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Octupus Create 'Mobile' Homes Using Coconut Shells

By Meera Dolasia on December 16, 2009
Octupus Create 'Mobile' Homes Using Coconut Shells

 

The fact that the octopus is an intelligent animal has been known for quite some time now - The eight-legged creature has been observed to maneuver through mazes, have a memory for past events and even try escape from its tanks. 

Up Up Up In The Air!

By Meera Dolasia on December 16, 2009
Up Up Up In The Air!

November 6th was a typical chilly, fall morning in Springville, New York. The cold blustery winds whipped our faces, but we did not care - For we, were about to witness the test of an exciting experiment - the launch of a stratosphere balloon!

Video Of The Week - Wildlife Safari's Talented Elephants

By Meera Dolasia on December 14, 2009
Video Of The Week - Wildlife Safari's Talented Elephants

Tired of the same old tame car wash services? Then it's time to head to Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon where resident nellies, George, Tiki and Alice will be happy to do the job!

iPhone: The Up and Coming Musical Instrument?

By Meera Dolasia on December 14, 2009
iPhone: The Up and Coming Musical Instrument?

Do you play an instrument, or maybe more than one? If not, would you like to? Now a group of Stanford students have added a new instrument to your list of possibilities: the iPhone.

Mammoth Iceberg Heads Toward The Australian Continent

By Meera Dolasia on December 13, 2009
Mammoth Iceberg Heads Toward The Australian Continent

A massive iceberg, twice the size of Australia's Sydney's harbor, is making its way toward the continent. Measuring 12 miles in length by 5 miles in width, it is believed to be a piece from the chunk of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf that broke off in 2000.

The Silent Dancers Of China

By Meera Dolasia on December 12, 2009
The Silent Dancers Of China

They move gracefully and with perfect coordination to the beat of the music, yet none of these dancers can hear the music, nor sing to it. Meet the deaf-mute dance unit of My Dream - China's Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe.

The Albino Hedgehog Who Loves To Eat!

By Meera Dolasia on December 12, 2009
The Albino Hedgehog Who Loves To Eat!

Snowball is a rare albino hedgehog, with a small problem - He loves to eat! So much so, that the tiny creature's weight has 'snowballed', tipping the scales at 1.5kg (3.3lbs), or about three times the weight of a normal hedgehog.

Pedaling For Power

By Meera Dolasia on December 11, 2009
Pedaling For Power

Like most teenagers, 12-year old Daniel and 15 year-old Isobel were a little careless about their electricity use.They often forgot to switch off the lights, unplug their laptops and left the central heating on, as they dashed out to school, each morning - However, that was all before the family took part in an unusual experiment conducted by British television station BBC One, for its science show 'Big Bang Theory'.

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