Could oxygen therapy reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

Good News Notes: “For the first time, a non-pharmaceutical clinical trial has proven effective in reversing the main activators of  Alzheimer’s disease, according to Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Shai Efrati, whose study on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to improve brain function was  published Thursday in the peer-reviewed medical journal Aging. The study, which…

How to fight microplastic pollution with magnets

Good News Notes: “As a child, Fionn Ferreira spent hours exploring the coastline near his hometown of Ballydehob in south-west Ireland. But the more time he spent on the sheltered, shingle-strewn coves nearby, he grew increasingly shocked by the large amounts of plastic litter he found strewn across the beach and in the sea. “It…

Can This Sun-Reflecting Fabric Help Fight Climate Change?

Good News Notes: “IN 2020, A graduate student from Zhejiang University in China donned a seemingly plain white vest and sat in the direct sunlight for one hour. A few feet away, researchers monitored his body temperature with infrared cameras and sensors on his skin. Half of the vest was made from ordinary cotton; the other…

Alternative cement with low carbon footprint developed

Good News Notes: “Researchers at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Germany and the Brazilian University of Pará have developed a climate-friendly alternative to conventional cement. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced during production by up to two thirds when a previously unused overburden from bauxite mining is used as a raw material….

Seljuk sarcophagi unearthed in Turkey’s Bitlis excite researchers

Good News Notes: “Archaeological excavations and restoration work at the Seljuk Meydan (Square) Cemetery, in the Ahlat district of eastern Turkey’s Bitlis, have unearthed two “sanduka,” a type of sarcophagi placed over the original graves of distinguished people in the Turkish-Islamic tradition. The sandukas were discovered as part of the “Eyewitnesses of History Stand Up” project,…

Can Plant-Covered Buildings Cool Things Down?

Good News Notes: “You don’t realize how small you are until you find yourself walking on a sidewalk in the middle of a city surrounded by hundreds, thousands, and often millions of people, and it’s hard to conceptually fathom the amount of people living, breathing, and working in that city, isn’t it? But everything you…