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Fact-based Optimistic News

on technology, science and human progress.

Anna RennΓ©us Guthrie

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: Diabetes will be able to be cured - sooner rather than later

Diabetes has been described as a global epidemic, but its end may now be within reach.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

🧫 Immunotherapy cures cancer

An attempt provides hope that many cancer cases can be cured with immunotherapy that does not have the same serious side effects as traditional methods.

Linn Winge 1 min read

🐠 Science and animal instinct can save fish populations

Scientists suggest using philopatry, which is an animal's tendency to return to its area of birth, to save endangered fish species.

Alexander Engelin 2 min read

🧫 Cheaper and faster stem cell production

A new 3D-printed prototype for the extraction of stem cells offers potential for large-scale production with high quality - at a lower cost.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸƒ Profitability in recreating mangrove forests

Mangrove forests protect against storms and coastal erosion, and recreating lost forests can be an economical way to protect settlements in tropical areas.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

🍺 Beer yeast can purify water of heavy metals

Yeast that is normally used in the brewing of beer can also be used to purify water of heavy metals, such as lead, in a cheap and environmentally friendly way.

Linn Winge 1 min read

🌳 Ancient forest discovered in sinkhole in China

A team of Chinese scientists have found a sinkhole with a forest at the bottom. They say that they wouldn’t be surprised if they found species never heard of before in the ancient forest.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

✈ This is how we could eliminate the climate impact of aviation

By capturing and storing carbon dioxide in the production of bio aviation fuel, it is possible to eliminate the climate impact of aviation completely.

Marco Borsari 7 min read

🧠 In just 20 years artificial intelligence could dramatically reshape our world

The imagination of Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China, takes us into a futuristic world made up of virtual teachers, augmented cities, increased longevity, immersive virtual worlds, as well as vital new issues to address.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

🩸 Ultra-thin fuel cell converts blood sugar into electricity

A minuscule fuel cell is able to generate energy from glucose present in the body and replace traditional batteries.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸ”‰ Extremely quiet fans could improve our health

Noise from the fans in ventilation systems can make us sick, but a new type of fan is so quiet that we are not affected by the sound.

Jakob Holgersson 3 min read

πŸš€ Boeing's Starliner capsule docks with International Space Station

Crew Dragon just got some competition.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

β˜€ These solar panels provide electricity even at night

By utilizing a natural physical process, it is possible to get solar panels to generate some electricity even during the dark part of the day.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ EU approves automatic AI analysis of X-ray images

AI can take care of the routine analysis of X-ray images and relieve X-ray doctors, enabling them to focus on more difficult tasks.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

πŸ‘Ά Uterus transplantation helps the childless to have children

Transplanting a uterus from a donor is an effective and safe method to solve infertility for women who lack a functioning uterus.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

πŸ“š Fact-based optimistic summer reading

Four books that will make your summer more interesting and more optimistic.

πŸ“š Top Reads

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 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 15 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.

Nicklas Berild Lundblad 3 min read

⬆️ Pollyanna's secret

Optimists often get called nicknames, one of these is Pollyanna. But the real story about the nickname tells us something important about the power of optimism.

Matt Ridley 5 min read

πŸ’‰ Matt Ridley: The unexpected history and miraculous success of vaccines

At a time when the miraculous success of vaccines has transformed the battle against the pandemic it is fitting to recall the general idea, and unexpected history, behind vaccination, writes Matt Ridley, bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and How Innovation Works.