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  • Positive: Bright spot: Antarctica's ozone hole is starting to heal

    07/01/2016 - 00:48

    Antarctica's ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds. In a triumph of international cooperation over a man-made environmental problem, research from the United States and the United Kingdom shows that the September-October ozone hole is getting smaller and forming later in the year.

  • Positive: Uruguay's blind 'bird man' can identify 3,000 bird sounds

    07/01/2016 - 00:48

    Born blind, Juan Pablo Culasso has never seen a bird. But through his gifted sense of hearing, he can identify more than 3,000 different bird sounds and differentiate more than 720 species. The 29-year-old said he realized he had perfect, or absolute pitch, when he was a boy.

  • Positive: US First Lady urges Spanish women to promote girls' learning

    07/01/2016 - 00:48

    U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday appealed to girls and young women in Spain to get involved in her global girls' education initiative, saying it's important girls are 'valued for their minds.' Mrs. Obama arrived in Spain from Morocco on Wednesday. She had started the three-nation tour to promote the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative in Liberia.

  • Positive: China: Classes inspired by ancient arts offer moral teachings

    06/30/2016 - 00:50

    To Wang Mudi, a grade six student at a rural junior middle school, nothing beats calligraphy class every Wednesday. The class Wang takes is one of the 20 the Shizhuang school arranges for students based on the six arts of ancient China -- rites, music, archery, chariot riding, calligraphy, and mathematics, which formed the basis of education in ancient Chinese culture.

  • Positive: Education ministry recognizes 24 languages from Peru's Amazon

    06/30/2016 - 00:50

    Peru's Education Ministry officially recognized the alphabets of some 24 indigenous languages, mainly from native groups from the country's Amazon rainforest, daily Peru.21 reported. The measure makes the use of the languages a requirement, when necessary, in all public institutions in Peru in dealings with the different language communities.

  • Positive: Michelle Obama, daughters, and mom promote girls' education in Morocco

    06/30/2016 - 00:50

    U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother, and daughters Sasha and Malia were joined by Meryl Streep in Morocco's Marrakesh on Tuesday on a six-day tour to try to promote girls' education. More than a third of Morocco's population of 34 million is illiterate -- one of the highest rates in North Africa, and the rate is higher for women at 41 percent, official data shows.

  • Philippine Teen Discovers Powerful Natural Poison Against Zika Bugs

    06/29/2016 - 22:42

    A Philippine teenager discovered a natural solution for killing the larvae of the aedes aegypti mosquito—the insect responsible for spreading the zika virus and other diseases like dengue and chikungunya. The remedy, derived from the leaves of the San Francisco (Codiaeum variegatum) plant, was discovered by Paul Lumabao. In his research,

  • Positive: US: Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales

    06/29/2016 - 20:25

    Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York's Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in 'near real-time.' The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the whales to better understand and safeguard their movements near two busy shipping lanes entering New York Harbor.

  • Positive: US: New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires

    06/29/2016 - 20:25

    As the summer wildfire season heats up in the West, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper, and more tactical suppression. And the cameras even have night vision to supplement human lookouts that only work during daylight hours.

  • Success: PTSD non-profit promotes Transcendental Meditation for relief

    06/29/2016 - 20:25

    The Charleston Gazette-Mail of North Carolina in the US featured PTSD Relief Now, the organization that brings Transcendental Meditation to those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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  • 07/01/2016 - 00:48

    Antarctica's ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds. In a triumph of international cooperation over a man-made environmental problem, research from the United States and the United Kingdom shows that the September-October ozone hole is getting smaller and forming later in the year.

  • 07/01/2016 - 00:48

    Born blind, Juan Pablo Culasso has never seen a bird. But through his gifted sense of hearing, he can identify more than 3,000 different bird sounds and differentiate more than 720 species. The 29-year-old said he realized he had perfect, or absolute pitch, when he was a boy.

  • 07/01/2016 - 00:48

    U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday appealed to girls and young women in Spain to get involved in her global girls' education initiative, saying it's important girls are 'valued for their minds.' Mrs. Obama arrived in Spain from Morocco on Wednesday. She had started the three-nation tour to promote the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative in Liberia.

  • 06/30/2016 - 00:50

    To Wang Mudi, a grade six student at a rural junior middle school, nothing beats calligraphy class every Wednesday. The class Wang takes is one of the 20 the Shizhuang school arranges for students based on the six arts of ancient China -- rites, music, archery, chariot riding, calligraphy, and mathematics, which formed the basis of education in ancient Chinese culture.

  • 06/30/2016 - 00:50

    Peru's Education Ministry officially recognized the alphabets of some 24 indigenous languages, mainly from native groups from the country's Amazon rainforest, daily Peru.21 reported. The measure makes the use of the languages a requirement, when necessary, in all public institutions in Peru in dealings with the different language communities.