Current Events for December 5, 2012Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:50 am
Hoping for lots of presents this Christmas? Then you may want to glance up at the skies this Thursday and Friday. That's because if researchers are right, on December 13th and 14th you will be treated to a flurry of 'shooting' stars. What's even more interesting is that one will emanate from an asteroid, the other, from a comet
If you have ever wondered what Noah's Ark, the ginormous boat that saved Noah, his family and two specimens of every animal genus that inhabited the earth may have looked like, you are in luck. That's because a Dutchman has created a life-size replica, with a slight modern day twist!
Current Events for December 4, 2012Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm
On Tuesday October 9th, people all over the world will watch with abated breath as 43-year-old Austrian Skydiver Felix Baumgartner attempts his history-making jump from the edge of Space. If successful, he will break four records including, the first man to break the speed of sound in a free fall.
Over the years many people have spotted UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) flying across the skies and immediately jumped to the conclusion that they were alien spacecrafts. However, the claims have either been unsubstantiated or the object has turned out to be something man-made. But the latest sighting over the skies of Eastern Kentucky has not only been caught on tape but also, so far not been claimed by anybody on Earth.
For many years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of what really goes on in plants in the parts that are not visible to us - That is, around the roots that lie underground hidden by dense soil. Now, thanks to researchers from Scotland's University of Abertay Dundee, they may finally be able to solve this mystery that is as old as the Universe itself!
Though scientists have always theorized about the possibility of a 'homeless planet', (one that is wandering around the Universe without being pulled by the gravity of a star), they had never been able to confirm the existence of one, until the discovery of this celestial body that astronomers are calling CFBDSIR2149.
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.
With just 22 days left before the big day, Christmas trees are starting to light up in cities all around the world. While each one is stunning in its own way, some are really outstanding, like this floating creation that is an annual tradition at Rio de Janeiro's, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, since 1996.