‘The Man with the Golden Arm’ – Australian Man who saved more than 2 million babies thanks to his rare blood donates for the final time

 James Harrison, has donated blood since he was 18, and has given blood a record-breaking 1,173 times, helping save countless babies. The Australian, who is 81, has blood which contains a rare antibody used in medication to combat Rhesus disease - a condition which makes the blood of pregnant mothers attack their unborn children. He …

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Neuroscientists have found the most relaxing song

And no, it's not Master of Puppets. In fact, it's the opposite of that. Everybody manages stress differently. Some people exercise, others practice the art of mindfulness with meditation or a yoga class. Some people stress eat (not recommended). Some ignore it and hope it goes away (again, not recommended). And some listen to relaxing …

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The Human Brain is wired for Optimism, although some may not believe it

Have you ever ran across a busy street, pushed your car beyond the speed limit or drank milk when it's passed its expiration date? The consequences don't happen to you right? Even if you don't consciously feel lucky, you behave as if you are. We all do. Rather than naivety or fantasy, science suggests that …

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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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