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Hospital Eases the Stress of Surgery for Young Patients By Letting Them Drive Mini-Cars into Operating Room

Rather than wheeling anxious young patients into an operating room on a gurney, this hospital let the kids take the wheel instead.

Elderly Man Gazing Fondly at His Date in McDonald’s Inspires Thousands of Romantics Online

A simple moment of affection between an elderly couple in McDonald's has won the hearts of thousands of internet users since it was uploaded last week.

In Bid to Include More Women, ‘Request a Woman Scientist’ Has Recruited 10,000 Researchers

Female scientists are tired of being excluded from the STEM community – and that's why this new online database is quickly gathering steam.

World’s Smallest Baby, Born the Size of an Apple, Finally Leaves Hospital as Healthy 5-Pound Infant

This 5-month-old baby has defied all the odds after she was delivered at just 8.6 ounces – which is about the size of an apple.

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.

New Study Shows That Spending Just Ten Minutes With Cats or Dogs Can ‘Significantly’ Reduce Stress

This is the first time that researchers examined these stress-relief symptoms for students in a college setting rather than in a laboratory.

Kindergartners Succeed in Getting Cities to Adopt Their Official Symbol for Kindness—Next, the US Congress

There are already universal symbols for peace and love—but these youngsters are pushing for the recognition of an official symbol of kindness.

Check Out Some of the Gorgeous Winning Pictures From This ‘Kindness Photography’ Contest

When prompted to submit photos of kindness, hundreds of photographers published their work—and the results are breathtaking.

Someone Left a Note Written From the Perspective of a Retiring Utility Pole—and It’s Weirdly Heartwarming

This utility pole is set to be retired by the end of the month—so an person took it upon themselves to write the pole's goodbye letter to the community.

Emma Watson Launches Hotline That Offers Free Legal Advice for Women Experiencing Workplace Harassment

Though the first-of-its-kind hotline is currently only available to women in England and Wales, it could spark similar projects around the world.

Rabbit-Sized ‘Mouse Deer’ Rediscovered in Vietnam After Being Lost to Science Since 1990

It has been 29 years since the silver-backed chevrotain was last recorded in the forests of southern Vietnam—and it has finally been rediscovered.

These Holiday ‘Giving Machines’ Allow Users to Donate to People in Need With Just a Swipe of Their Card

Rather than dispensing candy bars, this machine allows users to donate hot meals, textbooks, toys, and essential items for charities around the world.

First-of-its-Kind Clinical Trial Will Try and Cure Parkinson’s Disease Using ‘Reprogrammed’ Stem Cells

This will be the world's first clinical trial in which researchers use iPS cells to cure Parkinson's disease.

Person Leaves Refreshingly Positive Thank You Note on Windshield of Ambulance Blocking Their Driveway

People don't often find good things tucked under their windshield wipers; which is why these paramedics were delighted by what they found earlier this week.

There Are Now 75,000 Little Free Libraries Around the World – and Here’s Why You Should Add More

Over 75,000 Little Free Libraries have been placed in 88 different countries around the world – and you can help to add more.

World’s First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Will Soon Take to the Skies With Zero Pollution

This groundbreaking new design for an emissions-free plane could change the game for the aviation industry.

Totally Green Machine That Uses Biowaste to Generate Clouds for Clean Water Wins $1.75 Million XPrize

The water system doesn't just generate clean water – the carbon-negative technology costs less than 2 cents per liter of clean water.

When Homeless Man Finds Artwork That Sells for Thousands, Man Tracks Him Down to Split the Earnings

When a homeless man uncovered a rare Disney illustration that was worth thousands, an antique store owner tracked him down to give him some of the earnings.

Fearless Uber Driver Stops Mid-Trip to Scoop Up Injured Hawk and Save It From the Highway

Despite the obvious risk of handling a taloned bird, this courageous Uber driver could not bear to leave an injured hawk on the side of the road.

Santa is FaceTiming Kids in the Hospital So He Can Surprise Them From the ‘North Pole’

These kids have been given the gift of Christmas cheer thanks to these FaceTime calls from the head elf himself calling in from the North Pole.