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    Daily Digest 4/6 – Good News Friday: Helping Those With Dementia, Scientists Harvest Antarctic Greenhouse Vegetables

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, April 6, 2018, 12:50 PM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!


Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers (TS)

“According to mice studies there are these pluripotent stem cells that are a pool of cells that don’t normally do anything, they are quiescent, and then they can undergo division,” said Boldrini, adding that some studies have suggested that we might be born with a finite pool of these ‘mother cells’. “Those daughter cells are the ones that exponentially divide and make many more cells and differentiate towards becoming a neuron.”

A New Key For Helping Those With Dementia – Memories Of Baseball (jdargis)

Sports reminiscence therapy falls under the umbrella of what are called “socialization programs,” in which persons with dementia gather in a group setting and participate in activities with their peers.

Most current socialization programs incorporate some form of creative expression – music, storytelling, theater, and dance – and past studies have demonstrated their effectiveness.

More Women Than Ever Are Running for Congress in 2018 (jdargis)

This growing number of women running for office, detailed on a broader scale outside of just the House earlier this year in a TIME cover story, comes as the filing deadline for candidates running in states around the country draws near. As of Thursday, 309 women have filed papers to run for seats in the House, which, along with the rest of Congress, is predominately filled with men.

Dozens of educators file to run for seat in Kentucky legislature (sv)

He added he believes a lot of the “anger and fervor is going to die down because they’re going to realize we listened to their concerns just like legislators are supposed to.”

Primaries in Kentucky will be held May 22 and the general election will be in November.

New York Will No Longer Allow Domestic Abusers To Have Guns (jdargis)

This new law will save the lives of abuse victims, but it may prevent mass shootings from occuring as well. There is an inextricable link between domestic abuse and mass shootings; violent people who choose to shoot many people in a public area often begin their violence in the home. Last year, NPR reported that 54% of mass shootings between 2009 and 2016 were carried out by someone who had previously committed domestic abuse. If guns are removed from domestic abusers, they are less likely to kill their partner and commit a mass shooting.

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse (TS)

While NASA has successfully grown greens on the International Space Station, DLR’s Daniel Schubert says the Antarctic project aims to produce a wider range of vegetables that might one day be grown on Mars or the Moon.

National Park Service Reconsiders Steep Fee Increase After Backlash (sv)

No information was available about how the plan was amended. But some lawmakers hope a bipartisan bill introduced in March, led by Representative Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, could address funding shortfalls. It would use revenue from energy produced on federal lands to chip away at a backlog of maintenance projects, estimated to cost more than $11 billion, at national parks.

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