104 Dalmatians (and other breeds too)

When New York state police arrived on the scene of an automotive accident, they were shocked to discover a crashed transport vehicle that had been carrying over one hundred puppies of different breeds. The truck, which veered off the shoulder of Interstate 86 in Avoca, New York is suspected to have been transporting the dogs from a puppy …

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Roger Federer and Serena Williams defy age at Australian Open

A sport dominated by veterans now has two 35-year-old champions. Both Roger Federer and Serena Williams defied all the odds to cinch their 18th and 23rd major title in Melbourne respectively. This year’s champions padded their résumés as two of the greatest players in tennis history, and they set a wide scope of age-related records as …

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Jumpers in Size Elephant

These pachyderms may be big, but they’re still just as susceptible to the cold as we are. That’s why the villagers of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh are knitting giant sweaters called Jumbo Jackets for their elephant neighbors. The Jackets may take over 4 weeks to make, but the recipients are grateful for the warmth since India …

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Music and Meditation: reversing early memory loss

By adopting habits such as meditating and listening to music , it has been found in a recent study that this may have multiple benefits for older adults with pre-clinical memory loss. In this randomized controlled trial performed by a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes, 60 older adults with subjective …

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Forget sugar cubes, coffee cubes are the new thing

Logs of coffee grounds are now the lifeline for refugees in camps. Instead of throwing out the grounds leftover from morning pots of coffee, these University of Toronto students are turning them into a valuable resource for refugees overseas. Women in refugee camps reportedly perform 90% of their cooking using firewood. Family members are often put in …

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A Lungless Lady : A story from a sufferer of cystic fibrosis

Melissa Benoit has lived with cystic fibrosis her whole life – and if it weren’t for a daring double-transplant procedure, the condition would have claimed her life.The 33-year-old mother came down with influenza which led the bacteria in her lungs to spread throughout her body until she reportedly succumbed to septic shock, causing her organs …

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A Healthy Pup is a Happy Pup: The first ever flu vaccine for dogs

Cold and Flu season once again, but not only people feeling the blocked noses and sore throats, dogs are feeling it too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza. This research is not only important for improving the health …

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