Plastic pollution: Chinese scientists identify polythene-eating bacteria

Good News Notes: “Chinese scientists say they have identified a blend of marine bacteria that appears capable of breaking down polythene, one of the most ubiquitous plastics on the planet and source of much of the pollution  in the world’s oceans. While the plastic-eating qualities of bacteria are already well known to the scientific community,…

Florida scuba divers discover 50-pound Ice Age mammoth bone in river

Good News Notes: “Two Florida scuba divers uncovered a mammoth bone possibly dating back to the Ice Age while diving in a local river, according to reports. Derek Demeter and Henry Sadler found the four-foot, 50-pound bone in the Peace River near Acadia last Sunday, calling it an “amazing” discovery. “Henry is my dive buddy,” Demeter, Seminole State Planetarium’s director, told FOX…

Homeowners Discover Giant Hand-Painted Monopoly Board Under Carpet

Good News Notes: “From dated tiles to antique windows, many old houses have unusual features that tell their history. However, some of these characteristics remain hidden until the new residents decide to make some home improvements. Redditor Yamaha234 recently shared a now-viral photo of what his in-laws found after they ripped up old carpet in their home. They discovered…

Rare animal photographed alive for the first time in the wild

Good News Notes: “Camera traps, devices used to capture wildlife using motion sensors, are saving the animals from bushmeat hunters and spotting rare animals in the process. In the West African country of Togo, researchers were able to see images of the Walter’s duiker, a petite African antelope species, for the first time in the…

14 Surprising Uses for Coffee Grounds

Good News Notes: “1. Exfoliating body scrub Turn your used coffee grounds into a luxurious body scrub that will leave your skin silky smooth and glowing. Just combine a half cup of used grounds with a quarter cup of olive or coconut oil and a pinch of citrus zest. It will slough off dead skin…

3D printer waste can be recycled into truck parts, Ford finds

Good News Notes: “Slowly but surely, car companies are beginning to make themselves more sustainable. We most often hear about this movement in the context of using clean energy to power the production lines and assembly plants that put together new electric vehicles, but it shows up in smaller examples, too. Take Ford, for example….