Category Archives: Good News Friday

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    Brian Yurasits

    Daily Digest 10/16 – Good News Friday: Canada is Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags

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    Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:56 PM

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    • Community garden provides refugees with support and comfort through pandemic
    • Thousands Arrive in Hawaii on First Day Pre-Travel Testing
    • Shoppers Came Back To Department Stores In September, Lifting Retail Sales
    • The first room-temperature superconductor has finally been found
    • How Transparent Solar Panels and ‘Quantum Dots’ Could Make Skyscrapers Power Themselves
    • America’s Largest Solar-Panel Maker Leads the World in Panel Recycling–Recovering 95% of Materials
    • Canada is Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags, Straws, and Cutlery Next Year
    • Tasmanian devils reintroduced to mainland Australia after 3,000 years

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    Daily Digest 10/9 – Good News Friday: Nobel Prizes For Genome and Black Hole Research, Ideas For Post-Covid Cities, Visualized

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    Friday, October 9, 2020, 7:14 AM

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    • It’s Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time
    • The Dangerous Approach of Living Without Purpose
    • In a pandemic-driven world, trust in science is rising
    • 2 Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Genome Editing Research
    • Physics Nobel Awarded for Black Hole Breakthroughs
    • A Choir Finds a Way to Sing. Just Ignore the Steering Wheel.
    • LeBron James joins ‘Breakfast of Champions’ along with Akron I Promise kids on next Wheaties box
    • From garden streets to bike highways: four ideas for post-Covid cities – visualised
    • The Winners of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards

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    Daily Digest 10/2 – Good News Friday: Overlooked Variable Is Key to Pandemic, A Smarter Fall Cleanup

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    Friday, October 2, 2020, 6:45 AM

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    • Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying Times
    • This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic
    • How to Talk to a Friend Who ‘Doesn’t See the Point’ in Voting This Year
    • Watch Adorable 5-Week-Old Panda Cub Crawl to Its Mother in National Zoo Video
    • Why Male Baboons Benefit From Female Friends
    • A Smarter Fall Cleanup
    • Mayors of 12 Major Cities Commit to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies, Invest in Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis
    • An Ancient Town Submerged: Hasankeyf Underwater

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    Daily Digest 9/25 – Good News Friday: How ‘Friluftsliv’ Could Help Us This Winter, Vaccine Advances Spark Optimism

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    Friday, September 25, 2020, 6:54 AM

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    • Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month
    • Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Advances, Sparking Optimism in Race
    • Coronavirus patient Richard Misior leaves hospital COVID-19 ward after six months
    • France doubles paid paternity leave to 28 days
    • A therapeutic non-self-reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibody protects from lung pathology in a COVID-19 hamster model
    • See It: MTA Workers Build Illegal ‘Man Cave’ In Grand Central Terminal; ‘Few Would Have The Chutzpah’
    • Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 winners
    • What is ‘friluftsliv’? How an idea of outdoor living could help us this winter

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    Daily Digest 9/18 – Good News Friday: The Rise Of Molds, U.S. Cities Planning ‘Green Recovery’ Post-Pandemic

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    Friday, September 18, 2020, 8:27 AM

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    • Why some US cities are plotting a ‘green recovery’ after the pandemic
    • After final U.S. Congress primary in Delaware, a record-breaking 298 women U.S. House nominees will be on ballots this November
    • A Volunteer Archaeologist Just Discovered the Oldest Example of Religious Graffiti Ever Found in Britain
    • Airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population — and airline CEOs say it’s proof that flying is safe
    • The Rise Of Molds
    • NASA Funds Eight New Projects Exploring Connections Between the Environment and COVID-19
    • Mathematicians may have unlocked the secret of how “stone forests” form
    • How to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

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    Daily Digest 9/10 – Good News Friday: How Human Brains Extract Meaning From The World, Wind And Solar 50% Cheaper Than Thought

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    Friday, September 11, 2020, 6:21 AM

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    • Life’s purpose comes from our minds’ amazing ability to extract meaning from the world
    • Insect Flight | Capturing Takeoff & Flying at 3,200 FPS
    • The New Reconstruction
    • The Kids Are All Right
    • Newborn giant panda cub at National Zoo in D.C. is ‘packing on grams’
    • Wind and solar are 30-50% cheaper than thought, admits UK government
    • World Added More Solar, Wind Than Anything Else Last Year
    • Gardening in time of crisis has brought me closer to my mother

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    Daily Digest 8/28 – Good News Friday: Oil’s Dominance Is Waning, Students Stand for Masks in Schools

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    Friday, August 28, 2020, 6:31 AM

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    • When Your Best Friend Gives Birth to Your Babies—All 4 of Them
    • Students take a stand against ‘No Mask Monday’ protests
    • Man pulls off ‘amazing’ surprise to ask brother with Down syndrome if he’ll be his best man: ‘He had no clue’
    • Plane built on Mumbai rooftop takes to the skies
    • Universal basic income seems to improve employment and well-being
    • An Archaeologist Discovered a Trove of Ancient Catholic Relics Under the Floorboards of a Tudor Manor in England
    • Memorial to enslaved laborers spontaneously inaugurated at the University of Virginia
    • The End Of Oil Is Near
    • Insurance giant Suncorp to end coverage and finance for oil and gas industry
    • Eighty years after Hindenburg, startup pitches hydrogen flight
    • Feeling Isolated in Their Neighbourhood, This Couple Planted a Seed. Oh, How It Bloomed

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    Daily Digest 8/14 – Good News Friday: The Second Adventure Of Life, Reframing How We Think About Parasites

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    Friday, August 14, 2020, 7:19 AM

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    • Should We Conserve Parasites? Apparently, Yes
    • The Second Adventure Of Life
    • Transforming a blighted block into a community of Black women homeowners
    • In Prison, Learning Magic by Mail
    • How to turn regular bricks into electricity-storing supercapacitors
    • British & Exotic Mineralogy
    • Microsoft’s astonishing climate change goals, explained
    • Farming For Change: Meet The Latinx Women Leading South Park’s New Community Farm

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    Daily Digest 8/7 – Good News Friday: Workers Idled by the Virus Try New Careers, Houston Beyond Fossil Fuels

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    Friday, August 7, 2020, 8:44 AM

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    • ‘It’s Time for a Change’: Workers Idled by the Virus Try New Careers
    • Your Old Radiator Is a Pandemic-Fighting Weapon
    • Scientists Are Optimistic About New Vaccine Studies From Novavax
    • Public Opinion Is Moving Against Natural Gas and Fracking
    • Houston Beyond Fossil Fuels
    • Therapy llama ‘Caesar the No Drama Llama’ calms tensions at protests
    • This Virginia Woman’s New Business Brings Alpacas Right To Your Door
    • Replanting roots in a Southern food desert

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    Daily Digest 7/31 – Good News Friday: A Blue New Deal For The Ocean, Three Steps To Consider For A More Pre-Pandemic Normal

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    Friday, July 31, 2020, 7:46 AM

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    • Hedonism Leads To Happiness
    • What Vermont and Its History Might Teach the Nation About Handling the Coronavirus
    • Three steps to consider for a more pre-pandemic normal
    • Every Faculty Member on This Campus Can Teach Outside
    • D.C. Strangers Banded Together To Help A Struggling Squirrel And Her Babies
    • King County Council Unanimously Adopts Bold Regulations to Stop New Fossil Fuel Projects Before They Start
    • How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change
    • Small crustacean can fragment microplastics in four days, study finds

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