Second grader wants to provide smiles to needy... →
A Whipple Ranch second grader wants to bring smiles to as many children around the world as she can and has enlisted the help of her school to achieve that goal. Alyssa Huff, a student in Laura Cook’s class, is raising money for Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgery for children all over the world. Operation Smile was founded in 1982...
Doctor fills health-care gap for homeless women →
“What I had to give them, more than anything, was just showing up, to listen and offer my services,” she said. Means started her nonprofit — Women of Means — after working for seven years with the city’s established homeless health care programs. She found that, despite all of the quality medical resources for the homeless population, few women were actually using...
Organic farmers look to returning vets to grow... →
When organic farmer Michael O’Gorman read in 2006 that a disproportionate number of military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan came from America’s rural communities, it was a call to action. A country boy himself, he arranged a meeting with five other California farmers, and together they hatched a plan to recruit returning veterans for careers in the organic farming...
In Hubble’s Lens, Signs of a Galaxy Older and... →
Leapfrogging into the past with the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers say they have detected what may be the most distant and earliest galaxy yet found. It is a smudge of light only a tiny fraction of the size of our own Milky Way galaxy, and it existed when the universe was only 480 million years old. Its light has been on its way to us for 13.2 billion years, making it...
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Lighting up Leupp →
On Sunday, Paula Curtis was able to flip a switch and light flooded her tiny hogan on the rim of Diablo Canyon. Not only that, but the 50-foot dash to the outhouse on a sub-freezing night is a thing of the past. “It will be very odd and weird,” declared the single mother of six last week as workers from a San Diego solar power company delivered the 20-foot-long prefab building that...
Fossil female pterosaur found with preserved egg →
For fossil hunters, it represents one of those breakthrough moments. A pterosaur has been found in China beautifully preserved with an egg. The egg indicates this ancient flying reptile was a female, and that realisation has allowed researchers to sex these creatures for the first time.
Brush turkey cleans up Brisbane street →
The generosity and goodwill of flood victims in supporting each other is well known, but one Brisbane family was still shocked to return home and find their backyard had been cleaned up by a turkey.
Plucky Daisy Outgrows the Endangered Species List →
Brenda Jensen's voice restored after larynx... →
A woman in the US is able to speak for the first time in 11 years after a pioneering voicebox transplant. Brenda Jensen said the operation, which took place in California, was a miracle which had restored her life.
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Playing Megadeth Song Saves Boy From Wolf Attack →
Turkeys chase a laser pointer.