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Gardener Grows Britain’s Biggest Tomato… Using Pantyhose

A green-fingered father has broken the record for growing Britain’s largest tomato… with the help of some sheer pantyhose. Hertfordshire’s Douglas Smith spent around two months carefully growing the giant tomato, which is, in fact, six regular beef steak tomatoes fused into one. The huge fruit, which had to be suspended using a pair of […]

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‘SharkCam’ Reveals The Secret Breeding Lives Of Basking Sharks

The first successful tracking of basking sharks has taken place—with a robotic underwater camera. A ‘SharkCam’ underwater vehicle (AUV) is one of the world’s ‘most advanced’ pieces of animal tracking technology. It was used in the Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast for the time last summer to observe and gather footage of basking sharks, the […]

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Eco-Friendly Behavior In This Finnish Town Gets You Free Cake

One Finnish town is literally helping green-minded citizens eat cake as they reward eco-friendly behavior with various rewards: including free public transport tickets, swims, and yes, cake. A little north of Helsinki, the city of Lahti has developed an app tracking the carbon emissions of local residents based on whether they get around by car, […]

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Kind Teen Makes Dolls For Kids With Unique Physical Characteristics

Most little girls love dolls. When 17-year-old Ariella Pacheco was growing up, she was no exception. Since kids tend to bond best with dolls that resemble them, the American Girl doll Pacheco chose for herself looked like it could have been her sister. “She looked like me and I felt there was a piece of […]

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Breakthrough For Spinal Cord Injuries and Dementia as Protein Builds ‘Striking’ Repairs

A drug that repairs damage to the brain and spinal cord has been created by British scientists offering hope for new therapies that address a range of devastating conditions—from Alzheimer’s to epilepsy to paralysis. It restores lost connections between nerves—improving memory, coordination and movement. Results in mice and cells grown in the lab were described […]

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This California Highway Has Just Become the First State Road Made From Recycled Plastic in the US

This may look like just an ordinary stretch of newly-paved road, but it’s actually being hailed as the first mile of recycled plastic highway on a state road anywhere in the U.S. Using more than 150,000 single-use plastic bottles, sustainable landscaping company TechniSoil partnered with state transit officials to repave the one-mile stretch of three-lane […]

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This Woman’s Lifelong Fear Of Fruit and Vegetables Was Cured By Hypnotherapy

A British woman who has eaten only cheese, fries, and pasta for more than 20 years after developing a fear of fruit and vegetables has been largely cured by hypnotherapy. Before her treatment, Jenny Edgar would gag if she tried anything other than dry cereal, cheese, and biscuits, or her typical dinner of pasta or […]