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Coming To A Bus Stop Near You - A Rooftop Garden

By Meera Dolasia on October 7, 2010
Coming To A Bus Stop Near You - A Rooftop Garden

As cities become increasingly congested, people are coming up with innovative ideas to add some greenery. First there were the small community gardens, then came the rooftop gardens - Now, NYU graduate student, Marco Castro Casio has taken that concept even further, by suggesting gardens atop buses.

Rare Pink Hippo Spotted In Kenya's Masai Mara

By Meera Dolasia on October 6, 2010
Rare Pink Hippo Spotted In Kenya's Masai Mara

In early September, British wildlife photographers, Will and Mathew Burrard-Lucas went to Kenya's Masai Mara game preserve, hoping to capture images of the world-famous wildebeest migration. They ended up getting not only stunning migration pictures, but also, those of an extremely rare pink baby hippo.

Video Of The Week - Hungary's Skateboarding Priest

By Meera Dolasia on October 4, 2010
Video Of The Week - Hungary's Skateboarding Priest

A Hungarian priest in the small town of Redics is trying a unique technique to get youngsters to go to church - By delivering his sermon whilst skateboarding.

Outrageous Shoe Designs

By June Liu on October 4, 2010
Outrageous Shoe Designs

Straps, rubber soles, white shoelaces - all words that come to mind when thinking about shoes. But how about dog-faces, bananas, and tongues?

News Flash! Ancient Penguins Were Red!

By Meera Dolasia on October 4, 2010
News Flash! Ancient Penguins Were Red!

Paleontologists in Peru, who recently unearthed an almost complete skeleton of a penguin that used to inhabit the earth about 36 million years ago, have revealed that the flightless bird used to be reddish-brown and grey, not black and white!

One Million Giraffes

By Meera Dolasia on October 3, 2010
One Million Giraffes

What began as a silly bet between two friends, has morphed into a website with 6 million hits, a 32-page book and most importantly, become a testament to the collaborative powers of the internet.

Surprise! Boat Made From Ice, Melts In Its Inaugural Voyage

By Meera Dolasia on October 3, 2010
Surprise! Boat Made From Ice, Melts In Its Inaugural Voyage

Geoffrey Pyke, a British journalist turned inventor, came up with many wacky ideas. His most famous one was a proposal to build an aircraft carrier from Pykrete - A mixture of water and sawdust - during World War II, when steel supplies were running low. While it was not possible to build it then due to technical difficulties, some brave souls have recenly tried to bring it to life. Unfortunately, the results have been quite disastrous.

Crayola And Coca Cola Join the Green Wagon!

By Meera Dolasia on October 2, 2010
Crayola And Coca Cola Join the Green Wagon!

It appears as though Corporations are increasingly becoming aware of the need to pitch in to try reverse the effects of Global warming. Puma and Frito-Lay started it with their green packaging. Now, Crayola and beverage giant Coca Cola, have joined in with some big initiatives.

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