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Volunteers Came Together to Clean More Than Three Tons of Trash From Lake Tahoe

A team of dedicated volunteers, including scuba divers, kayakers, and snorkelers, came together to clean up Lake Tahoe after Fourth of July celebrations, successfully collecting over three tons of trash. Together, they cleaned up more than 6,000 pounds of garbage from the lake, bringing it back to its sparkling condition. The team plans to recycle and repurpose the collected debris, and they are determined to develop strategies and initiatives to prevent future pollution and keep the beautiful lake pristine.

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A Lung Cancer Drug Revealed Unprecedented Results in a New Trial

new drug called lorlatinib has shown remarkable success in treating non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by preventing disease progression. In a recent study, 60% of patients treated with lorlatinib were still alive and disease-free after five years, compared to only 8% of those on the standard treatment. This groundbreaking drug is part of a new class of medications known as ALK-inhibitors and offers hope to young NSCLC patients with little smoking history.

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This Family of Taekwondo Instructors Saved a Woman from Being Attacked

A taekwondo family in Texas sprang into action to save a young woman from an attacker at their dojo. The An family, with years of martial arts training, subdued the assailant after hearing screams next door. Taekwondo grand master Hong An held down the suspect until law enforcement arrived, preventing a sexual assault. The Harris County Sheriff's Department praised the family for their quick and brave actions in protecting others.

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This Company Takes Old Fridges and Donates Them to Food Banks

Whirlpool's Feel Good Fridge program refurbishes returned fridges and donates them to food banks, helping fight hunger sustainably. Since 2021, over 900 refrigerators have been donated, reaching 25,000 families in need. With new partners HelloFresh and TQL, the program will expand to more cities by 2030 with a goal of placing 3,000 fridges. Together they aim to provide fresh ingredients to communities struggling with food insecurity.

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This 103-Year-Old WWII Veteran is Pursuing His Passion for Photography

At 103 years old, WWII veteran Ralph Conte from South Carolina is still pursuing his passion for photography. Serving in nine countries during the war, he received a Purple Heart and held more than 52,000 German troops. Despite his age, Conte remains tech-savvy and continues to take sharp pictures of the Carolinas as a hobby. His granddaughter Jessica Graf credits him with instilling faith and values in their family while inspiring others to live in the moment.

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Watch This Little Boy Celebrating Being Cancer-Free

In an uplifting video, a young boy named Nico celebrates being cancer-free with a joyful dance and receiving his first bike. Little Wishes shared the heartwarming moment on TikTok to remind everyone to celebrate life's victories. After two years of battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Nico was surprised by family and friends at the hospital as he rang a bell signifying the end of his treatment. The video has quickly gained attention for its infectious joy and positivity, spreading happiness far and wide.

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How Beavers Are Creating a Habitat for Water Voles in the Scottish Rainforest

In a Scottish rainforest, beavers have created new habitats for endangered water voles to thrive. Since their reintroduction in 2009, the beavers' dam-building has provided hiding spots for the voles from predators like mink. Experts believe that the complex boundary between water and land created by the beavers could help water voles flourish in Knapdale forest. The collaboration between beavers and water voles shows how nature can work together to create diverse ecosystems for wildlife to thrive.

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This Revolutionary New Observatory Will Locate Millions of Galaxies

A groundbreaking telescope named the Vera C. Rubin Observatory is set to revolutionize our understanding of the universe by capturing dynamic celestial events such as supernovas and variable stars with unprecedented clarity. Located in Chile, this state-of-the-art facility boasts a massive mirror and an agile camera that can swiftly scan the entire visible sky every three days. Scientists anticipate discovering millions of unknown asteroids, aiding in planetary defense efforts while also unlocking mysteries surrounding dark matter and dark energy.

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Meet the World’s Smallest Bear — And One of the Cutest of Their Kind

Sun bears, the tiniest in the animal kingdom, are getting a second chance at life. Tenom, a cub raised in captivity after poachers killed her mother, is now being trained to live in the wild by a dedicated wildlife rescue team. The program includes teaching Tenom essential bear skills over two years with a foster family model. With fewer than 10,000 sun bears left in the wild, this rehabilitation effort could be crucial for their survival.

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How a Phone is Helping Families Deal With Bereavement

A UK hospice has introduced a unique way to help the bereaved cope with their loss - a wind phone that allows users to "talk" to their deceased loved ones. Inspired by a Japanese tradition, the phone at Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge offers a quiet space for anyone seeking solace. The old-style rotary phone is located in a serene summer house on the hospice grounds, providing comfort and connection for those grieving.

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From Irish Reels to Instagram Reel: How One Black Dancer is Fusing Traditional and Modern Steps

When you think of Irish dancing, traditional images come to mind. But dancer Kaitlyn Sardin is changing the game with her unique fusion style. Mixing Irish dance with hip hop and more, she's captured millions online and caught the attention of celebrities like Beyoncé's mom. Despite facing skepticism, Sardin hopes to inspire others to follow their passions and break societal expectations by redefining Irish dance for a new generation.

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A Lung Cancer Drug Revealed Unprecedented Results in a New Trial

This Family of Taekwondo Instructors Saved a Woman from Being Attacked

This Company Takes Old Fridges and Donates Them to Food Banks

This 103-Year-Old WWII Veteran is Pursuing His Passion for Photography

Watch This Little Boy Celebrating Being Cancer-Free

How Beavers Are Creating a Habitat for Water Voles in the Scottish Rainforest

This Revolutionary New Observatory Will Locate Millions of Galaxies

Meet the World’s Smallest Bear — And One of the Cutest of Their Kind

How a Phone is Helping Families Deal With Bereavement

From Irish Reels to Instagram Reel: How One Black Dancer is Fusing Traditional and Modern Steps