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Meet the Lowland Streaked Tenrec of Madagascar
The lowland streaked Tenrec is a peculiar animal that inhabits the eastern region of Madagascar. With an average body length of 5.5 in - the length of a Bic pen - this animal exhibits a...
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Invasive Chinese Snail Threatens Canada’s Lakes and Waterways
An invasive species is one that is introduced to an environment different from its native home, and greatly affects the new ecosystem. Oftentimes they are purposely introduced by man for one purpose or another. Other...
Shen Yun Performing Arts Begins New Tour, Delighting Audiences in New York’s Lincoln Center
Through breathtaking dance and music, Shen Yun performing arts is a premier classical Chinese dance and music company — bringing artists from all across the world in stunning performances showcasing vibrant costumes, choreography and rich...
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Saint Patrick and the Legends Behind Ireland’s Most Famous Holiday
The sound of bagpipes, the synchrony of Irish step-dancers, the poise of men in kilts parading the streets, and a sea of green mark the date - March 17 - which commemorates the death of...
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March 15: Beware The Ides of March
Every year, March 15 is branded with a mysterious and gloomy connotation. Movies, books and television specials have associated this day with a bad omen. What is the real meaning and historical significance of this...
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Pi Day: The Shared Passion of Math and Baking
March 14 marks the day to honor the oldest and the most recognized mathematical constant in the world, Pi (π = 3.14159265…). Its significant figures - 3, 1 and 4 - match the date expressed...
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The Wabi Sabi of Artisan Bread
Wabi sabi (侘寂) is a world view rooted in Zen Buddhism that believes that life is made of three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. Thus, this philosophy proposes that...
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The Legendary Leprechauns of Ireland
With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up, people all over the world, Irish or not, are digging out their greens for the festive occasion. It is said that the mischievous leprechauns, integral to Ireland’s culture...
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Rescue Efforts Underway for Starving Manatees in Florida
Manatees, or sea cows, are unusual marine mammals that graze on seagrass and other aquatic plants in warm, shallow waters. It’s hard not to love these large, gentle and slow-moving creatures. They may not be...