Good News Headlines 10/20/2020

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Nigerian Irish Teen Girls Win Prize For Dementia App

by Nadia Whitehead, WAMU

The Nigerian-Irish teens are the champions of Technovation Girls, an international competition that challenges young women to develop an app that can solve a problem in their community… Read More


Exercise In The Morning May Stave Off Cancer, As Opposed To Later In The Day, New Study Says

from Good News Network

It is established that regular physical activity throughout your lifetime can reduce cancer risk, but this protective effect could be the most beneficial when physical activity is done in the morning… Read More


New York Will Finally Enforce Its Plastic Bag Ban

by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch

The new law prohibits most stores from giving out thin plastic shopping bags. They can dispense paper bags, for which counties have the option of charging a five cent fee… Read More


When COVID-19 Silenced Cities, Birdsong Recaptured Its Former Glory

by Erik Stokstad, Science Magazine

A new study shows that, in just a matter of weeks, the sparrows’ songs recovered the acoustic quality of songs sung decades ago, when city life was less noisy… Read More


A B.C. Research Project Gave Homeless People $7,500 Each — The Results Were ‘Beautifully Surprising’

by Bridgette Watson, CBC News

The results of a B.C. research project that gave thousands of dollars to homeless people are in and, according to one researcher, could challenge stereotypes about people “living on the margins…” Read More


“Me Too” Founder Tarana Burke Making Activism More Accessible Via “Me Too Act Too” Site

from Good Black News

Me Too Act Too is a crowd-sourced digital platform that gives “survivors, advocates and allies tools to work toward a world free of sexual violence,” according to the Me Too organization… Read More


Inspired By His Daughter, Dad Starts Nonprofit To Build Accessible Playgrounds

by Yael Meshulam, The Dad

Goldberg’s daughter Harper was born with a disability that leaves her unable to walk on her own. Like any parent, Goldberg wanted his little girl to experience the thrill of playing at a playground just like he did as a kid… Read More


‘Tiny Wind Turbine’ Can Collect Energy From A Walker’s Swinging Arm

by Natalie Grover, The Guardian

Imagine rubbing a balloon on your hair for a few seconds – can you hear the crackle of static electricity, see your hair stand on end? That energy, powered by the contact and separation of two materials, can be bottled up and stored for use… Read More


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