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Researchers Have Found a Way to Produce Carbon-Negative Concrete

Concrete is having a makeover! Finnish materials researchers just found the perfect carbon-negative replacement for cement that they say captures more CO2 than it takes to produce. The magical ingredient? Slag from blast furnace smelting combined with bio-ash. In early experiments, it reduced the CO2 emissions of conventional concrete by 45% and lowering its carbon footprint to -60 kg/m3 by replacing Portland cement with slag This innovation could help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of one of humanity's most widely-used building materials.

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Post Malone Just Changed This Aspiring Musician's Life

A chance encounter between Scottish singer Gregor Hunter Coleman and Post Malone led to an incredible act of kindness. While performing at a bar in Glasgow, Post Malone attended his set and was impressed. After offering to buy him a drink, which Gregor declined, Posty invited him to sing at his concert's afterparty and even covered the down payment for Gregor's house. The two singers have since stayed in touch, with Post Malone also offering mentorship as Gregor pursues his music career further.

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This 10-Year-Old Rescue Cat Just Became a Model for Target

In a heartwarming turn of events, a rescued cat named Hercules is now living his best life as a Target model in Minnesota. After being saved from a hot car two years ago and receiving extensive medical care, Hercules found his forever home with foster mom Jill LeBrun. Now thriving at 10 years old, Hercules enjoys bird-watching and treats while charming everyone he meets. His story serves as an inspiration for others to consider fostering or adopting rescue animals.

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This Young Girl is a Cancer Survivor Thanks to Her Sister's Lifesaving Donation

10-year-old Ruby Leaning is now cancer-free thanks to her sister's life-saving bone marrow donation. Ruby was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2020, and her younger sister Mabel turned out to be a perfect match for the transplant. Their grandmother confirmed that Mabel's stem cells saved Ruby's life, and now she is back to being a happy, healthy girl who loves swimming and dancing. The family is grateful for the support they received during this challenging time.

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For the First Time in 5 Months, NASA's Voyager 1 is Sending Data Back to Earth

After a five-month hiatus, NASA engineers have successfully restored communication with Voyager 1, humanity's farthest spacecraft, located 15 billion miles away in the cosmos. Through innovative problem-solving, the team managed to decode the spacecraft's data, showcasing the resilience and ingenuity of space exploration efforts. As Voyager 1 continues its interstellar journey, the breakthrough reaffirms our unwavering commitment to exploring the unknown and pushing the boundaries of human achievement.

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Generosity and Two Life-Saving Liver Donations United These Three Families

Despite facing daunting odds, Brandon Morgan's journey took a miraculous turn when his then-girlfriend, Christina Benjamin, selflessly decided to donate her liver to someone in need. Shortly thereafter, Brandon received news of a match, leading to life-saving surgery for both him and Peggy Miller, a woman given just months to live. Their extraordinary bond, along with the generosity of Philip Rothfield, who also donated his liver, has forged a heartwarming friendship that defies the boundaries of their life-saving acts.

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This Architect is Cutting Up Materials to Make Them Stronger and Lighter

A former architecture student, Emily Baker, discovered a new technique called Spin-Valence by experimenting with paper cuts. The innovative method creates strong yet lightweight structures without the need for adhesive. She is now exploring ways to use this technique in architecture and design applications like shelters or bridges post-disaster relief. Baker's collaboration with a math professor shows promise for affordable construction methods worldwide, offering environmentally sustainable solutions using easily accessible tools and materials.

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How Underwater Concerts Are Saving Coral Reefs

Did you know the Great Barrier Reef hosts daily underwater concerts with a symphony of marine sounds? Scientists are using ecoacoustics to monitor and restore coral reefs, attracting fish and larvae with healthy reef sounds. Despite challenges, researchers remain optimistic about saving these vital ecosystems by changing the ocean's soundtrack for the better. By utilizing innovative solutions like acoustic enrichment, there is hope for rebuilding damaged reefs and protecting marine life for future generations.

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Previously Unreleased Music From Aaron Carter Will Benefit a Nonprofit Mental Health Foundation for Kids

After overcoming grief, Angel Carter Conrad is sharing previously unheard music from her late brother Aaron Carter to support others. A portion of proceeds from "The Recovery Album" will benefit The Kids Mental Health Foundation. The album honors Aaron, who tragically passed away in 2022. Despite the tragedy, Angel aims to spread positivity through their story and help others in need with the new music release.

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Scientists Have Discovered a Cosmic Fountain in Intergalactic Space

Astronomers have discovered a galaxy near the Milky Way spewing out material equivalent to 50 million suns, providing insight into how intergalactic space is filled with elements for new stars. By studying NGC 4383 in high resolution, scientists found it's releasing an enormous gas jet rich in heavy elements at incredible speeds of up to 671,000 miles per hour. This galactic pollution event is crucial for cosmic evolution as the ejected elements will become the foundation of future stars and planets.

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This Plant Only Blooms Every 20 Years - And Hand Pollination Helps It Survive

Rare and stunning blooms have appeared at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens after over a decade - the Puya alpestris, also known as the "sapphire tower." This unique bromeliad, native to Chilean Andes, is now flowering for the first time in almost 20 years. While not endangered, this event allows botanists to hand-pollinate these azure flowers for future generations. Visitors can witness this extraordinary sight now but may have to wait another ten years for its return.

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Post Malone Just Changed This Aspiring Musician's Life

This 10-Year-Old Rescue Cat Just Became a Model for Target

This Young Girl is a Cancer Survivor Thanks to Her Sister's Lifesaving Donation

For the First Time in 5 Months, NASA's Voyager 1 is Sending Data Back to Earth

Generosity and Two Life-Saving Liver Donations United These Three Families

This Architect is Cutting Up Materials to Make Them Stronger and Lighter

How Underwater Concerts Are Saving Coral Reefs

Previously Unreleased Music From Aaron Carter Will Benefit a Nonprofit Mental Health Foundation for Kids

Scientists Have Discovered a Cosmic Fountain in Intergalactic Space

This Plant Only Blooms Every 20 Years - And Hand Pollination Helps It Survive