London Conservation Summit shares positive stories to combat negativity

Trying to combat huge challenges facing our planet is a big ask, so the conservation summit in London have shared the stories of conservation success. The Conservation Optimist Summit was born in response to the fact that in 40 years, over the half of the world's wildlife has disappeared.  The University of Oxford's Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation …

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Meet Julia: The Muppet with Autism

Julia will appear on the children’s TV show for the first time in April, to raise awareness and celebrate differences of those who are diagnosed with autism. Sesame Street is adding a new character to its ranks – a muppet called Julia, who has autism. Julia, a four-year-old with bright orange hair, a pink dress …

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The Baby’s MRI

Doctors in Sheffield are testing a tiny neonatal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner to improve diagnostic accuracy in paediatric brain scans. The 'miniature' scanner being pioneered at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which is one of only two in the world, is part of a two-year research project into the feasibility and benefits of scanning babies …

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The Forest that Combats Pollution

The first project of its kind in Asia, towers covered in thousands of plants and trees are under construction in China. The architect wants to build more across Chinese cities to help offset pollution. Work is under way on a ‘vertical forest’ in eastern China: two towers that will be covered in 1,100 trees and …

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Five Ways to Repair a Broken Self Esteem

Hi! Well this is exciting! So after posting lots and lots of news stories, I thought I might post about some self help tips and tricks to really pick yourself up. Now is the time to really appreciate the new season, and I thought everyone would like a few tips to inject some "spring" in …

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Breathing Test Could Save You From Cancer

A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach. http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Breath-Test-FirenightFotolia.jpg Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide. Both tend to be diagnosed late, because the symptoms are ambiguous, meaning …

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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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