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Meet the Super Dad That Just Got His Masters Degree While Working Three Jobs
Desmond Durham, a New Jersey dad, successfully managed three jobs, late-night studies, and parenting his young son to graduate with a master's degree, becoming an inspiration to others. Despite the demanding schedule and sacrifices, Durham knew his dream was real and persevered. His commencement speech, viewed over 12,600 times on YouTube, highlighted the impact of his parents and his motivation to be a role model to his son and students. Durham encourages others to find their "why" and pursue their dreams with determination.
These Siblings Were Just Reunited After a Lifetime Apart
In a heartwarming turn of events, Romina Cortés finally met her long-lost sister after discovering her existence just a month ago. Maria Hastings, one of many trafficked Chilean children, reunited with Cortés in Santiago after years apart. The illegal adoptions spanning back to the 1960s are now being investigated as families like the Cortés' come together again. With tears and laughter, these siblings embrace their newfound connection and look forward to building a future together.
How Games in the Classroom Are Helping Kids Learn Better
Looking for a fun way to learn? Researchers are promoting the use of 'serious games' as a tool for education and engagement. The GamEngage project, led by experts from top universities, aims to bring serious gaming into schools and workplaces. A new 'Serious Games Cookbook' has been created to guide beginners in designing educational games on topics like sustainable development and climate change. This resource is designed to inspire readers to explore the exciting world of serious game design!
Astronomers Have Found What Might be the Universe’s Brightest Object
Astronomers have found a super-bright quasar with a massive black hole at its center, devouring the equivalent of a sun daily. This record-breaking quasar shines 500 trillion times brighter than our sun and is over 17 billion times more massive. Scientists describe it as a cosmic hurricane, making it the most violent place in the universe known to us. Discovered by the European Southern Observatory after being mistaken for a star, this hidden gem has been revealed as an incredibly active and luminous core of a galaxy.
This Filmmaker is a Hero After Saving a Passenger Stuck in a Flood
A driving instructor was rescued from floodwater in Essex by a passerby as firefighters waited for specialist help. The incident took place at Buttsbury Wash ford near Billericay after heavy rain on Sunday. The driver, who was stuck in 1.2m of water, was safely removed from the car by a filmmaker named Jamie Price. Despite some challenges, the driver made it out okay and is now receiving treatment at a hospital.
NASA Just Captured an Eclipse on Mars Looking Like a Googly Eye
In a fun twist of fate, the Perseverance rover on Mars captured images of Phobos eclipsing the Sun last week—a Martian eclipse that looked like googly eyes. Scientists are excited to study these photos to track Phobos' orbit changes over time. The pictures were taken with the rover's Mastcam-Z camera, typically used for panoramic views. This cosmic event adds a playful touch to our understanding of Mars and its potato-shaped moon, Phobos!
How Farmers Are Growing Food in the Phoenix Heat and Helping the Planet
In the sweltering heat of Arizona, food farmers are thriving and sharing valuable lessons with others facing rising temperatures. Despite the scorching climate in Phoenix, growers are successfully producing food year-round by utilizing shade and improving soil quality. By implementing permanent shade structures and organic mulch, these farmers keep their crops cool and moist even during record-breaking heatwaves. With a focus on experimentation and knowledge-sharing, these desert gardeners are paving the way for sustainable agriculture.
How an Act of Kindness Turned Mick Foley Into a "Swiftie for Life"
Taylor Swift's kindness shines through as WWE legend Mick Foley shared a heartwarming story about her supporting a grieving family back in 2007. Despite rising fame, Taylor took time to be there for her neighbor and friend during their toughest times. Mick shared how Taylor baked cookies, sang, and babysat for the family when they needed it most. He considers himself an "unlikely Swiftie" but admires Taylor's genuine kindness.
The European Union Just Hit a Clean Energy Milestone
In a groundbreaking achievement, wind energy has outperformed gas in the European Union for the first time in 2023. Renewable sources combined to generate over a quarter of the EU's electricity last year, marking a significant increase from previous years. This shift towards cleaner energy sources is part of the EU's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040. Countries like Denmark are leading the charge with high percentages of electricity generated from wind turbines, while global sales of electric vehicles continue to rise.
A Community Opened a Preschool Inside a Dementia Care Home - Here's What Happened
Northwest England's first intergenerational care village, where older people and young children live together, has officially opened. Belong, a not-for-profit specializing in dementia care, welcomed the Lord Mayor of Cheshire to mark the occasion. The facility on City Road supports independent living for older residents while integrating a day nursery for children. This innovative village offers shared activities like mealtimes and arts and crafts, creating a vibrant community space that benefits both young and old alike.
See This Stunning Photo of the Milky Way From the Very Large Telescope
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope captures a stunning view of the star-forming region at the Milky Way's center. Located in Chile, this telescope snapped an infrared image of Sagittarius C, revealing hundreds of thousands of stars. Astronomers believe even more stars are hidden within this stellar nursery due to dust and gas clouds blocking our view. Recent findings suggest that Sagittarius C is a hotspot for newly formed stars, providing valuable insight for future discoveries in the galaxy.