Kids News - Current Events

No Step Goes Wasted On This Soccer Field

By Meera Dolasia on October 9, 2014
No Step Goes Wasted On This Soccer Field

The kids that live at the Morro da Mineira slum in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro love to play soccer on the nearby community field. However, thanks to constant power shortages, they could rarely extend their games beyond sunset. Now, thanks to some innovative thinking and extraordinary technology, the young players will be able to use the field all night long if they wish, provided . . . they keep running!

Russian Fisherman Catches Fish With "Human Teeth"

By Meera Dolasia on October 8, 2014
Russian Fisherman Catches Fish With "Human Teeth"

A Russian fisherman out on a routine fishing trip on the Northern Dvina River is making headlines across the world, thanks to his unusual catch - a fish with a full set of teeth that eerily resemble ours. 50-year-old Aleks Korbov who revealed his find on September 29th, said that when he first pulled the fish up, he thought it was a common bream, a freshwater fish that is prevalent in the river.

Video Of The Week - Potato Chip Bags Double Up As Flotation Devices

By Meera Dolasia on October 6, 2014
Video Of The Week - Potato Chip Bags Double Up As Flotation Devices

While most of us are just resigned to the fact that potato chip bags contain more air than snack, some South Korean college students decided it was time to show manufacturers that consumers were well aware of the fact, and were not too thrilled about it.

Super Crystal Could Allow Mere Mortals To Be "Aquaman" (Or Woman)!

By Kendall Costello on October 6, 2014
Super Crystal Could Allow Mere Mortals To Be "Aquaman" (Or Woman)!

Here is some good news for the fans of DC comics superhero "Aquaman" - Thanks to its namesake "Aquaman crystal" they too may soon be able to swim deep into the oceans without lugging around heavy air tanks. That's because the man-made chemical compound which was unveiled by a team of researchers from the University of Southern Denmark on September 30th, has the capacity to absorb as much as 160 times the amount of oxygen that is in the atmosphere. According to the scientists, a spoonful of the substance could store all the oxygen that is present in a normal-sized room.

Google's Young Scientists Are Out To Change The World

By Meera Dolasia on October 5, 2014
Google's Young Scientists Are Out To Change The World

Since 2011, Google has been challenging innovative teens aged 13-18 from all around the world, to use their technology and scientific know-how to transform the world into a better place. Contestants are categorized into three age categories (13-14, 15-16, 17-18) and five semi-finalists are selected from each. The fifteen youngsters are then flown to the company's headquarters in Mountain View, CA, to present their ideas to a group of judges, who select a winner from each category, one of whom is also declared the overall winner.

Hong Kong's Student Led "Umbrella Revolution" Gains Steam

By Meera Dolasia on October 4, 2014
Hong Kong's Student Led "Umbrella Revolution" Gains Steam

The city of Hong Kong is known for many things - Its thriving economy, reputation in the financial markets, unique currency and most importantly, its ability to remain detached from all politics. However all that changed on September 28th, 2014, when tens of thousands of residents took to the streets calling for "true democracy", marking the start of what is being called the "Umbrella Revolution" thanks to the images of protestors using the parasols to shield themselves against the police pepper spray.

Can Aerial Gondolas Alleviate New York City's Traffic Woes?

By Meera Dolasia on October 3, 2014
Can Aerial Gondolas Alleviate New York City's Traffic Woes?

For the residents of Manhattan's surrounding boroughs that commute to the island, congestion is a way of life, especially during work hours when subways and bridges are jammed with people. That is the reason New York-based developer City Realty, is proposing the construction of high-speed aerial gondolas as alternate transportation between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Norwegian Adventurers Visit Nineteen Countries In Twenty Four Hours!

By Meera Dolasia on October 3, 2014
Norwegian Adventurers Visit Nineteen Countries In Twenty Four Hours!

Most people don't manage to visit 19 countries in twenty-four years, leave aside 24 hours! But three young Norwegian men have proven that where there is a will, there is a way especially, when the motivation is to shatter a Guinness World Record.

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