Newborn hippo gives species a boost

Good News Notes:  “At eight days old, this baby hippopatumus is sticking close to its mom. The calf, which was born at Zacango Zoo in Calimaya, Mexico, in July, spent the first few days of its life swimming, eating and bonding with mama. And while zookeepers weren’t able to get too close during those early…

Scientists discover this activity is the key to having a stronger memory

Good News Notes: “Just like a nostalgic grandparent flipping through old photo albums, our brains constantly replay memories from past events in our lives as we sleep. It may seem overly sentimental at first, but our minds aren’t just looking to reminisce and remember the good times. All of that brain activity while dreaming serves…

Consumption of a blueberry enriched diet by women for six weeks alters determinants of human muscle progenitor cell function

Good News Notes: “August 5, 2020 – A new research study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, investigated how serum from subjects consuming a diet enriched with blueberries would affect the cells responsible for muscle growth and repair. The emerging study, “Consumption of a blueberry enriched diet by women for six weeks alters determinants of human muscle…

Amal and George Clooney Donate $300,000 to Lebanese Relief Charities

Good News Notes: “Amal and George Clooney are donating a total of $100,000 to Lebanese charities helping provide aid in the capital city of Beirut, which was devastated by Tuesday’s massive explosion. ‘We’re both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they’ve faced in the last few days,’ the Clooneys said in a statement…

Foresight’s AI-powered wearable helps low-vision users feel the world

Good News Notes: “Vision is arguably the most important of the five basic senses, providing most people with the ability to navigate through the world — but there are 285 million visually impaired people worldwide who need assistance to augment their sight. In some cases, the best solution might be a large vision-boosting headset, but a…

Montclair Police Honor a Seven-Year-Old Girl for Heroic Rescue

Good News Notes: “A seven-year-old girl has been recognized by the Montclair Police Department after jumping into the pool and dragging her sister to safety. Last week, Chief Conforti, accompanied by Deputy Mayor Hurlock and the men and women of his department, honored Ruby at her home. Ruby realized her younger sister was in distress…

Viola Davis Wants to Help Food-Poor Kids

Good News Notes: “Childhood hunger hits close to home for Viola Davis. The Oscar winner, 55, who grew up in poverty, is working with No Kid Hungry to bring awareness to the hunger crisis during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘This was an issue before COVID,’ she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. ‘It’s just that stakes are much higher…