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September Ends With Rare Black Moon

By Meera Dolasia on September 30, 2016
September Ends With Rare Black Moon

Here is some exciting news for those that live in the Western Hemisphere — today, September 30, marks the emergence of the black moon. While that may sound sinister and is even dubbed apocalyptic by some; it is just the moniker given to the second new moon in a month. And like all new moons, this one too will be invisible to the naked eye.

Iceland Combats Climate Change By Turning Carbon Dioxide To Stone

By Kim Bussing on September 29, 2016
Iceland Combats Climate Change By Turning Carbon Dioxide To Stone

September is usually a month when the atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) are at their lowest levels in the northern hemisphere. That’s because plants suck up a lot of the gas as they grow during the summer. But this year, the level of the greenhouse gas has remained stubbornly above the symbolic “red line” of 400 parts per million. This has caused scientists to predict that CO2 levels will not return to environment-friendly levels "ever again for the indefinite future.”

US Presidential Candidates Face Off In First Of Three Debates Before November Election

By Meera Dolasia on September 27, 2016
US Presidential Candidates Face Off In First Of Three Debates Before November Election

As predicted, the first debate between US presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, that took place at New York’s Hofstra University on September 26, drew a record audience. According to initial estimates, between 70 – 80 million people tuned in to watch the first face off between the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. The last time a US presidential debate generated this much interest was in 1980, when incumbent President Jimmy Carter was pitted against former California Governor Ronald Reagan.

Video Of The Week — Roger Hickey Sets New Street Luge Record In Quebec

By Meera Dolasia on September 26, 2016
Video Of The Week — Roger Hickey Sets New Street Luge Record In Quebec

If you think winter luge, where athletes lying on tiny sleds hurtle down slippery icy tracks is dangerous, you probably have never seen the “summer” version of the sport. Street luge is similar to its winter counterpart, except for one thing – competitors do not have the safety of a chute. Instead, they lay on their sleds and zip down paved streets to what seems like certain death!

The Extreme Bees That Thrive On The Edge Of An Active Volcano

By Maitreyi Mantha on September 26, 2016
The Extreme Bees That Thrive On The Edge Of An Active Volcano

Like most bees, the ground nesting Anthophora squammulosa, that are native to parts of North and Central America, are a solitary species. The females lay their eggs in little underground nests and then head out to search for nectar to feed their developing larvae. This process usually takes place in environments with plenty of flora, to ensure a reliable supply of food.

Stuntman Eddie Braun Completes Evel Knievel's Dream Canyon Rocket Jump

By Meera Dolasia on September 24, 2016
Stuntman Eddie Braun Completes Evel Knievel's Dream Canyon Rocket Jump

In 1974, American stuntman Evel Knievel attempted to cross Idaho’s Snake River Canyon aboard a steam-powered rocket. Unfortunately, a parachute deployed prematurely and caused the rocket and its occupant to drift to the canyon’s bottom. While Knievel emerged relatively unscathed from the incident, he never got a chance to attempt the stunt again.

4,000-Year-Old Meteorite Discovered In Argentina May Be The World's Second Largest

By Kimberly Solis on September 22, 2016
4,000-Year-Old Meteorite Discovered In Argentina May Be The World's Second Largest

On September 10, 2016, a meteorite weighing more than 30-tons (68,000 pounds) was unearthed in Argentina’s Campo del Cielo (Spanish for “Field of Heaven”) region. The space rock that is amongst the largest intact meteorites discovered thus far, is believed to be part of a massive meteor that disintegrated as it entered Earth's atmosphere approximately 4,000 — 6,000 years ago.

Surf Dog Ricochet Brings Joy To Kids With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

By Kimberly Solis on September 21, 2016
Surf Dog Ricochet Brings Joy To Kids With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Three-year-old Bailey suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a medical condition that affects the spinal cord’s motor nerve cells. As a result, she is unable to sit, stand, crawl, or walk on her own. She also can’t swallow food efficiently or breathe without the help of a machine. But thanks to Surf Dog Ricochet (and some human volunteers), Bailey and a few other kids suffering from SMA recently did what most children their age only dream of — go surfing!

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