Inventshift – Eradicating Poverty Through Intelligent Business

Iranthi and Jarkko were running a business in Melbourne when they were struck by a burning issue: they wanted their company to be more than just a profit driven machine; they wanted to be able to wake up with purpose. They wanted meaning. The answer they were looking for arrived when they discovered the concept…

Scottish Ballet Steps Out to Become Dementia Friendly

Scottish Ballet are going to set up a programme of dementia friendly dance based activities for people living with dementia, their carers and families across Scotland, and raise awareness about the condition. This is thanks to being awarded £150,000 by the Life Changes Trust to enable them to become dementia friendly. 90,000 people are estimated…

Kite Festival Shows A Side Of Iraq You Never See In The Media

Baghdad has been ranked the worst capital city in the world to live in, but the founders of a kite festival have challenged the title. The kite-flying festival, called Orshina, was held in the Abu Nuas Gardens in May. Muhammed, a Baghdad citizen, said the festival aims to show a different side of Iraq and…

This New Water Park In Texas Was Designed For Kids With Disabilities

Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas, is making sure kids with disabilities don’t miss out on all the fun this summer. Every section of the the new water park is wheelchair accessible and guests with special needs are admitted at no cost. Photo credit: Robin Jerstad / Jerstad Photographics Other features of Morgan’s Inspiration…

Proud mum cuts her bush into shape of son’s face

An artist has taken her obsession with heads and portraits to her garden shaping one of her hedges into her son’s face. Art graduate Michelle Foley, 48, has trimmed two of her garden hedges into 12ft tall heads into family members, one like son Brennan, the other like partner, Andrew. Michelle who saw the need…

NASA wants to probe Uranus in search of gas

We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on the surface of those planets. The planets that lie further away from the Sun don’t get nearly as much attention, but they may soon, as NASA is currently spitballing some…

Nasa discovers 10 new ‘rocky’ planets like Earth

Nasa has announced the discovery of 219 new suspected planets outside our solar system. The figure includes 10 that are “rocky” like Earth and which exist in their solar system’s ‘Goldilocks zone’, neither too close to their star, and therefore too hot, nor too far away and too cold for liquid water to exist. The…

World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal

Religion is often viewed as a force that sows divisions between people. But the world’s most prominent religious leaders have come together to present a different vision of how faith can work in the world.   In a rare move, major religious leaders ― from Pope Francis to the Dalai Lama ― issued a joint…