Rare Rhino Full of Joy

"A rare Javan rhinoceros has been captured on camera gleefully rolling around in the khaki, tropical waters of a national park, on the westernmost tip of Indonesia’s Java island. The video of the critically endangered Javan rhino, one of only 72 left in the wild, was posted on Twitter by Indonesia’s environment minister, Siti Nurbaya … Continue reading Rare Rhino Full of Joy

Is There a New Baby Panda Due

An ultrasound today revealed that the National Zoo’s resident giant panda, Mei Xiang, could be expecting. A signal of hope emitted from the Smithsonian's National Zoo this morning as caretakers discovered that resident giant panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) may be pregnant. An ultrasound revealed tissues that indicate a baby panda could be growing, though it is too … Continue reading Is There a New Baby Panda Due

Police Officer Saves Man In Wheelchair From Getting Hit By A Train

"Typically, when we hear about police bodycam footage in the news, it’s because a cop did something bad and needs to be held accountable. But thankfully, this daring tale of police rescue is not one of those stories! Lodi, California police officer Erika Urrea had been patrolling near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on Wednesday morning … Continue reading Police Officer Saves Man In Wheelchair From Getting Hit By A Train

Large Blue Butterfly Returns

The biggest reintroduction to date of the large blue has led to the rare butterfly flying on a Cotswold hillside where it has not been seen for 150 years. About 750 butterflies emerged on to Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire this summer after 1,100 larvae were released last autumn following five years of innovative grassland management to create … Continue reading Large Blue Butterfly Returns

Family-Style Restaurant Has No Prices

"There’s a little restaurant in a small Alabama town where there’s no cash register and no prices, just a whole lot of soul… and soul food. At Drexell & Honeybee’s in downtown Brewton near the Florida border, the menu changes daily, but there’s always a hearty selection of Southern dishes to enjoy: fried chicken, cornbread, and … Continue reading Family-Style Restaurant Has No Prices

Notre-Dame’s Bees Keep Buzzing

"When fire ravaged Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral last year, many presumed that the three colonies of bees living on its sacristy roof had perished. But against all odds, the bees survived the inferno and continued to thrive through the coronavirus lockdown." “There’s nothing wrong with them at all,” reports beekeeper Sibyle Moulin, who looks after some … Continue reading Notre-Dame’s Bees Keep Buzzing

Trick Your Brain into Remembering

Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills. "MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN about having a terrible memory. Shopping lists, friends’ birthdays, statistics for an exam—they just don’t seem to stick in the brain. But memory isn’t as set in stone as you might imagine. With the … Continue reading Trick Your Brain into Remembering

A Rainy Video Make Dreams Come True

Nigeria — Anthony Mmesoma Madu, an 11-year old boy from Nigeria whose video of him ballet dancing in the rain went viral on the Internet, has been handpicked by a prestigious dance school in New York City to receive a full scholarship. Madu is one of 12 students mentored by Daniel Ajala Owoseni, a dance instructor … Continue reading A Rainy Video Make Dreams Come True

Detectorist Finds Haul of Artefacts

Metal detectorists, it’s fair to say, have had a good lockdown. Last month it emerged that amateur treasure hunters had unearthed dozens of rare finds in their back gardens while restrictions kept them at home. Now a detectorist in the Scottish Borders has uncovered a haul of bronze age artefacts – including a complete horse harness and preserved … Continue reading Detectorist Finds Haul of Artefacts