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Around 5,000 people wait in rain for hours to see if they’re a stem cell match for boy with cancer

Oscar Saxelby-Lee, a 5-year-old from UK, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and his doctors have warned that the little boy has just three months to find a stem cell donor who can help cure his cancer. Oscar’s parents, Olivia Saxelby and Jamie Lee, launched an appeal to get as many people as possible to sign up to a blood stem cell donor register as part of a campaign called “Hand in Hand for...

March 08, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These are perhaps the most sustainable shoes on planet

Did you know that more than 20 billion pairs of shoes are manufactured annually? And that almost all of them contain some form of plastic and are non-biodegradable. This means that all of these will eventually end up in our landfills and will continue to pollute the planet for hundreds of years. Now it is not that making high quality, eco-friendly shoes from recyclable materials is entirely impossible. A few...

March 07, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Scientists successfully cure two people of HIV using stem cell therapy

In a recently published research paper, a team of international scientists has revealed that is has been successful in curing two patients – one from London and the other from Düsseldorf – of HIV using stem cell therapy. They found no rebound of HIV in the two patients who stopped taking their HIV medication after they received stem cell transplants for a hematological [blood] disease. Professor Ravi...

March 06, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Scientists develop a process that turns non-recyclable glass into toothpaste and other useful stuff

Thanks to a team of researchers from the University of Queensland, it is now possible to put non-recyclable glass to good use. At present, only a tiny fraction of glass is actually recycled. Since it is quite difficult to sort and separate the smaller fragments, they usually end up in our landfills. The researchers have, however, invented a process that can turn non-recyclable glass into everything from tires to...

March 04, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Lake Erie now has the legal rights of a person

After witnessing toxic algae blooms for years, along with other threats to their drinking water, the residents of Toledo, Ohio, finally voted in favor of a measure that grants Lake Erie the legal rights of a human being.  Sixty-one percent of voters in Tuesday’s special election voted in favor of Lake Erie’s Bill of Rights, which allows residents to take legal action against entities that violate the...

March 01, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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IKEA comes up with a unique, fun way to keep rivers clean – Good Ship IKEA boats

Swedish furniture and home accessories giant IKEA is living up to its reputation of being an environment-friendly brand by attempting to provide solutions to the many environmental problems faced by the world today. After announcing the launch of its Gunrid air-purifying curtains, the company has now come up with remote-controlled Good Ship IKEA boats that can tidy up floating garbage in lakes and rivers....

February 27, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Meet the British doctor who spent four decades of his life serving the poor in Kolkata

Dr. Jack Preger, a British doctor and erstwhile farmer, finally left for the UK after four decades of providing health care, education and life-turning opportunities to the underprivileged in Kolkata. Here is his extraordinary story: In 1930, while pursuing a course in economics and political science at the prestigious Oxford University, his tutor got Preger interested in third-world economic development. After...

February 26, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian teacher earns money from recycling waste, spends it on sponsoring education of village kids

This science and mathematics teacher from northeastern state of Sikkim in India is nothing short of a hero! 34-year-old Lomas Dhungel has not only inspired hundreds of his students to recycle waste items like discarded packet of chips and used A4 papers by turning them into notebook covers and fresh notebooks respectively, he even spends the money so collected on sponsoring the education of local students. It...

February 25, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These air purifying curtains from IKEA are all set improve your home’s indoor air quality

While most of us are aware of the air pollution level in our cities, we do not realize that often, the air quality inside our homes tends to become even poorer than in some of the highest polluted cities of the world. A recent study had found that cooking a Sunday roast heavily deteriorates a house’s indoor air quality. Thankfully, you will be able to shop for a solution for this in the same place you...

February 22, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These floating bins will tackle ocean pollution by sucking up tons of trash

Now here is a unique ocean trashcan that can suck up over 40 pounds of waste (even microplastics the size of 2 millimeters!) without causing any harm to marine life. Aptly named the Seabin, this floating vacuum trashcan can tidy up marinas, bays, and bodies of water by sucking up rubbish from the surrounding area. The Seabin Project was launched by two Australian surfers who were sick and tired of finding trash...

February 21, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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