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Malawi Inventor Lights Up His Whole Village Basically for Free–Starting With a Bicycle and a River

“To invent,” Thomas Edison said, “you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” Colrerd Nkosi had all the junk he needed—and the will to bring electricity to his small village in Malawi—and he not only accomplished his goal, but won an award from the Queen of England. Using a repurposed corn-shelling machine motor […]

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Poets in Europe Are Writing Tributes For Lonely Funerals of Society’s ‘Unclaimed’ Citizens

We felt like we were being serenaded with kindness when we learned that in the Netherlands and Belgium there are official ‘City Poets’ who brighten otherwise lonely funerals. Akin to a town crier, or some other mainstay of a Middle Ages-set period piece, the City Poet has only been an official position since the turn […]

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1,500-Year-Old Skeletons Found Locked in Loving Embrace Might Have Been ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Ending in China

“’Till death do us part,” obviously doesn’t translate into ancient Mandarin, if this archaeological discovery in China is any indication. The skeletal remains of a couple locked in a tender embrace bears witness to the fact that in the Northern Wei Period of 4th century China, the expectation of love was that it went, quite […]

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It’s the ‘Oscars’ for iPhone Photography: See the Stunning Winners for 2021

The winners of the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards have been unveiled, and they’re truly stunning. Founded in 2007, IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of iPhone photographers since the phone first began to inspire, excite, and engage users worldwide. Every year since then, the very best shots among thousands of images submitted get chosen. MORE: […]

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Afghan All-Girls Robotics Team Offered College Scholarships, Says Oklahoma Mom Who Helped Them Escape Taliban

There may be no force more powerful than maternal instinct. So when Taliban extremists retook Afghanistan, an Oklahoma mom who’d come to think of some gifted Afghan girls as adopted daughters moved heaven and earth to help get them to safety. Harvard graduate Allyson Reneau has 11 kids of her own, but there was still […]

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Keeling Curve Prize awarded to solar cooking and other climate change-reducing projects – Mongabay.com

The ten 2021 winners of the Keeling Curve Prize for climate change solutions are recognized for innovations in grid-scale energy storage, e-bikes, seaweed farming, and solar cooking, among others. Cooking with the sun is a fuel-free way to cook food…

King Khufu’s Solar Boat Is on the Move After 4,600 Years Next to Egyptian Pyramids

Although it may not number amongst the seven ancient wonders of the world, the 4,600-year-old solar boat belonging to Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu is an amazing marvel of the ancient world nonetheless. Last week, King Khufu’s reassembled solar craft was moved intact to its new permanent location, the Grand Egyptian Museum, where it’s sure to become […]

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Italian Dogs Trained as Lifeguards Save 20 Lives Every Year – With New Teams Headed to Germany and US

Stories about sled dogs hauling medicine and supplies through the frozen wilderness have become the stuff of legends, but did you know pups are proving just as powerful in the waves as they are on the ice? In Italy, an elite squadron of 350 specially-trained canines from the Italian School of Water Rescue Dogs (Scuola […]

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Philippine ‘Raptor Boy’ Shows It Takes a Village to Protect an Eagle Migration Route

This article was first published on Mongabay and has been re-printed with permission.  Half a decade ago, the curiosity of a 10-year-old boy helped ignite a love affair with birds that have swept up his village and helped bolster support for the protection of migratory raptors passing through the southern Philippines. It all started when […]

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