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Using The iPad To Communicate With Dolphins

By June Liu on August 30, 2010
Using The iPad To Communicate With Dolphins

Who says humans are the only iPad enthusiasts? Merlin, a two-year-old dolphin who resides at Dolphin Discovery in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, is the latest fan of the gadget! But, while most consumers use it to browse the Internet, check e-mail or simply play games, the bottlenose dolphin may be the first, to utilize it as a learning tool.

Chilean Miners Alive, But Trapped Underground

By Meera Dolasia on August 30, 2010
Chilean Miners Alive, But Trapped Underground

On August 5th, Chilean residents woke up to the grim news that the main shaft of the San Jose gold and silver mine in Northern Chile had collapsed, trapping 33 miners inside. For 17 long days and nights, they awaited anxiously. Just as they were about to give up, came the good news - All 33 were alive!

Finally, An Authentic 'Tea-Shirt'

By Meera Dolasia on August 30, 2010
Finally, An Authentic 'Tea-Shirt'

Coming soon to a store near you - A t-shirt made from 'tea' - And we are not talking something simply dyed with the leaves, but a totally new material made from the world's favorite drink!

Stunning Sunspot Image Captured By Solar Telescope

By Meera Dolasia on August 30, 2010
Stunning Sunspot Image Captured By Solar Telescope

If you have ever wondered how the sunflower got its name, herein may lie the answer - This beautiful picture that so resembles the flower in full bloom, is actually an image of a sunspot - the most detailed one ever captured in visible light.

Italian Canines Double Up As Lifeguards

By Meera Dolasia on August 28, 2010
Italian Canines Double Up As Lifeguards

To say that dogs are amazing animals is an understatement - They make awesome pets, guard dogs, guide dogs and now it turns out even lifeguards, who leap from helicopters or speeding boats to save struggling swimmers in the waters off the Italian beaches.

Will The 'Swindon Super Bee' Save Our Honeybees?

By Meera Dolasia on August 27, 2010
Will The 'Swindon Super Bee' Save Our Honeybees?

For the last two decades, scientists all over the world have been scratching their brains, trying to figure out why honeybees have been dying. The problem, referred to as colony collapse disorder, is so severe that they have even resorted to fitting the bees with microchips to figure out what is going on.

La Tomatina - World's Biggest Food Fight!

By Meera Dolasia on August 26, 2010
La Tomatina - World's Biggest Food Fight!

Always fantasized about having a food fight? They you need to head to Bunol, Spain to participate in the world's biggest annual food fight - La Tomatina, a festival where you can pelt total strangers with tomatoes and face no repurcussions!

Gluttonous Microbes Devour Gulf Oil

By Meera Dolasia on August 26, 2010
Gluttonous Microbes Devour Gulf Oil

Not too long ago it seemed that the Gulf oil spill nightmare would never end - All of BP's efforts to stop the leak kept failing and even after they succeeded, experts fretted about the clean-up and the impact on the region's wildlife. Now, it seems nature has joined us in our clean-up efforts in the form of a gluttonous oil-eating bacteria.

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