Good News Headlines 12/27/16


16-Year-Old Pivots From A Kenyan Slum To The Ballet Stage

by Khaled Kazziha, Associated Press

In a country not usually associated with classical ballet, a 16-year-old dancer leaps onto the stage, his gravity-defying turns taking the audience’s breath away… Read More



France Unveils Wattway, The World's First Solar Panel Road

from Design Boom

Announced by Ségolène Royal — french minister of ecology — the one-kilometer road is covered in 2,880 photovoltaic panels protected by a silicon-based resin that makes them resistant to the heavy weight of passing vehicles… Read More



Adoption Rates Up, Euthanasia Down In Canadian Animal Shelters

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

According to a recent survey of Canadian animal shelters in 2015, adoption rates have risen while euthanasia has dropped… Read More



Scientists Build Bacteria-Powered Battery On Single Sheet Of Paper

from BGR

This technique reduces fabrication time and cost, and the design could revolutionize the use of bio-batteries… Read More



India On Track To Beat Its Paris Targets Years Ahead Of Schedule, According To Government Report

by Natasha Geiling, Think Progress

That would put the country on a path to meeting its Paris commitments several years early… Read More



Elderly Hospital Patients Live Longer, Do Better With Female Doctors

by Carey Goldberg, WBUR

Their patients were likelier to live longer and less likely to land quickly back in the hospital… Read More



This Woman Has Helped More Than 4,500 Disabled People Get Jobs

by Arundhati Nath, The Christian Science Monitor

When Shanti Raghavan’s brother started losing his sight, she began to learn about ways he could adjust. She then wanted to use that knowledge to assist others… Read More



At America’s Largest Juvenile Detention Facility, Teaching Kids To ‘Think Slow’

by Nissa Rhee, The Christian Science Monitor

More than 100 years ago, Illinois became the first state to create a separate court for juveniles. Now, as the state rethinks juveinle justice, its biggest county is pioneering a program that reduces readmission rates by 21 percent… Read More


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