21-year-old inspires the world and makes history as the first Ironman finisher with Down syndrome

Chris Nikic is a strong-willed young man. If he says he’ll do something, he’ll follow through no matter how tough the circumstances. That’s exactly what he did last Saturday when he made history as the first Ironman triathlon finisher with Down syndrome. The grueling race comprised a 2.4-mile swim, 26.2-mile run, and a 112-mile bike ride,

The stunning moment ‘Swan Lake’ music brings prima ballerina with Alzheimer’s back to her dancing days

The music of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake was all it took for this former ballerina with Alzheimer’s disease to dance once again. Marta C. Gonzalez had been a prima ballerina with the New York Ballet—one of the most prominent dance companies in the world—during the 1960s. However, when she developed Alzheimer’s disease and began using a

Adorable panda cub at National Zoo is winning hearts with his relaxed yet feisty attitude

This adorable panda cub is winning the hearts of keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute with his chill yet feisty attitude. They haven’t named it yet, but a DNA swab during his first medical exam confirmed that he was a boy. “Since panda cubs are teeny, teeny, tiny, all of those