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Meet the Baby Platypus Stealing Everyone's Hearts With Her Clumsiness
PBS's "Nature" show has captured heartwarming footage of a female platypus named Zoom creating a nest for her eggs in a burrow. Using her versatile tail to transport vegetation and a small enough posture to fit inside the tiny burrow, she built a comfortable nest in complete darkness. After patiently waiting, cameras recorded the delightful moment when a baby platypus crawled out of the nest, showcasing the adorable, clumsy little creature to the world.
How a Ukrainian Couple Fled War and Built a Thriving Food Business
A couple from Ukraine, Anna and Vladimir Posikera, faced challenges when they moved to Calgary to escape the war. Despite language barriers, they found hope in their new community's support. Their unique colorful perogies became a hit, leading them to start a successful business called Tisto Factory. Now available at Calgary Co-op, the Posikeras aim to expand their business while dreaming of visiting loved ones back home in Ukraine.
Meet Kitty Black Perkins, the Trailblazer Who Designed the First Black Barbie, and See Her Legacy
The "Barbie" dolls are a global hit, celebrating women and diversity with the help of trailblazer Kitty Black Perkins. Perkins designed Mattel's first Black Barbie in 1980 after demand from collectors, aiming for uniqueness. The retired Chief Barbie Designer wanted her creation to be just as capable but with added flair. Perkins' legacy broke barriers and left an impact on the iconic doll for almost thirty years.
An Astronaut’s Photo Shows an Out-of-This-World Look at Earth From the Skies
Prepare to be amazed by the stunning photography captured by American astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli during her International Space Station mission. The U.S. Marine Corps test pilot has been wowing social media with jaw-dropping images of tropical storms and Earth's atmosphere being illuminated by the Sun. Despite her upcoming return home, Moghbeli remains grateful for the spectacular views she had from space and looks forward to exploring more beauty on our planet.
This Kenyan Start-Up Turns Plastic Waste Into Solar-Powered Freezers
In Kenya, a company called Kuza Freezer is turning plastic waste into cold storage units for small businesses. Women on a Mombasa beach collect the waste which is then transformed into freezers by Kuza employees. The freezers come with solar panels and are helping fish traders and other vendors preserve their products. Kuza Freezer has delivered over 350 machines in three years, providing solutions to food security and environmental challenges.
This 92-Year-Old Football Fan Got a Surprise Call From Her Favorite Player
A 92-year-old Nottingham Forest fan, Vera Hill, received a surprise phone call from her favorite player, Stuart Pearce. The club arranged the call for Ms. Hill, who gave up her season ticket due to macular degeneration in 2012 and now only has peripheral vision. She was "overwhelmed" after speaking to Pearce, whom she considers her all-time favorite player. This heartwarming gesture came after the club granted Ms. Hill's wish to hear fans sing at the City Ground once more - truly touching!
A Group of Hollywood A-List Directors Are Banding Together to Save a Historic LA Theater
A group of A-list Hollywood directors, including JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg, have joined forces to save a historic cinema in Los Angeles. Led by Jason Reitman, the directors aim to preserve the Village Theater as a cultural hub for movie lovers. The theater, known for its iconic white spire and hosting movie premieres since 1931, will showcase personal collections of props and costumes from these renowned filmmakers.
Meet Oli, the Kitty Who Competes in Australia's Yacht Race
In a heartwarming display of feline bravery, Oli the cat joins his owner in competing at the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race. The Sylph VI arrives at Constitution Dock with Oli onboard to cheers from delighted spectators. Bob and Oli have been sailing around Australia for five years, with fans welcoming them back to land after their latest adventure. Despite being the oldest boat in the race, Oli and Bob's bond continues to inspire as they set sail together once again.
How a Simple Act of Kindness Connected Two Strangers at an Airport
In a heartwarming act of kindness at the Atlanta airport, Cindy Tutko, facing mobility challenges due to a torn ACL, found unexpected help from stranger Michael Wright. Despite the train services being down and time running out, Wright selflessly carried Tutko's heavy bag and offered unwavering support as they navigated the airport together. His empathy and assistance not only helped Tutko reach her gate on time but also board the plane early, easing her physical strain.
Water Has Been Detected on the Surface of Asteroids for the First Time Thanks to an Old NASA Mission
In an exciting discovery, scientists have found water on the surface of two asteroids thanks to a retired NASA mission. By studying silicate-rich asteroids close to the sun, researchers identified molecular water previously mistaken for hydroxyl. This breakthrough could offer insights into how water became abundant on Earth and aid in the search for life beyond our solar system. With plans to investigate more targets using advanced technology, this research opens new doors in understanding the distribution of water in space.
How 3D Printing Can Help Address the Affordable Housing Crisis
A groundbreaking 3D-printed home in Virginia offers hope for affordable housing, showcasing the potential of this innovative technology. Constructed with speed and efficiency, these homes are cost-effective and energy-efficient, addressing a critical need for more affordable housing options. Companies like Icon and Alquist are leading the way in revolutionizing construction methods through 3D printing. While challenges remain, experts believe that continued innovation in this field could provide a solution to the ongoing housing crisis.