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Malaria Resistant Mosquitoes: UC Irvine Scientists Create New Genetically Modified Mosquito

Katherine Bindley | September 14, 2012 | Green
Researchers have created another model of a genetically modified mosquito that could help stop the insect from spreading malaria, according to a press release from the University of California, Irvine. To create the model, Anthony James and his colleagues studied the molecular components in the immune systems of...

Which Celebrity Charities Should You Trust With Your Donations?

Eleanor Goldberg | June 12, 2012 | Impact
These days, it seems every celebrity has a charity. Whether it’s born out of the goodness of their hearts, or a need for image rehabilitation, it seems there’s not a star in Hollywood who can walk a red carpet without mentioning his or her own, personal charitable foundation. ...

Christy Turlington-Burns On How Washing Hands Can Save Lives

Dominique Mosbergen | June 12, 2012 | Impact
It's a standard of all handwashing posters no matter how elaborate or simple: Wet the hands, use soap, lather, rinse and dry. For many, these posters are an unnecessary reminder of what is already known and a waste of paper. But, these posters do more than jog memories: they offer...

Sea Shepherd Activists Shannon Mann And Chad Halstead Discuss Ocean Preservation (VIDEO)

Jessica Leader | June 12, 2012 | Green
In this edition of "You've Got," "Whale Wars" stars Shannon Mann and Chad Halstead discuss their work with the ocean conservancy organization Sea Shepherd. The group, according to their website, aims "to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to...

Michelle Obama's 'American Grown' Book Signing Draws Moms, Kids

Christina Wilkie | June 12, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama held her first-ever book signing Tuesday at a Barnes & Noble store in downtown Washington for "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America." The first lady's well-received book is a guide to gardening as a...

Sahel Crisis Blogger Series: Share Your Stories

Jessica Prois | June 21, 2012 | Impact
A humanitarian crisis looms in Africa's Sahel region, as drought, war, a food shortage and government corruption have the populations of this sub-Saharan swath braced for disaster. The U.N. estimates that about 18 million people could be affected in nine countries, from Senegal in the West to Chad...

Out Of The Darkness San Francisco: Suicide Walk Draws Thousands, Highlights Bay Bridge Problems (PHOTOS)

Robin Wilkey | June 12, 2012 | San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- At the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary last month, tens of thousands of participants gathered on Crissy Field and the Marina Green for day-long celebrations, music and dancing and a dazzling nighttime firework show. But on a quiet set of steps beneath the iconic span...

Lawrence Davis Jr., WWII Veteran Buried In Cardboard Box, Gets Proper Funeral (VIDEO)

Eleanor Goldberg | June 14, 2012 | Impact
When a World War II veteran died without any loved ones to lay him to rest, he was buried in a cardboard box -- a discovery that has incited Congress to ensure every service member gets a dignified funeral. Lawrence Davis Jr. died alone in 2004 and...

Kenneth Nosik, Navy Sailor Who Died From Seizure, Gets Proper Burial After Wife's Craigslist Plea

Caroline Weller | June 13, 2012 | Impact
A few good men from the U.S. Navy came to a widow's aid to give her husband a proper burial in San Diego last week. When Kenneth Nosik, 26 years old and just out of the Navy, died after suffering from a seizure, nobody in his family could...

Charitable Giving: 75% Of Millennials Donated Money To Causes In 2011 (STUDY)

Eleanor Goldberg | May 2, 2013 | Impact
The Millennial generation was recently blasted for being a fame-obsessed group that doesn’t care about giving back to its community, but a new study concludes that those in their 20s and 30s actually put charity high up on their priority list. According to the recent Millennial Impact...

FEATURE: Apollo Astronaut Charlie Duke Reflects On Missions To The Moon, And Life Out There...? (PHOTOS)

Caroline Frost | June 12, 2012 | UK Entertainment
The last couple of weeks have seen blockbusters of varying budgets hit our screens. Prometheus, Ridley Scott's vast epic "in the same universe as Alien", explores the possibility that mankind's origins deserted Earth through their own volition - reasons to be discovered, perhaps, in the tantalisingly hinted-at sequel -...

Most LGBT-Friendly College Campuses: Campus Pride Index Top Rated Schools

Tyler Kingkade | June 13, 2012 | College
For people in the LGBT community heading to college, a welcoming campus is a high priority. The good news is Campus Pride has done in-depth reviews of more than 300 campuses throughout the country and rated them on their LGBT-friendliness. Campus Pride rates the colleges based on more...

ArtPlace Gives Budding Detroit Project, Venerable DIA Grants Totaling More Than $500,000

Simone Landon | June 10, 2013 | Detroit
By Mark Stryker One of Detroit's most venerable arts institutions and one of the city's burgeoning grassroots arts projects have received grants totaling more than $500,000 from ArtPlace, a national coalition of foundations, banks and federal agencies. To be announced today, the grants include $268,500 to the Detroit Institute of...

Petra Nemcova, Czech Supermodel, Named Envoy For Haiti

Eleanor Goldberg | June 12, 2012 | Impact
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Supermodel Petra Nemcova has been named ambassador at large for Haiti because of the charity work she's done through her nonprofit group the Happy Hearts Fund. The Czech Republic citizen received the honor at a private ceremony at Haiti's National Palace on Friday with President Michel Martelly...

Friends Of Quinn: Sam's Life With Learning Disabilities (VIDEO)

Sarah Klein | June 12, 2012 | Healthy Living
Last week, we heard from Quinn Bradlee, CEO of FriendsOfQuinn.com, an online information hub and social platform for young adults with learning disabilities, or as he likes to call them, learning differences (LD). He says FriendsOfQuinn is the "only social website" for people with LD, and he recently relaunched the site to foster more connection between people with LD and their friends and family members. In a quest to help empower other people with LD to open up about their stories, FriendsOfQuinn is sharing a series of videos, including the clip above of Sam, a 22-year-old from Minneapolis with Asperger's syndrome. After being misdiagnosed multiple times during childhood, Sam struggled with school, social interactions and conversation. What he's learned about his behavior over the years informs his outlook on the world today, he says. "It's hard to tell where the collection of traits that are defined as Asperger's syndrome end and the rest of my personality begins," he says. But learning differently hasn't kept Sam from pursuing his dream of cooking professionally. Today, he works as a chef in a Minneapolis restaurant. Check out the video above to hear...

North Korea Hunger: Millions Of Children Deprived Of Food, Medicine, Health Care

Eline Gordts | August 12, 2012 | World
PYONGYANG, North Korea — Millions of North Korean children are not getting the food, medicine or health care they need to develop physically or mentally, leaving many stunted and malnourished, the United Nations said Tuesday. Nearly a third of children under age 5 show signs of stunting, particularly in rural...
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