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Female scientist Natalia Avseenko dives into sea naked in Northern Russia to tame beluga whales

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Female scientist Natalia Avseenko dives into sea naked in Northern Russia to tame beluga whales

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Two whales have been tamed in the Arctic Circle, by  a female scientist who stripped off and went underwater naked. Thirty-six-year-old Natalia Avseenko braved sub-zero temperatures to reach the beluga whales in ...

‘Happy Coffins’ Make Funerals Less Grim

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‘Happy Coffins’ Make Funerals Less Grim

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Now for some more whimsical news! This from AOL. (Oct. 7) -- Come on, baby, don't fear the reaper. That's the message, not from Blue Oyster Cult, from a Singapore nonprofit that recently revealed a series of c...

After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

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After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

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BILBAO, Spain - The Basque extremist group ETA said Thursday it was ready to call an end to a 43-year violent campaign for independence and said it wanted to begin talks with Spain and France - a move that could pa...

Burmese savour taste of democracy

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Burmese savour taste of democracy

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Only a small proportion of Burma's parliamentary seats are being contested in by-elections in April, but with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for the first time, the campaign has considerable significan...

‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

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‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

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Knoxville, Tennessee (CNN) -- Helen Ashe experienced many hardships growing up in Abbeville, South Carolina, during the 1930s and '40s. Her family's first house had no lights or running water. But even during tou...

World’s Biggest Page Turner

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World’s Biggest Page Turner

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Prestigious award given to school children creating 120 sq ft book about peace, featuring entries from the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela

Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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Davos, Switzerland (CNN) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will inject $750 million into the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Thursday at the W...

Lottery winners give away £7million fortune in three months!

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Lottery winners give away £7million fortune in three months!

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A couple who won nearly £7million on the lottery have given away every penny in just three months. Allen and Violet Large drew up a list of good causes - then handed a cheque to each one. Violet, 78, said:...

Could you live without a Smartphone? Anastasia Dedyukhina | TEDxWandsworth

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Could you live without a Smartphone? Anastasia Dedyukhina | TEDxWandsworth

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Anastasia Dedyukhina ditched her smartphone, together with her senior international career in digital marketing, when she realized how dependent she had become on the gadget. Today she acts as a business mentor, suppo...

Bittersweet – Lottery Winner Months After Wife Dies

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Bittersweet – Lottery Winner Months After Wife Dies

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(CHNL) - The Canadian Press KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A struggling single father in Kamloops, B.C., has gone from tragedy to triumph with a $500,000 lottery win. Forty-seven-year-old Richard Bankier won the money by matc...

Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban

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Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban

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Activists in Saudi Arabia are claiming victory in their protest against a ban on female drivers in the country. A few dozen women got behind the wheel Saturday in their push for easing restrictions on women in the ...

Positive TV is looking forward to Off-Grid Festival

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Positive TV is looking forward to Off-Grid Festival

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ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE Welcome to an open space hand crafted for reconnection and re-imagination. Off Grid is an opportunity to breathe deeply and tread lightly. This summer, join our newly indigenous tribe of bu...

From beer-fueled brainstorm to life’s work of helping others

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From beer-fueled brainstorm to life’s work of helping others

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Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was enjoying a pint at his local pub in the Scottish Highlands when he got an idea that would change his life -- and the lives of thousands of others. Argyll, Scotland (CNN) -- Magnus Mac...

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 ...

American study suggests bad fat can be transformed to burn off calories

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American study suggests bad fat can be transformed to burn off calories

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Researchers in the US have apparently learned how to turn so-called 'bad' fat into 'good' into what's being described as a possible future treatment for obesity. The team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore s...

World’s largest beef company signs Amazon rainforest pact

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World’s largest beef company signs Amazon rainforest pact

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The world's largest meat processor has agreed to stop buying beef from ranches associated with slave labor and illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, according to the public prosecutor's office in the stat...

Demetia study finds that aerobic exercise improves memory and prevents cognitive decline

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Demetia study finds that aerobic exercise improves memory and prevents cognitive decline

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US researchers suggest aerobic exercise can improve memory and may prevent cognitive decline in older adults. They found that regular exercise over a year increased the size of the hippocampus, an area of the brain...

RSPCA reunites pet cat Squeak with owner after more than two years, following microchip check

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RSPCA reunites pet cat Squeak with owner after more than two years, following microchip check

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A pet owner is over the moon after been reunited with her much loved cat, who disappeared more than two years ago. Helen Foden, from Birmingham, was stunned when she received a call from RSPCA Inspector Rebecca Co...

Egyptian women taking the wheel in male-dominated taxi industry

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Egyptian women taking the wheel in male-dominated taxi industry

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In the heart of the bustling capital of Cairo, Egypt, a lone female taxi driver navigates her bright yellow cab through the unforgiving traffic. "I wanted to take this adventure, as I consider it an adventure, r...

Juice blend can lower risk of heart disease, French study finds

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Juice blend can lower risk of heart disease, French study finds

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Researchers from France say a combination of grapes, apples, blueberries and strawberries provide a juice blend that can lower your risk of heart disease. Grape juice makes up more than half of the formula, whic...