They call themselves Santa’s Secret Hands, and they raise money year-round to buy Christmas presents for needy children in their community.
Chicago Teen Tevin Hamilton Donates Kidney To a Stranger to Save His Mother’s Life
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The tiny, intact skeleton of a baby rhinoceroslike dinosaur has been unearthed in Canada.
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Kathleen Magowan lived a frugal life with her twin brother, Robert, in the classic New England town of Simsbury, Connecticut, until she died in 2011 at age 87, remembered mainly for the 35 years she was a first-grade teacher in the local elementary schools.
But now the town of 23,000 people is buzzing with the news that Magowan had a secret. A big one.
A $6 million one.
Teenager buys £600 worth of shopping for 4p and donates food to charity
A teenager collected hundreds of supermarket coupons to buy £600 worth of shopping for 4p so he could give the food to families.
Jordon Cox, 16, scoured endless websites and magazines and gathered hundreds of coupons for dozens of products.
After spending hours each day searching the internet for coupons, he managed to collect 470, which he took to his local supermarket, and filled three trolleys with food and household items.
The bill came to £572.16, but once the coupons were factored in the bill was reduced to just 4p - a saving of 99.81 per cent.
The teenager, of Brentwood in Essex, donated all his food to the charity Doorstep which gives food to disadvantaged families.
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Matthew Zarrella and his dogs have traveled the world, finding missing people and solving mysteries for the U.S. military, the Peace Corps and the DEA.
The discovery helps to fill in a blank spot in the evolution of horses as the animals became more accustomed to grassy fields.
Beyoncé Surprises Shoppers in Walmart, Gives $37K in Gift Cards
China’s Rover Rolls! Yutu Begins Moon Mission
Today at 3:35 p.m. EST (4:35 a.m. Sunday, Beijing time), the Chinese Chang’E 3 lander lowered its rover to the moon’s surface. A CCTV television broadcast depicted recorded footage of the rover, called “Yutu” (“Jade Rabbit”), rolling off the lander’s sleds, trundling into the lunar dust. Read more
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Scientists discover enormous alien planetNBC News: Scientists have discovered a massive alien planet in the most distant orbit ever seen.The planet, which is 11 times larger than Jupiter, is fascinating scientists that study theories of planet formation. The most commonly accepted theory suggests planets orbiting close to their parent star begin as small bodies. Because this planet orbits its star at approximately 650 times the distance between the earth and sun, the theory does not explain its formation.The planet was found using a thermal infrared camera on the Magellan telescope in Chile.Follow more space news: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/space/Photo: An artist’s conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet’s orbit. (NASA / JPL-Caltech)
Chris Tidmarsh graduated from Hope College with a degree in chemistry and environmental studies. He got a job in environmental research but lost it shortly after and moved back home.
"Clearly, he needed a different path to apply his talents in the world of work," said his mother Jan Pilarski. Chris has autism.
"Nearly all of his peers with autism were chronically unemployed despite having post-secondary degrees," Pilarski wrote recently. “Our world seemed small and bleak. I didn’t have much hope to change the minds of potential employers to help Chris get a job. On the other hand, I saw an opportunity to be entrepreneurial about the staggering 90 percent unemployment rate confronting people with autism.”
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Archaeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century B.C. that they believe is the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine.
Kosh Prasad Acharya, who teamed with archaeologists from Britain’s Durham University, said Tuesday that the structure was unearthed inside the sacred Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini. Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, is generally thought to have been born in about the sixth century B.C. at the temple site.
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Alexis Wilkinson Becomes 1st Black Female President of Harvard Lampoon Magazine
Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana won a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, Bleach. The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.