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.

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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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Marc
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1 year ago

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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Lucas
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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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Full Name
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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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Full Name
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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

lana
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1 year ago

Its still good news, lets celebrate it, no need to be pessimistic, the situation is still better than it was before

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Elizabeth
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1 year ago

We've changed the Earth timeline... now Star Trek 4 is a tale of what may have happened!

Desiree Summer
Community Member
1 year ago

the should have made the sign say "whalecome back"

MΣMΣ KIПG
Community Member
1 year ago

Whalecome back

Mooncut
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1 year ago

We still have all g way to go until they're safe...

Mooncut
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1 year ago

A long*

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Kim Bush
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1 year ago

Now stop the whaling ships! Stop buying products made from whale fat,wax,etc.....

Merilyn Horton
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1 year ago

All we had to do was to stop them from being hunted!

Andrew Hamilton
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1 year ago

Also in danger of whaling ships from Japan, Norway and Iceland.

Yancy Naughton
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1 year ago

and reduced demand for whale oil

Mrta Brzoza
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1 year ago

But they still kill them in Japan and Norway

Jan Gallactica
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1 year ago

Don't tell Japan where they are located or they will be extinct again

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
1 year ago

no thanks to unnecessary whaling practices.

Deborah Brudnak
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1 year ago

But they are starting to be hunted in Japan again.

Ethan Collard
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1 year ago

humans think they are a great speicies, yet they are the ones to make animals go exinct

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

...they are fed up with bad news, as long as they are not the victims themselves, not realizing that all life on this earth is connected, and humans shell be good stewards of our planet, instead they are plundering it; "We belong to nature' nature does not belong to us." - Chief Seattle

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Michelle Diaz
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1 year ago

Now if japan would stop whaling, they may ALL stand a chance...

Bob Connely
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1 year ago

But, fergoodness sake, don't let the Japanese (largest consumer of Whale-stuff) know about this...

Linda Robinett
Community Member
1 year ago

We have held back our important and profitable Dungeness crab season by the decision of the crab fishers in order to protect whales. This was not imposed by the government which was willing to let them start the season but by the decision of the fishers themselves.

Mélody Gilot
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1 year ago

Whalecome back to them :)

Schwennesen Schwennesen
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1 year ago

The most wonderful animal - great news. Must now save them from climate change.

Syawedis Get
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1 year ago

They really humped back

Syawedis Get
Community Member
1 year ago

They really humped back

Naomi
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! Although, we still have a possiblity of losing them because of climate change, which is very sad. Atleast it is great knowing that other people do care for the Mother Earth and are doing something about else climate change.

Renée Guercia
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah!!!!

Susan Henry
Community Member
1 year ago

Saw some in Alaska they are amazing

Frederick Speece
Community Member
1 year ago

Bullshit

Ted Lapis
Community Member
1 year ago

Hooray for Humbacks & Humans! Perhaps the 1st species to be saved from extinction by their own songs?

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

I pray it is so and it lasts! Love the whales!

David Broadbent
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, Captain, you and your crew...

Michael Baker
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1 year ago

Maybe that Big Alien Space Probe won't have to come hear searching for them now...

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Conservation has, and will make a tremendous change !!!

E Scott
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1 year ago

All of these make me smile

Johan Lorentzen
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1 year ago

Happy

Sheryl Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

Hurray!

Marg Smith
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1 year ago

So grateful

AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
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1 year ago

i made it go to 1k! yay never done that before... hihi-5df53...7c-png.jpg hihi-5df53403d277c-png.jpg

AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
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1 year ago

yay!!!!!! hihi2-5df5...e1-png.jpg hihi2-5df53437c3ae1-png.jpg

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Julie Lynch
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1 year ago

Yes welcome back, and stay back

Samuel Woodworth
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1 year ago

Stop whaling as well. Make that illegal.

Goldie MG
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1 year ago

Well done. Conservationist on the move.

Janie Stroschin
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1 year ago

any news about blue whales ?

Max Beare
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1 year ago

Who counts them

Mark Plumridge
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1 year ago

They are in jeopardy, when Canada opens shipping O&G across pacific

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

All those "optimistic" people do not want to hear that, they like to bask in ignorance, rather than do something to eliminate the danger, correct the wrong.

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Fanie Nel
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1 year ago

That's a lot of humping

Ringo Starkey
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1 year ago

George and Gracie.

Thomas Turnbull
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1 year ago

Great news

nala simba
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1 year ago

Excellent. But only if we look after our planet.

Elizabeth Cooling
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1 year ago

Yes

Sarawyn
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1 year ago

😊😊😊

Laura Baldwin
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1 year ago

Love this

Freya the Wanderer
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1 year ago

So maybe they won't be extinct by the 23rd century - no need for Kirk and the gang to travel back in time and nab George and Gracie.

Natalie DeSantis
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1 year ago

extinction

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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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

*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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