SMALL & GETTING SMALLER
Mercury, the smallest planet in our Solar System, is closest to the Sun of the eight planets. Its surface temperature rises above 400 degrees Celsius i[...]
TO SAY NO TO NUKES
Thousands of protestors gathered at a park in Tokyo, Japan on March 15, 2014 to protest the restarting of nuclear plants in Japan.
When a powerful 9.0 earthq[...]
THEY MAKE FOR CRUNCHY MEALS!
Do you squirm and run away at the sight of an insect? Or do you pick it up and examine it? Either way, you may be eating insects in the future.
YES, IF IT'S MADE OF BREAD!
You might have seen this in bakeries. It's a long, thin and crusty type of bread. It looks somewhat like a baseball bat. Do you know what it is? It isÂ [...]
YOUR FACE COULD BE YOUR PASSWORD
If you are a subscriber of The Whiz Times, you would have had to enter your user name and password to read this article.
Passwords are secret cod[...]
SO HUGE IT DWARFS OUR SUN
Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy. Located 12,000 light years from Earth, it is 1,300 times larger than the Su[...]
THE SEARCH CONTINUES
The desperate hunt goes on for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8, 2014. Friends and relatives of the passengers on the ill-fated flight [...]
MIX & MATCH
Today's quiz will test you on a wide range of topics, ranging from elephants to mountains.
Are you confident of getting a perfect score? Don't worry, each questio[...]
WHEEE! WHAT A BLAST!
The bitterly cold winter of 2014 has made many people miserable. Snow storms and below-freezing temperatures have forced them to stay indoors most of the ti[...]
Imagine walking down the street and spotting anÂ oversized pair of sunglasses or a hugeÂ inflatable pig. You would stop to take a closer look, wouldn't you?
LIFE-CHANGING & TIME-SAVING
Every year, CeBIT is held in Hanover, Germany. It is the world's largest computer expo. At the latest CeBIT 2014 that is being held from March 10 t[...]
REMEMBERING THEIR LOVED ONES
March 11, 2011 was a very sad day. On that day, nearly 19,000 people died in a deadly tsunami in Japan.
The tsunami was triggered by a strong 9.0 u[...]
SHH! THEY MAY HEAR YOU!
In cartoons or stories like Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who!" elephants can speak and understand EnglishÂ perfectly well. You know that in real life, elephan[...]
NOT GIVING UP YET
It has been three years since the March 2011 tsunami hit Japan and killed more than 18,000 people. More than 2,000 people who were washed away by huge waves ha[...]
A FAMOUS TOURIST SIGHT
New York City in the USA is famous for many things such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. It isÂ known for itsÂ horse-drawn carriages,[...]
STRONG & DETERMINED
The Russian city of Sochi was home to the 2014 WinterÂ Olympics in February 2014. But it is buzzing with activity once again. This time, the 2014 Winter[...]
HE ATEÂ FLIES!
Like many hikers, German hiker Daniel Dudzisz dreamed ofÂ walking halfway across Australia on a solo trip. He planned to walk 4,000 kilometres from New South Wales to[...]
PART OF SCHOOL WORK
Have you ever wished that playing games on the Microsoft Xbox Kinect would be allowed in school? For children in some schools, they are actually encouraged t[...]
A DESPERATE SEARCH
A Malaysia Airlines airplane carrying 239 passengers has gone missing. It left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia near midnight on March 8, 2014 for Beijing, China. But abo[...]
ACTION, LAUGHS & FANTASY
Are you wondering what coolÂ movies you will be able to watch in 2014? Well, there are plenty of exciting new animated moviesÂ to look forward to. The W[...]
PAY TO PEE
Toilets aren't always there when you need them. But when you have to go, you have to go. But you can't go in public or pee in the open. So what do you do?
Airpnp is yo[...]
LET THE CAR DO ALL THE WORK
Brew a cup of coffee, watch a movie or surf the Internet, all while driving a car. Isn't this against the law, or even plain unsafe? Not if you are in [...]
BUT THEYÂ WON'T EAT YOUÂ UP
In Germany, there is a Dinosaur Park and maze in Kleinwelka. It is an amazing park that has more than 200 dinosaur models placed in a realistic forest.[...]
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In Hong Kong, pampered pet dogs live a good life. They visit spas for jacuzzis and[...]
SHE EVEN SHARES HER SECRET!
The world's oldest woman turned 116 years old on March 5, 2014.
Misao Okawa lives in a nursing home in Japan. Town mayor, Takehiro Ogura, visited herÂ [...]
Ever thought of using your legs to generate electricity? Or dancing to power up light bulbs? Well, this could one day be possible, scientists say.
There is a ne[...]
POOCHES MAKE GREAT LISTENERS
A library in Estonia gets some very special guests twice a month to listen to children read out stories. These guests are calm and patient listeners a[...]
SUPER OLD BUT ACTIVE
More than 30,000 years ago, a giant virus lived in permafrost in Siberia. It was dug up from deep frozen soilÂ recently when scientists explored an area near t[...]
TOP OF THE LIST
In the 2014 Worldwide Cost of Living survey that was carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Singapore was named the most expensive city in the world[...]
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LIFE ON THE LAKE
In Cambodia, there is a lake that is inhabited not just by fish and other ma[...]
Planet Earth is rich in resources. It provides so muchÂ to sustain us.Â We have lots ofÂ resources that we can use to produce energyÂ Â - fossil fuels, natural gas, wind, sun[...]
YOU CLIMB, YOU CLEAN
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but it is full of garbage!
The hundreds of climbers that climb Mount Everest every year have left a lot o[...]
Russia and Ukraine in an armed stand-off!
Russia and Ukraine are two neighboring countries. However, the recent turn of events have turned the situation into anything but friendly[...]
Who said what? Top quotes from Oscar Awards 2014
The following is a list of key quotes from the 86th Academy Awards held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood:
Who are some of these amazing people?
1. Matthew McConaughey : Â Won The Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleÂ for the movie 'Dallas Buyers Club' inÂ Oscar Awards[...]
TINY & MIGHTY
It's small and light, needs no hands to operate and can be worn on your ear. Make a guess - what is it? It's a computer that weighs just 17 grams!
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING
As weÂ start a new week, let us look back at the past week (February 24 to March 2, 2014) to find outÂ some of the cool things that happened aroun[...]
Did you know that we can get energy from inside the Earth's crust?Â The Earth's crustÂ contains heat that we can use to provide energy.
The word "geothermal" co[...]
AMAZING NEW GADGETS
The Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain from February 24-27, 2014. Over four days, visitors to the tech fair were treated to amazing new inven[...]
Most people don't know these WHIZ facts about the Oscar Awards
Fact #1. The Oscar Statuette stands only 13.5 inches (34 centimeters) tall and weighs 3.85 kilos
Fact #2. The ico[...]
WE NEED THE SUN
We need the Sun for many reasons - to keep us warm, for food production, for solar energy, to help us see and to prevent our planet from hurtling out into other ga[...]
The Gaza Strip is unable to produce a stable supply of electricity for its 1.6 million residents. It is short of resources that it needs to produce electricity.
EARTH HOUR 2014
On March 29, 2014, landmarks across the world - including the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin - will switch off their lights for 60 minutes[...]
SO MANY IDEAS
Planet Earth is getting hotter. By the year 2100, it may be hotter by 4 degrees Celsius. Scientists are looking for ways to slow down this global warming of our prec[...]
WHAT'S WITH ALL THESE PANDAS?
What are these pandas doing in Taiwan?Â DidÂ all of the world's pandasÂ decide to escape and meet up in Taiwan?
These pandas are made of paper-mache. T[...]
TRACKING YOUR EVERY STEP
Tracking systems are very useful. They can track people, vehicles and even pets. They are used in wireless maps to tell you exactly how to get to your d[...]
EDIBLE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Vegetables aren't for eating only, it seems. They can also be used to make music. That's certainly what the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra uses its vegeta[...]
MORE SPACE TRIVIA
Who's ready for another quiz on space trivia? This time it's about the storyÂ about the quest for Earth's twin. Read all about it in "The hunt for Planet Earthâ€™s [...]
DROUGHT IN MALAYSIA
It has not rained in Malaysia for a long time. For more than a month, most of Malaysia has been dry. Reservoirs are running low on water but the situation does[...]
IT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT!
A giant mango disappeared overnight in Australia. It wasn't from a supermarket or someone's home. And it wasn't to be used for making barrels of mango ju[...]
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