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Fund established to help Alabama teen with Down syndrome pay for college

Even as congratulatory messages continue to come in for Keith Griffith, an Alabama teenager with Down syndrome who recently learned that he was accepted to college, his high school teacher has launched a fundraising effort to help him pay tuition.

Humans May Have Accidentally Created a Radiation Shield Around Earth

NASA spends a lot of time researching the Earth and its surrounding space environment.

Cystic fibrosis patient graduates from Fresno State | The Fresno Bee

More than one doctor had told Blaire Strohn to quit school.

Maud Lewis painting found in thrift shop sells for $45,000

A painting by celebrated Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis which was found at a thrift shop has sold for $45,000.

Once homeless man to receive 3 degrees at Friday’s UA commencement

Alan still remembers the quizzical looks from fellow freshmen when he showed up on campus in ill-fitting thrift-store duds, sporting a bad haircut he gave himself with an $8 clipper from Walmart because he couldn’t afford a barber.

Syria conflict: Turkey opens ‘city’ for orphans of the war – BBC News

Turkey has opened a vast centre dedicated to housing and educating orphans from war-torn Syria.

For 15 years, she lived in a hotel. Now, she’s graduating from high school

Four years ago, Heather Dunnaway, now 17, never thought she’d get to wear a cap and gown.

Tornado survivor gets hospital reunion with lost dogs

A Wisconsin man thought he lost much more than his home when a tornado touched down on Tuesday.

Ellen MacArthur launches $2 million prize to help solve plastic pollution

On Thursday, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched a $2 million prize to rethink how we use plastic packaging and stop it clogging the oceans.

Twins celebrate their 100th birthday with whimsical photo shoot

Twin sisters in Brazil will celebrate their 100th birthday later this month and to mark the momentous occasion, a photographer captured them in a whimsical photo shoot.