Good News October 2022
Autumn is settling in quickly here! I just returned from a ten day trip to coastal Alabama where the weather was dry, warm and the beaches were soft and the Gulf of Mexico was very pleasant. Now that I am sitting at home in deary rain I sure do miss the ocean!
Anyways, let’s have some good news in the world!
DART mission successfully shifted its target’s orbit
The asteroid Dimorphos had its 12-hour orbit shortened by a half-hour.
Biden pardons all federal simple marijuana possession offenses
The criminalization of marijuana is a “failed approach,” Biden said.
Discovery of a new antibiotic against resistant pathogens
For a long time, antibiotics were considered a silver bullet against bacterial infections. Over time, many pathogens have adapted to resist antibiotics, so the search for new drugs is becoming increasingly important. An international team of researchers including scientists at the University of Base…
California sets the nation’s toughest rules for the reduction of plastics
Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves.
Workers can’t be fired for off-the-clock cannabis use under new law signed by Newsom
California workers who use marijuana off the clock will no longer be penalized, per one…
Two antibodies identified in Israel can fight all known COVID strains, study finds
Infusible to patients, antibodies are so powerful neutralizing the coronavirus they could eliminate the need for more vaccine boosters, peer-reviewed research says
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