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Urban Ants Love Junk Food Almost As Much As Humans

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2015
Urban Ants Love Junk Food Almost As Much As Humans

Dropped a chip or cookie on the pavement? Don't bother picking it up especially if you live in an urban area like Manhattan. That's because according to a team of researchers led by North Carolina State University's Clint Penick, some industrious ants will soon carry it away. For believe it or not, many city ants have come to love junk food almost as much as humans do!

World Leaders Rejoice Tentative Nuclear Deal With Iran

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2015
World Leaders Rejoice Tentative Nuclear Deal With Iran

On Thursday, April 2nd, the world rejoiced at the news that Iran had reached a tentative agreement with United States and five other world powers to limit its nuclear program. The landmark deal that was announced from Lausanne, Switzerland has been in the works for over two years.

Disabled Friends Demonstrate The Power Of Teamwork

By Kimberly Solis on April 9, 2015
Disabled Friends Demonstrate The Power Of Teamwork

This is a tale of two friends - one is blind, the other, a double amputee. On their own, the two are "disabled". But together, they are a formidable force that have transformed the plains north of Yeli Village in North China's Hebei Province from a wasteland to a lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land. Meet 53-year-old Chinese residents Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi!

Scrunchies May Save Birds From Nature's Fiercest Predator - Your Cat!

By Allegra Staples on April 8, 2015
Scrunchies May Save Birds From Nature's Fiercest Predator - Your Cat!

Did you know that nature's deadliest predator is probably lurking in your neighborhood? Odds are, you may be even harboring it in your home. Confused? We are talking about your pet cat. Though they may appear cuddly and innocent, they are known to wreak havoc on their local ecology, killing birds, small mammals, and reptiles at an alarming rate. 

Marilyn or Einstein? Take This Fun Eye Test Devised By MIT Researchers

By Kimberly Solis on April 7, 2015
Marilyn or Einstein? Take This Fun Eye Test Devised By MIT Researchers

The recent worldwide debate about the color of a dress has piqued the public's interest in illusions. While there are many that are making their rounds, the most fascinating is one created by researchers at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007. In addition to being fun, it apparently also serves as a vision test.

Disney's MagicBands Make Theme Park Experience Even More "Magical"

By Natalie Garcia on April 7, 2015
Disney's MagicBands Make Theme Park Experience Even More "Magical"

What's more magical than being at a Disney theme park? How about being at one where everything from tickets to park itinerary, fast passes, and even dinner reservations, is taken care of before you even enter the park. Sounds too good to be true? Then you have not met Disney's incredible MagicBands!

Video(s) Of The Week - Best April Fool's Pranks Of 2015

By Meera Dolasia on April 6, 2015
Video(s) Of The Week - Best April Fool's Pranks Of 2015

Every year after April 1st, the world takes stock of the best pranks. This year was no exception. Amongst the ones that made the top list was Google's portable mailbox and Richard Branson's announcement to move his company's US headquarters to Branson, Missouri.

Short But Spectacular Lunar Eclipse Delights Millions

By Meera Dolasia on April 6, 2015
Short But Spectacular Lunar Eclipse Delights Millions

On Saturday, April 4th, sky gazers in many parts of the world were treated to the third of the four lunar eclipses that will occur before the end of 2015. What made the celestial event even more special is that it was the shortest one of the century.

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