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A Community Came Together to Help a Local Bookstore Get Back on its Feet

Lucy Yu, the owner of Yu & Me Books, the first female-owned Asian American bookstore, faced a devastating setback when a fire broke out, causing significant damage to the store. Undeterred, Lucy and her team quickly sprang into action, launching a GoFundMe campaign to rebuild and revive the bookstore. Their resilience paid off as the community rallied behind them, surpassing their fundraising goal and raising over $333,000 in just five days, showcasing the incredible support for this cherished bookstore in Manhattan's Chinatown.

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A Book Borrowed From a Finnish Library in 1939 Was Just Returned 84 Years Later

A book borrowed from a Helsinki library has been returned after 84 years. Librarian Heini Strand received the Finnish translation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel Refugees, with a due date of December 26, 1939. The borrower's identity remains unknown, but such returns are often linked to deceased relatives' belongings. Despite the historic context surrounding the overdue book during Finland's Winter War, it is in good condition and may be made available to the public again soon.

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In Pictures: The Euclid Telescope Find 1.5 Trillion Stars Around the Perseus Cluster

Astronomers have discovered 1.5 trillion orphan stars drifting through a massive galaxy cluster, emitting ghostly blue light between galaxies in the Perseus cluster located 240 million light-years away. This intracluster light is faint but crucial for understanding dark matter and cosmic origins, shedding new light on these mysterious forces shaping our universe. By observing these stars, scientists are uncovering how they were ripped from their galaxies and discovering unexpected orbits, hinting at recent galactic mergers.

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Improved Refrigeration Could Save Half a Billion Tons of Food Waste a Year

A recent study from the University of Michigan shows that implementing fully refrigerated food supply chains worldwide could reduce food waste and related emissions significantly. The study highlights the importance of both globalized cold chains and localized "farm-to-table" systems in reducing food losses globally. Researchers emphasize that investing in improved cold chain infrastructure can lead to significant benefits for both reducing food waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

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In a Historic First, a Canadian Lawmaker Addressed Legislature in an Indigenous Language

In a groundbreaking moment, Sol Mamakwa made history by speaking Anishininiimowin in the Ontario Legislature, marking the first time a language other than English or French was allowed. Mamakwa's speech led to a commitment from the government to build a long-term care home in Sioux Lookout. The emotional day included birthday wishes for his mother and praise for Mamakwa's courage. This milestone is seen as an important step towards reconciliation and preserving Indigenous languages across Canada.

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Negro Leagues Statistics Will Now Officially Be Incorporated Into MLB Historical Record

In a historic move, Major League Baseball will now officially recognize Negro Leagues statistics as part of its historical record. This decision opens the door for 2,300 players to have their accomplishments recognized in MLB's official database. The announcement was made by Commissioner Robert Manfred and marks a significant step towards honoring the legacy of these legendary athletes. The updated MLB database is set to go live on Wednesday without any asterisks or footnotes.

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A Tiny Baby Fox Was Just Rescued After Getting Tangled in a Soccer Net

A tiny fox cub named Millie was rescued by The Fox Project after getting tangled in soccer netting. She was the ninth entangled cub they saved recently, highlighting a common issue in their neighborhood. Thankfully, Millie was successfully untangled and released back into the wild after receiving care at TFP's rehabilitation center. To prevent such incidents, TFP urges people to roll up unused nets to protect wildlife like Millie.

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This 2-Year-Old is Going Viral For Solving Mind-Blowing Math Equations

A 2-year-old math prodigy named Devan is capturing hearts with his incredible number skills, going viral on social media. Devan recently auditioned for America’s Got Talent, impressing judges Simon Cowell and Sofía Vergara with his talents. Despite being unsure at first if a toddler doing math would fit the show's format, producers were amazed by Devan's abilities. With nearly 900K Instagram followers and over 1.3 million on TikTok, this tiny genius is set to wow audiences.

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Something Incredible Can Happen When You Use Banana Peels as an Ingredient

Banana peels, often discarded, can be transformed into a nutritious and delicious ingredient for baked goods, as demonstrated by a recent study. By blanching, drying, and grinding the peels into flour, researchers created cookies that were not only tasty but also packed with fiber, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants, pleasing taste testers just as much as traditional cookies. This innovative use of banana peels not only enhances nutritional value but also helps reduce food waste, offering a sustainable and healthful option for various recipes.

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This Solar Probe Just Helped to Trace The Origins of Space Weather

In exciting news, the ESA's Solar Orbiter ventured close to the Sun to study solar winds and their origins. Recent findings shed light on how sunspots, coronal holes, and prominences influence different types of solar wind affecting our Solar System. Physicists from Northumbria University discovered that features on the Sun's surface produce varying speeds and compositions of solar wind by connecting measurements in space with data from the Solar Orbiter. This breakthrough could lead to improved predictions of space weather.

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If You Use These 3 Phrases, You Have Higher Emotional Intelligence Than Most, Psychologists Say

Ever wondered if you're a "people person" with high emotional intelligence? Research by Dr. Travis Bradberry shows that 36% of people worldwide can accurately identify their emotions. Emotional intelligence involves awareness, self-regulation, understanding others, and effective communication. Benefits include better relationships, stress management, job opportunities, and achieving personal goals through phrases like "I feel," "I want," and genuine inquiries about others' well-being.

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A Book Borrowed From a Finnish Library in 1939 Was Just Returned 84 Years Later

In Pictures: The Euclid Telescope Find 1.5 Trillion Stars Around the Perseus Cluster

Improved Refrigeration Could Save Half a Billion Tons of Food Waste a Year

In a Historic First, a Canadian Lawmaker Addressed Legislature in an Indigenous Language

Negro Leagues Statistics Will Now Officially Be Incorporated Into MLB Historical Record

A Tiny Baby Fox Was Just Rescued After Getting Tangled in a Soccer Net

This 2-Year-Old is Going Viral For Solving Mind-Blowing Math Equations

Something Incredible Can Happen When You Use Banana Peels as an Ingredient

This Solar Probe Just Helped to Trace The Origins of Space Weather

If You Use These 3 Phrases, You Have Higher Emotional Intelligence Than Most, Psychologists Say