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Diwali, India's Glittering Festival Of Lights!

By Meera Dolasia on October 22, 2014
Diwali, India's Glittering Festival Of Lights!

India is known for many colorful and fun festivals. But none are as popular as Diwali, a festival that spans over five-days and extends across many cultures and beliefs. It is therefore not surprising that the ancient observance, which is also referred to as Deepavali, (row of lights) is the biggest and most eagerly awaited of all Indian celebrations.

Video Of The Week - Nikola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity

By Meera Dolasia on October 20, 2014
Video Of The Week - Nikola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity

Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla is known for many brilliant innovations. However his biggest contribution to the world was the invention of the alternating current without which, we would not have electricity in our homes today! It is therefore only fitting that as a tribute to the brilliant man, American artist Phil Hansen decided to create a portrait of him using just electric sparks.

Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!

By Meera Dolasia on October 19, 2014
Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!

With Halloween rapidly approaching, reports of paranormal sightings will start to escalate as people get into the spirit of the spooky holiday. While most are obvious hoaxes, there are a few reported by people who genuinely believe they have encountered a ghost or spirit. It is these perceptions that professional skeptic Benjamin Radford spends his time investigating and resolving, with logical explanations - so far, he has not failed!

World's Elite Triathletes Battle It Out At Hawaii's Grueling Ironman World Championships

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2014
World's Elite Triathletes Battle It Out At Hawaii's Grueling Ironman World Championships

There are over twenty Ironman competitions held around the world. However none compares to the original one that takes place on the Hawaiian Island of Kona during the second weekend of October. Now in its 36th-year, this grueling event that is dubbed the "World Championships", is considered the most prestigious Ironman race. That's because while the Hawaiian event is no different from any other Ironman challenge in terms of distance, the natural environment makes it the toughest of them all.

Caltech Researchers Believe Tiny Sea Animals Are Big Drivers Of Ocean Currents

By Meera Dolasia on October 18, 2014
Caltech Researchers Believe Tiny Sea Animals Are Big Drivers Of Ocean Currents

The fact that ocean currents, which move the waters and help mix-up varying temperatures, salinity and nutrients, are caused by tides and winds is a well-documented fact. Now some researchers from the California Institute of Technology believe that the zillions of small marine animals that live deep inside our oceans also play a big role in the churning of the waters.

Beggar Turned Millionaire Returns To Repay 21-Year-Old Random Act Of Kindness

By Meera Dolasia on October 17, 2014
Beggar Turned Millionaire Returns To Repay 21-Year-Old Random Act Of Kindness

In 1993, 17-year-old He Rongfeng and his two friends left their village and made their way to Taizhou City in China's Zheijang Province, to look for work to help support their struggling families. Unfortunately, jobs were not easy to come by, and the trio were forced to resort to begging.

Say Goodbye to Peanut Allergies!

By Kendall Costello on October 16, 2014
Say Goodbye to Peanut Allergies!

Peanuts! Who knew they could be such a hassle? As the world’s leading cause of food allergies, the tiny members of the legume family sure are a nuisance for the intolerant, resulting in reactions that range from minor skin rashes to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Even worse, according to experts at FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), the incidences of peanut allergies have actually tripled in the last fifteen years!

At This Spanish Comedy Club Patrons "Pay Per Laugh"

By Meera Dolasia on October 15, 2014
At This Spanish Comedy Club Patrons "Pay Per Laugh"

In September 2013, the government of Spain increased taxes on cultural events from 8% to 21%, making the cost of live theater performances prohibitive for most people. Within four months, venues reported a 30% decline in audience. While most theater owners sat around fuming at the officials, Barcelona-based Teatreneu, decided to tackle the challenge with an innovative approach to attract audience.

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