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Golden Parking Meters Shaped Like Keys are Key to Ending One City’s Homelessness

These ‘parking meters’ don’t just want your spare change – they want to make positive change in the city by ending homelessness. Seven new repurposed parking meters in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin are collecting money that will benefit the local homeless population. The golden meters are eye-catching because they are shaped

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This is Ruby Chocolate, First Official Type Established in 80 Years, Made With Ruby Cocoa Bean

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! There is now a fourth kind of chocolate to enjoy outside of dark, milk, and white. Barry Callebaut, the world famous Switzerland-based chocolate manufacturer, has just announced the creation of “ruby chocolate”: a pinkish treat that is made from the Ruby cocoa bean. The delicious breakthrough was

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NASA Wants to Send Your Uplifting Message to Voyager 1, the Most Distant Spacecraft Ever

If you have ever received an inspiring message inside of your 40th birthday card, now is the time to share it with NASA. Voyager 1, which has become the longest continuously operating space mission ever, as well as the most distant manmade object, is celebrating 40 years of space exploration. Over

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These Tobacco Filters Grow into Plants When Littered

While smoking rates are on the decline in some countries, there will always be those who’ll never quit the harmful habit—and cigarette butts will likely remain an eyesore, littering the world. That’s why this company is trying to minimize the negative effects of smoking by selling biodegradable filter tips that

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Kenyan Schoolgirls Invent App to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

These Kenyan students are the embodiment of “girl power”. Five teens who call themselves “The Restorers” are taking a stand to end female genital mutilation (FGM) with their innovative cell phone app. The app, known as i-Cut, is a program that allows girls to call for help, seek assistance, and

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For the First Time Ever, US Scientists Have ‘Corrected’ Genetic Code for Heart Condition

For the first time in American history, scientists have successfully used a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing mutation in human DNA with the goal of ending its heredity for future generations. Until now, the CRISPR gene-editing tool had never been used for human testing in the United States. But,

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Tesla’s Solar Roof Is Actually Cheaper Than Your Own Roof

Almost 6 months ago, media sources were speculating on the prices of Tesla’s solar roofing tiles – and now, the numbers are in. In contrast to the original price tag of $24.50 per square foot that was previously estimated by Consumer Reports, Tesla announced in May that the tiles would

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