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CaptainExplosion said:
curl-6 said:

So glad you guys got a lift out of this!
It did seem like the mood here was getting pretty somber, which is completely understandable, I mean, six months without a Direct? :p

Also, in local good news, my parents were recently able to return to their home, which they had to evacuate due to the bushfires weeks earlier, and found the fire had spared their property. My Mum is also coming up on 7 years clean of cancer.

And hopefully that cancer never comes back. :)

Here's a breakthrough solar system that uses recycled aluminum and no batteries.

One million "Wonder Plant" seedlings planted in Wales to fight climate change.

Woman starts doing grocery runs for neighbors to reduce their corona virus exposure.

Deer hunters donate their kills to food banks across Missouri.

Governor of California donates 300 state-owned buildings for homeless shelters.

Thanks, and yeah hopefully; after 7 years gone the risk is almost back to as if she hadn't had it.

Also; Australian researchers say they are "within reach" of a cure for COVID-19: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/australian-researchers-within-reach-of-coronavirus-cure-c-746655

They have identified two drugs that have "stopped Coronavirus in its tracks" in lab tests, and shown "promising results" when given to patients. One usually used for HIV and another for Malaria. Furthermore, because they pre-existing drugs, we already know they are safe.



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KLAMarine said:
sethnintendo said:

They heat plastic up to stamp it over model of printed teeth.  I've been told that type of plastic isn't recyclable once heated.  Pretty much everything is trash there and nothing is recycled.  Those printed models of teeth end up in trash too.  Only thing not sent to trash is the end product of clear braces.

Gotta get that plastic-eating bacteria on it pronto.

Yea didn't mean to be Debbie Downer in positive thread but humans need to find solutions to it because plastic is everywhere now.  There has been talk of the bacteria and apparently fungus but I'm not sure how much progress has been made.  Bio degradable material that has similar properties to plastics would be nice also. 

Now that would be positive news if there were more breakthroughs in waste management.



Another biodegradable plastic substitute, this one invented by a 17 year old using prawn shells.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teen-makes-biodegradable-plastic-made-from-prawn-shells/

The Murray-Darling River flows again after three years of drought

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/good-news/2020/03/06/darling-river-flowing-2020/

COVID-19 vaccine begins human trials.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/first-coronavirus-vaccine-candidate-starts-human-testing-20200317-p54as4.html

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Positive News is always the best news,,, Maybe secondary only to hentai news!

Porn hub offers free membership until April 3rd for Italians:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/13/europe/pornhub-italy-coronavirus-lockdown-scli-intl/index.html

Professor Turns Into An Anime Schoolgirl To Teach His Students

https://kotaku.com/professor-turns-into-an-anime-schoolgirl-to-teach-his-s-1842374594



             

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Scientists invent contact lenses that can correct colour blindness: https://www.sciencealert.com/contact-lenses-to-correct-red-green-colour-blindness-could-soon-be-a-thing

New and clean way to make hydrogen fuel discovered that is 25 times more efficient than current methods: https://www.sciencealert.com/rust-and-light-promise-to-make-hydrogen-fuel-production-25x-more-efficient

Universal flu vaccine passes key milestone: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-potential-universal-flu-vaccine-just-passed-its-fourth-clinical-trial

CaptainExplosion said:
curl-6 said:

Another biodegradable plastic substitute, this one invented by a 17 year old using prawn shells.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teen-makes-biodegradable-plastic-made-from-prawn-shells/

Th Murray-Darling River flows again after three years of drought

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/good-news/2020/03/06/darling-river-flowing-2020/

COVID-19 vaccine begins human trials.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/first-coronavirus-vaccine-candidate-starts-human-testing-20200317-p54as4.html

Doesn't sound all that fair to prawns. XD

Well, if they're gonna be eaten anyway, may as well sue their remains for something useful! :P



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A friend of mine rescued a live baby from the pouch of a Kangaroo killed by a car and is raising it. The little guy is doing great so far.

Ryuu96 said:
Should just make this the "Positive News OT"

Good idea, done! 

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CaptainExplosion said:
curl-6 said:

A friend of mine rescued a live baby from the pouch of a Kangaroo killed by a car and is raising it. The little guy is doing great so far.

Good idea, done! 

Aww, the pictures won't load. :(

Businesses are giving away their excess toilet paper for anyone who needs it.

IKEA donates all it's face masks to a Swedish hospital.

Scientists can now accelerate COVID-19 testing by screening multiple samples at once.

Celebrities who donated their time and money to fight the virus and it's impact.

Anonymous love letters lifting the spirits of anyone signed in on this website.

Penguins go on a little field trip during their aquarium's shut down.

Charles Barkley holding an auction to fund affordable housing in his hometown.

Dammit for some reason image sharing always fucks up for me on this site. XD

Anyone know an image hosting site that's free and actually works?



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Ryuu96 said:
curl-6 said:

Dammit for some reason image sharing always fucks up for me on this site. XD

Anyone know an image hosting site that's free and actually works?

I actually saw them when you first posted, maybe they've gone private somehow?

Imgur is what I use.

Also I'll need frequent updates!

Okay, I tried again using imgur, do they work now?

As for an update, it's been 4 days since he was rescued and the little fella's doing fine. :)

Last edited by curl-6 - on 19 March 2020

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Amidst all the scariness of COVID-19, some positive stories regarding it:

- South Korean outbreak seems to be easing as recoveries outpace new cases

- John Hopkins researcher exploring using the antibodies from recovered patients as a treatment and quasi-vaccine

- Dutch scientists have identified an antibody that blocks the virus

- Distilleries are converting to making hand sanitizer and donating it for free

- All 14 temporary hospitals set up in Wuhan now closed for lack of new patients, with the outbreak there also subsiding

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/10-positive-updates-on-the-covid-19-outbreaks-from-around-the-world/



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This is less of a news story and more just a personal thing, but a 5 years ago I dated a wonderful girl who was going through a very difficult time.

She's autistic like me, and she was battling severe depression, alcoholism and self-harm, (as I myself have also done in the past) and actually tried to kill herself a few times. She was so fragile she could barely leave her house and me and her family were scared she wouldn't make it.

That same girl recently started a full time job, got her driver's license, lives in her own place, and hasn't touched alcohol or harmed herself in years.

It is truly amazing how far she has come and I'm so proud of her, it really goes to show that even the darkest times eventually pass and human beings can overcome the most harrowing difficulties and rise above them.

She is, by the way, the one raising the baby Kangaroo. 



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