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Ever Wonder Why Zebras Have Stripes?

By Shira Shans on April 11, 2014
Ever Wonder Why Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? This question has been stumping both animal experts and zebra fans all over the world for centuries. But now it appears that some researchers in California may have finally solved the age-old mystery!

It's Official! 6th Grade Fargo Students Are Smarter At Investing Than College Students

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2014
It's Official! 6th Grade Fargo Students Are Smarter At Investing Than College Students

A group of sixth-grade math students from Fargo's Oak Grove Lutheran School are making headlines for achieving something quite extraordinary - Generating better portfolio investment returns than students from some of the country's most prestigious universities.

Think Fairies Are Real? So Does This Professor

By Meera Dolasia on April 9, 2014
Think Fairies Are Real? So Does This Professor

Always wanted to meet Tinker Bell? Then you may want to head over to Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, England, where you will encounter not one, but numerous versions of the fairy that first made her appearance in J.M. Barrie's 1904 play, Peter Pan. At least that is what one university professor is asserting and he even has pictures to prove it!

Video of the Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day!

By Kavi Dolasia on April 7, 2014
Video of the Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day!

If you have ever been in a pillow fight with friends, you know how much fun it is. Now imagine one with hundreds of people, most of whom you don't even know! That's exactly what happens annually, on International Pillow Fight Day!

Baby Volcanic Island Niijima Swallows Up Its Neighbor!

By Meera Dolasia on April 7, 2014
Baby Volcanic Island Niijima Swallows Up Its Neighbor!

When the eruption of a volcano on November 21st, 2013, resulted in a brand new island about a thousand kilometers south of Japan's capital Tokyo, experts were a little hesitant to declare that a permanent new landmass had been born. That's because these kind of volcanic islands have a tendency to disappear almost as rapidly, as they appear.

Visitors To Stockholm Museum Can Unwrap Ancient Egyptian Mummy, One Layer At A Time

By Allegra Staples on April 6, 2014
Visitors To Stockholm Museum Can Unwrap Ancient Egyptian Mummy, One Layer At A Time

Always wondered what an Egyptian mummy might look like underneath all of its wrappings? Then you may want to head to Stockholm's Medelhavsmuseet, where a new exhibit allows visitors to peel off all the layers right down to the skeleton - with a swipe of a finger!

Experts Believe There Is No Relation Between Recent String Of Earthquakes Along 'Ring Of Fire'

By Meera Dolasia on April 6, 2014
Experts Believe There Is No Relation Between Recent String Of Earthquakes Along 'Ring Of Fire'

Over the last few weeks, earthquake activity seems to have increased dramatically. First there was the 5.2 magnitude shaker in Los Angeles on March 21st. Then came the more intense, 8.2 magnitude quake near Chile on April 1st, followed by one that measured 5.8 in magnitude the day after, in Panama. While they may all appear to be isolated incidents, the shakers do have one thing in common - They all occurred in locations along the dreaded 'Ring of Fire', the world's most active earthquake and volcano belt.

The Virtually Indestructible Water Bear

By Allegra Staples on April 5, 2014
The Virtually Indestructible Water Bear

Want to be a superhero? Then you may want to pick up some skills from the segmented microscopic Tardigrades (slow steppers). Popularly known as water bears or moss piglets because of their slow gait, these tiny creatures can survive anything - From boiling to sub-zero temperatures, radiation, and even the vacuum of outer space. It is no wonder that this virtually indestructible animal has had the scientific community buzzing with excitement, for years.

Will The Mystery Of The Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 Ever Be Solved?

By Meera Dolasia on April 4, 2014
Will The Mystery Of The Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 Ever Be Solved?

When the 239 passengers and 12 crew members boarded Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am on March 8th, they probably had one thought in mind - To go to their respective homes or hotels and catch up on some well deserved rest when the flight landed in Beijing, at 6.30 am.

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