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Exoskeleton Could Help Children With Muscular Atrophy Walk For First Time

Researchers in Spain have created the world’s first child exoskeleton which will enable children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy to walk, in some cases for the first time. The 12kg exoskeleton has been constructed from a mixture of aluminium and advanced titanium and fits around the child’s legs and torso. The joints contain a series of…

This Syrian Refugee Is Being Trained By A Wrestling Champion So He Can Escape Camp Za’atari

Bassam, a 14-year-old living in Jordan, has big dreams of becoming a wrestler. But the teenager has more hurdles to jump than others his age, as he is currently living in Za’atari, a camp housing 80,000 refugees who have fled Syria. “Life was good, but then suddenly it got dangerous,” he recalls. “There was bombing…

Akon Releases New Music Video ‘Tell Me We’re OK’ Highlighting Need For Sustainable Energy In Africa

  Akon, has used his latest music video ‘Tell Me We’re OK’ to shine a light on the need for clean energy in Africa.  The track, featuring DJ Hardwerk, holds a special place in the artist’s roster of songs as it focuses on a topic close to the musician’s heart – energy poverty. Centred around Africa’s…

Smart ‘Trees’ Piloted In Paris In A Bid To Curb Pollution Crisis

Paris officials are piloting three smart “trees” at the Place de la Nation in a bid to curb the city’s pollution crisis, The Huffington Post UK can reveal. The “trees” combine a vertically-installed moss culture with air pollution monitors and reduce fine dust and nitrous oxides 275 times more efficiently than normal trees, according to…

Introducing Teddy: The Transgender Bear Teaching Kids That Everyone’s Story Deserves To Be Told

  When Jessica Walton’s wife fell pregnant, she made it her mission to find books with diverse characters and storylines to teach her new arrival about the world. As a queer amputee Walton had spent her life searching – sometimes deliberately, often subconsciously – for books that represented her. But when her father came out…

How Sustainable Fitnesswear Brand Bella Kinesis Is Empowering Women Across The Globe

You may have seen Hackney-based Bella Kinesis and its fashionable-yet-functional fitnesswear on Instagram, but the story behind the brand is worth more than just a double tap. Best friends Roshni Assomull and Shaleena Chanrai started the company in 2014 after feeling that a lot of women’s sportswear on the market was “designed by fit people, for fit…