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Video Of The Week - Giant Panda Tian Tian Shows How To Enjoy A Blizzard

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2016
Video Of The Week - Giant Panda Tian Tian Shows How To Enjoy A Blizzard

This past weekend's massive blizzard that brought epic amounts of snow to Washington D.C. and cities across the US East coast had most people and animals scrambling for the safety of their homes. However, one of National Zoo's most beloved residents, Tian Tian was not amongst them.

Spain's Bizarre Food Festivals

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2016
Spain's Bizarre Food Festivals

While Spain's tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina, that is celebrated in Bunol every Summer is world-renowned, the country's other food-centric celebrations are not as well known. The Els Enfarinats and the Jarramplas festivals that are held in December and January respectively, also involve food fights, except the produce being tossed, is not as gentle as tomatoes.

Guess What? There Are Twelve Kinds Of Rainbows!

By Kim Bussing on January 24, 2016
Guess What? There Are Twelve Kinds Of Rainbows!

Remember ROY.G. BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet), the mnemonic that helped you to memorize the order and colors of the rainbow? Well, you can forget it because as it turns out, not all rainbows are equal. They can vary drastically depending on the conditions under which they occur. A team led by atmospheric scientist Jean Ricard of the National Centre for Meteorological Research in Toulouse, France, has identified twelve rainbow 'flavors', each with its own distinct characteristics.

Caltech Scientists Find Evidence Of A Massive Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

By Meera Dolasia on January 23, 2016
Caltech Scientists Find Evidence Of A Massive Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

When Pluto was demoted to dwarf status in 2006 we were left with a mere eight planets in our solar system. Now Planetary Astronomy Professor Mike Brown, the researcher responsible for 'killing' Pluto may have redeemed himself with the discovery of a massive ninth planet - One he believes is worthy of being added to the elite group of eight.

China's Spectacular Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Expected To Attract Over A Million Visitors

By Meera Dolasia on January 21, 2016
China's Spectacular Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Expected To Attract Over A Million Visitors

Being famous for having one of the most bitter winters in China and most likely the world does not sound like a good way to market a city. However, it works for Harbin. That's because for the residents of the capital of China's Heilongjiang Province it means a chance to stage a spectacular winter festival.

The Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

By Meera Dolasia on January 20, 2016
The Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Thanks to strict regulations imposed by the US Environmental and Protection Agency, clean tap water is something Americans take for granted. But such is not the case for the residents of Flint, Michigan. Their water supply is so tainted that President Obama declared a federal state of emergency in Flint releasing up to $5 million USD to help the city combat what is probably one of the biggest public health crisis of recent times.

Mastered The 114 Elements Of The Periodic Table? Here Are Four More!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on January 19, 2016
Mastered The 114 Elements Of The Periodic Table? Here Are Four More!

On December 30, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced that elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 are now approved to join the prestigious periodic table. Their addition completes the group of man-made elements that make up the table's 7th row, and brings the total number that will need to be memorized by students to 118!

Video Of The Week - Giant Panda Cub Bei Bei Makes His Public Debut

By Meera Dolasia on January 18, 2016
Video Of The Week - Giant Panda Cub Bei Bei Makes His Public Debut

On January 16, hundreds of panda lovers lined up outside the gates of the National Zoo in Washington D.C. to be the first to get a glimpse at Bei Bei. While the cute panda cub that was born on August 22, has been visible on the zoo's video camera, this was his first public appearance.

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