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Happy Square Root Day

By Meera Dolasia on March 3, 2009
Happy Square Root Day

3/03/09 is a special day for all Math buffs - it is Square Root day - one of only nine such dates that occur in a Century. The next one will take place in seven years, on April 4th, 2016 or 4/04/16.

Video of The Week - How's This For A Healthy Diet?

By Meera Dolasia on March 2, 2009
Video of The Week - How's This For A Healthy Diet?

Salim Haini, a 25-year old from Algeria will do anything to get into the Guinness Book of World Records - even if it entails eating glass, newspaper and nails!

The ReaL Life Mermaid

By Meera Dolasia on March 2, 2009
The ReaL Life Mermaid

A medical condition, caused doctors to amputate both of Nadya Vessey's legs when she was young. Now at the age of 50, she has realized her dream of becoming a real-life mermaid, thanks to Weta Workshop, an Oscar-winning special effects company, that brought us movies like Lord of the Rings, King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia.

A Scramble To Save Stranded Whales and Dolphins

By Meera Dolasia on March 2, 2009
A Scramble To Save Stranded Whales and Dolphins

On Sunday night, more than 100 volunteers and rescuers scrambled to try save the lives of 194 whales and half a dozen dolphins that became stranded on the Naracoopa beach at King Island, in Australia's Southern State of Tasmania.

Albert Einstein Resurrected

By Meera Dolasia on March 2, 2009
Albert Einstein Resurrected

Though Albert Einstein, one of the world's most renowned scientists, passed away in 1955, science buffs have another chance to quiz him about his theory of relativity - E=mc2.  

Man's New Best Friend - Pet Parrots

By Meera Dolasia on March 1, 2009
Man's New Best Friend - Pet Parrots

While dogs are normally credited as being man's best friend, in ex-firefighter Brian Wilson's case it has been his two pet parrots. 

A Fish That 'Bounces'

By Meera Dolasia on February 28, 2009
A Fish That 'Bounces'

Scientists recently discovered a new species of frogfish that bounces off the ocean floor like a rubber ball, instead of elegantly gliding like other fishes.

Ancient Human-Like Footprints Discovered In Kenya

By Meera Dolasia on February 27, 2009
Ancient Human-Like Footprints Discovered In Kenya

British Geologist Matthew Kennet and his colleagues struck gold earlier this month, when they found a found a series of footprints that date back over 1.5 million years - and guess what? Those early humans walked just like we do!

12-Year Old Transforms Trash To Treasure

By Meera Dolasia on February 26, 2009
12-Year Old Transforms Trash To Treasure

12-year old Max Wallack, who lives in Natick, Massachusetts, has been inventing prize-winning products since he was six years old. This week, the ninth-grader did it again by winning the Trash To Treasure competition, with his amazing Home Dome - a shelter made entirely from trash.

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