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This 14-year-old has won $25,000 for research on potential COVID-19 cure

14-year-old Anika Chebrolu from Texas was recently named the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a competition for middle school scientists, and also won a cash prize of $25,000. The young scientist has discovered a molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2.  Binding and inhibiting this viral protein would potentially stop the virus entry into the cell, creating a...

October 23, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Here is a rescue farm that connects special needs kids with animals coming from similar background

Safe in Austin rescue farm in Texas does the wonderful job of connecting children with special needs with animals facing disabilities, special needs or traumatic past experiences. This sanctuary welcomes animals from all species, no matter the condition they’re found in. “We rescue animals from severe abuse or neglect, rehabilitate and rehome the ones that are able, and offer a safe and loving...

October 22, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Centrifugal: A moving film that depicts the story of a woman’s life in just one minute

A short one-minute film by a college student from Irinjalakuda in Kerala, India, has managed to capture the attention of several people online for its realistic and moving portrayal of the life of a woman. Adithya Patel, the 19-year-old cinematographer, editor and director of the movie Centrifugal is earning a lot of appreciation for his debut project, the concept of which was given by his mother Hena Chandran....

October 19, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This company is delivering sustainable, clean drinking water to remote towns

SOURCE Global is a company that has partnered with Conservation International to provide over 40,000 liters of sustainable, clean drinking water to people in the remote Palawan town in the Philippines. An array of SOURCE Hydropanels, powered only by sunshine, offset more than two million plastic water bottles by providing renewable drinking water to people in remote locations. “Remote locations—otherwise nearly...

October 16, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This off-duty volunteer firefighter rescued girl from burning building

Elijah Hale has been a volunteer firefighter right since he was a 14-year-old. His quick thinking and courage helped him rescue a girl trapped inside a burning building recently when he noticed a house on fire while driving down Bender Road in Littlestown, PA. Elijah was off-duty when he drove by the house on fire. “I knew something wasn’t right, found out a girl was trapped up in there,” he...

October 15, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Aged couple running a small food kiosk in Delhi witness outpouring of support after viral video

A few days ago, a video went viral in India that showed a teary-eyed, aged owner of a small food kiosk in Delhi talking about how he and his wife had earned less than $1 that day. The video which was shared on multiple social media platforms was recorded at a small eatery called ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ in Malviya Nagar, south Delhi. In the video, the stall’s owner, 80-year-old Kanta Prasad, shows vessels containing dal,...

October 14, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Team of Indian doctors sets up makeshift hospitals to treat thousands of COVID-19 patients for free

At a time when the number of COVID-19 positive patients are increasing by the day in India, it is doctors like Dr Ravikant Singh who are working tirelessly and selflessly to ensure badly affected patients get the treatment they need in a quick and efficient manner. Right from inquiring about the health of one of his team member catching the virus to getting a signature from a government official to procure more...

October 09, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Do you know that watching cute animal videos is actually good for your health?

A recent study undertaken jointly by Tourism Western Australia and The University of Leeds has confirmed that watching cute and funny animal videos greatly reduces stress and is therefore, great for your health. The finding was based on a careful study of the physiological and psychological impact of cute animals on students and staff at the University of Leeds. The sessions involved 19 subjects — 15...

October 08, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Greek athlete fulfilled the dream of a disabled woman by carrying her up Mount Olympus

Eleftheria Tosiou is a 22-year old disabled woman who dreamed of experiencing the Mount Olympus summit some day – but she knew that the chances of that dream getting realized were slim. That is until she befriended long-distance runner Marios Giannakou who decided to carry her to the highest peak in Greece in a specially modified backpack! Marios Giannakou has a long track record of taking on challenges:...

October 07, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Texas shelter is building tiny houses for rescue pups

There is no doubt about the fact that animal shelters do an amazing job, but very few go above and beyond like this non-profit rescue in Texas called Austin Pets Alive! that is ensuring their pups don’t feel anxious or overwhelmed as they adjust to their new surroundings. The non-profit is creating two small cabins on their shelter grounds complete with heating and air conditioning, dog-friendly furniture,...

October 02, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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