After 100 days in the hospital fighting covid complications, Autumn Carter is home for the holidays. Autumn caught covid while pregnant with her third child who was healthy. She had no pre-existing conditions and had been advised previously not to get vaccinated. Her husband Zach spent most of the 100 days by her side at the hospital while grandparents took care of the three children. Autumn went home on December 1st. Here are details and family photos from Good Morning America.
Scientists at a Singapore University have developed durable zinc batteries made of electrodes printed on cellulose paper. After use, the batteries reportedly biodegrade in soil within one month. Learn more about this remarkable invention at the Good News Network.
Student with Perfect ACT Score Works to Level the Playing Field
High School senior Dia Chawla, who goes to a private school in Mississippi, got a perfect score on her ACT test. But Dia believes the standardized test used for US college admissions is a test of preparation, not intelligence. She’s created the ACT Diversity Preparation Club where she helps minority students prepare for the test. Good Morning America has more about this extraordinary young woman and her work.
Henry the Hero Dog Saved Baby’s Life
A Boston Terrier knew his 9-month-old baby “sister” needed help, so he insisted on going into her room and waking her up to alert Mom and Dad. Here’s the story:
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May your holidays be holy, safe, and filled with many joyful moments!
First US City to Pay Reparations to Black Residents
The city of Evanston, Illinois has pledged to distribute $10 million over 10 years as reparations to black residents or their descendants who “suffered discrimination in housing because of city ordinances, policies or practices” between 1919 and 1969. Each qualifying household will receive $25,000 for home repairs or down payments on property. Here are additional details from NBC News.
Blindness from a Rare Genetic Disorder was Reversed with One Injection
A single injection of RNA therapy, sepofarsen, showed significant improvements for a patient living with a rare form of genetic blindness since infancy. The improvements were evident after one month and “remained when tested over 15 months after the first and only injection.” Here’s more from the Good News Network.
High School Student Invents Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection
Seventeen-year-old Dasia Taylor has invented a way for sutures to change color to show infection. She tested a variety of different sutures using beet juice in her experiments. Dasia is a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors in the US. You can read more about Dasia’s project in this article from Smithsonian Magazine. Her natural good spirit and intelligence shine in the following video where she talks about her project and a fun fact about herself.
Unicorn Stealing Dog Is Adopted
Did you hear about Sisu, the stray dog who kept stealing a toy unicorn from the Dollar General? The animal control officer bought him the unicorn before taking him to the shelter. Now Sisu has a furever home!
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