where the brain gradually loses connection to body muscles. By 2003, Jan had lost all ability to control her limbs and was paralyzed from the neck down.

Get Your Green On! It's Almost Saint Patrick's Day

By Meera Dolasia on March 14, 2015
Get Your Green On! It's Almost Saint Patrick's Day

It's time to tuck away those black and blues that you have been donning all winter and get some green on! That's because Tuesday March 17th is St. Patrick's Day, which means that those not sporting the color will have to endure painful pinches! Of course this fun holiday is also about searching for four-leaf clovers and leprechauns that can lead you to gold. So how did the death anniversary of a once obscure saint who was not even Irish by birth, result in all these fun traditions? Read on.

Mythical Lost City Discovered in Honduras

By Jennifer Farrell on March 14, 2015
Mythical Lost City Discovered in Honduras

It sounds like the plot from a National Treasure movie, but this time, the discovery of an ancient city in Central America is real! On February 25th, researchers emerged from La Mosquitia, a very remote jungle area of Honduras, with some incredible news. They had been able to locate the mythical “White City,” rumors of which have persisted since the 16th Century.

Fossil Discovery in Kenya Reveals Modern-Day Hippos Evolved In Africa

By Kimberly Solis on March 12, 2015
Fossil Discovery in Kenya Reveals Modern-Day Hippos Evolved In Africa

Researchers have long suspected that hippos evolved from a family of plant-eating, semi-aquatic mammals called anthracotheres. The ancient animals that roamed freely all the way from North America to Asia inhabited Earth about 40 million years ago. However, scientists could never verify the theory since the only fossils of ancient hippos discovered thus far, dated back just 15 million years. Now thanks to Fabrice Lihoreau, there is finally some proof.

Pi Enthusiasts Prepare To Celebrate "Once In A Lifetime" Event

By Meera Dolasia on March 11, 2015
Pi Enthusiasts Prepare To Celebrate "Once In A Lifetime" Event

Pi Day that is celebrated on March 14th (3.14) annually, is always a significant occasion even for people that are not particularly fond of math. That's because while celebrations may begin with a discussion of the symbol, they invariably end with consuming different variations of Pi's yummy namesake - pie! However, this year promises to be even more special. That's because, for the first time and last time this century, the day will fall on 3/14/15, which happen to be the first five digits of Pi!

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