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Scientists Identify The Culprits Responsible For The Browning Of India's Taj Mahal

By Meera Dolasia on January 23, 2015
Scientists Identify The Culprits Responsible For The Browning Of India's Taj Mahal

Mention the Indian subcontinent and one of the first things that comes to mind is the Taj Mahal. Located in Agra, the mausoleum that is widely hailed as the "Jewel of Muslim art in India", was built in the 1600's by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Intricately crafted from pure white marble, the masterpiece that took about 22 years to complete, is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and visited by millions of people each year.

"No-Show" Charge For Missing A Birthday Party Tacky Or Justified? You Decide!

By Meera Dolasia on January 22, 2015
"No-Show" Charge For Missing A Birthday Party Tacky Or Justified? You Decide!

Here is a story most of you are probably familiar with. Kid gets invited to a classmate's birthday party.  Parents respond with a resounding yes, but later realize they have a conflict and decide it's okay to skip the party without informing the host. End of story right? No, says this British mother who wants the errant party to pay for the cost incurred.

Look, No Hands! Futuristic Driverless Cars Are All The Rage

By Kendall Costello on January 21, 2015
Look, No Hands! Futuristic Driverless Cars Are All The Rage

In early January, Mercedes-Benz captured the world’s imagination by unveiling a futuristic self-driving car prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to being autonomous, the F015 Luxury in Motion, also promises to be fuel efficient and as its name indicates, the epitome of luxury. While this is in complete contrast to Google's compact, koala-like autonomous vehicle, one thing is apparent - if manufacturers have their way, driverless cars will be sharing the highways with human-driven vehicles, within the next decade.

Video Of The Week - Smart Labrador Hops On City Bus Solo, To Visit Dog Park

By Meera Dolasia on January 19, 2015
Video Of The Week - Smart Labrador Hops On City Bus Solo, To Visit Dog Park

While seeing a dog on a public bus is rare, one traveling all by itself is unheard of. That is apparently what Eclipse a two-year-old Labrador that resides in Seattle, does on a regular basis to get to the nearby dog park.

NASA Astronaut And Russian Cosmonaut Prepare For Year Long Mission To International Space Station

By June Liu on January 19, 2015
NASA Astronaut And Russian Cosmonaut Prepare For Year Long Mission To International Space Station

On March 28th, US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on a historic mission - a year long visit to the International Space Station. The trip, the first of many that will be undertaken before a manned mission to Mars, is a test to gather information about the psychological and physical effects of extended space travel on the human body.

If It Smells Like Coral It Must Be . . . A Fish?

By Allegra Staples on January 18, 2015
If It Smells Like Coral It Must Be . . . A Fish?

Animals use many tricks to hide from predators - from blending in with the environment to disguising themselves into something unsavory and even, creating decoys. While different, they are all optical. Now scientists have uncovered a fish species that uses both visual and chemical camouflage. That means they not only blend in with the colorful coral they feed on, but also smell like it!

Australian Youngsters Start Mobile Laundry Service For The Homeless

By Meera Dolasia on January 17, 2015
Australian Youngsters Start Mobile Laundry Service For The Homeless

First there was San Francisco-based Lava Mae that came up with the brilliant idea of mobile showers for the homeless, and now two Australian youngsters that have created a similar laundry service for those down on their luck.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Meera Dolasia on January 16, 2015
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday January 19th, Americans will celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK), a Baptist clergyman turned activist, who is often credited with spearheading the country's civil rights movement. It is thanks to his efforts that America is today a nation where everyone has equal rights, regardless of race, color or creed.

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