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May 17, 2018

This Man’s Rare Blood Is Responsible for Saving the Lives of Over 2.4 Million Babies

Known as “The Man with the Golden Arm,” Australia-based James Harrison is responsible for saving the lives of over 2.4 million babies. Thanks to rare antibodies in his blood, decades of regular blood donations to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service have helped create a vaccine called Anti-D. The formula was developed to fight against Rhesus disease—a deadly condition where antibodies in a pregnant woman’s blood destroy her baby’s blood cells within the womb.

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May 3, 2018

Hawaii Passes Landmark Law Banning Sunscreen Chemicals That Destroy Coral

While sunscreen is crucial to protecting us from the sun's harmful rays, several ingredients in popular brands are damaging the environment. And now, the Hawaiian legislature is doing something about it.  A bill that would outlaw sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate—which have been linked to the death of coral reefs—landed on the desk of Governor David Ige, gaining a nearly unanimous vote.

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March 26, 2018

20+ of the Most Clever and Powerful Signs at the Global March for Our Lives

pic.twitter.com/GiKDnKXtZT — Rose Troup Buchanan (@rose_catb) March 24, 2018 On February 14, 2018, tragedy struck at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida as a school shooter took the lives of 17 innocent people. From this harrowing event, the student survivors were motivated by their intense grief and frustration over the country’s inability to deal with gun violence.

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