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Changing the news narrative: stories of progress and hope

Good News is our dedicated feed championing solutions-oriented journalism. Committed to countering the negativity prevalent in mainstream media, we spotlight innovative solutions, technical advancements, and human rights successes. By curating news with positive global impacts, we aim to foster informed optimism among readers, emphasizing real-world solutions and achievements rather than mere feel-good stories.

Neanderthal–human baby-making was recent — and brief

Michael Eisenstein in Nature: Some 60,000 years ago, Neanderthals in western Eurasia acquired strange new neighbours: a wave of Homo sapiens migrants making their way out of Africa, en route to future global dominance. Now, a study1 of hundreds of ancient and modern genomes has pinpointed when the t...

Lake Eacham in Lake Eacham, Australia

Waters like blue cut glass, lush rainforest, a sweet paddle in the sun on a Sunday afternoon or more adventurous activities that involve holding your breath are all part of tropical north Queensland’s crater lakes, Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham. The lakes lie in Australia's Crater Lakes National Park...

US Floating Offshore Wind Industry To Tackle Maine

The rough-and-tumble coast of Maine is about to get a renewable energy makeover with an assist from new floating offshore wind technology. The post US Floating Offshore Wind Industry To Tackle Maine appeared first on CleanTechnica.

World-first tooth-regrowing drug will be given to humans in September

The world's first human trial of a drug that can regenerate teeth will begin in a few months, less than a year on from news of its success in animals. This paves the way for the medicine to be commercially available as early as 2030. Continue Reading Category: Medical, Science Tags: Kyoto University...

Five Works of SF Inspired by Pseudoscience

Some very good (or at least very interesting) SF has been based on truly bonkers pseudoscience--consider the following! The post Five Works of SF Inspired by Pseudoscience appeared first on Reactor.

Aquagrain: New Life for Poor Soil

In a small dry corner of England, Aquagrain is creating a super-absorbent biodegradable hydrogel that could help crops grow in degraded lands. Aquagrain is a finalist for the 2024 Food Planet Prize. The post Aquagrain: New Life for Poor Soil appeared first on Roads & Kingdoms.

Nature and Human Nature in Frankenstein

I now own two editions of Frankenstein whose cover illustrations prominently feature icebergs. The first one I acquired, a Broadview Edition, I bought for an undergraduate class. Its cover design is a full-page, blue-tinted, grainy photograph of a gigantic, pyramidal spike of ice, with the title of ...

How much clean energy does it take to make green steel?

When the Biden administration pledged up to $1 billion in awards for two “green steel” projects earlier this year, it signaled an important step in the emerging effort to decarbonize one of the world’s dirtiest industries. Before the announcement, the United States was largely seen as a laggard glob...

Making steel with electricity

MIT spinout Boston Metal is commercializing a new method for making steel and other metals, to help clean up the emissions-intensive industry.

WANDERING IN SOLITUDE

But there is something more going on. We also face a new “transcendent reality,” as Klass puts it, in which we see the spiritual world with new eyes. This may include changed views of the sacred, nature, and time itself.