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Students Design Beach Vacuum That Can Suck Up Microplastics While Leaving All the Sand

A group of engineering students have created a massive vacuum cleaner that can efficiently suck up all the tiny microplastics on sandy beaches.

Homeless Dad Receives Flood of Support After Woman Tried to Facebook Shame Him for Sleeping in McDonalds

A woman's frustrated Facebook post turned out to be a blessing in disguise for a homeless dad who has been struggling to make ends meet.

On Anthony Bourdain’s Birthday, a Mental Health Program for Chefs Spreads to 22 More Restaurants

Spurred by the suicide of Anthony Bourdain, a California chef launched a mental health program for restaurant workers – and it's slowly picking up traction.

Researchers Used Natural Gut Bacteria to Prevent—and Reverse—Food Allergies in Pre-clinical Trials

Scientists have identified several strains of bacteria in human guts that can be used to prevent – and even reverse – allergies.

Canada is Moving to Ban Dozens of ‘Harmful’ Single-Use Plastics as Soon as 2021

Canadian legislators are aiming to phase out single-use plastics such as straws, coffee lids, shopping bags, and straws within the next two years.

Since Women Overcoming Addiction Repaid Town in Kindness, It’s One of the ‘Nicest Places’ in US

When this Kansas community welcomed the residents of a new women's recovery center, the residents were sure to repay the kindness tenfold.

Veterans Are Finding Renewed Purpose Through Scuba Diving Missions to Protect Coral Reefs

Dozens of ex-military members are proving to be the perfect protectors for endangered coral reefs along the coast of Florida.

Zookeepers Capture Penguins’ Amusing Reactions to Meeting Larger-Than-Life LEGO Brick Roommate

In an amusing new set of photos from the Edinburgh Zoo, a group of penguins were bemused to meet a feathered friend made of 3,200 LEGO bricks.

Two Years After Woman Changes Homeless Man’s Life, They’re Using Their Friendship to Help Someone Else

It has been two years since this woman changed the life of a local homeless man – and they are now using their lasting friendship to help someone else.

Two More US States Have Approved Bans On Single-Use Plastic Bags

The two new pieces of legislation mean that there are now five US states that have approved bans on single-use plastic bags.

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Auctions Off 126 Guitars and Raises $21 Million for Climate Change Battle

After raising over $21 million through the auctioneer's block, the Pink Floyd guitarist is donating all of it to an environmental charity.

Social Media is Melting Over This Adorable Photo of a Dog Awaiting His Elderly Owner’s Treatment

This adorable photo of an anxious dog awaiting his owner's return is being shared across social media.

‘Rainbow Railroad’ Has Been Helping LGBT Citizens Escape Oppressive Nations to Freedom and Sanctuary

Hundreds of LGBTQ citizens from around the world have been given freedom and sanctuary from their oppressive governments thanks to this nonprofit.

Woman Has Been Feeding Hungry Swans Every Day for the Last 10 Years After Dam Was Installed

Every day rain or shine, this 70-year-old grandma has doled out specialized bird seed to a flock of swans residing at an English pond.

From Basements to Thrift Stores, Student Has Collected Hundreds of Wheelchairs and Crutches for the Needy

Since launching the nonprofit two years ago, the college student has hunted through attics and thrift stores in order to find old medical equipment.

17 Years After Being Declared Extinct in the Wild, Turtle Species is Saved by Caretakers of Hindu Temple

An endangered turtle species has been given a second chance at survival thanks to the caretakers of a centuries-old Hindu temple.

Watch Police Officer Help to Save Suicidal Man From Bridge After Offering to Give Him a Hug

A compassionate cop managed to stop a suicidal man from jumping off of a bridge in Arizona after he offered to give the man a hug.

Man Goes Viral for Giving Out Free ‘Dad Hugs’ to People Who Needed Them at Pride Parade

This Pittsburgh dad had a feeling that there may be some pride parade-goers who could not celebrate with their parents – and he turned out to be right.

Since Father-Son Duo Designed Revolutionary ‘Honey on Tap’ Beehive, There Are 51,000 New Bee Colonies

Now in honor of National Pollinator Week, the inventors are donating thousands of dollars to honeybee conservation groups.

For the First Time in History, America’s Renewable Energy Capacity is Now Greater Than Coal

A recent report on American energy capacity for the month of April shows that new renewable energy capacity has finally surpassed that of coal.