Polish Girl With Down Syndrome Sends Painting to Queen Elizabeth and is ‘Over the Moon’ Receiving a Reply

12-year-old Wanessa Bąkowska has been pouring her sensitivity through paints and onto canvas since she adopted as a little girl with Down syndrome. From Lipka, Poland, the 6th grade student has also been enchanted with all things royal, and recently decided to make a painting for the queen. With her tutor’s help in translating to […]

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Chinese City Builds ‘Food Court’ for Elephants to Satisfy Future Migrating Herds

In order to cut back on the conflicts between humans and elephants, Chinese wildlife authorities have constructed a massive “food court” along established elephant migratory routes. Stocked with five salty ponds, and many different kinds of plants that can satisfy their dietary needs, the elephant food court of Jinghong Nature Reserve spans 670,000 square meters, […]

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Standing More May Help Prevent Chronic Diseases Like Type 2 Diabetes, Researchers Say

In a Finnish collaborative study, researchers noticed that standing is associated with better insulin sensitivity. Increasing the daily standing time may therefore help prevent chronic diseases. Insulin is a key hormone in energy metabolism and blood sugar regulation. Normal insulin function in the body may be disturbed by, for example, being overweight, leading to decreased […]

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Meet the Nissan Worker With ‘Enhanced Senses’ Whose Job is to Ensure the Perfect ‘New car Smell’

Car manufacturer Nissan employs a member of staff who has ‘enhanced senses’—to ensure its products have the all-important ‘new car smell’. Peter Karl Eastland has a master’s degree in chemistry and forensic science from Leicester University. But he also possesses an extremely acute sense of smell, a gift he realized he had from an early […]

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