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Kindergarten teacher cuts her hair short to match student being bullied for her short hair

When the school began, kindergarten student Prisilla Perez seemed quite happy and chirpy. But her teacher Shannon Grimm noticed a change in her behavior after she got her hair cut short. Prisilla seemed withdrawn and sad most of the time. Soon, Ms. Grimm found out that the little girl was being teased about her short hair and the kindhearted teacher decided to do something about it. She cut her own hair short to...

February 20, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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How Indian citizens are raising funds for the families of Pulwama martyrs

On Valentine’s Day, when the entire world was busy celebrating the festival of love, a convoy of Indian army vehicles ferrying CRPF jawans from Jammu to Srinagar was attacked by a terrorist who rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the convoy. This resulted in the martyrdom of 41 personnel. In this age of social media frenzy, everyone was quick to pour out their anguish over the dastardly attack....

February 19, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Turn your windows into a source of renewable energy with these origami-inspired solar panels

In the past, scientists have come up with solar panels made out of different materials that urban buildings can place on their windows and generate renewable power. However, most of them haven’t been very successful as they cause a marked reduction in the amount of natural lighting while generating very little energy. Now Soligami is a solar panel system that works similarly to shutter blinds so that light...

February 18, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Mexican scientist finds cure for the Human Papillomavirus

In an important medical breakthrough, a researcher from Mexico National Polytechnic Institute has just found a 100% cure for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which means cervical cancer in women finally has a cure. Eva Ramón Gallegos, the Mexican scientist, managed to completely eradicate the virus in 29 patients. According to the report, the team of researchers led by Dr Gallegos treated the women using...

February 15, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian city is using discarded wood and cargo packaging to beautify public parks

Noida, an industrial city right next to the Indian capital New Delhi, produces a lot of packaging waste and wooden pallets that are usually discarded and dumped. The government garbage collectors segregate discarded wooden packaging from other unusable items and sell it to small businesses to be reused or burned. However, thanks to the sustainable initiatives of the Noida authorities, this discarded material is...

February 14, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Earth is greener than 20 years ago, thanks to China and India

According to data from NASA satellites, Earth is greener today than it was about two decades ago, and the two countries that have made this possible are ironically also the worst polluters in the world – China and India. This surprising new study shows that the two emerging countries with the world’s biggest populations are leading the improvement in greening on land. The effect stems mainly from ambitious...

February 13, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Here are ‘vegan’ sneakers that are plant-based and biodegradable

Ever since Veja, a French shoe brand, was founded fourteen years ago, it has been trying to make shoe production more ethical and environment-friendly. And the company’s latest offering, the Campo sneaker, is an impressive proof of that. After working relentlessly for the past five years, Veja finally introduced these ‘vegan’ sneakers that are made of waxed canvas and are fully biodegradable....

February 12, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This biomass power plant in UK starts CO2 capturing

The Drax biomass power plant in North Yorkshire, UK, is capturing carbon dioxide produced from wood burning for the first time ever and is even looking at ways to store and use the captured carbon. Officials say the scheme would capture about a tonne of CO2 each day. “This innovative technology has the potential to make huge strides in our efforts to tackle climate change while kick-starting an entirely...

February 11, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Key West will ban coral-damaging sunscreen

Last year, environmentalists rejoiced when the state of Hawaii announced that it would ban the sale and use of sunscreens containing chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate – both of which are known to be harmful for coral reefs. Now Key West, Florida is following suit with a similar kind of ban. The measure was approved this week by the City Commission in a 6-to-1 vote, and will ban sales of sunscreens...

February 08, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Mexican company is putting discarded avocado pit to good use

A Mexican start up Biofase has come up with an interesting way to use vast quantities of avocado pits that are usually discarded by households and producers. The company transforms dense avocado seeds into disposable straws and cutlery that are totally biodegradable. The company’s founder, biochemical engineer Scott Munguia, figured out how to extract a molecular compound from a pit to obtain a biopolymer...

February 07, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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