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Stephen Hawking’s “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” is the Only One You Need to Watch (Official Video)

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has been living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, for for 51 years; he was diagnosed at age 21. ALS is the progressive degeneration of motor neurons, which leads to muscle weakness, and can result in paralysis, difficulty, speaking, breathing or swallowing, and eventual death.

This awareness was in part due to the viral philanthropy craze, “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” The challenge, spread rapidly through social media, and raised over US$100 million for the ALS Association.

This week, Stephen Hawking took the challenge. In his video, the professor urged viewers to donate to the Motor Neuron Disease Association, to help “eliminate this terrible disease.”

(story from Salon)

Is it OK to Pee in the Ocean? [Reactions]

Peeing in the ocean: many have done it, but few admit to it.

Fortunately for beachgoers everywhere, our latest episode of Reactions explains why, from an environmental perspective, it is absolutely OK to pee in the ocean.

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Sensory: BBC Wildlife Director John Downer and the Technology of ‘Spy-Cam’ Filmmaking

Exciting developments in camera technology have levelled out of the playing field between the professional and the amateur and so the battle now for programme makers like award-winning wildlife filmmaker John Downer is having to produce something better than the average person.

The difference comes from investing into understanding the behaviour of the animal and devising a way to capture those unique moments, using a huge amount of research, inventiveness and dedication. This has resulted in exceptional and unique technical solutions that tell a story in an new and compelling way.

Discover more about Sensory visual content at :
curve.gettyimages.com/issue/sensory

See more BBC Motion Gallery footage at:
gettyimages.com/bbcmotiongallery

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