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Paralysed man can stand and move his legs again

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Paralysed man can stand and move his legs again

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A US man who was paralysed from the chest down after being hit by a car is now able to stand with electrical stimulation of his spinal cord. Rob Summers, from Oregon, said standing on his own was "the most amazing ...

Our generation is the first in history that can decide whether it’s the last in history

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Our generation is the first in history that can decide whether it’s the last in history

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This press release from our friends at Worldshift... News Alert! Holding On To Our Humanity Waking Up The recent turbulence to sweep the UK, and indeed the world, is a sign of the times in which we live. It ...

Shell case echoes call to eradicate ecocide

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Shell case echoes call to eradicate ecocide

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After years of struggle, Shell is finally being held legally accountable for the damage it has caused in the Niger delta where it is estimated up to 10 million gallons of oil has been leaked. ...

Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit

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Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit

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TAKOMA PARK, MD - August 23 - A 5.9 magnitude that was felt up and down the US east coast was centered in Mineral, Virginia, home to the two-reactor North Anna nuclear power plant operated by Dominion Energy. North A...

Good News – Dark Chocolate Is As Good As Exercise

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Good News – Dark Chocolate Is As Good As Exercise

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Great news for chocolate lovers! New research shows that eating dark chocolate may improve your health in a similar way to exercise. A plant compound found in dark chocolate, Epicatechin, seems to stimulate the sa...

National Trust campaigns to boost British apple sales to save orchards

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National Trust campaigns to boost British apple sales to save orchards

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The National Trust is encouraging apple lovers to make the most of the unique British flavours this autumn and help save UK orchards. Research shows that more than half of us (53 per cent) crunch into an apple ...

Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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You have to admire his ingenuity... A beggar from Serbia has come up with a novel way of being acknowleged by dismissive passers-by - he discovered he could make much more money by pretending to be invisible. Nem...

Young Indonesians paint the town green

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Young Indonesians paint the town green

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JAKARTA — Young Indonesians are breathing new life into their polluted concrete capital city with little more than buckets of soil and seeds. A group of mostly young professionals, known as Gardening Indonesia, ...

Paris ready to turn ignition on electric car-sharing program

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Paris ready to turn ignition on electric car-sharing program

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Today sees Paris launch an ambitious electrically powered car-share service that it hopes will not only improve the quality of life in the City of Lights but also herald a revolution in sustainable urban transport....

Indonesian President vows to dedicate himself to forest preservation

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Indonesian President vows to dedicate himself to forest preservation

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said, during the last three years of his presidency, he would dedicate himself to efforts to preserve the country’s forests. “For my part, I will continue my work and dedicate m...

Solar energy visionary wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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Solar energy visionary wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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One of the world’s leading solar entrepreneurs and proponents of renewable energy has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award for 2011, often referred to as the “alternative Nobel Prize.” China’s Huang Ming receive...

Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind

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Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind

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On six continents, in over 75 percent of the world's countries, people came out en masse yesterday to attend over 2,000 events to demonstrate the power of renewable energy to combat global climate change. As apart ...

Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

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Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

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Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced. He said they would also have the right to be appointed to the consultative Shura Council. ...

Pay It Forward Bracelets: A small idea for a big change

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Pay It Forward Bracelets: A small idea for a big change

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Some people feel that their ability to change to world for the better is miniscule. They feel that they lack either time or money or a platform from which to manifest this change. Charley Johnson wants to change all...

Tom Hanks to bring pollution-free scooties to India

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Tom Hanks to bring pollution-free scooties to India

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If all goes well, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks may come to India. And this isn’t for any film shooting or vacation. The actor,also a philanthropist, is planning to bring his pollution free scooters as part of his gree...

Grief-stricken mom found a new family after tsunami

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Grief-stricken mom found a new family after tsunami

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Phuket, Thailand (CNN) -- When Southeast Asia was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2004, Susanne Janson was glued to her television in Stockholm, Sweden. Her two daughters -- 14-year-old Eleonor and 12...

Scientists find ‘better way’ to grow adult stem cells

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Scientists find ‘better way’ to grow adult stem cells

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A new plastic surface which overcomes the difficulties associated with growing adult stem cells has been developed, according to scientists. Standard surfaces have proved limited for growing large amounts and retai...

Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

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Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

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Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city's depleted marine environment. The measure, which is exp...

Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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The UK's parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the economy, says a major report. The health benefits of merely living close to a green space are worth up to £300 per person per year, ...

Portable Baby Calmer – harness that calms babies and stops them crying

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Portable Baby Calmer – harness that calms babies and stops them crying

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Here's some good news for parents - and those around them - who are driven to distraction by a baby's crying. Design student Tim Dunkley, from Brunel University in Uxbridge, has created a vibrating baby harness w...