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Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh

By Meera Dolasia on November 19, 2007
Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh

Sadly this week, we had a lot of natural disasters to choose from. There was a big oil spill near Russia, a major earthquake in Chile, South America and then the cyclone Sidr (name given to the cyclone), in Bangladesh.

Need Help Cleaning Your Room? - Get A Robot!

By Meera Dolasia on November 19, 2007
Need Help Cleaning Your Room? - Get A Robot!

When Mitsubishi (the company that makes the robots), was looking to hire out its Wakamaru robot earlier this year, they had no doubt it would find a job immediately. They were right, not one but ten of its Wakamaru robots were instantly employed by a temporary staffing agency in Japan.

Multiplication tricks for numbers close to 10

By Meera Dolasia on November 16, 2007
Multiplication tricks for numbers close to 10

Last week, we brought you a fun way to learn the nines table.  This week impress your friends and teachers by learning how to multiply numbers closer to ten.

Student discovers new dinosaur species

By Meera Dolasia on November 16, 2007
Student discovers new dinosaur species

Mike Taylor, a university student, studying for his Ph.D. (advanced academic degree) in Paleontology ( the study of prehistoric life forms), discovered an entirely new species of dinosaur while conducting research at the Natural History Museum in the United Kingdom.

You Have Seen The Sunset, Now Watch An "Earthset"

By Meera Dolasia on November 15, 2007
You Have Seen The Sunset, Now Watch An "Earthset"

We have all seen the sunset. Now watch this fascinating video of an "Earthset"; pictures taken by Kaguya, a lunar explorer operated by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency.

58,000 Gallon Oil Spill In San Francisco Bay

By Meera Dolasia on November 12, 2007
58,000 Gallon Oil Spill In San Francisco Bay

58,000 gallons of oil spilled into the San Francisco Bay on Wednesday morning, after a cargo ship hit the base of one of the towers of the Bay Bridge, causing a tear in the side of the ship and rupturing its fuel tanks.

Shuttle Discovery's Adventure In Space

By Meera Dolasia on November 12, 2007
Shuttle Discovery's Adventure In Space

When the crew of Shuttle Discovery left for space on Tuesday, October 23rd,  they knew that their work at the International Space Station was going to be challenging.  However, they could have never anticipated (expected), the unexpected challenge they had to overcome. Read on for Discovery's adventure in Space.

Update on floods in Tabasco, Mexico

By Meera Dolasia on November 12, 2007
Update on floods in Tabasco, Mexico

The flood waters in the Mexican state of Tabasco are finally starting to recede.  However, the damage caused by the floods continues to haunt the people of Mexico.

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