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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 |
Humans Can Identify One Trillion Scents

Humans Can Identify One Trillion Scents

April 1, 2014 – Can you think of 100 different scents? How about one trillion? Until now scientists thought we could detect about 10,000 different smells, but a recent study by researchers at Rockefeller University in New York suggests that our noses can sniff out aroun ...... Read more
Petition Calls To Ban Paris'

Petition Calls To Ban Paris' "Love Lock" Bridge

April 1, 2014 – A campaign is calling for Paris, France to ban the trend of locking padlocks on the Pont de l'Archevêché, also known as the love lock bridge. In the early 2000s love padlocks started appearing on the bridge, which crosses the Seine. ...... Read more
And The Deepest Diving Mammal Is...

And The Deepest Diving Mammal Is...

March 31, 2014 – Scientists tracked three Cuvier's beaked whales down to 2,992 metres (1.9 miles) below the ocean surface, making it the deep diving champion of marine mammals! The discovery came on Wednesday when scientists tracked three Cuvier's beaked whales ...... Read more
The World's Shortest Cat

The World's Shortest Cat

May 31, 2014 – Meet Cye, the shortest living cat in the world! Cye is a 3-year-old Munchkin cat who lives in Kitchener, Canada with his owner, Sarah Langille who breeds Munchkin cats as a hobby.  Cye stands 13.6 centimetres (5.35 inches) from flo ...... Read more
Secret Code Found In Library Books

Secret Code Found In Library Books

March 28, 2014 – An assistant professor at Western University in Ontario, Canada accidentally discovered a series of notes written in a secret code inside of more than 15 old books at the school's library. Mike Moffatt was browsing the library earlier this month and ...... Read more
Girl's New 'Do Causes Drama At School

Girl's New 'Do Causes Drama At School

March 28, 2014 – A third-grade student who was initially punished for shaving her head to support her best friend with cancer has received an apology from her school. Eleven-year-old Delaney Clements has a rare type of childhood cancer and has lost her hair to chemother ...... Read more
Dad Pulls Son's Loose Tooth With Quadcopter

Dad Pulls Son's Loose Tooth With Quadcopter

March 27, 2014 – Sometimes that loose tooth is just impossible to pull out on your own! Eight-year-old Adam Swan of Dublin, Ireland had a loose tooth just didn't want to budge, so his dad, Malcolm, yanked it out with some help from some dental floss and a remote-con ...... Read more
This Harness Helps Disabled Children Walk

This Harness Helps Disabled Children Walk

March 27, 2014 – An Irish mother has designed a revolutionary harness that allows kids with disabilities who cannot walk the chance to see what life is like on their feet. Debby Elnatan's son, Rotan, has cerebral palsy, a movement disorder that affects the developme ...... Read more
Go Ahead, Compare Apples And Oranges!

Go Ahead, Compare Apples And Oranges!

March 26, 2014 – You're not supposed to compare apples to oranges, but Google's new nutrition comparison tool lets you do just that along with any other food you can think of! The feature launched quietly at the end of 2013 to follow in the successful footsteps ...... Read more
Man Creates 125-Pound Hot Dog

Man Creates 125-Pound Hot Dog

March 26, 2014 – Would you like 100 pounds of fries with that? Food fan Brett Enright created a 125-pound hot dog at the Miami-Dade County Fair in Florida last week. If Guinness record officials verify that that weight is correct, it will be named the largest hot dog in ...... Read more
Giraffe Says Goodbye To Ill Zookeeper

Giraffe Says Goodbye To Ill Zookeeper

March 25, 2014 – The Netherlands' Ambulance Wish Foundation (AWF) grants wishes for people who are terminally ill. Most recently they fulfilled the wish of a man named Mario who worked at Rotterdam's Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo for almost 25 years. Mario has te ...... Read more
Firefighters Sing To Calm Trapped Girl

Firefighters Sing To Calm Trapped Girl

March 25, 2014 – Last Wednesday a two firefighters from Reading, Massachusetts came to the rescue of 4-year-old Kaelyn Kerr, her mother, Kristen Kerr, and her baby brother when they got stuck in an elevator–with a bit of extra help from Disney's movie "Frozen ...... Read more
Burmese Pythons Have An Internal GPS!

Burmese Pythons Have An Internal GPS!

March 24, 2014 – Researchers have discovered that Burmese pythons have an internal GPS navigation system that allows them to find their way back to wherever they consider 'home.' Shannon Pitman of North Carolina's Davidson College and a team of researchers r ...... Read more
Marathon Bombing Victim Dances Again

Marathon Bombing Victim Dances Again

March 24, 2014 – Adrianne Haslet-Davis a professional dancer,  lost part of her left leg in last April's Boston Marathon bombings. She made it her mission to dance again and on Wednesday that mission was successfully accomplished! Haslet-Davis danced the r ...... Read more
Disney Announces 'Incredibles 2', 'Cars 3'

Disney Announces 'Incredibles 2', 'Cars 3'

March 21, 2014 – On Tuesday Walt Disney Company announced that Pixar will release a third 'Cars' movie as well as a sequel to 'The Incredibles!' 'The Incredibles' came out 10 years ago in 2004. The movie's director, Brad Bird, is currently wr ...... Read more
Policemen Punished For Peacock's Death

Policemen Punished For Peacock's Death

March 21, 2014 – Three Pakistani policemen have been temporarily suspended for negligence after they failed to protect Pakistan's Premier Nawaz Sharif's farmhouse, which resulted in one of his peacocks being killed by a cat! The dead peacock was discovered on Tu ...... Read more
Britain's New 12-sided 1-Pound Coin

Britain's New 12-sided 1-Pound Coin

March 20, 2014 – Yesterday Britain's finance minister George Osborne announced that the country is planning to replace its £1 coin (currency in Britain is called a pound) with a 12-sided coin with two different coloured metals. The change is being made in the hopes of m ...... Read more
Dogs' Brains Show Love For Owners

Dogs' Brains Show Love For Owners

March 20, 2014 – American scientists have discovered that the smell of dogs' owners stays in their brain like the way a beautiful perfume or cologne stays in our brains. "When humans smell the perfume or cologne of someone they love, they may have an immediate, emot ...... Read more
Hadfield Eases Fears With TEDTalk

Hadfield Eases Fears With TEDTalk

March 19, 2014 – Chris Hadfield is a lot of things: former astronaut, tourism ambassador, musician, social media phenomenon, and author. After Monday night's motivational TEDtalk in Vancouver, British Columbia, he can also call himself a motivational speaker! H ...... Read more
Meet Betty Simpson, The Instagramma!

Meet Betty Simpson, The Instagramma!

March 19, 2014 – Meet 80-year-old Great Grandma Betty Simpson, the Instagramma! Simpson has cancer and shortly after she was diagnosed her great-grandson Zach Belden, 18, created an Instagram account to update their family on how Simpson is doing. Not long after Bel ...... Read more
Lego Robot Sets Rubik's Cube Record

Lego Robot Sets Rubik's Cube Record

March 18, 2014 – A robot made entirely out of Lego has shattered the human and robot world records for solving a Rubik's Cube over the weekend at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, England. In a mere 3.253 seconds the smartphone-powered Lego CubeStormer 3 solved ...... Read more
L.A. Subway Dig Turns Up Valuable Fossils

L.A. Subway Dig Turns Up Valuable Fossils

March 18, 2014 – Two-million-year-old fossils were discovered during a dig for a Los Angeles subway system expansion last week. Mollusks, sand dollars, and even a part of a sea lion's jaw were found near the La Brea Tar Pits. The tar pits are made of naturally o ...... Read more
Photographer Makes Sick Kids' Dreams Reality

Photographer Makes Sick Kids' Dreams Reality

March 17, 2014 – Shawn Van Daele has turned children into astronauts, queens, and superheroes, and has even sent them back in time! How? With the power of photography. Van Daele, a Canadian photographer, has been traveling across Canada and the United States for alm ...... Read more
Woolly Mammoth Could Be Cloned

Woolly Mammoth Could Be Cloned

March 17, 2014 – Russian scientists say there is a very good chance they could successfully clone a woolly mammoth. The well-preserved body of a 35,000-year-old woolly mammoth was discovered in Siberia in May 2013. It had samples of blood still frozen inside of it that ...... Read more
Diamond Hints At Water Deep Inside Earth

Diamond Hints At Water Deep Inside Earth

March 14, 2014 – It may not look like much, but a brown diamond found in Brazil is giving scientists invaluable information about the Earth's core. It was discovered in a shallow river in 2008 in the Juina area of Mato Grosso, Brazil. According to scientists, it mad ...... Read more
Fly Me To The Moon...In A Lunar Elevator!

Fly Me To The Moon...In A Lunar Elevator!

March 14, 2014 – Rocket to the moon? How about an elevator to the moon? A lunar elevator isn't as crazy as it sounds and it may be the way that samples from the moon are sent back to Earth in the not-so-distant future, according to the LiftPort Group of Seattle, Was ...... Read more
Brainy Role Models Strike A Pose

Brainy Role Models Strike A Pose

March 13, 2014 – A California-based clothing company has hired brainy and beautiful women to be their models to show that it's possible to be a model and be smart! Betabrand, an online clothing company, recently hired female models who have or working towards gettin ...... Read more
Amelia Earhart To Fly Around World

Amelia Earhart To Fly Around World

March 13, 2014 – What's in a name? A lot, apparently. A woman named Amelia Earhart is going to fly around the world in a plane, a mission that the woman she's named after didn't get to complete. The original Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly ...... Read more
Elephants Rate Human Threat By Language

Elephants Rate Human Threat By Language

March 12, 2014 – They say that an elephant never forgets; it turns out they can also tell the difference between human languages! Elephants don't have the best eyesight in the animal kingdom, but they make up for it with their intelligence. Scientists already know t ...... Read more
ISS Gets Its First Japanese Commander!

ISS Gets Its First Japanese Commander!

March 11, 2014 – On Sunday Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata took command of the International Space Station (ISS) and became the first Japanese national to oversee a manned space mission! This is only the third time in history that the ISS has been overseen by ...... Read more