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Daily Digest 11/9 - Good News Friday: Car Companies Embrace Scooters And Bikes, The Science Of The Sniff

Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:31 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!

Economy

Customers rush each morning to buy out doughnut shop's inventory so owner can spend time with sick wife. (Thomas R.)

The Chhans have worked hard for their piece of the dream on their own, and specifically asked that no crowdfunding sites be set up on their behalf. So, the customers decided to do what they've always done, just a little earlier in the morning: head to the Chhan's shop, buy the doughnuts and spread the sweetness.

"I am very appreciative," Chhan said.

The Science of the Sniff: Why Dogs Are Great Disease Detectors (Sparky1)

Dogs possess a sense of smell many times more sensitive than even the most advanced man-made instrument. Just how powerful is a pupper schnoz? Powerful enough to detect substances at concentrations of one part per trillion—a single drop of liquid in 20 Olympic-size swimming pools. With training, dogs can sniff out bombs and drugs, pursue suspects, and find dead bodies. And more and more, they’re being used experimentally to detect human disease—cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, and now, malaria—from smell alone.

Llama blood clue to beating all flu (Sparky1)

Llama antibodies use their size advantage to wriggle a little bit deeper and attack the parts that flu cannot change.

The team at the Scripps Institute in California infected llamas with multiple types of flu to provoke an immune response.

In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World (newsbuoy)

Researchers have found older man-made images, but these were abstract patterns, such as crisscrossing lines. The switch to figurative art represented an important shift in how people thought about the world around them — and possibly themselves.

How I learned to love homeless housing in my neighborhood (tmn)

Sometimes I can make the most sense of the world when I talk with my now 9-year-old daughter. When I finally told her about the “bridge housing” going in across the street, a big smile spread across her face. She wasn’t thinking about how strong the locks were on the front door, or her bike helmet. Her first reaction wasn’t fear or selfishness. She understood instantly how special it was that the bus depot would become a place for people to live who needed just that.

Google overhauls sexual misconduct policy after employee walkouts (TS)

On Nov. 1, more than 20,000 Google workers abandoned their cubicles to protest past cases of alleged sexual harassment, following a New York Times report that detailed how the company protected and gave big payouts to male executives accused of misconduct.

The reforms are the latest fallout from a broader backlash against men's exploitation of their female subordinates. The movement has spawned the "Me Too" hashtag as a sign of unity and a call for change.

World's first underwater hotel residence opens in Maldives (Thomas R.)

In addition to a bed, shower and the other typical components of a hotel room, the Muraka takes luxury travel to another level with a private gym, a bar, an infinity pool, butler's quarters, an ocean-facing bathtub and most importantly an underwater bedroom with unparalleled views of the ocean.

Judge Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline Construction Over Environmental Concerns in a 'Landmark' Ruling (TS)

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said the Trump administration’s projections for the pipeline’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, potential for oil spills and impact on the local Native American community fell short, the Montana-based Great Falls Tribune reports.

Car companies rush to embrace scooters and bikes (Thomas R.)

San Francisco-based Spin launched a dockless bikesharing service just over a year ago, and pivoted to a scooter sharing business, which proved more profitable. It now operates in 13 cities and college campuses, and launches in Detroit Thursday. But it hasn't kept pace with rivals Bird and Lime, which have rapidly expanded, raised hundreds of millions of dollars and sometimes rankled cities with aggressive tactics.

70+ Natural Photos That You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Thomas R.)

Colorful houses stand in a valley below the Escambray mountains of Trinidad, Cuba.

Gold & Silver

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Matt Holbert's picture
Matt Holbert
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Nothing but blue sky do I see... oh, wait a minute...

The caption writer must have had their head in the contrails...or somewhere else... I'm not sure this belongs in the "natural" category.

https://www.redbookmag.com/life/g4595/beautiful-nature-photos-around-the...

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KugsCheese
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Posts: 1469
Certificates of Deposit?

Banks are pushing these things around me.   I have looked to find details and all I find is "safe investing" pr.   How safe are these things?  Did they do OK in the GFC?   Does the issuing bank use the proceeds to loan to productive companies or gamble in the markets?  I am sensing smoke and mirrors.

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