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Sick of the news being a constant stream of scariness and negativity? Constant doom and gloom getting you down? Here's some of the good things that happened recently you might not have heard about:

- A man from London appears to be the second person ever to be cured of HIV

- A sustainable substitute for leather made from cactus was invented

- A new kind of bacteria was discovered that can break down pollutants

- A 23-year-old British design graduate invented a biodegradable plastic substitute

- In Spain, the Cantabrian brown bear has made a comeback from the brink of extinction

- Petroleum company Equinor backs down on plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.

- In a world first, a middle ear transplant using 3D printed bones was used to cure deafness

There's so much good in the world, it just doesn't sell as many papers as reporting on the bad stuff.