Saturday 05th April
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meets Pope Francis for the first time during a five hour visit to Rome, receiving a gift for Prince George. It was the Queen’s first visit to Rome in 14 years.
British authorities warned people with heart or lung conditions to avoid exertion as a combination of European emissions and Sahara dust created a “perfect storm” of pollution that blanketed London in smog.
An Amish community banned from using machinery decided that sheer manpower was the best solution when it came to transporting a home. Dozens of men got together for lifting up the property and literally moving it.
A loyal, a seven-year-old German shepherd named Tommy, attends mass every day at church in Italy. The German shepherd belonged to Maria Margherita Lochi. She adopted him when she found him abandoned in fields close to her home.
Sunday 06th April
Adrian Tan is a Lighting Designer who brings theatrical plays to life. He turned his business card into an interactive medium. When the card is held against a light source, the words are revealed once again.
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. Scientists have found the Moon was formed nearly 100 million years after the start of the solar system. Researchers are that the Moon is about 4.5 billion years old.
A study by Northwestern University found that the timing, intensity and duration of your light exposure during the day are linked to your weight. People exposed to morning sunlight are leaner than those who get afternoon sun light.
Scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered that Noah’s Ark could have carried 70,000 animals. Noah’s Ark would have floated even with two of every animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated.
Monday 07th April
India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the House of Commons. Tagore has a range of extraordinary achievements is the field of literature, music and art.
Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur gives inspiring quotes by some of the most brilliant minds in the form of artistic illustrations. McArthur says he looks for inspiring quotes and wanted to simplify things.
An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt could be one of the world’s oldest weather reports. Researchers at the University of Chicago believe the unusual weather patterns depicted on the slab were the result of a massive volcano explosion.
China has taken underwater aquarium experience to a whole new level by coming up with the world’s largest aquarium at Hengqin Island. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Chimelong Ocean Kingdom set five world records.
Tuesday 08th April
A bison herd stampeding through Yellowstone National Park is not proof of an upcoming volcanic eruption, geologists and park officials have said, despite a recent viral video that implies the animals’ instincts tipped them off to an upcoming disaster.
Enceladus, an icy moon in Saturn’s tow, is probably the amazing jets of water spurting off the satellite’s South Pole. A stunning image to support the fact comes from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
U.S. researchers have launched a new atomic clock they say will neither gain nor lose a second in 300 million years. Researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Colorado said that the clock, called NIST-F2, will serve “new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard.
A 12 feet long, 500 pound sharp clawed dinosaur has been found by scientists to have roamed the earth along with Tyrannosaurus Rex around 66 million years ago. The new species called Anzu Wyliei was a giant raptor.
Wednesday 09th April
Photographer Michael Kelley, spent a day photographing every departure at Los Angeles International Airport to illustrate how many planes take off in a given day. He snapped 370 photos. His final photograph showed 100 planes.
A new study by researchers indicates that there are 21 facial expressions used to convey emotions. Among these facial expressions were the six, long-recognized basic emotions.
Young Israeli-Russian photographer Asher Svidensky recently went off to document traditional Kazakh eagle hunters in Mongolia. Once there, he encountered Ashol Pan, a 13-year-old girl who is the first female eagle hunter.
Wildlife officials and volunteers of Arulagam, a Coimbatore-based NGO involved in vulture conservation, sighted five long-billed vultures in the north-eastern slopes of the Ooty Hills.
Thursday 10th April
The Swedish band ABBA celebrated 40 years of breathtaking success with a party at Tate Modern Museum at London. The celebration was to highlight the great hit song titled Waterloo which had won the Eurovision contest back in April 1974.
Crocodiles feed on vegetarian dishes inside a pen at a crocodile farm in Kariba, Zambabwe. The crocodiles are given a diet of proteins, minerals, vitamins, maize meals and water. This type of food will enhance the skin of the crocodiles.
Ernesto, a Venezuelan daredevil has set a new Guinness world record by diving 14,000 feet with the smallest parachute. He jumped using a canopy the size of a bed sheet. During his decent, he used a parachute measuring only 35 square feet.
Researchers have developed a new smart phone battery that can recharge in just 30 seconds. The devise could change the way of modern electronic usage and bring down charging time and power consumption.
Friday 11th April
Medical experts have made many promising and life changing developments. Paralyzed man had a ray of hope when a medical team in America zapped his spinal cord with electricity, allowing him to stand and move his legs.
US Navy has officially announced plans to deploy its first ever electromagnetic rail gun, a game changing device that fires projectiles without exploding over a distance of 160 kilometers at seven times the speed of sound. The devise is the future of naval combat.
A London based architecture and Design Company has come up with a new solution to tackle smog. The bubble shaped domes, is aimed to tackle air pollution health hazards in China. The concept is based on the principals of Biomimetic architecture.
An Australian has made himself a Gold plated Porshe sports car. He is delighted with the 24 gear speed machine saying it’s the quietest, impressive and a environmental friendly car having zero emission.