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Video Of The Week — Have You Taken The Mannequin Challenge?

By Meera Dolasia on November 14, 2016
Video Of The Week — Have You Taken The Mannequin Challenge?

The Mannequin Challenge is the latest viral Internet video trend that is taking the world by storm. As the name indicates, it involves being frozen in action for about a minute while the video is being recorded, usually with a catchy tune playing in the background.

Researchers Stumble Upon A Treasure Trove Of Ancient Shipwrecks in The Black Sea

By Kim Bussing on November 14, 2016
Researchers Stumble Upon A Treasure Trove Of Ancient Shipwrecks in The Black Sea

When the international team of sailors and researchers led by Professor Jon Adams from the University of Southampton established the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project, their primary goal was to map the sea floor and study the prehistoric landscapes flooded during the last Ice Age. So you can only imagine their delight, when they stumbled upon an unexpected treasure trove of perfectly preserved shipwrecks, many of which are known from historical sources, but have never been seen before.

Australia's Superb Lyrebird Can Sing, Dance, and Do Impersonations!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on November 13, 2016
Australia's Superb Lyrebird Can Sing, Dance, and Do Impersonations!

While parrots are usually credited as the avian world’s best mimickers, the title probably belongs to the aptly named superb lyrebirds. Endemic to Australia, the ground birds are extremely shy and difficult to approach. Hence, though researchers have known of their ability to imitate everything, from other birds, to humans, and even car alarms and chainsaws, very little was known about their lifestyle in the wild. Now thanks to a team of researchers led by Dr. Anastasia Dalziell, a Postdoctoral Associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, we finally have some insight into these amazing ancient animals that have been around for millions of years.

November's Supermoon Will Be The Largest Since 1948

By Kim Bussing on November 10, 2016
November's Supermoon Will Be The Largest Since 1948

While full moons are always a delight to watch, the one scheduled to make an appearance on November 14 will be even more so. That’s because it is no ordinary full moon, but the brightest and biggest “supermoon” since 1948. The next time you will encounter this glorious a sight, will be on November 25, 2034.

Donald Trump Elected 45th President Of The United States Of America

By Meera Dolasia on November 9, 2016
Donald Trump Elected 45th President Of The United States Of America

The fact that Donald Trump was unlike other candidates has been apparent since he announced his bid for the US Presidency in January. The real-estate mogul and businessman promised to “Make America Great Again” with radical suggestions like building a wall to stop illegal immigrants and imposing tariffs to discourage imports. While many of his ideas were not ‘politically correct,’ and even bordered on being unconstitutional, they struck a chord with the American public. On November 8, much to the surprise of experts, it was not the politically astute Hillary Clinton, but the business savvy Trump who was elected the 45th President of the United States.

Everything You Want To Know About Veterans Day And More!

By Meera Dolasia on November 8, 2016
Everything You Want To Know About Veterans Day And More!

On Friday, November 11, Americans will celebrate Veterans Day. The federal holiday honors the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom. They include members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Air Force, and the Coast Guard.

Analysis Of Ancient Aboriginal Skeleton Indicates Boomerangs Were Once Used As Lethal Weapons

By Shariqua Ahmed on November 8, 2016
Analysis Of Ancient Aboriginal Skeleton Indicates Boomerangs Were Once Used As Lethal Weapons

Researchers had long known that Aboriginal Australians once used boomerangs for hunting and digging. Now, a new study suggests that the natives created ‘killer’ versions of the iconic Australian souvenirs to fight internal battles as well.

Video Of The Week - Giant Snowballs Delight Locals In Siberia

By Meera Dolasia on November 7, 2016
Video Of The Week - Giant Snowballs Delight Locals In Siberia

Imagine going to the beach and finding thousands of perfectly shaped snowballs scattered around. That is exactly what the lucky residents of Nyda in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula have encountered since late October.

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