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China's Spectacular Harbin Snow And Ice Festival Never Fails To Impress!

By Meera Dolasia on January 14, 2017
China's Spectacular Harbin Snow And Ice Festival Never Fails To Impress!

Harbin, the largest city in the Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China, that boasts winter temperatures of -13°F (-25°C) may not appear to be the ideal vacation destination. But don’t tell that to the millions of visitors who brave the area’s frigid weather annually, to experience one of the world’s biggest and most unique snow and ice festivals.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Meera Dolasia on January 12, 2017
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, January 16, Americans will celebrate Martin Luther King Day to honor the clergyman who spearheaded the African-American Civil Rights Movement. It is largely thanks to his efforts that America is today, the land of opportunity for all.

Japan's Prestigious Good Design Award Goes To . . . A World Map?

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on January 11, 2017
Japan's Prestigious Good Design Award Goes To . . . A World Map?

The decision to bestow the 2016 Good Design Award, Japan’s most prestigious design honor, upon the AuthaGraph World Map came as a surprise to many. Given that previous winners have been innovations like personal mobility chairs and robotic arms, people wondered what had impressed the judges about the design of a map. It turns out that this strange-looking map is the most proportionate depiction of our planet.

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.

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