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Sperm Whales Washed Up In Germany Had Plastic Waste In Their Stomachs

By Meera Dolasia on May 6, 2016
Sperm Whales Washed Up In Germany Had Plastic Waste In Their Stomachs

In January and February of 2016, a total of 13 young sperm whales washed up on the beach near the town of Tönning in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. An autopsy revealed that the whales had all died of heart failure. The researchers believe that the young bulls, all between 10-15 years old, may have entered the North Sea by mistake. Since the sea floor here is too shallow for these deep sea dwellers, it caused the whales to become disoriented and perish.

'Read And Ride' Aims To Make Students Healthier And Smarter

By Kim Bussing on May 4, 2016
'Read And Ride' Aims To Make Students Healthier And Smarter

Schools across the world are trying to come up with innovative solutions to keep students active and alert. Some are replacing conventional classroom chairs with exercise balls or standing desks. At Ward Elementary School in Winston, North Carolina students have adopted an innovative program that entails riding stationary bikes while reading.

Meet Root, A Robot That Teaches Kids To Code

By Kim Bussing on May 3, 2016
Meet Root, A Robot That Teaches Kids To Code

Mention the word "coding" and the first image that comes to mind is a complicated algorithm that has no relationship to the real world. It is, therefore, no wonder that most kids steer away from learning this skill that is becoming increasingly important in today's world. Now, thanks to a small robot created by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute even kids as young as five, will be clamoring to program.

Video Of The Week — Philippines Has 400 More Islands Than Previously Thought!

By Meera Dolasia on May 2, 2016
Video Of The Week — Philippines Has 400 More Islands Than Previously Thought!

On February 10, Ramon Paje, the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines, announced the discovery of 400 "new" islands within the borders of the world's second largest archipelago.

Don't Forget To Get Your Free Comic Book On May 7

By Meera Dolasia on May 1, 2016
Don't Forget To Get Your Free Comic Book On May 7

Saturday, May 7 will be like Christmas for comic book lovers. That's because, on that day, they will be able to walk into any one of the 2,300 participating vendors worldwide, and take home a comic book (or two) for free!

"Transparent" Wood Windows May Be In Your Future!

By Shariqua Ahmed on April 30, 2016
"Transparent" Wood Windows May Be In Your Future!

Wood has many great properties that make it the perfect building material — It is cheap, durable, easily available, and most importantly, renewable. The one thing it is not, is transparent! Now thanks to a team of scientists at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology the versatile material may even be able to add that attribute to its already impressive list.

Free At Last! Tuffy The Bear Rejoices After Being Rescued From Bile Farm

By Meera Dolasia on April 28, 2016
Free At Last! Tuffy The Bear Rejoices After Being Rescued From Bile Farm

Animal videos are always heartwarming. However, the one that captured Tuffy, a black bear splashing in a pool, is even more so. That's because it shows the animal's unbridled joy after being rescued from a bear bile farm, where he was locked in a tiny cage and tortured for years. In fact, Tuffy was so thrilled with his newly found freedom that he did not return to his den that evening — Instead, the bear spent the night sleeping under the stars.

Harriet Tubman To Replace President Andrew Jackson On The $20 Bill

By Kim Bussing on April 26, 2016
Harriet Tubman To Replace President Andrew Jackson On The $20 Bill

On Wednesday, April 20, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, on the $20 bill. The former slave and abolitionist is the first African-American, and the first woman in over a century, to be featured on the face of U.S. currency. The last female represented on U.S. notes was Martha Washington who appeared on the $1 silver certificate from 1886 to 1957, when the certificates were discontinued.

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