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These States Allow Visitors Free Off-Road Wheelchairs In Their Parks and Nature Areas

Parks departments across the country are beginning to offer free all-terrain wheelchairs at their visitors centers for disabled people to explore their states’ treasures of nature. Such programs have already cropped up in Colorado, Michigan, and South Dakota, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a National Park Service unit, has also added off-road wheelchairs to […]

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Prehistoric Human Footprints Unearthed in Spain are Nearly 300,000 Years Old and Unique in All of Europe

300,000 years ago, children were playing on the shore of a lagoon while their parents hunted in the shallows nearby These are the stories contained in what were once believed to be 100,000-year-old foot prints, but which are now confirmed to be much older. A state of the art scanning technique has now dated them […]

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Lab-Grown Blood Given to People in World-First Clinical Trial

British scientists have grown human red blood cells in a lab for the first time, and conducted a clinical trial to give it to patients. The blood is grown by encouraging stem cells found in a blood donor’s sample to become new red blood cells, and opens the door to transfusion treatments for those with […]

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Heinz Spent 185,000 Hours Redesigning Their Ketchup Bottle Cap to Be 100% Recyclable

After 185,000 hours, 8 years, and 45 iterations, Heinz has redesigned their superior plastic tops to be completely recyclable. Why so much? Why’d it cost them $1.2 million in R&D? The top was not easily recyclable before, which resulted in as many as 1 billion of them every year going into landfills. For years Heinz […]

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Jeff Bezos Just Gave $100 Million to Dolly Parton for Her Charity as the 3rd Winner of His ‘Courage & Civility Award’ Prize

At a recent event, Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos named Dolly Parton as the latest winner of his Courage and Civility Award. The award recognizes leaders who “aim high, find solutions, and always do it with civility”. Each awardee receives 100 million dollars to invest in the charities of their choice. In Dolly’s case, the mega-donation […]

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U.S. Near its Goal to House Every Homeless Veteran Identified in a January 2022 Count

In February, the US Department of Veterans Affairs established a new goal to prevent and end homelessness among military vets, after seeing progress towards earlier goals stall out in 2016. The new goal to house 38,000 veterans this year is close to being realized—and could bring that number to near zero, based on the government’s […]

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Disaster Survivors in Remote Areas Could be Kept Alive By Edible Drones

Drones can be crucial during natural disasters by transporting supplies to people in need, but they can only carry about 30 percent of their mass as payload. What if the delivery drones themselves were made of food? Now, researchers have developed a small flying craft with wings made of rice cakes. The team at the […]