Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

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Attention all stargazers! Geminid meteor shower is set to dazzle tonight's night sky 

In the heart of the holiday season and the festive buzz of December, there is yet another event to look forward to: the annual extravaganza, the celestial spectacle—the Geminid meteor shower. A glittering display The skies promise a thrilling show tonight, Wednesday, December 13, through Read More...

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Potential antidote for fatal toxin in world's most poisonous mushroom discovered

A collaboration between Chinese and Australian researchers made a significant breakthrough in the fight against the death cap mushroom, the most poisonous mushroom known to mankind. The toxic fungus, scientifically known as Amanita phalloides, is responsible for the vast majority of Read More...

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Humpback whales may sing their beautiful songs to "see"

Have you ever been so fortunate as to have heard the long and complex song of a humpback whale? Marine biologists have long thought that these hauntingly beautiful songs, which are only sung by male whales, function like mating calls. However, it turns out that the whales may break out into song Read More...

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Panama enacts landmark legislation giving Nature rights

Panama is among the 25 most megadiverse countries in the world. It is home to big cats like jaguars and ocelots, 6 distinct monkey species like capuchins, myriad marine and bird life, and many kinds of sloth like the pygmy sloth, who is endangered. Its mystifying array of creatures shoulders Panama Read More...

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US House allocates 1.3 billion dollars to conservation

On June 14, the United States House of Representatives voted 231 to 190 to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. This bill dedicates more than $1.3 billion to conservation efforts. 15 percent of the funds will be designated for federally listed endangered species.  Bipartisan Read More...

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Explore the great outdoors this summer without leaving a trace

Whether you’re on a day trip to a nearby hiking trail, or in a remote forest with your camping gear and some adventurous buddies, the sunny summer months are perfect for trekking into the wilderness. However, our excursions can take a toll on the natural landscape, leaving it in less than Read More...

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Six tips to transform your garden into a child-friendly space

Having a family garden is a wonderful tool to teach kids the importance of eating sustainably as well as how to be responsible for another living being—but sometimes kids and plants don’t mix well. We at The Optimist Daily have previously written about how to make your garden pet-friendly. Read More...

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The Ivory Coast is building a wall to protect nature reserve from pollution

The world’s second-biggest urban park is located in the city of Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. Though the Banco National Park provides valuable ecosystem services to the city, the park has been suffering from pollution and illegal tree felling in recent years. In a bid to help protect the natural Read More...

Cognition in Green Space

Living in green space could greatly help your brain health

Your life is one long equation adding up to different results over your life. The factors in the equation could be your time spent with loved ones over time spent at work used to calculate the result of your overall happiness.  Researchers from Boston University’s School of Public Health have Read More...

Healthy Meditation

How meditation helps the mindset of people coping with disease

Keeping our spirits up is important for all of us, no matter the task at hand, and that's easy to forget sometimes as we trudge along. When someone receives a life-changing medical diagnosis, it’s difficult enough to maintain the strength to endure treatment, let alone foster an outlook that lets Read More...