Kids News - Current Events

Berlin Zoo's Famous Polar Bear Knut, Is No More!

By Meera Dolasia on March 19, 2011
Berlin Zoo's Famous Polar Bear Knut, Is No More!

Remember Knut? That fluffy white polar bear that stole the hearts of people worldwide, when he was abandoned by his mother in December 2006?  We are sad to report that he is no more. Berlin Zoo officials announced that the four-year old was alone in his den on Saturday afternoon, when he simply collapsed and passed away. A post-mortem to determine the cause of his death, will be conducted on Monday.

India Celebrates Holi - The Festival Of Color

By Meera Dolasia on March 19, 2011
India Celebrates Holi - The Festival Of Color

The religion of Hinduism has many festivals, with some celebrations that last for weeks on end. However, none of them come even close to Holi, India's most colorful and fun festival. Celebrated on the day following the full moon, this year's festival happens to be today, Saturday, March 19th.

NASA's MESSENGER Successfully Enters Mercury's Orbit

By Meera Dolasia on March 18, 2011
NASA's MESSENGER Successfully Enters Mercury's Orbit

It took NASA's spacecraft, MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, Geochemistry and Ranging, AKA MESSENGER, six and a half years and some clever maneuvering - But on Thursday March 17th, the unmanned spacecraft made history by successfully entering the 12 hour elliptical orbit of our solar system's innermost planet, Mercury.

Celebrated Shallow Diver Leaps 36ft. Into A Baby Paddling Pool

By Meera Dolasia on March 17, 2011
Celebrated Shallow Diver Leaps 36ft. Into A Baby Paddling Pool

On February 10th, 2011, one of the world's most celebrated divers, Darren Taylor, AKA Professor Splash took the art of shallow diving to a new level. Leaping from a height of 36ft., the daredevil diver belly-plopped into a tiny paddling pool, filled with water to a height of just 12 inches.

It's St. Patrick's Day!

By Meera Dolasia on March 17, 2011
It's St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's that fun day of year when you can pinch your friends (not wearing green) without getting in trouble, run around the school yard in search of four-leaf clovers for luck and, seek out leprechauns who will hopefully lead you to that elusive pot of gold. So who was St. Patrick and how did all these fun traditions begin on the day of his death anniversary? Read on.

Will Cloning Ancient Trees Help Cleanse Our Planet?

By Meera Dolasia on March 16, 2011
Will Cloning Ancient Trees Help Cleanse Our Planet?

When faced with natural disasters like the ones that just occurred in Japan, it brings to the forefront the question that is constantly at the back of everyone's mind. Have we tilted the equilibrium balance of our Planet so badly, that it is now rebelling, and if so, is there a way to fix things, before its too late? David Milrach, a nursery tree operator from Michigan thinks we can - by cloning the best specimens of the world's oldest and most ecologically valuable trees.

Video Of The Week - Happy Pi Day!

By Meera Dolasia on March 14, 2011
Video Of The Week - Happy Pi Day!

Happy 22nd Pi Day! Hope you are all enjoying this national day that celebrates the mathematical constant Pi (π), which begins with the digits 3.14 and is simply the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. 

Cooking With Miranda - Kiwi Lime Pie

By Miranda Church on March 14, 2011
Cooking With Miranda - Kiwi Lime Pie

In this month's episode, I salute two big events - National Pi day (the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter), which happens to be today and, St. Patrick's Day, which falls on Thursday, March 17th. No matter what excuse you use to make the Kiwi Lime Pie, one thing is guaranteed - It is delicious!

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