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Current Events for April 7, 2013Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Researchers Solve The Age-Old Mystery Of Why Roosters Crow!

If you happen to live near a farm or are one of those city dwellers that have a chicken coop complete with a rooster, you are probably used to being awakened by their customary crows at the crack of dawn. However, given that these birds also crow noisily at the slightest disturbance, made two animal physiology researchers wonder if the roosters truly knew that it was morning or, if they were just faking it. Curious to know what they discovered? Read on . . .

Apollo Rocket Engines Salvaged From Seabed After More Than 40 Years

Thanks to the efforts of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, two engines from the Apollo rockets that delivered man to the moon, have been dug up from their watery grave, more than 40 years after they landed back on earth.

Is Ecotourism Harming Wild Stingrays?

Humans are naturally curious - They like to seek out the wildest adventures even if it means intruding on the habitats and lives of other species. Nowhere is this fact more obvious than Stingray City in the Cayman Islands. The popular tourist destination attracts over a million visitors each year, all eager to swim and pet the stingrays that flock to the shallow sandbars in droves.

British Student Discovers 300 Million Year Old Fossilized Footprints

A ten-year old British student has taken the world of Paleontology by storm with his discovery of a fossilized imprint that experts believe is more than 300 million-years old, from the Carboniferous period around the time when Pangaea was being formed.

Fresh Vegetables And Fruit From Greenland? Hmmm . . .

The image of a fresh vegetable garden in subarctic weather may be a little difficult to conjure up. However, believe it or not, thanks to global warming this is not as rare a sight and as years go by, one that may become increasingly common especially, in areas like Greenland.

The Cell Phone Turns 40!

In this day and age, when we depend on our cell phones for everything - From communicating to snapping photos to even playing games - it is hard to imagine life without one. Yet, it was only 40 years ago on April 3rd, 1973, that Motorola Vice President Martin Cooper, stepped onto a New York City sidewalk and placed the first known cell phone call in history.

Have Nebraskan Swallows Evolved Shorter Wingspans To Avoid Becoming Roadkill?

A 2005 study by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service revealed that over 80 million birds are killed each year due to collisions with motor vehicles. However, one smart bird species that resides in some areas of the Western United States like Nebraska, seems to be bucking the trend and if two researchers are to be believed, it is all to do with evolution.

Swimming Pigs Live The Ultimate Life Of Luxury In The Bahamas

Any mention of the Bahamas tends to evoke images of pristine white sands, crystal clear water and . . . pigs? Apparently they are the main attraction for the thousands of tourists that sail past the tiny island of Big Mayor Cay, better known as, Pig Island.

Archeologists Unearth 4,000 Year-Old Complex In Southern Iraq

On Thursday April 4th, 2013, British archeologists announced the discovery of what they described as a breathtaking complex in Southern Iraq. Located in what once was the ancient city of UR, the development is believed to be 4,000 years old or around the same time Abraham would have been living in the area, before leaving for Canaan, according to the Bible.

Current Events for March 18, 2013Monday, March 18, 2013 at 6:23 am

Are You An Aspiring Writer? Pseudonymous Bosch Is Looking For You!

If you are an aspiring writer and have always dreamt about the day when a world-famous author would not only read your manuscript, but also, shower you with prizes then that day has finally arrived - At least for those of you that are attending 4th-8th grade. That's because Pseudonymous Bosch, the best-selling author of The Secret Series is looking for you right here, on DOGOnews!

Will The World's Largest Telescope Help Unveil The Secrets Of Our Origins?

On March 13th, 2013, hundreds of scientists, government officials and journalists, made the trek to Northern Chile to witness the official inauguration of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array or ALMA, the world's most powerful ground-based telescope.

'Fire Ice' - The New Source Of Green Energy? Japan Certainly Seems To Think So

Imagine lighting a fire to a hard-packed snowball or the mud deep inside the ocean bed. While that may sound impossible, it is not only feasible, but the government of Japan believes that they can use this energy to fuel the entire country, for at least a century.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Unfortunately it is a Sunday, which means that you cannot pinch your school friends (not wearing green) and get away with it, but there are always unsuspecting family members and neighbors that you can have fun with. Also, be sure to go on an extensive search for those lucky fourleaf clovers and seek out leprechauns that will hopefully lead you to the elusive pot of gold. But before you do all that, be sure to read about the man whose death anniversary we celebrate and how all these unusual customs began.

Pi Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

Today is the 25th birthday of Pi Day! Yes, believe it or not, we actually set aside a day to celebrate the numerical constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, on a flat plane surface. Why was March 14th selected? Because while Pi has been calculated to one trillion digits past the decimal point, we all simply recognize it as 3.14, which also happens to be, today's date.

These Futuristic Skyscrapers Will Never Be Built But They Are Sure Fun To Envision

Since 2006, US based Evolo magazine has held an annual contest challenging architects and designers to envision skyscrapers of the future. What makes the competition fun is that the entrants are not rewarded for the practicality of the design but their novel use of materials, technology and aesthetics. This allows the creators to run wild with their imaginations and results in some pretty cool, gravity defying structures.
  • RandnoideeMonday, March 18, 2013 at 9:02 am
    i wish they could be builtso that earthlings could have a small taste of what it is like on are planet.

    Current Events for March 11, 2013Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Nordic Babies Take 'Chilling Out' To A New Level

    If you happen to visit the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Denmark, you may encounter a rather strange sight - Babies napping in their strollers outside homes, daycare centers and coffee shops even, during mid-winter when temperatures are below freezing.

    Welcome To Coober Pedy - Australia's Bustling Underground Town

    Walk into the small Australian town of Coober Pedy on any given day, and you will get the eerie feeling of an abandoned ghost town - One where even the structures seem to have been razed to the ground, leaving behind just barren land. So why even call it a town? Because that's exactly what it is, complete with 4,000 plus residents of 48 nationalities all of whom - Live underground!

    Researchers Believe Flowers Evolved Their Color To Attract The Best Pollinators

    Though researchers have known for many years that certain flowers have evolved their colors to attract bees as their pollinators, the same had not been confirmed about those that solely depend on birds to do the job. Now, a report published in the March issue of New Phytologist by a team of Australian scientists, reveals that this is indeed the case, at least for their local flowers.

    Yay! Daylight Saving Time Is Here!

    For those of you that are a little tired of the recent snowstorms here is some good news - Winter is finally over at least, as far as the clocks are concerned. That's because this weekend most Americans, as well as, a number of other countries in the Northern Hemisphere will 'Spring Forward', by moving their clocks ahead by an hour. Also referred to as Daylight Saving or British Summer Time, this age-old tradition dates all the way back to World War One.

    Cairo Invaded . . . By An Army of 30 million Desert Locusts!

    As if battling against a government they don't approve of is not enough, the people of Egypt now have another foe to deal with - One that they are almost helpless against - A thirty million strong army of Desert locusts that showed up on March 2nd, 2013 in the Southern region of the country's capital, Cairo.

    Current Events for March 4, 2013Monday, March 4, 2013 at 6:08 am

    With Meteor Explosions And Asteroid Flybys, The Skies Were Busy Last Friday

    Friday, February 15th, will go down in the record books as one of the busiest celestial days in recent history. First came the unexpected meteor explosion in Russia and then, Earth's closest encounter with an Asteroid yet!

    While Pigs May Never Fly, Squids Sure Do!

    Though rumors and anecdotes about squids flying over the Pacific Ocean have been circulating since 1892, nobody had been able to substantiate it with scientific evidence. This was largely because observing these elusive creatures in the wild is a little difficult, thanks to the fact that they spend most of their lives underwater. Now some Japanese marine biologists have not only confirmed that they fly, but also, unveiled how the cephalopods take-off, move through the air and land back gracefully.

    A Smart Trash Can? Now Why Didn't Someone Think Of That Earlier?

    We have smart phones, smart cars and even smart glasses, so it would only be logical that the next big idea would be . . . .  A smart trash can? At least that's what Minoru Kurata, an engineer at a Japanese auto company is hoping to bring to a store near you, soon.

    Skyflash Gives You Wings!

    Jetpacks are not new - Yvoss 'Jetman' Rossy and many other daredevils have been using them for years. However, even they are going to be a little envious of these new wings that allow the wearer to soar into the skies from the ground, instead of having to be launched from 26,000 feet above.

    Why These 'Cool Images' May Send You Scurrying For Disinfectant!

    At first glance, these pictures seem a little intriguing and even appear cool to some of you. However, that opinion may change once you realize that the images are not some kind of modern art but instead, those of actual bacteria that are thriving upon the touchscreens of all smart phones.
    • Bapist (HELLO)Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:16 am
      I Found a new gadget for 007 1/2 hello to all friends at conway
      • 008Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm
        Is this real??? =O
        • 007 1/2Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:27 am
          cool
          • lmaoMonday, March 4, 2013 at 11:25 am
            ya germs iz naaasssstttyyyy, girl
            • UnderwareMonday, March 4, 2013 at 11:24 am
              um kool, i guess
              • swaggMonday, March 4, 2013 at 7:30 am
                omg this would be awsome to see in person
                • swaggMonday, March 4, 2013 at 7:28 am
                  i want this

                  Current Events for February 19, 2013Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6:24 am

                  Ex-Paratrooper Shares Special Bond With Wolves

                  Humans have been known to develop strong bonds with the most dangerous of animals - Kevin Richardson treats lions like kitty cats, Andre Hartman has a special bond with Great White Sharks and now there is 79-year old Werner Freund who has spent the last 40 years of his life, in the company of wolves.

                  OMG - The New Kid In Class Is A . . . Robot!

                  On February 5th, 2013, the fifth grade students at Japan's Higashihikari Elementary School welcomed a new student. However, unlike other newcomers, he was not shy and seemed to instantly recognize all 119 kids by their names. Impressed? You will be even more so, when you find out that Robovie is not human but a robot, masquerading as a fifth-grade student!

                  For Mzee And Owen It's Valentine's Day Everyday!

                  The person that came up with the expression 'opposites attract' was so right - After all, how else can you explain the unusual friendship and love between a 130-year old tortoise and a one-year old hippo. Welcome, to the amazing true story of Mzee and Owen, two animals that fate brought together in the beautiful coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya, a few years ago.

                  Ahhhh! It's Raining Spiders In Brazil

                  Here's some advice for those of you that are scared of spiders - Don't visit the town of Santo Antonio da Platina in Brazil. And if you do, steer clear of telephone wires or you may witness what 20-year old web designer Eric Reis did when he left a friend's house on Sunday February 10th - Thousands of the creepy arachnids precariously dangling off the wires.

                  Wave Skiing Anyone?

                  If you are an avid skier, right about now, you are probably moaning and groaning about the end of the season and wondering what you are going to do for the rest of the year. Here's an idea - How about wave skiing? Sounds a little crazy? It sure is, which is probably why there are extremely few people in the world that have even tried it and only one, that seems to indulge in it on a regular basis.

                  With Meteor Explosions And Asteroid Flybys, The Skies Were Busy Last Friday

                  Friday, February 15th, will go down in the record books as one of the busiest celestial days in recent history. First came the unexpected meteor explosion in Russia and then, Earth's closest encounter with an Asteroid yet!
                  • BaptistFriday, March 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm
                    That is a cool thing that Japan made up it could help us in some way but i don't see why they made it for a 5th grade class why not something useful like a robot tat goes in the water or in the deep parts of space. Well thats all i have time for see you nxt time i put up a comment peace out, see ya, adeos, BBBYYYEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • your momTuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:46 am
                      alsome
                      • awesomenessTuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:00 am
                        so cute!
                        • BaptistTuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:40 am
                          Holy hippo this is so sad that a one yaer-old hippo lost his family, but a long-time friendship happen between him and a tortise.

                          Current Events for February 11, 2013Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:37 am

                          Why Dung Beetles Are Always 'Reaching For The Stars'

                          It is a known fact that some species of the lowly dung beetle that feed off animal droppings, first form their finds into little balls and roll them away to a safe distance. However, what the scientists had never been able to figure out is how the beetle is able to navigate itself and its tasty little morsel in a straight line away from the pile of droppings where they are likely to encounter competitors. Now, thanks to a team of Swedish researchers the mystery has been at least partially solved and the answer, is causing quite a stir amongst the scientific community.

                          Are Micro Apartments The Future Of City Living?

                          The vibrant borough of Manhattan in New York City is a big draw for young professionals who want to earn a decent living and enjoy its bustling night life and amazing restaurants. Its popularity is evidenced by the fact that it now boasts over 1.8 million households that have just one or two residents. While great, this has led to a severe shortage of affordable housing given that there are only about a million studio/one bedroom apartments available.

                          Now Available - Airbags For Pedestrians And Cyclists!

                          Cycling or even walking in urban areas can be a little treacherous, thanks to the fact that one is sharing the road with vehicles that are Increasingly getting larger and heavier. A 2009 study conducted by the World Health Organization revealed that of the 1.27 million people that perish in road traffic crashes each year, about half, are pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. Now there may be a solution that could provide at least some relief to protect this vulnerable group - An airbag!

                          The Text Message Minnesota Researchers Are Not Looking Forward To Receiving!

                          The moose population in Minnesota is declining sharply - And nobody knows why! Now researchers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have devised an innovative solution - One that will allow the moose to send them a text message but unfortunately, only after they are dead!

                          3D Printers Are Heading To The Moon - No Really!

                          To say that 3D printing technology has grown by leaps and bounds is an understatement. It has been used to build construction models, artificial limbs and even a faux car for the most recent James Bond thriller, Skyfall. Now, if the scientists at the European Space Agency and designers at British architectural firm Foster and Partners are right, it may soon be heading to the Moon!

                          Hi-Tech Floor Transforms Multi-Sport Gyms Into Multi, Multi Sport Gyms!

                          If your school is like most, chances are you have one gym that is used for maybe one or two sports - Most likely Volleyball and Basketball. And it's not because that is the maximum number of sports the gym can be scheduled for, but because all sports have different boundary lines and while the colors can be changed, it still gets a little confusing for athletes. Now, Germany's ASB Systembau has created an interactive floor that allow for the markings to be changed, instantly with a mere push of a button.

                          Mathematician Unveils The World's Biggest Ever Prime Number Yet - And Don't Even Think Of Memorizing This One

                          If you thought the world's longest word that took over three hours to say was a little lengthy, wait till you hear about this latest prime number that a US mathematician has managed to crunch up - It is, drum roll please . . .  A massive 17,425,170 digits long! To put it in perspective, if you decided to hand write it at a pace of one digit per second nonstop for 12 hours, it would take more than a year. Want to print it? Get ready to use at least 5,000 - 6,000 sheets depending on the size of the paper and font!
                          • BaptistMonday, February 11, 2013 at 7:31 am
                            This is a awesome idea for schools but it would cost a lot for the energy that it produces each year or month. This could mean tht it would take the school longer for it to get that money back.

                            Current Events for January 22, 2013Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:37 am

                            The Coolest (And Wackiest) New Products At The 2013 Consumer Electronic Show

                            From January 8th -11th, Las Vegas, Nevada was home to one of the world's biggest and coolest trade shows - The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an annual event in which companies introduce their upcoming electronic products and gadgets.

                            Elusive Giant Squid Finally Caught On Camera

                            Giant squids, the kind referred to in Jules Verne's 1870 novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, have been known to exist for many centuries. However, finding the world's largest invertebrate in its natural habitat had proved a little elusive. Now, thanks to some patient Japanese researchers, we can all finally get a glimpse of this magnificent cephalopod!

                            Who Was . . . . Martin Luther King Jr.?

                            Minister, saint, hero, civil rights activist - These are the words often used to describe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - However, in light of President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration ceremony this morning, the word that seems to fit the bill perfectly, is visionary - The man who had the foresight to see that America could one day transform into a nation where everyone is equal, regardless of race, color or creed. So who was this amazing man that single handedly spearheaded America's civil rights movement?

                            Ireland's Loughareema Lake Plays Mind Games By Randomly Vanishing

                            You may have encountered instances when you could have bet your life about something you had seen or done, but yet when you revisited, either the thing has vanished or the chore, left undone. If you happen to visit Ireland you may encounter the same feeling at the Loughareema Lake - However, in this case it is not your mind playing games with you, but the lake itself, which seems to sporadically appear and disappear.

                            A Library With No Books? Hmm . . . . .

                            How would you feel if you walked into your local public library and instead of hundreds of shelves laden with all kinds of exciting books, you encountered a modern interior that resembles an Apple store complete with aisles of computers and other electronic gadgets? That, is exactly the vision Nelson Wolff has for BiblioTech, a new kind of public library that is scheduled to open in San Antonio's Bexar County, in fall 2013.

                            Winning At All Costs . . . . . . A Good Strategy?

                            Late last week, Lance Armstrong, the winner of seven consecutive titles (1999-2005) of the world's most grueling bike race - The Tour de France, finally confessed to something many people had suspected for years - The use of performance enhancing steroids during most of his storied career, to get an edge over his competitors.

                            Hi-Tech Camera Snaps 3-Dimensional Pictures of Falling Snowflakes

                            While snowflakes - those fluffy conglomerations of frozen ice crystals may appear to be indistinguishable from one another, they are all unique in structure, and come in all kinds of really cool shapes and patterns. However, so far the only way to discover this has been by viewing them under a microscope, which means that only a select few have been able enjoy and appreciate their true beauty. But, things are about to change.

                            Minecraft As A Mandatory Subject In School? Sweet!

                            Sweden has to be one of the coolest places for a kid to grow up in - First, they introduced the concept of schools with no grades or classrooms, then came Monstrum's amazing playgrounds and now, the coolest idea of all - 'Forcing' 13-year-olds to play Minecraft as part of the classroom curriculum.
                            • BaptistWednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:54 am
                              That would be a cool idea for a bathroom trainer for little kids and the ipad the size of a coffe tavle would be cool
                              • fun manTuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:43 am
                                cool
                                • duck manTuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:09 am
                                  I like it and cool

                                  Current Events for January 8, 2013Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:26 am

                                  Video Of The Week - NASA's 'I Told You So' Video

                                  If some New Age spiritualists are to be believed, the world as we know it, is going to end on December 21st. Why? All because the Mayan calendar seems to stop abruptly on this date. However, experts are not so sure that this doomsday scenario has any legs.

                                  Can We Refreeze The Arctic? This Scientist Certainly Thinks So

                                  Thanks to global warming, the ice in the Arctic Ocean is today about half of what it was in the 1980's. Given that the situation can only get worse and governments are unable to come to a consensus about how to reverse the trend, one scientist is proposing a radical solution - To use modern technology to repair the damage.

                                  Cardboard Bike Helmet Proves To Be Surprisingly Safe!

                                  All of a sudden, cardboard seems to be showing up in the most unlikely products - First there is the cardboard bike and now, a helmet to go with it. What's surprising is that it is apparently much safer than that ones currently on the market that all use Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPF).

                                  Photographer's Quest To Seek Out Nature's Best Camouflage Artists

                                  With their almost perfect camouflage, these animals are some of the Earth's best masters of disguise. However, while they can hide from their predators they cannot escape the sharp eyes of American photographer Art Wolfe, who has been on a quest to capture them on camera, since the early 1990's

                                  Harbin's 29th Annual Ice and Snow Festival Is Spectacular!

                                  One might expect people living in subzero temperatures to escape to some warmer destinations or simply, hibernate. But the residents of Harbin in Northeast China do neither. They instead turn the hostile icy environment into such an amazing winter wonderland that millions of tourists from all over the world actually brave the chilly temperatures to experience it.

                                  Australia's Wild Dolphins Come Bearing Gifts For Their Human Friends

                                  The fact that dolphins are one of the smartest living creatures on earth has been known for many years. Now it turns out that these magnificent animals are quite generous too! At least the ones that live in the waters around Australia's popular Tangalooma Island Resort who apparently love to swim to shore bearing gifts for the staff that have been feeding them daily, since 1992.

                                  Video Of The Week - Think Your Winter Is Cold?

                                  Many parts of the Northern Hemisphere have experienced a rather severe winter this year. However, very few can be compared to that felt by the residents of some parts of Russia where the temperatures have dipped as low as -50°Ç - Some of the lowest recorded in the area in the last 50 years!
                                  • BaptistFriday, January 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm
                                    This story is very cute and mysteries to us. I think they sould start tracking one of the Dolphins

                                    Current Events for December 10, 2012Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

                                    Pong - The Video Game That Started It All, Turns 40!

                                    November 29th, was a landmark day for anybody that has ever touched a gaming console - That's because it was on this day, 40 years ago that Pong, the first successful commercial video game was introduced to the world.

                                    Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Spills Into The Ocean

                                    Hawaii's Big Island is home to some of the world's most active volcanoes. However, none are as dynamic or spectacular as the Kilauea, which has been erupting almost nonstop since 1983. However, its recent explosion was so large that for the first time ever, the lava has made a seven-mile journey right into the ocean, making for some stunning visuals!

                                    Thriving Colony Of Ancient Microbes Discovered In Antarctica's Vida Lake

                                    Despite decades of research and exploration, the Arctic and the Antarctica are still a constant source of surprise for scientists. Earlier this year, they discovered a thriving microscopic garden under the ice in the Arctic and now, a robust community of ancient bacteria estimated to be about 2,800 years old.

                                    Will 2025 Highway Patrol Cars Be This Cool?

                                    For the past nine years, besides allowing car manufacturers to showcase their latest models, the Los Angeles Auto Show has also challenged auto designers to create their vision of futuristic cars. Past themes have included designs for technology savvy youngsters and the ultimate racing car. This year, the artists were asked to use their imaginations to envision a highway patrol vehicle that would be able to meet a specific region's transportation and general environment needs in the year 2025.

                                    Pixar's Iconic Lamp Comes To Life!

                                    In 1986, Pixar introduced its pioneering computer animation technique with a short film whose main star was a perky lamp called Luxo Jr. Not only did the film get nominated for an Academy Award, but Luxo Jr. also became a permanent fixture in the company's logo. Now three students from New Zealand's Wellington University have brought this iconic lamp to life - And, it's even more fun than the animated version.

                                    Veteran Astronauts To Test Effects Of Weightlessness On Human Mind And Body By Spending A Year At The ISS

                                    Though many astronauts have spent more than 365 days in Space, it has not been in one long stretch, but instead broken up through several missions. That is because scientists are not sure of the long-term effects of weightlessness on both the human body and mind, and therefore restrict stays to a maximum of six months.

                                    Your Morning Cereal Has Never Looked So Delish!

                                    Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals have come a long way since Denver businessman Henry Drushel Perky introduced Shredded Wheat (1893) and Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his brother William Keith Kellogg created Granose Flakes (1804) and Corn Flakes (1895), respectively. Not only is today's cereal much more decadent, but it is also, quite colorful. This, is what Ernie Button set out to explore and highlight with his rather unusual photography collection that he cheekily calls 'Cerealism'.

                                    Current Events for December 3, 2012Monday, December 3, 2012 at 6:19 am

                                    NASA Observatory Captures Spectacular Sun Eruptions

                                    On November 16th, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), captured on tape two spectacular back-to back sun eruptions. Also known as solar prominences, they are large glowing clouds of gas that periodically explode from the Sun's surface.

                                    23rd Makeover Of Sweden's Ice Hotel Is Fabulous And Freezing!

                                    Most hotels are lucky if they go through one or two renovations during their lifetime. However this hotel in the tiny village of Jukkasjarvi, Sweden gets a complete makeover every year because believe it or not, it is carved entirely from Ice blocks lugged in from the nearby Torne River. What's even more stunning is that the hotel gets increasingly fabulous each year!

                                    Smart Desert Shrub Uses The Spiny Mouse To Disperse Its Seeds!

                                    Germination, the process through which plants disperse seeds so that they can sprout and grow into new plants can be a little tricky, given that plants are immobile. Some like dandelions use wind, others by growing prickly fruits that stick to the fur or spine of animals. Then there are those that yield sweet fruit that animals seek out and devour. However, in order for that to work successfully, those plants have to get it really right!

                                    Crimson Waters Cause Several Sydney Beaches To Close

                                    Surfers visiting Sydney's world famous Bondi Beach on Tuesday November 26th, were in for a little shock - The normally crystal clear blue ocean waters had turned a crimson red! However, before you get all concerned, it was not the result of a brutal shark attack, nor oily tomato sauce as was the original rumor! Instead the culprit was an over abundance of algae called noctiluca scintillans or sea sparkle.

                                    Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Spills Into The Ocean

                                    Hawaii's Big Island is home to some of the world's most active volcanoes. However, none are as dynamic or spectacular as the Kilauea, which has been erupting almost nonstop since 1983. However, its recent explosion was so large that for the first time ever, the lava has made a seven-mile journey right into the ocean, making for some stunning visuals!

                                    Thriving Colony Of Ancient Microbes Discovered In Antarctica's Vida Lake

                                    Despite decades of research and exploration, the Arctic and the Antarctica are still a constant source of surprise for scientists. Earlier this year, they discovered a thriving microscopic garden under the ice in the Arctic and now, a robust community of ancient bacteria estimated to be about 2,800 years old.

                                    35-mile Laser Rainbow Lights Up New York Skies To Honor Hurricane Sandy Victims

                                    From Tuesday November 26th to Thursday November 28th, New York residents were treated to an unusual but glorious sight - A 35-mile rainbow that lit up the cloudy night skies all the way from Manhattan to the hurricane ravaged Brooklyn. The spectacular color spectrum was not a freak act of nature, but a powerful work of art created by German artist Yvette Mattern.
                                    • Christina PerriMonday, December 3, 2012 at 11:41 am
                                      !WOW! i think it is soooo cool that they light up blue when they touch.
                                      • jordanMonday, December 3, 2012 at 11:40 am
                                        the red sea is back in sedny.that is usally cristal clear now it is red as a chicago bull.It was caused by a algee out breack. So remeber it is not from a shark attack or oil or tomato jucie from algee. it would be fun to swim in it. that a topic for the book. its in the most popular spot in sendy. the person swimming is lucky.this a realy cool topic. this going to be warm winter in sendny. i hope that you enjoryed this. i know i realy enjoyed tipy this. for you to read MR.THORNHILL THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT THIS
                                        • duck manMonday, December 3, 2012 at 8:59 am
                                          cool

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