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Boyd brought Christianity to promote civil rights

Boyd brought Christianity to promote civil rights

It would be natural to assume that, at almost 90 years old, the Rev. Malcolm Boyd has run out of steam. Yet here he is, still running. Running to fire up demonstrators demanding economic and social justice. Running to put together his latest column for national distribution. Running to deliver a maj

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Want to Feel Happier? Listen to a Favorite Song!!!

Want to Feel Happier? Listen to a Favorite Song!!!

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in — no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your

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'Thank you': The simple but powerful message from boy!

‘Thank you': The simple but powerful message from boy!

A seven-year-old boy is heading to Boston for life-saving cancer treatment after an emergency appeal by his parents raised hundreds of thousands of pounds in just one week. Alex Novakovic’s parents had to raise £255,000 in 11 days to pay for him to have specialist radiotherapy in Am

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World's First Braille Smartphone Rises Up

World’s First Braille Smartphone Rises Up

For the last three years, a team of investors and developers in India have been designing a smartphone that can turn text, apps and graphics into a shape-shifting, Braille-equipped mobile device for the blind. According to the India Times, a prototype is ready for testing. Developed by Sumit

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Paul turned a failing African university into a world-class problem-solver

Paul turned a failing African university into a world-class problem-solver

Five cylinders stand side by side, shaded by the trees. Inside each is a mix of compost, worms, sand, and cow dung. Amare Tiruneh carefully pours waste water into one of them. He is trying to develop a way to better purify water in urban areas. The prototype stands in the middle of a campus i

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Bryan Hoddle helps wounded vets run

Bryan Hoddle helps wounded vets run

Strangely, this is where the inspiring transformation often begins – on a track. It's here, with Bryan Hoddle coaching and shouting encouragement as a group of wounded soldiers begins to run, that something extraordinary occurs. These men, many in shorts and running on high-tech prosth

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Mars sand dunes may hint at water beneath

Mars sand dunes may hint at water beneath

Shifting dunes on Mars, especially those near the planet's north pole, may harbor layers of liquid water not far beneath their ice-encrusted surfaces. That is the implication of studies of sand dunes in Alaska's Kobuk Valley National Park, some 380 miles northwest of Fairbanks. There, abov

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He got Tea Party and Occupy to talk

He got Tea Party and Occupy to talk

When Tammy Weitzman stood onstage to tell her story, she was afraid that the audience full of strangers would shout obscenities at her. She was describing what it had been like to move to Israel when she was 8 years old, a Jewish-Canadian kid in a foreign land full of conflict and animosity. She

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An educational blog that doesn't bore his fellow teens

An educational blog that doesn’t bore his fellow teens

The Internet journey of Sergei Abramov started in 2008, when his parents bought the sixth-grade student in St. Petersburg, Russia, a computer. He browsed the Internet but to his surprise found no good websites in Russian for kids his age: They were either boring or hard to understand. So he dec

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Heroic Beavers Save Salt Lake City

Heroic Beavers Save Salt Lake City

Two benevolent beavers may have saved the water supply of Salt Lake City from contamination on Tuesday. The heroic herbivores now fight for their lives after being soaked by the toxic diesel fuel spill. The beavers’ dam stopped an 8,000-gallon diesel fuel spill from spreading into the rese

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