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Compared With The Silent Generation, The Human Brain Is Now Bigger, Promising A ‘Reserve’ Against Dementia

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Compared to those who sailed away to fight in World War II, and to those who awaited their return, the average brain size in a human today has grown 6.6%, according to a new study. In addition to being 6.6% denser, the surface area of a modern brain is around 15% larger as well. These […]

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Canada Agrees 200 Islands Belong To The Indigenous Haida Nation

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In a historic “first-of-its-kind” agreement the government of British Colombia has acknowledged the aboriginal ownership of 200 islands off the west coast of Canada. The owners are the Haida nation, and rather than the Canadian government giving something to a First Nation, the agreement admits that the “Xhaaidlagha Gwaayaai” or the “islands at the end of […]

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PE Coach Pairs Unmotivated Students To Run With Shelter Dogs–Adoptions Soar

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A California gym coach who was looking for ways to drum up motivation for the students on his cross-country running team as they went away for the summer break came up with a brilliant idea: pair them with shelter dogs. It was eight years ago when GNN first reported on it, and ever since it […]

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Struggling Manatee Was Close To Dying But Florida Deputy Held It Afloat For 2 Hours

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Despite weighing a tiny fraction of the creature’s massive bulk, a determined Pinellas County deputy leaped into shallow water to save a manatee struggling to breathe. Cradling it in her arms for over an hour so it could get enough oxygen, Jill Constant saved the animal from becoming a victim of toxic red tide. An […]

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