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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 ...

UK Rubbish Heating Denmark’s Homes

Regarding rubbish in the UK, there is no doubting the landfill problems we often hear about. But did you know that last year alone we exported around 200,000 tonnes of the stuff - to Denmark? And over the last year or so, that figure has doubled. But what are they doing with it? Well, they are turning it into heating for their radiators and lights for their lamps - generally creating energy for their homes. ...

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PenguinBot Infiltrates Penguin Colony…

One of the most crucial ways of understanding the way certain animals behave is to study them in their natural environment. But even the most passive act of observation can change the way an animal behaves. Take penguins, for example. In the past, scientists attached transponders to the wings of penguins, to monitor the birds. These transponders were able to send signals over long distances. Unfortunately, ...

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The “Miraculous Recovery” of the Galapagos Tortoise

The dwindling numbers of the Galapagos tortoises have been something of great concern for conservationists for decades. But now, after 40 years of hard work, the Galapagos Island of Española now has a stable and breeding population of giant tortoises. In the 1960s, tortoise numbers had fallen so dramatically that there were only 15 left - 12 females and three males. The creatures were so rare that they had ...

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Brothers Cycles Across US to Raise Money for Hungry Children

Brothers and amateur cyclists Chris and Jon Gagnon, 24 and 22 respectively, wanted to do something about child hunger in America. They had always wanted to cycle across the US and knew that if they ever got the chance to do it, they wanted it to count towards something. The brothers, from Ferndale in Michigan, decided to combine the two ideas and bike their way across the country to raise money for No Kids ...

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Oldest DNA Shares Earliest Modern Humans’ Secrets

The thigh bone of an ancient man that was found in Siberia has yielded some answers about the beginning of modern humans, published in Nature. The man is one of the earliest modern humans to have been discovered in Eurasia (the combined land mass of Europe and Asia), dating back around 45,000 years. A genome sequence taken from collagen teased from the bone - which helps to determine a person’s complete DNA ...

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Utah Jazz Basketball Team Signs 5-Year-Old…

Salt Lake City’s professional basketball team, the Utah Jazz, made a new signing at the beginning of the month, who proved his worth with a slam dunk within minutes of being signed. And he is only five years old. “We are a young team and we decided that we’d go even a little younger,” announced Jazz president Randy Rigby at a media conference. “JP Gibson is the newest member of the Utah Jazz team for the da ...

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Huge 4th Century BC Mosaic Uncovered in Greece

While working on an ancient burial site dating back to the 4th century in Amphipolis in Greece, archaeologists came upon a vast mosaic, spanning the whole floor of one of the rooms inside the site. The mosaic is 3m wide (10ft) and 4.5m long (15ft). It is made up of pebbles in red, yellow, blue, black, white and grey, and depicts a horse-drawn chariot driven by a man wearing a laurel wreath. Beside the chari ...

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Teens Pull Woman from Path of Oncoming Train

Like something you would see in a television show or movie cliffhanger, a woman feared for her life as she was stuck in the path of an oncoming train. Luckily for her, two teenagers happened to be driving past at just the right time to stop and pull her to safety. Colton Essary, 16, and Maddie Hand, 17, were driving back to Frankfort Community High School in Illinois after lunch when they noticed a woman ha ...

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New York Opens Oldest-Known Time Capsule

On May 23, 1914, the Lower Wall Street Business Men’s Association in New York was commemorating several great events in the country's history, including the “union of the Colonies” - the birth of the USA - exactly 140 years before. The men decided to fill a great bronze box with various documents pertaining to the history of Wall Street and the interests of the people who ran it. They also included a progra ...

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The 7-Year-Old Good Samaritan

There is nothing we love more than telling you about cases of genuine generosity and kind-hearted people to help restore your faith in humanity, especially when those people are actually children. And here is another such tale coming out of North Carolina in the US. Caiden Perez is a seven-year-old boy who has wanted to help the homeless people in his community for some time. All he needed was the right ide ...

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