Good News Friday

  • Polio has nearly been eradicated in Pakistan. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Move over, crypto. A record number of workers are becoming millionaires with their boring 401(k)s and IRAs. Washington Post.
  • We can now use CRISPR to fight tick-borne diseases. Freethink.
  • A Florida plan to save manatees is working — thanks to 25 tons of lettuce. NBC News.
  • Belgium approves four-day week and gives employees the right to ignore their bosses after work. Euronews.
  • US approves new headlights that won’t blind oncoming drivers. AP News.
  • A major barrier to affordable housing is finally falling. Reasons to be Cheerful.
  • By altering the blood type of lungs, researchers raise the possibility of universal organs for transplants. STAT.
  • There’s finally a malaria vaccine. Meet the woman making sure it reaches Kenya’s children. Global Citizen.
  • Psychedelic therapy for depression still effective one year later. New Atlas.
  • These eye drops could replace your reading glasses. Scientific American.
  • Advances and breakthroughs in mental health worth celebrating. Good Good Good.
  • Mutation protecting against Alzheimer’s edited into human cells. Freethink.

For more good news, check out The Progress Network, and Future Crunch.

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