New species of walking sharks discovered in south Pacific

 Good News Notes: “Four new species of tropical shark that use their fins to walk have been discovered off the coasts of northern Australia and New Guinea during a 12-year study. The ornately patterned sharks are no threat to humans, preying instead upon small fish and invertebrates in the shallow waters. The sharks ‘walk’ using…

Palaeontologists Discover New Allosaurus Species In North America

Good News Notes: “Paleontologists have discovered a new species of a meat-eating dinosaur, called Allosaurus jimmadseni. It is the oldest species of Allosaurus, to have existed in the Late Jurassic Period, some 157-152 million years ago. Species name ‘jimmadseni’ is honouring palaeontologist James H. Madsen Jr while the genus name, Allosaurus means ‘different reptile’. The…

From lab to clinic: hope for those suffering from depression

Good News Notes: “As we look back over the past decade, one thing is disturbingly apparent: We are increasingly a people in despair. For many, when despair becomes depression, or untenable anxiety, the standard answers — antidepressants with a dose of therapy — are not enough to assuage suffering. We know this because the rates…

Billie Eilish says she wants to help her fans suffering from depression

Good News Notes: “Grammy-nominated singer Billie Eilish is talking about some very dark times in her life, when she was self-inflicting cuts on her arms and even considering suicide. The singer spoke to CBS about how she now wants to help her fans through their own dark times, and often tells her followers on social media…

47 cold stunned sea turtles admitted to Topsail rehabilitation facility

Good News Notes: “Iguanas are not the only reptiles that are negatively impacted by sub-freezing temperatures. Don’t forget about the critters that call the North Carolina coast home. Turtles are cold-blooded animals and their bodies aren’t capable of producing heat to warm them up. ‘We have little turtles that are being zapped by the cold…

“Volkswagen Praises Tesla, Commits To More Renewable Energy”

 Good News Notes: “Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess went to Germany last week to participate in the annual World Economic Forum event. While there, he took the opportunity to sing the praises of Tesla. “I think it’s great to have good competition. We think that Tesla plays a very important role in the transition because they…