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Researchers Believe That Socialization Helps Spread Beneficial Gut Bacteria

By Shariqua Ahmed on February 12, 2016
Researchers Believe That Socialization Helps Spread Beneficial Gut Bacteria

All our lives, we have been repeatedly warned by our elders to avoid excessive social contact for fear of contracting harmful germs and bacteria. Turns out that it may not be all bad. A recently released study suggests that interaction with others also helps in the acquisition of good bacteria - At least in chimpanzees.

Valentine's Day — Good For The Heart And The Economy

By Meera Dolasia on February 11, 2016
Valentine's Day — Good For The Heart And The Economy

Valentine's Day is one of those rare holidays that is enjoyed by almost everyone in the world. After all, what's not to like about a day when loved ones get to shower each other with cards, flowers, chocolates, and jewelry? This display of affection does come at a steep price — Almost $19 billion, and that number is just for the USA.

Can Spider-Man Exist In Real-Life? Depends On Which Researcher You Believe!

By Allegra Staples on February 10, 2016
Can Spider-Man Exist In Real-Life? Depends On Which Researcher You Believe!

In mid-January, scientists from University of Cambridge's Department of Zoology released some heart-breaking news for Spider-Man fans. The researchers said that the web-slinging hero could never exist in real-life. And it is not due to the lack of radioactive spiders, but because humans are simply too big to skitter up tall buildings. 

Video Of The Week - February Is Black History Month

By Meera Dolasia on February 8, 2016
Video Of The Week -  February Is Black History Month

Every February, Americans celebrate Black History Month. It was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a historian who wanted to ensure that important contributions made by African American men and women throughout history, would never be forgotten.

Let's Go Bananas! It's The Year Of The Fire Monkey!

By Meera Dolasia on February 7, 2016
Let's Go Bananas! It's The Year Of The Fire Monkey!

On Monday, February 8, millions of people across the world will celebrate the Chinese New Year. Also known as Spring Festival, it marks the beginning of the year 4714 and is the longest and most important Asian celebration. The revered tradition whose date is determined by the lunar calendar signifies the end of the dreary winter season and the beginning of spring.

Researchers Believe That The Real-Life King Kong Perished Because Of Its Inability To Adapt

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on February 5, 2016
Researchers Believe That The Real-Life King Kong Perished Because Of Its Inability To Adapt

King Kong fans will be pleased to hear that the massive skyscraper climbing ape is not just a figment of filmmakers' imagination. There were actual giant apes or Gigantopithecus that roamed the planet not too long ago. However, since the only fossil evidence found is the lower jawbone and a handful of teeth, researchers have been unable to glean much insight into the giant ape's lifestyle or what caused it to become extinct.

Get Ready To Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday AKA Super Eating Sunday

By Meera Dolasia on February 4, 2016
Get Ready To Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday AKA Super Eating Sunday

Ask any American what he/she is doing on Sunday, February 7 and the answer is likely to be either hosting or attending a Super Bowl Party. For those that need a refresher, Super Bowl is the grand finale of the American football season. Played between the AFC (Denver Broncos) and NFC (Carolina Panthers) champions for the coveted title of the National Football League Champion, it is the most watched annual television program in the United States.

US Presidential Race Kicks Off With The Iowa Caucus

By Meera Dolasia on February 3, 2016
US Presidential Race Kicks Off With The Iowa Caucus

On Monday, February 1, the residents of Iowa became the first in the nation to vote for the candidate they believe is most suited to be the nominee for the upcoming Presidential elections. The record 186,000 Republican voters were almost evenly split in their choice. Ted Cruz won by a slight margin garnering 27.6% of the votes with Donald Trump and Marco Rubio coming in at 24.3% and 23.1%, respectively. Ben Carson was a distant fourth with 9.3% and Rick Santorum and Jim Gilmore received no votes!

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