πŸ’‘ Warp News Newsletter #82

πŸ’‘ Warp News Newsletter #82

The week's fact-based optimistic news.

Warp Editorial Staff
Warp Editorial Staff

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πŸ˜’ An archive of pessimism

When you've read Pessimist's Archive for a while, you become fascinated.

The arguments against new technology are exactly the same a hundred years ago as they are today:

β€’ Why so fast?

β€’ That seems dangerous.

β€’ The children will be harmed!

Today's debate on social media sounds exactly like the one about the telegraph, radio, television and video games.

Pessimist's Archive is run by Louis Anslow and I can really recommend that you subscribe to his newsletter.

He sends out old news about things we (unnecessarily) have been afraid of throughout history.

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: Finding love online works better than most people think

I met my wife on Twitter, so I was already inclined to believe that it is possible to find the right love online.

But most people do not think so. More than 80 percent do not believe that the internet and apps contribute to higher accuracy in the search for the right one.

Our editor Elina Holmgren Tyskling has delved deeply into the issue and shows some super interesting facts:

Finding love online works better than most people think.

You can also listen to Elina talk about the article in our podcast.

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πŸ“° OMG! It’s alive! Local news makes a comeback

Local newspapers are dying, but local news is making a comeback. New players like Overstory Media Group are now making a big push to expand local journalism. That is not surprising at all - the opportunity is better than ever before. If you want to start a local newsletter, you should read this.

πŸ‘‰ Read this Premium Supporter article on Warp News.

Fact-based optimistic news of the week

🦟Zimbabwe reaches landmark in eliminating malaria

Zimbabwe's efforts in eliminating malaria have paid off. Cases are down to zero in 20 out of 63 districts.

Read the whole article.

πŸ₯• British store chain halves prices on vegan food

The store chain Co-op makes investments to half the price of their own vegan products in the hopes that more people will try a vegan diet.

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πŸ”¬ Levels of proteins key in choosing treatment for breast cancer

A new study suggests that the levels of a protein in body tissue indicate how effective radiotherapy is for treating a certain type of breast cancer.

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It's time for Starlink satellite internet! In this video, Warp News co-founder and podcast host, Rich Spuller, presents an unboxing, setup, and review of Starlink. Rich lives in North Carolina on the east coast of the United States and Starlink has just gone live in the region.

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πŸ—Ί A "citizen science" project to map the Great Barrier Reef

This citizen science project aspires to analyze the Great Barrier Reef with help from volunteers.

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🦁 South Africa makes move to ban breeding of captive lions

Hundreds of farms in South Africa breed lions for hunting. The governmant of South Africa has presented a study and recommends a ban.

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🍬 An edible plastic packaging

An alternative to plastic that is compostable and you could eat it if you’d like. The project won this year's Green Alley Award.

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♻️ A new method to remove microplastics from the ocean

Microbiologists have discovered a new, sustainable way of removing microplastics from water - with the help of bacteria.

Read the whole article.