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Japanese snow monkeys beat the chill by soaking in hot springs

By Meera Dolasia on March 3, 2008
Japanese snow monkeys beat the chill by soaking in hot springs

If you ask the snow monkeys in Japan, there is nothing like a dip in the hot tub to beat the chill! On cold winter days hundreds of them can be spotted in the hot springs of Jigokudani Valley (Hell's Valley), in Central Japan.

Happy Leap Day!

By Meera Dolasia on February 28, 2008
Happy Leap Day!

February 29th, also known as leap day is a special date.  It appears on our calendars once every four years in what is known as a "Leap Year", when the year ends with 366 days instead of the normal 365. Leap years were created to balance out the differences between our calendar and the solar calendar.

A New Way To Learn About The Solar System

By Meera Dolasia on February 28, 2008
A New Way To Learn About The Solar System

"My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants” - This is not the title of a new fiction story, but rather a mnemonic (helps you remember), created by 4th-Grader Maryn Smith, winner of the National Geographic "Planet Contest".

The First Commercial Flight Powered By Biofuel

By Meera Dolasia on February 24, 2008
The First Commercial Flight Powered By Biofuel

This morning, a Virgin Atlantic 747 Jumbo Jet became the first commercial airplane to fly on biofuel. The short flight from London to Amsterdam used a blend of 20% coconut oil and babassu oil (kind of palm) mixed with 80% conventional jet fuel.

Amazing New Marine Life Found in the Waters of Antarctica

By Meera Dolasia on February 22, 2008
Amazing New Marine Life Found in the Waters of Antarctica

Scientists on a seven-week expedition of the Antarctica have found an array of new animals they had never seen before. These include giant worms, big-eyed fish and sea spiders - as big as dinner plates.

Wednesday's Lunar Eclipse

By Meera Dolasia on February 21, 2008
Wednesday's Lunar Eclipse

In case you missed last night's spectacular lunar eclipse or as was the case where we live, it was covered up by the clouds, here is a glimpse of what it looked like from different venues in the Western Hemisphere.

Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, Feb 20th

By Meera Dolasia on February 17, 2008
Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, Feb 20th

If you live anywhere in the America's, Europe, Africa or Western Asia, get ready for a treat of a lifetime on Wednesday, February 20th - A full eclipse of the moon (a lunar eclipse). While this is the third lunar eclipse in the past year, it is the last one until December 2010. Also it comes with an added bonus.

Bionic Power - generate electricity while you walk!

By Meera Dolasia on February 8, 2008
Bionic Power - generate electricity while you walk!

Talk about the ultimate green power! - Harness your own energy to generate electricity that can charge your cell phone, ipod and even your flashlight while on a hike. The possibilities are endless............

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