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NASA Turns 50!

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On July 29th, 2008, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Agency, or NASA celebrated its fiftieth birthday. While everyone knows about the cool NASA Space missions, very few people realize that the Agency is also responsible for various services and gadgets that we take for granted in our day-to-day lives.

Friday's Spectacular Solar Eclipse

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In case you missed the spectacular total Solar eclipse on Friday August 1st, here are some pictures and video taken from various parts of the world.

Bubble Blowing Beluga Whales Delight Visitors

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Three Beluga Whales at the Aquas aquarium in Hamada, Japan are delighting visitors by all sorts of tricks such as juggling balls and twisting through hoops. However, their best and most unusual trick - blowing air bubbles.

Jellyfish Invasion In The French Riviera

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At this time of the year, the pristine blue waters of the French Riviera, also known as Cote d'Azur is normally swarming with tourists. However, this year, the guests enjoying the ocean are not humans, but a species of jellyfish known as the 'Mauve Stingers'.

The Leopard Vs. The Crocodile

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In the wild, both leopards and crocodiles are dangerous predators. While crocodiles are known to attack and kill leopards, a reversal in roles has never been encountered until recently, when the two were seen battling it out at a Game Reserve in South Africa.

Harnessing Tidal Power

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Harnessing ocean tides to provide consumers with electricity moved closer to becoming a reality early last week, when the first ever commercial electricity powered by the tides was put on the National Grid in Britain.

The Great Leatherback Sea Turtle Race

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Leatherback Sea Turtles, the largest of all living sea turtles have been on our Planet for over 100 million years. They have survived the dinosaurs and watched the evolution of mankind. However, in the last 20 years, their population has declined by 90% and if something isn't done soon, they will disappear completely.

Total Solar Eclipse on August 1st, 2008

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On August 1st a very narrow corridor of the Earth will be treated to a special treat - a total solar eclipse. The areas that will be touched include parts of Northern Canada, Siberia, Western Mongolia and China.

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