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India's Spring Festival Is Like None Other!

India's Spring Festival Is Like None Other!

Indians love festivals! Not a month goes by without a celebration. But none are as fun as Holi, the festival of color. Held annually at the beginning of spring on the day after a full moon, this year's festival happens to be today - March 27th, 2013.

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Video Of The Week - A Coffee Powered Vehicle?

Video Of The Week - A Coffee Powered Vehicle?

We all know that coffee can get humans all wired up and active, but powering a truck? That has to be a first! However, it is what engineer Martin Bacon and a group of volunteers from Teesdale Conservation in Durham, England were able to successfully demonstrate, on February, 19th, 2013.

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Dig In! Thai Elephants Indulge In A Scrumptious Buffet

Dig In! Thai Elephants Indulge In A Scrumptious Buffet

While Elephants are revered by the local people of Thailand, they are also used as beasts of burdens. In the past, it was to help fight battles. Today, these majestic animals are extensively utilized to help carry wood for the logging industry. It is therefore, nice to hear that on National Elephant Day the mighty mammals are treated like the royalty they are, and served with meals fit for a king.

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

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 . . .

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