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Video Of The Week — Epic Football Pass By ISS Astronaut Covers 564,664 Yards!

By Meera Dolasia on February 6, 2017
Video Of The Week — Epic Football Pass By ISS Astronaut Covers 564,664 Yards!

To get into the spirit of last night’s NFL Championship game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) also decided to play “ball.” In a video released by NASA, Tim Kopra is seen gently tossing a football down the length of the ISS. By the time it got to the end, the ball had covered an astounding 564,664-yards or the distance of 5,646.64 football fields!

Pokémon Aficionados Help Scientists Prove Practice Makes Perfect

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on February 6, 2017
Pokémon Aficionados Help Scientists Prove Practice Makes Perfect

Avid Pokémon video and card game fans were recently called upon to use their expertise for an unusual task – to help scientists understand the inner workings of the brain. Specifically, Weiwei Zhang, an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside, wanted to learn the connection between the short-term — or working memory — and long-term memory.

It's Super Bowl Sunday! Are You Ready For Some Puppy Bowl?

By Meera Dolasia on February 5, 2017
It's Super Bowl Sunday! Are You Ready For Some Puppy Bowl?

Wish to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday celebrations, but skip the NFL game? Then tune into Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl! The idea to create a show that features puppies “playing” ball came about in 2005 when the programming team was brainstorming ways to attract viewers on Super Bowl Sunday. While filming the animals on a football field was initially suggested in jest, it resonated with the team. After all, who doesn't like watching cute puppies frolicking around?

An Asteroid The Size Of A Bus Just Zipped Past Earth!

By Meera Dolasia on February 3, 2017
An Asteroid The Size Of A Bus Just Zipped Past Earth!

NASA’s Near Earth Object (NEO) Observations Program has discovered and cataloged over 15,000 Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) since they began scouring the skies in 1998. However, every now and again, one manages to escape their powerful telescopes and keen eyes. This was certainly the case with asteroid 2017 BS32, which was discovered on January 30 just three days before its close encounter with Earth.

Legendary Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Predicts An Extended Winter

By Meera Dolasia on February 2, 2017
Legendary Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Predicts An Extended Winter

As is the case every February 2, thousands of people gathered at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania early in the morning to witness legendary groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predict the length of this year’s winter. Given the gloomy weather and scattered snow showers, it appeared highly unlikely that the animal would see his shadow, the indication of an extended winter.

Get Ready To Indulge — Super Bowl Sunday Is Almost Here!

By Meera Dolasia on February 1, 2017
Get Ready To Indulge — Super Bowl Sunday Is Almost Here!

On February 5, an estimated 188.9 million Americans will tune in to watch the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots compete for the coveted title of National Football League Champion. Some will do it for the genuine love of the game, others to watch the half-time show or commercials that are a spectacle in their own right. However, for most people, it is an opportunity to either host or attend a party and socialize with family and friends.

Video Of The Week — i-Creamy's Gelatos Are A Feast For The Eyes And Mouth

By Meera Dolasia on January 30, 2017
Video Of The Week — i-Creamy's Gelatos Are A Feast For The Eyes And Mouth

Pichaporn Sapsittiporn and Sasinuch Lapwongpaiboon, who co-own the i-Creamy Artisan Gelato shop in Sydney, Australia, take great pride in creating some of the tastiest gelato using the best possible ingredients. However, the award-winning Asian-inspired flavors are not the only reason people line up outside the creamery, even on cold winter nights. They are also here to admire and devour the beautiful gelato roses that are crafted before their eyes.

Giggling Rats Provide Insights Into Why Humans Are Ticklish

By Shariqua Ahmed on January 30, 2017
Giggling Rats Provide Insights Into Why Humans Are Ticklish

For many of us, the mere thought of wiggling fingers approaching our rib cage or moving towards our underarms is enough to elicit squeals of laughter and giggles. However, while we all know that tickling makes us happy, Michael Brecht, a professor at Berlin’s Humboldt University, says, it is “one of the most poorly understood forms of touch.”

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