Good News Headlines 10/30/18

 

XPrize Of $1.5M Goes To Couple Who Turn Air Into Water

from CBS News

It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one… Read More

 


 

Kind World: New Ink

by Erika Lantz, WBUR

The whole thing started when a man walked into Dave Cutlip’s shop, Southside Tattoo, with a prison gang tattoo on his face. The man wanted to cover the tattoo with a new one… Read More

 


 

FDA Recognizes Psilocybin As ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ For Depression

by Jacob Sullum, Reason

The designation could be a prelude to approving the forbidden psychedelic drug as a medicine… Read More

 


 

Charging An Electric Vehicle With SparkCharge: As Easy As Ordering A Pizza

by Jeff Kart, Forbes

Founder and CEO Joshua Aviv says the company's device is intended to relieve range anxiety, an ailment suffered by electric vehicle drivers who worry they'll be stranded if their charge runs out… Read More

 


 

Cannabis Oil ‘Significantly’ Improves The Symptoms Of Crohn’s Disease In Small, First-of-its-Kind Study

from Good News Network

In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, researchers from Israel have shown that cannabis can produce clinical remission in up to 65% of individuals after 8 weeks of treatment, even though – contrary to previous medical thinking – the treatment was shown to have no effect on gut inflammation… Read More

 


 

Every U.S. Public Library And YMCA Will Soon Get Narcan For Free

by Jamie Ducharme, Time

Emergent BioSolutions, which this month completed its acquisition of Narcan maker Adapt Pharma, will provide a free kit including two doses of the nasal spray, as well as educational materials, to each of the 16,568 public libraries and 2,700 YMCAs in the U.S… Read More

 


 

This Real Estate Company Figured Out A Simple Way To Offer The Homeless A House And A Job

by Adele Peters, Fast Company

In 2014, Chris Finlay, managing partner of Middleburg Real Estate Partners, a D.C.-area real estate company, saw an opportunity to connect property manager jobs with people who were struggling with homelessness… Read More

 


 

European Parliament Approves Ban On Single-Use Plastics

by Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a ban on single-use plastics such as straws, plates, cutlery and cotton-swab sticks in Europe by 2021, joining a global shift as environmentalists emphasize the urgency of halting the use of materials that are detrimental to the planet… Read More

 


 

How 7 Things That Have Nothing To Do With Rape Perfectly Illustrate The Concept Of Consent

by Angie Aker, Upworthy

In 2013, Zerlina Maxwell ignited a firestorm of controversy when she strongly recommended we stop telling women how to not get raped… Read More

 

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