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First-ever Blind Barbie creates a 'sense of belonging' for disabled children

Lucy Edwards, a white woman with long red hair, wears a coral dress and holds up the new Blind Barbie in front of a light blue background; the Blind Barbie, a doll with brown hair, silver sunglasses, a pink shirt, lilac ruffle skirt, and a cane, is displayed on a rainbow backdrop
The new doll, which features a cane and comes in Braille packaging, costs just $11.
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At Paris 2024 there's a piece of the Eiffel Tower in every medal. Explore the last 50 years of Summer Olympics medal designs.

To celebrate the upcoming Games, we looked at medal designs for the Summer Olympics since 1976 and which countries won the most each year.
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From left to right: A close-up of a dirty headlight as someone cleans it, a black woman with curly hair and sunglasses smiles towards the camera, and a close-up of a clean headlight with the caption: you can get it to look like this.

After her headlights fogged up, this woman shared the easy hack she learned: 'This is crazy, it works!'

Headlight bulbs are cheap, but the covers themselves can be pricey to replace. Here’s what to try next time your headlights need defogging.
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It’s the bee's needs: Study reveals best plants for bee health and conservation

A new study analyzed pollen from 57 North American plant species, identifying those most nutritionally beneficial for bees, which could inform conservation efforts and wildflower restoration projects.
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Sylvia Earle's optimism fuels record growth in 'Hope Spots' for ocean conservation

In 2009, Sylvia Earle started the nonprofit Mission Blue with 19 Hope Spots. Today, there are 158 Hope Spots to help ocean health and its biodiversity.
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California's next state park is a 'rewilded' ranch that also protects communities from floods

“You need to give the water a safe place to go... or it'll go to a place that's not safe.”
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Good news: Tiny urban green spaces can cool cities and save lives

A recent World Meteorological Organization report called heat waves the “deadliest meteorological hazard” from 2015 to 2019, affecting people living on all continents, and setting new national heat records in many regions.
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The World Has More Trees Than It Did 35 Years Ago

This might come as a surprise: Worldwide tree cover has grown — not shrunk! — by 2.24 million square kilometers — the size of Texas and Alaska combined — in the last 35 years, according to a paper in the science journal “Nature.”
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8 Famous Animal Conservationists You Might Not Know Yet

There are dozens and dozens of people you should know about who are protecting wild species and their habitats, and our hope is that today you’ll learn about someone new who inspires you to find your own way of helping animals in your corner of the world.
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First-ever Blind Barbie creates a 'sense of belonging' for disabled children

The new doll, which features a cane and comes in Braille packaging, costs just $11.
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At Paris 2024 there's a piece of the Eiffel Tower in every medal. Explore the last 50 years of Summer Olympics medal designs.

To celebrate the upcoming Games, we looked at medal designs for the Summer Olympics since 1976 and which countries won the most each year.
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How electric harps are protecting honey bees

By 2021, Michel Costa had become a frustrated veteran of an obscure yet devastating war in Europe. The enemy: invasive Asian hornets, which had been massacring his honey bees by the thousand.
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Thailand's rangers hailed for doubling tiger population amid conservation hurdles

Data revealed in a new study show a steady recovery of tigers in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex over the past two decades. This recovery has been mirrored by a simultaneous increase in the numbers of the tigers’ prey animals, such as sambar deer and types of wild cattle.
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After her headlights fogged up, this woman shared the easy hack she learned: 'This is crazy, it works!'

Headlight bulbs are cheap, but the covers themselves can be pricey to replace. Here’s what to try next time your headlights need defogging.
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Bob Newhart has passed at 94. To honor his legacy, his family asked for donations to his ‘favorite charity’

Words of support and love have poured in following the actor’s death, all speaking to his generosity and kindness.
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