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Russian Biologist Attempts To Recreate Ice Age Ecosystem

By Meera Dolasia on November 30, 2010
Russian Biologist Attempts To Recreate Ice Age Ecosystem

Global warming is largely attributed to the emission of harmful greenhouse gases caused by industrial pollution and by simple day-to-day human activities, like driving cars and heating homes. Nowhere is the impact being felt greater than in the Arctic region where the temperatures are rising at an alarming rate.

Video Of The Week - The God Of Cubing

By Meera Dolasia on November 29, 2010
Video Of The Week - The God Of Cubing

14-year old Feliks Zemdegs has a new name - The God of Cubing - Rubik's Cubing that is. That's because the Aussie teen recently completed the infamous 3x3x3 cube in just 6.77 seconds, beating the previous record of 7.08 seconds set in 2008, by Dutchman Erik Akkersdijk.

Santa Penguins Bring Christmas Cheer To South Korea

By Kavi Dolasia on November 29, 2010
Santa Penguins Bring Christmas Cheer To South Korea

Christmas has come early for the lucky children in South Korea - And not in the form of the Ho-Ho-Ho kind of Santa Claus, but a much cuter penguin version. Except in this case, the penguins dressed up as both Santa and reindeer!

Chess Champion Vs. Terminator Robot Round One!

By Meera Dolasia on November 28, 2010
Chess Champion Vs. Terminator Robot Round One!

Chess-playing computers are not a new idea. The holy grail of programmers ever since computers were invented, they first made headlines in 1997, when IBM's Big Blue defeated the then world champion, Garry Kasparov. However, there have been none that actually sit across their opponents and make their moves just like humans, until now - Introducing the 'Chess Terminator', the first robot chess player that thinks and acts like a human (almost).

Cassini Discovers Oxygen Around Saturn's Moon

By Meera Dolasia on November 28, 2010
Cassini Discovers Oxygen Around Saturn's Moon

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn for over five years, has not only sent back amazing pictures, but also, exciting discoveries about the ringed planet. Just a few months back, the spacecraft found evidence of alien life on Titan, Saturn's largest moon and now, it seems that Rhea, its second largest moon has an atmosphere similar to that of Earth.

Three Kiwi Teens Survive 50 Day Ordeal At Sea

By Meera Dolasia on November 27, 2010
Three Kiwi Teens Survive 50 Day Ordeal At Sea

The Atafu Atoll, one of the islands that make up Tokelau, a territory of New Zealand, is celebrating the safe return of three teenagers thought to have perished at sea, almost three months ago.

The Secret Behind Asia's Flying Snakes

By Meera Dolasia on November 27, 2010
The Secret Behind Asia's Flying Snakes

For many years now, scientists have wondered how reptiles from five related species of Chrysopelea paradisi, commonly known as 'flying' snakes, can stay afloat as they leap from one tree to the next, sometimes covering a distance of as much as 79 feet - Now, a new study has revealed that it may be all to do with the way they move.

Rare Apple-1 Computer Auctions For Record Amount

By Meera Dolasia on November 26, 2010
Rare Apple-1 Computer Auctions For Record Amount

When one envisions a product from Apple Inc, the images that come to mind are slim, stylish products like the iPad, iPod Touch and the Macbook Air - not this green unfinished looking motherboard. But believe it or not, this is where it all began.

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