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Friday The 13th, Is Just Four Days Away!

By Meera Dolasia on January 9, 2017
Friday The 13th, Is Just Four Days Away!

For most people, this Friday, which happens to fall on the 13th, will be just the end of a long week. However, those who have friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia, consider it to be the unluckiest day of the year. This unfounded fear of Friday the 13th, affects over twenty million people in the US and scores more worldwide.

Feathered Tail Preserved In Amber Belonged To A Baby Dinosaur

By Kim Bussing on January 8, 2017
Feathered Tail Preserved In Amber Belonged To A Baby Dinosaur

In 2015, while browsing at a market in Myanmar, Lida Xing, a paleontologist at Beijing’s China University of Geosciences, was offered a piece of amber. Believed to contain a preserved plant it was meant for use as jewelry. Suspecting that the semitranslucent precious stone was harboring something more valuable, the scientist convinced the Dexu Institute of Paleontology to purchase it.

Adidas Unveils Limited Edition 3D-Printed Running Shoes

By Jeffrey Shao on January 7, 2017
Adidas Unveils Limited Edition 3D-Printed Running Shoes

Though 3D printing technology has been available for over two decades, it has not gone mainstream as hoped because of the high cost and slow print speeds. But that may change soon, thanks to German sportswear manufacturer Adidas. On December 15, 2016, the company revealed Adidas 3D Runners, stylish sports sneakers featuring a 3D printed midsole that provides athletes with the extra cushioning needed for optimal performance.

The Galaxy Bids Farewell to Carrie Fisher

By Kim Bussing on January 5, 2017
The Galaxy Bids Farewell to Carrie Fisher

On December 27, 2016, the world mourned the loss of the galaxy’s most beloved princess. Carrie Fisher, who was perhaps best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. In a tragic turn of events, her 84-year-old mother, Oscar-nominated actress-singer Debbie Reynolds, died a day later as a result of a stroke.

World Welcomes 2017 With Elaborate Firework Displays

By Meera Dolasia on January 2, 2017
World Welcomes 2017 With Elaborate Firework Displays

At midnight on December 31, cities worldwide, bid farewell to 2016 and welcomed the new year with dazzling fireworks shows. In case you missed them, here are some of 2017’s most spectacular displays.

Happy Holidays!

By Meera Dolasia on December 24, 2016
Happy Holidays!

Thanks for another fabulous year! Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The DOGOnews team is on a short break to enjoy the holidays but will be back with more exciting news articles in 2017.

Video of The Week — Christmas Comes Early For Some Lucky Animals

By Meera Dolasia on December 23, 2016
Video of The Week — Christmas Comes Early For Some Lucky Animals

This year, Christmas came early for the lucky residents of the London Zoo. On Thursday, December 15, when Sumatran tiger cubs Achilles and Karis emerged from their dens, they saw what every kid (and adult) dreams about during this time of the year — piles of colorfully wrapped gifts!

Amazon Drone Delivers Popcorn And Fire TV To Its First Customer

By Meera Dolasia on December 22, 2016
Amazon Drone Delivers Popcorn And Fire TV To Its First Customer

In 2013, Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon Inc., made headlines when he proclaimed that within a few years, the company would deploy unmanned drones to deliver packages within 30 minutes after an order was placed. Since Amazon Prime Air was unveiled the night before “Cyber Monday,” skeptics dismissed it as a publicity stunt, designed to draw attention to the company. It turns out they were wrong.

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