Good News Friday

  • Endangered bat not seen in 40 years found in Rwanda. The Guardian.
  • NIH launches clinical trial of three mRNA HIV vaccines. NIH.
  • In Sweden, drones are beating ambulances to the scene — and saving lives. Reasons to be Cheerful.
  • In a remote corner of California, a state program successfully shelters homeless people. LA Times.
  • Covid restrictions prevented dengue in hundreds of thousands of people in 2020. The New York Times.
  • New Mexico’s governor just signed a bill to make college tuition-free. CNN.
  • New York closes 6 state prisons as inmate numbers drop. NBC New York.
  • EPA OKs plan to release 2.4 million more genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and California as part of an expanded effort to combat transmission of diseases like Zika, dengue fever and canine heartworm. NBC News.
  • “Drug factory” beads implanted in mice take out tumors within a week. New Atlas.
  • State-of-the-art “living” concrete alternative soaks up carbon and heals itself. Anthropocene.

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

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