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For the First Time in 17 Years, No Whales Will Be Harpooned in Icelandic Waters

Due to a shrinking demand for whale meat and the expansion of nationally protected waters, whaling companies have abandoned their summer hunting season.

Cannabis Can Be 30x More Powerful Than Aspirin for Inflammation, Says New Study Eyeing Future Opioid Substitute

The researchers say that the discovery could help create a natural—and potent—form of pain relief without the risk of addiction of other painkillers.

After Making History With New Film Studio, Tyler Perry to Build a Shelter for Disadvantaged Women and Children

The shelter for disadvantaged youth and homeless women will be located on his new 330-acre film studio property in Atlanta, Georgia.

Teacher’s Powerful Exercise of ‘Leaving Emotional Baggage at the Door’ Has Totally Changed Her Classroom

This teacher is going viral for using a simple—but poignant—activity to teach her students about empathy and emotional baggage.

Thanks to Student’s Hunch, Seniors With Dementia Are ‘Coming Alive’ Again With the ‘Magic’ of Virtual Reality

The technology was shown to greatly decrease symptoms of depression and isolation in seniors suffering from dementia in more than 100 nursing communities.

Stephen King is Using His Property to Open a Writer’s Retreat

The house next to King's home in Bangor, Maine will soon be able to accommodate up to 5 resident writers who may need a peaceful place for their work.

You Can Now Help Santa Deliver to Low-Income Kids By ‘Adopting’ Their Christmas Letters Through USPS

If you want to help Santa fulfill the wishes of kids whose families may not be able to afford a ton of gifts this year, you can just visit the USPS website.

First Graders Persuaded School to Adopt Therapy Dog—And Their Story Won $100K for Shelter That Housed Him

Since Buddy the therapy dog has had such a positive impact on this elementary school, the shelter that adopted him out was surprised with a $100K check.

Read Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List From 1490 and Be Inspired By His Insatiable Appetite for Everything

Most of our to-do lists consist of pretty innocuous things like “go to the grocery store” and “do the laundry” – but what would...

We May Soon Be Able to Melt Down Plastic Waste into Fuel for Hydrogen Cars

Because the plastics don't need to be cleaned, the process would be cheaper than recycling, too.

In Historic First, Scientists Have Landed Rovers On an Asteroid and They’re Transmitting Photos

If successful, the space agency will be responsible for the “world's first sample return mission to a C-type asteroid.”

Depressed by Cable News Playing in Public Everywhere, He Designed Glasses That Black Out Screens

When these designers got sick of the tirade of technology, they created a special pair of sunglasses that blocked out the glowing screens around them.

When 8-Year-old ‘Queen’ Finds Authentic Ancient Sword in a Lake, Her Fans Rally to Forge Her a Replica

Saga may only be 8 years old, but she already has an international fan club thanks to her recent discovery at the bottom of a Swedish lake.

These Two Cultured Cats Have Spent the Last Two Years Trying to Get Inside an Art Museum

Though the security guard is happy to greet his feline visitors with a friendly pat on the head, he always dutifully turns them away at the door.

Barista’s Simple Question Leads to Her Husband Extending the Life of a Stranger

It all started because Nicole McNeil noticed that one of her customers looked more sad than usual – so she worked up the courage to ask what was wrong.

Student-Designed Electric Car Breaks World Record by Crossing Australia in 6 Days Using Only $50 of Power

A team of college students has just broken the Guinness World Record for using the lowest amount of energy to cross Australia in an electric car.

Homeless Magazine Seller is So Beloved By Locals, They Showered Him With Love and a New VW Home

Despite being homeless, this magazine seller is the happiest – and most beloved – man on the streets of Bristol.

Boeing’s Flying Air Taxi Has Just Completed Its First Test Flight – And It’s Electric!

The company's “air taxi” could be commercially available to the public as soon as 2023.

Boy is Cured of Aggressive Cancer Thanks to Stem Cell Treatment Using Donated Umbilical Cord

This youngster had cancer in 70% of his body when doctors finally resorted to a stem cell treatment that used a donated umbilical cord from Texas.

Unborn Baby Treated for Spinal Defect After Being Removed From Mom’s Womb for Surgery, Then Put Back

This pioneering new surgery is treating unborn babies of a spinal defect while they are still in the womb.