1. The ‘Luck of the Irish’ is Real: Residents of Ireland Report More Good Fortune and Lucky Charms

A new poll showed the ‘luck of the Irish’ may be a real thing—with residents of Ireland reporting a greater prevalence of good fortune.

The survey revealed that those living on the Emerald Isle may actually experience more luck—tallying an average of 40 fortunate moments every year, nearly 10 percent more than people in the rest of the UK.

Irish folks are also more likely to describe themselves as lucky, with nearly half (49%) believing they’re blessed, compared to 40 percent elsewhere.

The poll also found 66% of UK adults believe they are due a bit of good luck in their lives.

Overall, one in four (25%) admitted they don’t truly know the meaning of luck—and think it’s too hard to define.


210-Year-old Raises $80,000 for Pearl Harbor Memorial After School Project Inspires Deep Admiration

The bean fields and mountains of North Carolina are 5 time zones and more than 5,000 miles from Hawai’i, but such differences are trifles compared to the determination of youth.

11-year-old Harrison Johnson from North Carolina has raised $81,000 to help fund history projects to tell the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The money was raised by collecting donations door-to-door, selling patriotic popsicles, and public speaking engagements (yes, by Harrison himself).

But what brought this spark of patriotic fervor out of this boy’s heart when he had never even seen the famous harbor on Oahu?



3. CAR-T Cell Therapy Achieves Near-Complete Tumor Regression in Brain Cancer After Five Days


Clinical trials for a novel treatment for patients with glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer, have shown rapid success, with some patients experiencing a dramatic decline in tumor size just days after their first treatment course.

Researchers from the Mass General Cancer Center, Massachusetts, have shared the results for the first three patients in a clinical trial of CAR-T cell therapy for glioblastoma.

CAR-T cell therapy, or CAR-T for short, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, and works by using a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer. It’s currently the most personalized way to treat the disease.


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