For nearly two years now, scientists in the Western Hemisphere have been racking their brains over the mystery of the vanishing honeybees. Now German Professor Juergen Tautz and his team are trying to get to the root of the issue, by attaching a microchip to three bee colonies.
Kids News - Current Events
While a lot of you may not know who Bill Gates is, most of you have probably heard about Microsoft - the world's biggest software company he founded in 1975 at the tender age of twenty. Yesterday, this amazing man, who until last year, was also the world's richest, called it quits.
The normally blue skies of Northern California are hazy these days, engulfed by smoke from the hundreds of fires that are still burning in the water-parched hills and valleys of the region. The 800 plus fires were started by an unprecedented 8,000 strikes of dry lightning that hit the region last weekend.
Imagine living in a house that rotates on its own - now imagine the same house with 80 floors, all rotating, moving and changing shape constantly. Welcome to the 'Dynamic Tower', a new luxury condominium complex expected to start construction soon in Dubai.
Fourteen-year old Tom Daley is a diving wunderkind. This year he has already won three gold medals, two in the 2008 British Championships and one in the European Championship, where he won with a perfect score. His next challenge? - The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
On June 21st, the Bottle House Inn in the West Dorset village of Marshwood, England was host to the 12th annual "Stinging Nettle Eating Contest". As you all probably know, a nettle is a flowering plant, whose leaves are covered with tiny stinging hair that produce an intense stinging pain if touched. Now why would anyone eat that?
This weekend, the island of Odaiba, off the coast of Tokyo, Japan was home to the annual 2008 International Toy Fair, one of the most important toy exhibitions in the world. The event was attended by thousand of people, both young and old, all drooling over the latest toy innovations.