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This Pilot Celebrated His 100th Birthday In The Best Way Possible

Stacey Rees flew in numerous aircraft during his military career. He spent 30 years working for the British Aircraft Corporation in Filton, Bristol. The Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club took him up in a Cessna aircraft. He joked: "I didn't do any loops, but I was ready to"

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Inside Carnegie Hall's New Concert Series Designed for Mental Health

Carnegie Hall's Well-Being Concerts, designed to maximize health benefits through live musical experiences, are providing a unique and therapeutic approach to mental health. The concerts, featuring soft lighting, floor cushions, and a circular audience setup, aim to reduce stress, anxiety, and loneliness. Initial responses from attendees, including health care workers and those impacted by the justice system, have been positive, emphasizing the potential impact of such initiatives on mental well-being.

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This 104-Year-Old WWII Veteran Celebrated His Birthday With a Special Guitar Performance

Nick Kazuska, a 104-year-old World War II veteran and former grain elevator operator, celebrated his birthday by playing the upright bass with a band at his retirement home in Saskatoon. Friends, family, and bandmates gathered to mark Kazuska's milestone as he performed several songs and took a break to chat with attendees. Despite hearing damage from his time in the war, Kazuska continues to enjoy music and, with his band, brings joy to various retirement homes in Saskatoon.

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This New Bluetooth Alternative Could Revolutionize Wireless Communication

Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a low-cost, energy-efficient alternative to Bluetooth that uses electric waves for data transfer at close range. The technology, based on electric field modulation instead of electromagnetic modulation, offers improved battery life for wearable devices and home assistants. If mass-produced, the solution could be miniaturized to a single chip, costing just a few pence per device and potentially revolutionizing how we interact with technology in smart homes and beyond.

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NASA's Lucy Mission is Studying Unexplored Objects In This Icy, Doughnut-Shaped Region

NASA's Lucy mission has moved closer to investigating Trojan asteroids near Jupiter. Lucy, launched in October 2021, aims to study seven Trojan asteroids to uncover mysteries about the outer reaches of the Solar System. This mission follows the discovery of Kuiper Belt objects, fundamentally changing the scale of the Solar System, and scientists hope Lucy will reveal the connection between Trojans and Kuiper Belt objects, providing insights into the formation of our cosmic neighborhood.

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This Deaf Football Team Just Won Their Second Consecutive State Championship

The California School for the Deaf football team turned a 14-0 deficit into a stunning 54-42 victory, clinching their second straight high school state championship! Coach Keith Adams, through an ASL translator, shared his amazement, calling it a surreal, near-miraculous feat. Despite the challenges, they found strength in adversity, leading to a well-earned parade celebration. Their achievement is not just a win but a beacon of resilience and teamwork and overcoming the odds.

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A Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Just Gave Birth to a Baby in Indonesia

A critically endangered Sumatran rhino was born in Indonesia's Way Kambas National Park, marking the second such birth in the country this year and contributing to the species that currently numbers fewer than 50 animals. Delilah, a 7-year-old female, gave birth to a 55-pound male calf fathered by Harapan, the last Sumatran rhino to be repatriated to Indonesia. This success emphasizes the government's commitment to rhino conservation, with the population facing threats from habitat destruction and poaching.

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This Musician Mesmerizes Animals With His Incredible Tunes

Musician Warren Ruiz brings joy to animals by playing soothing songs on the handpan for cows, horses, and other creatures, capturing their enraptured reactions in delightful videos on Instagram. Warren sees this musical connection as a way to unite all forms of life in a shared symphony, creating ephemeral moments of harmony. His posts showcase the joy of sharing melodies with animal friends and express gratitude for the love animals give to humans, emphasizing the beauty of this unique and heartwarming connection.

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Dolly Parton Just Hit Another Career Milestone With Her New Rock Album

Dolly Parton just added another miletone achievement to her list with her new debut rock album, "Rockstar." The album, a contrast to her country hits, debuted at Number 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making it her highest-charting album ever. "This is a big thrill," she exclaimed, thanking all her fans for their support, as well as her producer and the artists who collaborated with her on the album. Parton's previous top 10 albums include 2014's "Blue Smoke" and 1987's "Trio."

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41 Workers Trapped in a Himalayan Tunnel for 17 Days Have Just Been Rescued

After 17 days trapped in a collapsed tunnel in the Himalayan mountains, all 41 construction workers have been successfully rescued. The dramatic scenes unfolded as the workers were pulled out through an escape pipe thanks to a rescue crew of more than 200, with ambulances and helicopters on standby to transport them to a nearby hospital. The rescue operation, marked by obstacles and delays, was met with celebrations as the trapped individuals emerged to garlands of flowers and a freshly cooked meal. The workers are in good health and spirits.

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How Llamas Are Helping Communities in Peru Recover From Melting Glaciers

In a collaborative effort with local communities in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, scientists are leveraging llamas to restore barren, rocky soil left behind by melting glaciers. The llamas' grazing not only fertilizes the soil but also introduces new seeds to the land, promoting a faster recovery of the ecosystem. This innovative approach, combining traditional knowledge and environmental science, showcases the positive impact of llamas in preventing acid rock drainage and aiding the revitalization of ecosystems affected by glacial retreat.

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Inside Carnegie Hall's New Concert Series Designed for Mental Health

This 104-Year-Old WWII Veteran Celebrated His Birthday With a Special Guitar Performance

This New Bluetooth Alternative Could Revolutionize Wireless Communication

NASA's Lucy Mission is Studying Unexplored Objects In This Icy, Doughnut-Shaped Region

This Deaf Football Team Just Won Their Second Consecutive State Championship

A Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Just Gave Birth to a Baby in Indonesia

This Musician Mesmerizes Animals With His Incredible Tunes

Dolly Parton Just Hit Another Career Milestone With Her New Rock Album

41 Workers Trapped in a Himalayan Tunnel for 17 Days Have Just Been Rescued

How Llamas Are Helping Communities in Peru Recover From Melting Glaciers