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Mother Nature figured out how to fix climate change. Surprisingly, we still aren't listening to her.

When I hear the word "hacker," I think of someone in a creepy mask, using a computer to steal phone records or pull devious pranks. I'd never think to associate it with science or changing the planet. But as it turns out, geo-engineering is kinda like hacking the environment. This TED Talk explores the possibility of taking what the earth already does naturally and flipping it to possibly help reverse climate change. It's a really neat idea, but the real question is ... is it a good one?

Mother Nature figured out how to fix climate change. Surprisingly, we still aren't listening to her.
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This talk is one in a series from NPR's TED Radio Hour. So if this sort of out-of-the-box thinking appeals to you, then make sure to check out the full hour here.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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