A board game with 20 million units sold that encourages collaboration

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by Marina Morg

Posted on August 15, 2018


A board game with 20 million units sold that encourages collaboration

At the end of the 80s, Klaus Teuber was on the verge of ruin. The bank was going to seize his house because the family business - a modest dentist's office in Darmstadt, a few kilometres from Frankfurt - entered a phase of difficult difficulties to overcome. To escape from the problems, Teuber locked himself in a small clinic room and designed board games. A friend suggested that he should show it to a company, and they published it…

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In a Turkish city, it is customary to give a hot dish to those who need it most

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by Bel G

Posted on August 13, 2018


In a Turkish city, it is customary to give a hot dish to those who need it most

The Merkez Restaurant located in a city east of Turkey, in Karakocan. He was the pioneer of the tradition of feeding the needy. This custom has been passed from generation to generation for decades, today in the hands of Mehmet Ozturk, its current owner. At 55 years old, Mehmet says that he always maintains at least three tables free of diners and reserved for the neediest, even at busy times. And at least 15 people come to your restaurant every day to receive a free plate…

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Fresh pickings: prescribing produce, not pills

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by Ruxandra Helici

Posted on August 10, 2018


Fresh pickings: prescribing produce, not pills

Detroit-based prescription service is not for drugs, but for fresh fruit and vegetables…

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Successfully transplanted the liver of a minor donor to a 13-year-old girl and an 8-month-old baby

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by Bel G

Posted on August 8, 2018


Successfully transplanted the liver of a minor donor to a 13-year-old girl and an 8-month-old baby

The Vall d'Hebron hospital in Barcelona has successfully performed a liver transplant performed by the split procedure, which consists of dividing the donor's liver to obtain fully functional grafts for two recipients, in this case, a 13-year-old girl and a 8-months baby. The liver donor was also a minor and the receiving girls were in a critical situation that could only be resolved with a transplant. The head of the hepatobiliopancreatic surgery and transplant service at the Vall d'Hebron ho…

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A boy of 12 years, the youngest university student in Mexico

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by Bel G

Posted on August 7, 2018


A boy of 12 years, the youngest university student in Mexico

With the amazement and energy of a child but with the maturity and responsibility of an adult, Carlos Santamaría will study in one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America. With only 12 years old, this child will study biomedical physics at the UNAM. When Carlos Santamaría goes out to play like the other kids his age, few imagine that his IQ is so high that he will start a university career this week…

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They create a plastic bag that dissolves in water and does not contaminate

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by Bel G

Posted on August 6, 2018


They create a plastic bag that dissolves in water and does not contaminate

Researchers at the Chilean company "SoluBag" have created water-soluble plastic bags that do not harm the environment. The innovation does not contain the harmful petroleum derivatives of ordinary plastic, which here have been replaced by derivatives of a non-polluting limestone. It is a product developed with a material similar to plastic, but which disappears when it comes into contact with water…

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Laurent Simons, the Belgian boy who will start university at age 8

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on August 1, 2018


Laurent Simons, the Belgian boy who will start university at age 8

At age 8, he received his high school diploma and made the difference. At first glance, he seems common among the thousands of students who graduate in schools around the world…

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In Amsterdam they make shoes with recycled gum from the street

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 31, 2018


In Amsterdam they make shoes with recycled gum from the street

It is a very difficult and costly waste to dispose of, but Gumbudy seems to have found the solution. Chewing gums end up on the floor as often as cigarette butts. Both highly polluting, are waste of difficult and expensive elimination…

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India promotes the subject of Happiness in schools thanks to the Dalai Lama

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 30, 2018


India promotes the subject of Happiness in schools thanks to the Dalai Lama

In the schools of New Delhi, 45 minutes will be devoted to games, meditation and debates around this concept. The Dalai Lama presented the "curriculum of happiness", a subject for schools in New Delhi (India) that aims to bring the search for joy to the classroom and make young people develop skills such as empathy or self-awareness. The new discipline, which will not have exams or notes, will incorporate into the school day 45 minutes of games, reflections, meditation and group discussions ab…

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Grandparents' Day: Google pays tribute to them with their doodle.

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by Rosa Ruiz

Posted on July 26, 2018


Grandparents' Day: Google pays tribute to them with their doodle.

On 26th July, the "Grandfather's Day" is celebrated in many countries. The celebration has religious motives. The Catholic Church commemorates San Joaquín and Santa Ana, parents of the Virgin Mary, and grandparents of Jesus. Therefore, today, Google pays tribute to these special people such as grandparents with their Doodle.Grandparents are that kind of people who love you above all things, and who are there to help you when you need it…

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