Ulrika Gerth

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: You can also be an artist – with the help of an AI

πŸ’‘ AI painting upends creative boundaries by empowering anyone to create art that previously required the skill of professional artists.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

🧫 Faster analysis provides earlier treatment of urinary tract infection

A new test provides faster answers to which bacteria is causing a patient's urinary tract infection and may also lead to antibiotics that are no longer used being given new life.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: Famine is not due to a lack of food

Millions of people living in the Horn of Africa are threatened by starvation. The root cause is not drought, conflict or war, but something else.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

🏭 The EU's carbon dioxide emissions are decreasing

High energy prices and more renewable electricity have reduced EU countries' carbon dioxide emissions in recent months.

Alexander Engelin 1 min read

⏱️ Ancient diseases can become modern medicine

Bacteria associated with the ancient disease leprosy can reprogram cells to make the liver grow.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

🚘 Wake up! Self-driving cars are almost here

Negative headlines and pessimism are now trying to fool us that full self-driving is not happening anytime soon. That is wrong.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

🌿 Genetically modified plant is 30 times better at cleaning the air

By modifying a few genes in an ordinary golden vine, it is possible to increase the plant's ability to clean air and also make it clean the air from more kinds of particles.

Linn Winge 1 min read

πŸ’» Ecosia's new function can show if companies are "greenwashers"

The search engine Ecosia has a new feature which can help its users understand if major businesses actually commit to the climate or if they are greenwashers.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Mindfulness can work just as well as antidepressants

Meditation can serve as an alternative to antidepressants for those suffering from anxiety.

Linn Winge 1 min read

🐒 Endangered Manning River Turtles Released into Wild

Australian conservationists saved 10 of Australia's most endangered reptiles, The Manning River turtle, from the forest fires during 2020. Now they released them back into the wild.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

🧠 Screening for stroke can save both money and lives

A simple screening can show who has atrial fibrillation and who therefore needs blood thinners to reduce the risk of stroke.

Linn Winge 2 min read

πŸͺΆ Scientists find black-necked pheasant pigeon after 140 years

Scientists find black-necked pheasant-pigeon after 140 years of absence. The scientists captured a picture of the bird via a camera trap and described it β€œlike finding a unicorn”.

Alexander Engelin 2 min read

πŸ”‹ New path towards better rechargeable batteries

A previously unknown process shows the way to better performance in rechargeable batteries.

Ulrika Gerth 3 min read

πŸ‘ The art of breaking bad habits

Husband: β€˜Are you really the right person to be writing about this?’

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸ’Š Optimized Parkinson's treatment increases patients' quality of life

By adapting the medication to each individual, it is possible to improve the effect of the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Warp Guest Writer 8 min read

πŸ—žοΈ I skipped the news - and lived to tell about it

After a thirty-day news fast, Tomas SΓΆderlund found his place in a lower, calmer, and more pleasant pace of information with greater positive energy - without feeling less informed. With a little distance from everything that happens, the big features stood out better.


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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.

Mathias Sundin 10 min read

πŸ’° Wall Street legend: β€œPessimists sound smart – optimists make money”

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.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ”‹ Northvolt and the benefit of understanding the future

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.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

🧬 The Elon Code - how to understand Musk

Much has been said and written about how Elon Musk thinks and operates, but despite that, a key part has been neglected. There are two parts to The Elon Code, but only one part has gotten most of the attention. Here we dive into the second part.

David Deutsch 13 min read

πŸ’‘ David Deutsch: Optimism, Pessimism and Cynicism

With so much progress in the world, how can pessimism still be widespread? It is because of cynicism, denying that β€œso-called-progress” is progress, argues David Deutsch, professor at Oxford University and one of the world's leading intellectuals on optimism.

Kevin Kelly 14 min read

πŸ’‘ Kevin Kelly: The Case for 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.

Johan Norberg 3 min read

πŸ‰ Opened or closed will determine China's future success

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.