Vaccination, better treatments, and fewer smokers are some of the factors behind a large reduction in cancer mortality in recent decades.
Research has found that visiting green spaces between three and four times a week can drastically lower the need for mental health drugs.
By shooting thousands of laser pulses into the air, it is possible to divert lightning strikes.
Several products that can analyze your urine every time you pee will be launched during the year.
A type of handle makes it easier for people with reduced mobility to apply lipstick.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will no longer require animal testing to approve new medications.
It's progressing slowly, but it's progressing nonetheless. In a few decades, the ozone hole that lets dangerous UV radiation through will be a thing of the past.
Neko Health now offers people the opportunity to scan their bodies and get a complete picture of their health.
In November last year, employees and volunteers of a conservation group counted more than 129 000 individuals of the famous black and orange striped western monarch butterfly. This many monarch butterflies haven’t been counted in 20 years.
Under a new environmental legislation in Spain, tobacco companies are duty-bound to pay for the cleanup of the millions of cigarette butts smokers throw away on the streets each year.
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By switching to gas or electricity instead of wood and charcoal, many people would avoid inhaling dangerous gases when cooking.
The study analyzed data from over 160 countries over a period of 30 years and found no evidence of widespread democratic decline.
By modifying the genes in healthy T cells, doctors produced immune cells that could kill cancer cells that no other treatments could even detect.
On January first, many different fast-food chains in France, like McDonald’s, pioneered new waste-reduction laws that bans single-use restaurant tableware.
We're honored to present these top reads from world-class writers, who contribute to Warp News because they believe in our mission of spreading fact-based optimism all over the world.
Jim O'Shaughnessy is a legendary investor on Wall Street. He shares what he thinks is the biggest opportunity for the future and explains how the world is going through a great reshuffle.
The story of Peter Carlsson and Northvolt teaches us two lessons: You need to understand the future to see all the possibilities, and you must be a fact-based optimist to grab them.
With so much progress in the world, how can pessimism still be widespread? It is because of cynicism, denying that “so-called-progress” is progress, argues David Deutsch, professor at Oxford University and one of the world's leading intellectuals on optimism.
Kevin Kelly is the founder of Wired Magazine and author of several books, among them The Inevitable. For Warp News he presents his case for optimism.
An increasing number of people think the future belongs to China. Interestingly, that’s what well-informed pundits assumed 1,000 years ago as well. The reason that those predictions turned out wrong tells us something important about China’s prospects this time.