Here’s further proof that science and scientists are awesome:
A 7-year-old girl named Sophie wrote a lovely letter to the scientists at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, politely asking if they could work on creating a dragon for her. She even included a drawing to help them out. (click here to read Sophie’s entire letter)
The scientists at CSIRO wrote back to Sophie:
We’ve been doing science since 1926 and we’re quite proud of what we have achieved. We’ve put polymer banknotes in your wallet, insect repellent on your limbs and Wi-Fi in your devices. But we’ve missed something. There are no dragons.
Over the past 87 odd years we have not been able to create a dragon or dragon eggs. We have sighted an eastern bearded dragon at one of our telescopes, observed dragonflies and even measured body temperatures of the mallee dragon. But our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythical, fire breathing variety. And for this Australia, we are sorry.
But then something truly awesome happened. The scientists had a bit of a think, as scientists are wont to do, and decided to rapidly accelerate their Dragon R&D Program. That’s right, they made a dragon for Sophie - Toothless, a 3D printed titanium dragon, blue, female, species: Seadragonus giganticus maximus.
“Being that electron beams were used to 3D print her, we are certainly glad she didn’t come out breathing them … instead of fire,” said Chad Henry, our Additive Manufacturing Operations Manager. “Titanium is super strong and lightweight, so Toothless will be a very capable flyer.”
Toothless is currently en route from Lab 22 in Melbourne to Sophie’s home in Brisbane.
Now Sophie wants to work at CSIRO when she grows up.
Let’s talk about penguins, penguins that don’t just look cute in little sweaters, but who desperately need them to help recover from the potentially lethal affects of oil pollution. When their feathers become coated with oil, penguins lose their ability to keep warm. And when they try to preen their dirty feathers they end up ingesting the toxic oil. As a result oiled penguins frequently die from exposure and starvation. The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia takes in oiled penguins and uses knitted sweaters to keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening until their feathers can be properly cleaned.
The more one gets firm in his mind that the consequence of sins will be seen for sure in both the worlds, he will find it easy to save from the sins. Say one doesn’t have control over his anger, will he show his anger before someone who is powerful than him? We do not leave the sins because we do not have yaqeen (firm belief) in the evil consequence of the sins and if one gets this yaqeen, even the criminal will give up his crimes. Say for forty years one is fond of having sweet dishes and suddenly the doctor says if he doesn’t give up eating sweet there is no guarantee of health. Won’t he give up eating sweets even though he is in the habit of eating for forty years? He will decline to eat even if his friends offer him but why? He has complete yaqeen in the evil consequence of eating it. The problem with the Muslim today is he has lost the yaqeen in the evil consequence of the sins. This is a fact that if a person keeps committing the sin and is not repenting for it, then definitely some blessings will be taken away from his life. It is not necessary one loses the blessings of eyes but there is also blessings in righteous deeds like Allah gives tawfeeq to some to offer tahajjud salah with istiqaamat. How unfortunate is to get deprived of this great blessing when Allah wakes up some for tahajjud salah? One will definitely be deprived of blessings in one way or the other if he is immersed in a sin.
Today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds salutes every person who’s ever looked down at a snail and been so concerned that someone else might come along and step on it that they took the time to paint its wee shell. It’s an act of kindness that also enables the Good Deed Doer to transform said snail’s shell into whatever they fancy, such as a tiny shark, a miniature rainbow or pac-man.
Should you decide to become a mollusk minder yourself, please make sure to be gentle and only use non-toxic paint. Anything else could harm the snail, which rather defeats the whole process.
All the passengers united to help a man stuck under train
When people unite for a good cause it’s beautiful, A guy slips and gets stuck between the train and platform, and then an amazing inspiring act happens, all the passengers united push the train slightly and free the man’s leg!
The poor little rodents had been overcome by smoke. After consulting their “Pet Emergency Pocket Guide" the firefighters treated the teeny-weeny rodents with oxygen from a tank they’d adapted for tiny animals as well as other first aid equipment. According to Tim Hulse from the Lacey Fire Department, the team was able to save all but one of the hamsters.
And spend in the Cause of Allah and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allah), and do good. Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers). [Surah Al-Baqarah 2:195]
To be a good doer, you preform good deeds without expecting any praise, but from Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala alone. By worshipping Allah in the greatest way possible, you attain the highest rank of Paradise, which is better than any fame or achievement you can recieve on Earth. He rewards the doers of good in a great way.
Surely, Allah wastes not the reward of the Muhsinun. [Surah At-Tawbah 9:120]