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Halloween Delight: Fright Night Lights

Halloween Delight: Fright Night Lights

Every year, about this time, Brandon Bullis and his family from Virginia in the US create a spook-tacular Halloween light show on their house. The Edwards Landing Lights, as they h ...

Adorable Panda Kindergarten Opening Ceremony

Adorable Panda Kindergarten Opening Ceremony

Is there anything cuter than a panda? A baby panda! And what's even cuter than a baby panda? FIFTEEN baby pandas! Last weekend, fifteen pandas cubs were inducted into the Chengdu R ...

Pumpkin: It’s a… Raccoon’s Life?

Pumpkin: It’s a… Raccoon’s Life?

Pumpkin the raccoon has become something of a celebrity, a beloved star of Instagram. Last year, when she was just a month old, she fell out of a tree and into Rosie Kemp’s back ga ...

Girl, 5, Happily Donates Stem Cells to Save Twin’s Life

Girl, 5, Happily Donates Stem Cells to Save Twin’s Life

Brotherly and sisterly love. It's a wonderful thing to behold, especially in young children - and it even has the power to save your life. Bradley and his sister Charlotte - or Cha ...

Syrian Refugee Family Overwhelmed by Generosity

Syrian Refugee Family Overwhelmed by Generosity

Gissur Simonarson is an activist from Iceland residing in Oslo, Norway and the founder of Conflict News. Thanks to a picture he shared on social media, a family from Syria can get ...

The Girl Who Just Keeps Giving Back

The Girl Who Just Keeps Giving Back

Olivia Allen is only 10 years old and if you ask her what she is going to be when she grows up, the list includes everything from fashion designer to mathematician and actress to n ...

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

If you can encourage kids to read, then you're all right by us. And with children all over the world getting ready to go back to school, Courtney Holmes in Dubuque in Iowa has come ...

Community Gives Back to Local Legend Mango Man

Anyone who lives in a small community will know how close knit these places can be. It's possible to know everyone in your little area of the world, and these places often have a huge range of characters that everyone has their own story of. These characters give something special to their community, and sometimes the residents band together to try and return the favour. Take Kailua, for example. It's a bea ...

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Akon is Bringing Electricity to Africa!

If we asked you what you know about Akon, you might be able to tell us that he is an award-winning R&B and Hip Hop star. But what you might not know is that he has spent the last couple of years trying to bring electricity to a part of the world that is shrouded in darkness when the sun goes down - Africa. Of course, Akon hasn't been going it alone. Together with Thione Niang and entrepreneur Samba Bath ...

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Sri Lanka: First Nation to Protect Mangroves

Mangrove forests are one of the most at-risk habitats in the world, with more than half of it being either lost or destroyed over the last century. The trees are evergreens that can be found in tropical and subtropical regions, able to grow in saltwater and in conditions that other trees would struggle in. Although there are lots of benefits to be had from looking after the world's mangrove forests, there s ...

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How Pets Can Make Your Home Even Happier

Having a pet can be great for all the family, and even help with children's development. So, if you're on the fence about buying your child his or her first pet, maybe this article can help! First things first, keeping pets could help your child to grow into the kind and caring adult you hope them to be. Children who have grown up around animals have been found to be more emotionally intelligent and compass ...

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43 Dinosaur Eggs Discovered in China

The Cretaceous period was a great time for the dinosaurs. 89 million years ago, the climate was hotter than it is now, and, unsurprisingly, dinosaurs dominated the planet. In what we now know as Asia, huge “duck-billed” dinosaurs were particularly common, as evidenced by a large collection of dinosaur eggs in China. This isn’t just any collection of eggs, though, this is the largest collection of dinosaur e ...

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WWII Lost Silver Recovered From Ocean Floor

Deep Ocean Search, or DOS, is a British company specialising in ultra-deep water recovery, and recently announced the recovery of a treasure trove that has lain on the seafloor since late 1942. On 6 November, 1942, the SS City of Cairo was travelling from Bombay to the UK, via Cape Town and Brazil. The steamship was carrying silver that had been called to London, to help with the war effort during World War ...

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Ancient Coin Suggests Earlier Bristol Channel Trading

A coin has recently been revealed to the public that suggest maritime activity along the Bristol Channel in Britain began a lot earlier than originally thought. The little lump of metal doesn't look like much, but this isn't just any old coin. It is 2,300 years old, which makes it older than the Roman Empire and even the Great Wall of China! Made from copper and smaller than a penny at only 20mm in diameter ...

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Roman’s Birthday Surprise

It's a simple fact of life that some people find it easier to make friends than others. But for those who don't have many - or any - friends, especially at school, it can all be a devastating experience, for both the children and the parents. Take Roman Povey, for example. He's 11 years old, from Devon in England, and, sadly, didn't have any friends. With his birthday fast approaching, his mum decided to se ...

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Inbreeding Helps Gorillas Survive

Nearly everything we head about inbreeding leads us to believe that it is harmful to genetics. And we'd be right. It's when offspring are produced from the mating of individuals that are closely related, and can lead to genetic weaknesses and defects. But when a population shrinks to the brink of extinction, there isn't much choice in a mate, and so inbreeding occurs. One example of this is the mountain gor ...

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Spring is Here: Volunteers Help Horseshoe Crabs

The horseshoe crab is a marvel by today's standards. The creatures have been around hundreds of millions of years, making them living fossils and older than the dinosaurs. There are many features of the horseshoe crab that makes it extraordinary - their eyes, their blood, their ability survive all this time - and yet, they're in decline. So, what do we know about them and how can we help them? First things ...

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