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Power Your Cell Phone With a Swing of Your Knee

A group of Canadian and U.S. scientists have added a twist to the term "power-walking," building a knee brace device that can harvest enough...
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Look Foward to Aging – for the Fitness

This story is a great feature on aging with fitness, from the LA Times. The paper also reports that age can actually be an...

Energy From Moving Crowd Could Generate Electricity

"The energy from commuters in a train station, dancers in a night club or shoppers in a mall could one day be harvested,...
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Cheetahs to Enter Olympics?

If Oscar Pistorius gets his way there will be a pair of ‘cheetahs’ entering competition in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Opposition to...
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Our Thoughts Become Our Reality

There are two camps developing throughout the world. One dwells upon how bad everything is: we are all in trouble; the economy is crashing;...
İstiklal Avenue, Istanbul, a busy pedestrian street in Turkey - courtesy of www.wowturkey.com who owns copyright

The Muslims I Know …

I am concerned. When I turn on my television and see Muslims, I feel scared. I see acts of violence. I hear rants of...
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1,500 Volunteers to Build 6 Playgrounds in One Day for New Orleans Schools

Students at six New Orleans elementary schools will soon have new places to swing, slide and play, after 1,500 volunteers gather in a one-day...
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Top Ten Stories of 2006: #3 – Species Recovery

Environmentalists Heartened by Stunning Finds of Species, Coral, and Recovery of Many Endangered • Numerous hopeful stories in 2006 showed that endangered...
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Top Ten Good News of 2006!

With casualties in Iraq reaching record numbers, the war in Lebanon punctuating the continuing crises in the Middle East and the ongoing slaughter in...

Infant saved from plunge

A Denver woman walking to her car came upon the unimaginable: A crying eight-month-old baby dangling off a balcony three stories above a cement...
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Stunning Finds of Fish and Coral

Scientists have discovered hugely diverse fish and coral populations thriving off Indonesia's Papua coastlines including dozens of new species like the "walking" shark that...

The Top Ten Green Buildings for 2006

This summer, the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design...
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Peace Camp Grows Friendship Between Middle Eastern Kids

Hempstead, NY - If you were invited to sit down with your enemy for a cup of tea and discuss your conflicting views, would...
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Inspiration Point: Coping With Disappointment

Unity Minister Eric Butterworth inspired thousands with his belief that positive attitudes create personal renewal. A theologian, lecturer, and author of 16 books, his...

A Bright Spot in Today’s Middle East

For years, while working, I have watched world crises come and go. CNN changed the way war was viewed. As their satellites delivered...
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Buddhists Coexist with Tigers at Sanctuary

A remarkable monastery in Thailand cares for wild animals which are being squeezed off their land by too much development.  A video shows tigers...
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Arabs, Jews Clean Up Galilee Together

In the northern port town of Acre, Jewish and Arab high school students work together to transform rubbish into hand-crafted benches. And in the...

Segways Replace Wheelchairs, Increase Mobility

Segways, the two-wheeled transporters, are replacing wheelchairs for some who have trouble walking but still want to move around taking up as little space...
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Room to Move, a Sanctuary for Retired, Rescued Zoo Elephants

Elephants are majestic creatures who are highly intelligent, complex, social, sensitive and even humorous. They form intricate family structures and grieve for their dead....
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Teen Presents $18,000 Check To Injured Columbine Student

DENVER (Reuters) - A San Francisco teenager who raised $18,000 by running in a road race Tuesday presented the check to one of the...