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More than seven hundreds people are gathering in Mumbai University campus for India's first Wikipedia conference

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More than seven hundreds people are gathering in Mumbai University campus for India's first Wikipedia conference. Wikipedia Conference 2011 is a three-day event, from November...

Veterans Day was first called Armistice Day, declared to mark the end of World War I hostilities at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918

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Veterans Day started on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Veterans Day was first called Armistice Day, declared to mark...

Thousands of students took London streets today to demonstrate against tuition fees and spending cuts

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Thousands of students took London streets today to demonstrate against tuition fees and spending cuts. Hundreds of police officers lined the route as over 2,500...

The American tradition of carving pumpkins is recorded in 1837 and was originally associated with harvest time in general, not becoming specifically associated with Halloween until the mid-to-late 19th century

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Halloween is not an American holiday. In fact, Halloween is considered to be one of the oldest holidays in the world, and one celebrated...

Due to Saturday snowstorm, which dumped over a foot of snow onto parts of New Jersey and left more than 500,000 residents without power and the streets littered with trees and debris, many schools have decided to close or delay opening on Monday

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Due to Saturday snowstorm, which dumped over a foot of snow onto parts of New Jersey and left more than 500,000 residents without power...

In 2011, Daylight Saving Time comes to an end in US on the morning of Sunday, November 6, when you move the clocks back one hour

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Daylight Saving Time (DST), also summer time in several countries, is the practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that afternoons have...

As an unusual October snowstorm hit the North East of US, Connecticut Light & Power offers some safety tips in case of storm

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As an unusual October snowstorm hit the North East of US, Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) offers the following safety tips in case of...

Find your Halloween costume in your closet

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If you don’t have any idea, or you don’t have enough time or simply you don’t want to spend money to get a Halloween...

Kennedy Elementary School principal has caused outrage by banning Halloween, Thanksgiving and Columbus Day, saying they are insensitive

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In Somerville, Massachusetts, the Kennedy Elementary School principal has caused outrage by banning Halloween, Thanksgiving and Columbus Day, saying they are insensitive. Anne Foley, the...

Evolution of the world's population

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United Nations announced that the world's population will reach 7 billion in the next few days. The 7 billion stage comes just 12 years since the...

Using a tanning device before the age of 20 increases the risk of melanoma by two times.

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Taking a new step on preventing melanoma, Edmund G. Brown, Jr., California Governor, signed on October 9 SB 746 into a law that restricts...

Columbus Day commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492

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Columbus Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October and commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October...

Halloween contact lenses are available in varied colors and designs.

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American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning about the risks associated with decorative Halloween contact lenses.   The American Academy of Ophthalmology is working with its partners...

Chanel Taper in the 2012 edition of Guinness Book of World Records for the longest tongue , measuring 4 inches (about 10.16 cm)

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The Dog With The Longest Ears On The Planet.   One Ton Crocodile Captured In Philippines. Largest Crocodile In The World.   A woman with a four-inch tongue...

Labor Day 2011

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Labor Day Weekend Las Vegas 2011.   Labor Day Sales 2011.   MDA Labor Day Telethon 2011 Programme.   For majority of people Labor Day means a three-day weekend with...

A hurricane name can't tell you about the storm's power, although September's hurricanes have a record of being strongest, but its name can tell you how many have already been in the season.

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Hurricane Irene: 10 deaths and millions of power outages.   A hurricane name can’t tell you about the storm’s power, although September’s hurricanes have a record...

Facebook law prevents contacts between teachers and their students over the Internet

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A teacher from Missouri has sued the state over so called Facebook law, a new law that prevents contacts between teachers and their students...

The Daily Show: Borders liquidating its remaining stores

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The Daily Show last night highlighted a part on the decline of Borders. Author and comedian John Hodgman asked Jon Stewart, "Did you know books...

Shark Week

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Shark Week began on Sunday, July, 31 with a premiere, "Great White Invasion", about a horde of great white sharks that were swimming along...

Books

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  The books industry has been upended by the expansion of the e-books, and publishers are shifting in opposition to tradition by publishing paperbacks...