We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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1 year ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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1 year ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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1 year ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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1 year ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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1 year ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

Magpie
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1 year ago

Science is wonderful :). hiv is now a chronic condition. not the death sentence it used to be.... for people who have access to the combination drugs.

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Marc
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1 year ago

Within the next probably 5 years there'll 2-3 vaccinations for HIV on the market. Hopefully HIV will be gone with a couple of years or at least no threat anymore!

Spikey Bunny
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1 year ago

Awesomeness!

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deathrose
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1 year ago

This was actually a very interesting story. There is a small percent of the world that is immune to the HIV virus (I think from the Scandinavian countries?). There is a database that catalogs those with the have the mutation. They used radiation therapy for kill the HIV positive man's bone marrow and then did a bone marrow transplant from a person with the genetic mutation that makes them immune. Then they placed the patient in a coma. When the man woke up the HIV virus was cleared from his system. It was stated that this isn't a cure because there are a lot of factors that go into this procedure but it's a step in the right direction.

Jeny Kennedy
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1 year ago

It's the CCr5 protein you're talking about, specifically the deletion of that protein. I think that gene therapy is gonna help a lot of people in the future.

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

YAY!!!

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 year ago

That is beyond amazing. It is really incredible to think about all the leaps and bounds we have made in scientific research.

Mooncut
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1 year ago

What we've achieved is incredible

Rebecca Cody
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1 year ago

These headlines make me want to know more details. Were the stem cells his own or from a donor? If from a donor, will he have to take medication to stop his body from rejecting them?

Abdullah Oğuz
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1 year ago

All military spends must go to the medical research and fight for homelessness and hunger.

Clavelle
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1 year ago

Wow!! That's amazing!!!

Lenka Železná
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1 year ago

That's just awesome!!!!

Peta_C
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1 year ago

This is phenomenal!

Monica Hellweg
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1 year ago

That is excellent! Insurance companies need to support stem cell treatments.

Suzan Woychuk
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1 year ago

A miracle

Diana Hockley
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1 year ago

:)

Louise Stange-Wahl
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1 year ago

Awesome!

Marjorie Willcox
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1 year ago

Wow!

Ashley Conover
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6 months ago

Awesome

Karin Downs
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1 year ago

This is huge news, and a great example of bad news flooding out good. This medical achievement should have gone viral (cringe-worthy pun. Sorry)

Carol Hauge Ekberg Burke
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1 year ago

Amazing!

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 year ago

Good to know that there is a way to stop it 1

Nancy Kosola
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1 year ago

This is remarkable. Now if we could make the cost more affordable, that would be a win-win🙏🏼

Patrick De Montbrun
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1 year ago

Progress....

Kelley Baltierra
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1 year ago

It was stem cell research that got my oldest son through his second fight with lymphoma. He was just medically cleared a week ago

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

Are you aware that religion is against the use of human stem cells? However, they do not oppose horrific torture of animals in laboratories even though the non-animal testing methods are widely available, are far more accurate, reliable, cheaper, and humane. Repulsive.

Renée Guercia
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1 year ago

I am so happy that they have finally found something that ma y eradicate this awful disease...

Patrice Brown
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1 year ago

😮😮😮😀❤️

Taylor Nelson
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1 year ago

thank goodness

Taylor Nelson
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1 year ago

thank fucking goodness

Suzanne Dunne
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1 year ago

Wow

Susan Henry
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1 year ago

Fabulous

Ace Maheswaran
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1 year ago

We'll figure it out soon.

Joey Tam
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1 year ago

Good

Thea Hanrath
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1 year ago

Congratulations.

Bev Kenny
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1 year ago

Whoa!! Mind blown. Awesome! 🤯☺️

Jeanette Mather
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1 year ago

Great to hear.

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Bless those with such dedication, they will find more, cures working with stem cell !!!

Sarita Brown
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1 year ago

That is so incredibly awesome!!!

Johan Lorentzen
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1 year ago

Wonderfull

Julie Farrell
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1 year ago

This is wonderful

Marg Smith
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1 year ago

Fantastic

Louise Evans
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1 year ago

Wow, I didn't know that was possible.

Julie Lynch
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1 year ago

So happy for this man, let’s get behind stem cell research,come on GoVt. We need Funding. There would be so many things that could be cured, my GP can’t wait.

Donald Schofield
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1 year ago

He still has it....hasn't gone anywhere.

William Thorp
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1 year ago (edited)

That is awesome. Keep up the research and find a cure if this isn't it already.

Paulus Schaftenaar
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1 year ago

more People have been Healed but that is because Jesus did that but they won’t show that on tv. Its not good for medicine industry and the credibility of the government would be exposed

Stéphanie Morneault
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1 year ago

Amazing!!

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
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1 year ago

One important step forward in the fight against HIV!

Cathy Proctor
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1 year ago

Amazing!

Doro Agapanthus
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1 year ago

BRAVOOOOOO

Deborah Brudnak
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1 year ago

Phenomenal. Don’t understand how anyone could be against cell transplant. Do not want to debate this. I feel it can do more good than bad.

Nadine Francis
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1 year ago

I applied for stem cell research and was told by several companies just the testing to be eligible for the program starts at $25K. If I could afford to pay that I could have a good chance of a lung transplant. People think the stem cell research is free, it isn't.

Rich McCormick
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1 year ago

I've been HIV POZ for over 30 years. Still here but live very carefully to keep healthy. No fun sometimes but as mentioned it's more of a chronic illness but one that can still kill if one doesn't eat right, exercise, keep away from drugs and alcohol, keeps stress at bay and pushes negativity (people and situations) away from them. In todays world it's nearly impossible but can be done! PEACE!

Jennifer Hayden
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1 year ago

Good, more.

Martha Spurlock
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1 year ago

Using adult stem cells.

Bean53
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1 year ago

There is research being done with stem cells to grow new teeth. There are lots of wonderful things being discovered with stem cell research. I would volunteer to be a guinea pig.

Carolyn Bovingdon
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1 year ago

I do hope with all sincerity that this spereads world wide.

Karen Chaddock
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1 year ago

This is the first I've heard of this happening. I'm sure if that were more known people everywhere would be supporting that cause.

JJM
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1 year ago

This is truly amazing. Imagine the possibilities.

Jeffrey Pizel
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1 year ago

NICE !!!

Donna Becker
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1 year ago

WOW!!!

Steve Cruz
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1 year ago

Both HIV patients are from OUTSIDE of the United States where National Health programs make it "profitable" to cure people. Curing HIV is bad news for drug companies in the U.S., because each patient who relies on drugs to stay alive is a profit generator.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

This is news to me, incredible, I do believe stem cell research, will discover more great cures, or improvements !!!

Bunny Wood
Community Member
1 year ago

Not exactly. This is more complex than it sounds. There is n excellent summary of it all on Scishow on youtube. Still good news

Sarawyn
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1 year ago

Oh wow I’m so happy to hear this. I wish so much that others who have died could’ve been here to have this treatment.

Diane Joines
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1 year ago

Never lose hope!

Laura Baldwin
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1 year ago

That’s amazing. Think of the millions of people this could help. 💕

Lavendar rose
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1 year ago

Why aren't we doing this more!?!? Can it help with Cancer????

Evan Kassem
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1 year ago

first one was magic johnson

Belinda Matson
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1 year ago

First one what?

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Evan Kassem
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1 year ago

fist one was magic johnson

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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1 year ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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1 year ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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1 year ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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1 year ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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1 year ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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1 year ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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1 year ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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1 year ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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1 year ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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1 year ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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1 year ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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1 year ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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1 year ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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1 year ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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1 year ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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1 year ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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Magpie
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1 year ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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1 year ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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Juliana Kessler
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1 year ago

This is definitely a good thing, but be careful to remember that fortnite is known for an especially toxic crunch culture. Employees are expected to work insane hours with no pay. Planting forests is good, but he should also be held responsible for the unfair and harmful working conditions his company creates.

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Marc
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1 year ago

That is a good sign. Break the circle! That is the only way.

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arjelio mas
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1 year ago

The rabid, right-wingers still spewing their nonsense that renewables will drive prices up so high no one will be able to have electricity will not be noticing this development. The belief disconfirmation paradigm is too powerful for some people to overcome.

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Glad to see them come back. Sad that they died out there in the first place.

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Slinkman
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1 year ago

Ironic to place greenery on the exact place where ice and snow should be.

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Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

This is nice, but it would be better if children being educated wasn’t contingent on their parents paying any sort of fee.

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John
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1 year ago

Sweet! Now they just need to do something about the cattle ranchers.

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Rosie Hamilton
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1 year ago

Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

We still have a long way to go.

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Alethia Nyx
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*one of mathematics most prestigious awards. The Abel prize for mathematics. The most prestigious is the fields medal, was first (and so far only) won by a woman in 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Maybe so but what research has been made to find out the effects seaweed has on the cows body. We already know that corn isn’t very good for them yet they are still fed a high corn diet in some countries (US particularly).

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Lucas
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1 year ago

Although the use of solar panels is green, many solar panel manufacturing processes are not. To create a solar panel, caustic materials will emit greenhouse gases. Plus less than 11% of each panel has salvageable metals so they're not very recyclable once they're usable life has expired. Most people aren't aware that the 'green' alternatives often aren't.

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