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British garden birds are bouncing back →
From Seedlings to Servings: 11-Year-Old Grows Tons... →
When Katie Stagliano was in third grade, she planted a cabbage in her family’s small garden. When it grew to an astounding 40 pounds, she donated it to a soup kitchen, where it was made into meals for 275 people (with the help of ham and rice). “I thought, ‘Wow, with that one cabbage I helped feed that many people?’” says Katie, now entering sixth grade. “I could do much more than that.”
Message in bottle gets Russian reply 24 years on →
A Russian boy has answered a message in a bottle from a German child nearly a quarter of a century after it was dropped from a ship into the Baltic. Daniil Korotkikh, 13, spotted the beer bottle glittering on a beach in Russia’s Kaliningrad region, and found a letter inside from Frank Uesbeck, 5. “If you find this letter, please write back to me, and I will write back to...
Cincinnati Zoo goes solar in big green test →
Visitors to the Cincinnati Zoo are marveling at the sight: Nearly four acres of solar panels over a vast span of concrete parking lot. Billed as one of the largest public urban solar displays in the country, the $11 million solar canopy will do more than help control the zoo’s $700,000 annual electric bill when it’s turned on by the middle of next month.
Minor league hockey player thwarts a... →
During every game they play, professional hockey players are called upon for game-changing plays in literally fractions of a second. There’s little time for thinking and the best players are often known for their ability to adapt and react in the blink of an eye, all while trusting their instincts. It’s hard to gauge exactly how those hockey instincts translate to real life situations. But when...
Dining with dogs bill moves forward →
baltimoregal: Dog people, this one’s for you. Maryland moved one step closer Friday in legalizing outdoor dining with dogs — with nary a bark. The General Assembly’s House of Delegates approved the…
DeKalb Boy Saves Local Library Branch Budget cuts meant a DeKalb County library branch was set to close at the end of this month, but then a 12-year-old boy stepped in. It was a first person civics lesson for 12-year-old home schooled sixth grader Sekondi Landry. The DeKalb County boy spent hours at the library everyday and he stepped up to save it.
Abandoned deaf puppy learns sign language →
A puppy which was dumped by a breeder when he realised she was deaf, has been found a new home and is now learning sign language. Yes this story is just as cute as it sounds.
Paramedics equipped to save pets →
Ashland firefighters and paramedics are now equipped to give first aid to the smallest members of the family — pets. Thanks to a donation from Project Breathe, Ashland Fire & Rescue carries oxygen masks on all five of its engines. Last week, firefighters received training on how to use the masks and do cardiopulmonary resuscitation on dogs, cats, ferrets, gerbils and even reptiles who...
Dog found alive in rubble, month after fire →
Nearly a month after her dog Lola disappeared in a fire that destroyed her home, she found the pet alive Monday among the ashes of her burned-out and boarded-up house in Hyde Park. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw her after all that time,’’ said Acevedo, standing outside the blackened house on River Street. “I hugged Lola in my arms, and I cried and cried. I cried more than I did...
Masi Oka from ‘Heroes’ organizes telethon for... →
Masi Oka, television star from Heroes and Hawaii Five-O, definitely has a vested interest in Japan. That’s because he was born in Tokyo and has friends and relatives living in the devastated country. Oka appeared on CNN yesterday to talk about his plans for a national TV telethon to benefit the people of Japan, and hinted that George Clooney might be one of the A-list celebrities who have...
Texas man disfigured in accident receives nation’s... →
Woah. A Brigham team of more than 30 specialists worked for about 15 hours to replace Wiens’s lips, nose, facial skin, the muscles that animate his face, and the nerves that power them and provide sensation. “Dallas is looking forward to giving his daughter a kiss again,’’ Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, director of the Brigham’s burn unit and the plastic surgeon who led the transplant team, said...