Category: News

Charitable Donors in U.S. Give Record Amount, As Support Surges in First 6 Months of 2020

Donations surged nearly 50% in the first half of 2020—the most generous giving recorded in the history of one of America’s largest philanthropic funds. In response to the immense needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a resulting economic downturn and a period of deep social unrest, Schwab Charitable donors have been granting at a record […]

Camera Traps Reveal New Babies Born to World’s Rarest Great Ape Species, Sparking Hope For its Survival

Only found in a few forest patches in Nigeria and Cameroon, this western gorilla subspecies is the world’s rarest great ape. They are rarely seen, let alone photographed, even by remote cameras. But new photos captured for the first time in years shows a group of With only 300 Cross River gorillas left in the […]

Feeling Stressed? Iceland is Broadcasting People’s Yells of Frustration to Their Scenic Wilderness

Whether it’s stressing about world affairs or COVID-19 social restrictions, some people might be experiencing an inordinate amount of frustration this week—which is why an Icelandic tourism company is offering up a strange, but fulfilling new source of stress relief. People from all over the world are recording their yells of frustration so they can […]

Giant Floating Balloons Will Bring Internet Access to 20,000 Square Miles in Remote Kenya

Some of the most remote parts of Kenya will be showered with internet connectivity thanks to a fleet of giant balloons deployed by Google. The tech company’s Loon Project will be using large airborne balloons that are in constant motion to broadcast mobile internet at download speeds of up to 18.9 mbps to benefit parts […]

Monk Combines Beatboxing With Meditation For An Epic New Sound.

Yogetsu Akasaka of Japan has been a Zen Buddhist monk since 2015, but he also has a deep passion for music. After hearing someone beatbox for the first time, he was fascinated by the style and set out to learn it himself! When he became a monk, he wasn’t sure how to pursue the two […]

This 11-year-old ran 10km for charity after being inspired by his NHS worker parents

Barney Stannard was terrified that his NHS worker parents would become ill at the height of the pandemic, so they set him a fundraising challenge to give him something positive to focus on. The 11-year-old, from Oulton, went on to raise more than £750 for the UHNM Charity and the Donna Louise by running 10 […]