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The 2023 Women's World Cup Will be the Best-Attended in History, With 1.5 Million Tickets Sold
The 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand has shattered attendance records, with over 1.5 million tickets sold within days of the month-long event. This is set to make the tournament the best-attended Women's World Cup in history, beating the record 1.35 million spectators in 2015. The tournament has been receiving tremendous support, not only in ticket sales but also in broadcast viewership, fan festival participation, and merchandise sales, demonstrating a surge in support for women's football.
India is Boosting Rooftop Solar to Provide Electricity for Up to 10 Million Homes
India is embracing rooftop solar power with enthusiasm as the government streamlines approvals and offers subsidies to encourage adoption. The government announced a $9 billion push to provide "free electricity" for up to 10 million homes, aiming to increase clean energy usage in the country. Despite challenges, experts believe rooftop solar is essential for India's future energy needs. Individuals who have already installed rooftop solar panels report significant savings on electricity bills and feel empowered by contributing to a cleaner planet.
This 27-Year-Old Just Made History as the First Black Female Pilot to Fly a Boeing 777 for Air Canada
History was made as Zoey Williams, a 27-year-old from Ontario, Canada, became Air Canada's first Black female pilot to fly a Boeing 777. Despite initial hesitations about piloting, she conquered her fears and earned her wings at just 19 years old. Throughout her career in aviation, she navigated various roles and challenges before reaching this milestone with Air Canada. Beyond flying high in the skies, Zoey is also making waves with her musical talents and upcoming book release to inspire others to follow their passions.
A Rare Bird Not Seen for 20 Years Has Been Photographed for the First Time
A team of scientists from The University of Texas at El Paso made a remarkable discovery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They captured the first-ever photos of a bird believed to be lost for nearly two decades - the Yellow-crested Helmetshrike. The expedition led by UTEP researchers uncovered about 18 birds in total, sparking hope for their population. This groundbreaking find highlights the importance of protecting tropical forests and inspires future conservation efforts worldwide.
How This Former Disney Channel Star's New Space Startup Could Help Save the Planet
Former Disney star Bridgit Mendler adds CEO to her resume, leading startup Northwood Space in revolutionizing satellite data collection. With a vision for a data highway between Earth and space, Mendler aims to simplify communication with satellites. Her team's focus on fast-tracking ground stations could improve access to vital earth-space data, including climate change tracking. Backed by top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Northwood Space is set to test connections further out in orbit by 2024.
A Dolphin Mother and Calf Were Rescued From Shallow Waters and Set Back Into Their Natural Habitat
In a heartwarming rescue mission, the Texas Marine Mammal Stranded Network saved a mother dolphin and her calf stuck in Galveston Bay. The duo, named Jill and Jack, were spotted by Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. After being freed, it was discovered that Jill was already known to the TMMSN team. Commenters praised the successful rescue efforts as the dolphins were safely transported back to their natural habitat!
First Responders Heroically Rescued a Man From a Semi Truck Dangling Off a Bridge
In a heart-stopping moment, a semi truck driver in Florida found himself hanging over the edge of an overpass after losing control of his vehicle. Luckily, Palm Beach County Fire and Rescue arrived just in time to rescue him. The video posted on social media shows how first responders safely removed the driver from the dangling cab and took him to the hospital for evaluation. Despite previous accidents on this overpass caused by distracted drivers, this story ended happily thanks to the quick action of emergency crews.
How Shifting to EVs Could Prevent Millions of Childhood Asthma Attacks
Imagine a future where children living near highways breathe clean air, thanks to zero-emission electric vehicles. A study by the American Lung Association shows that transitioning to electric cars could greatly improve the health and well-being of millions, especially those vulnerable to pollution-related illnesses. Efforts are already underway to adopt zero-emissions standards for vehicles. With bipartisan support and new regulations, cleaner air and healthier communities may soon become a reality for all Americans.
A Belgian Boy is the First in the World to be Cured of This Rare Cancer
In a groundbreaking medical breakthrough, a young boy diagnosed with brain stem glioma defied the odds and saw his tumor completely disappear after an experimental treatment. Dr. Jacques Grill, who oversaw the case, described it as unprecedented in the world of medicine. This rare and lethal cancer affects only a few hundred children each year in the US and France but is now being studied more closely due to this remarkable outcome. Lucas' story offers hope for future treatments that could potentially save more lives from this devastating disease.
This City Gives Away Free Wedding Dresses to First Responders and Veterans
Alfred Angelo, a New Jersey bridal boutique that closed its doors in 2017, generously donated hundreds of wedding dresses to Camden County under the condition that they go to military families and first responders. The "Salute the Dress" event, initially launched in 2019, resumed this month after a pandemic-induced hiatus. Brides-to-be, including retired Army motor sergeant Amala Sanders, expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to find the dress of their dreams.
This Cat Taught Herself How to Use an iPad So She Could Watch Her Favorite Videos
In a heartwarming turn of events, artist Hannah Lu Anderson discovered her cat Artemis had learned to navigate an iPad all on her own. After observing Anderson's use of the tablet, Artemis surprised everyone by swiping and clicking with ease. Despite some skepticism, it seems Artemis has mastered the user interface enough to select videos for her entertainment - including one featuring ducks quacking in a creek. This tech-savvy feline has certainly taken independent learning to a whole new level!