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Daily Digest 6/16 - Good News Friday: Humans With Superhuman Vision; To Be Happier, Take Public Transport

Friday, June 16, 2017, 11:50 AM

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!


Taking Public Transport Instead Of Driving To Work Makes People Happier, Study Suggests (Yoxa)

Lead researcher Adam Martin told The Daily Telegraph: “One surprising finding was that commuters reported feeling better when travelling by public transport, compared to driving. You might think that things like disruption to services or crowds of commuters might have been a cause of considerable stress.

“But as buses and trains also give people time to relax, read, socialise and there is usually an associated walk to the bus stop or railway station, it appears to cheer people up.”

Humans With Super Human Vision (jdargis)

Over the course of two decades, Newcastle University neuroscientist Gabriele Jordan and her colleagues have been searching for people endowed with this super-vision. Two years ago, Jordan finally found one. A doctor living in northern England, referred to only as cDa29 in the literature, is the first tetrachromat known to science. She is almost surely not the last.

Now, Your Financial Advisor Will Have To Put You First (Sometimes) (sv)

A new fiduciary rule, which takes partial effect on Friday, will help investors assess the fees they are charged as well as the motives of the people who guide them.

Oregon Pay Equity Act becomes law (sv)

The safeguard applies to women and all other protected classes, such as minorities, older people, veterans and people with disabilities. The bill also prohibits employers from asking a job candidate for their wage or salary history.

The bipartisan bill passed the Senate unanimously after sponsors of the bill negotiated several changes to satisfy the business community.

Brixton riding school brings joy to inner city kids (jdargis)

Although small, it’s caught the attention of prominent figures. Broadcaster Alistair Stewart helps with fundraising and Clare Balding was amazed at the level of riding when she dropped by. The Duchess of Cornwall is president and even the Queen has visited.

What If (Almost) Every Gene Affects (Almost) Everything? (jdargis)

Yes, he says, there will be “core genes” that follow this pattern. They will affect traits in ways that make biological sense. But genes don’t work in isolation. They influence each other in large networks, so that “if a variant changes any one gene, it could change an entire gene network,” says Boyle. He believes that these networks are so thoroughly interconnected that every gene is just a few degrees of separation away from every other. Which means that changes in basically any gene will ripple inwards to affect the core genes for a particular trait.

The Solar Industry Is Creating Jobs Nearly 17 Times Faster Than the Rest of the US Economy (RS)

It’s important to remember: Not only is the solar industry booming – but the jobs pay well, too. As costs for materials continue to drop, solar jobs remain a well-compensated area for blue-collar workers. Bryan Birsic, CEO of Wunder Capital, said, "It seems to be one of the few areas of high-paying, blue-collar jobs – and you don't have to learn to code.”

Judge Delivers Blow To Trump Administration In Dakota Access Fight (sv)

The judge writes that the standard remedy in this situation would be to vacate the pipeline's permits and easement, thereby halting pipeline operations until the Army Corps is in compliance with environmental procedures.

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