We Just Found The Largest Luminous Glowing Shark Species in The World

Good News Notes: “Three species of shark that inhabit the twilit depths of the ocean just turned out to have been bioluminescent this whole time. The kitefin shark, the blackbelly lanternshark, and the southern lanternshark have all been discovered to have softly glowing blue patterns on their skin, a first for sharks found in New Zealand waters….

6,500 medieval coins and rare gold rings unearthed in Polish cornfield

Good News Notes: “A medieval hoard brimming with silver ingots, gold rings and thousands of silver coins was recently discovered in a Polish cornfield by an archaeologist, with the help of a priest and local firefighters.  The nearly 900-year-old hoard, found in Słuszków, a village in west-central Poland, held a one-of-a-kind treasure — a gold…

Discovery of new praying mantis species from the time of the dinosaurs

Good News Notes: “A McGill-led research team has identified a new species of praying mantis thanks to imprints of its fossilized wings. It lived in Labrador, in the Canadian Subarctic around 100 million years ago, during the time of the dinosaurs, in the Late Cretaceous period. The researchers believe that the fossils of the new…

Max and Erica Scherzer sponsor adoption fees for 11 animals at DC shelter

Good News Notes: “During the season of giving, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica Scherzer, are sponsoring the adoption fees for 11 animals that have been under the care of the Humane Rescue Alliance through Dec. 31. The animals selected have been with the organization for the longest, ranging from 51 days to over…

Eco-Friendly Junk Removal Company Lines Up Donations to San Antonio Food Bank

Good News Notes: “Nearly 80% of Americans take part in spring cleaning every year, and that was before COVID-19 forced us all to become Netflix-binging recluses. If you’re part of that group, there’s now a San Antonio option to do some good with your COVID cleaning thanks to an eco-friendly junk removal company that promises to find ways…

Gucci Launches Off the Grid, Its First Sustainable Collection

Good News Notes: “Between rising consumer demands for sustainable practices and the secondhand clothing industry estimated to be valued at $64 billion by 2025, you can’t not practice eco-friendly fashion solutions. That’s the Herculean task that Gucci is taking on with Off the Grid, the Italian fashion house’s first environmentally-conscious collection heralded by creative director Alessandro Michele.” View the whole…

Alpyn Beauty Pledges Plastic Neutrality, Partners With Repurpose

Good News Notes: “Alpyn Beauty already favored glass jars in the name of using less plastic, but the brand is taking its efforts to a new level. Looking to offset plastic produced for product lids and actuators, Alpyn Beauty has partnered with Repurpose Global, a company that harvests and processes plastic waste from the ocean for proper…

Coronavirus: More than 14,000 homeless Californians now in hotels

Good News Notes: “In an effort to get people off the streets and out of shelters during the coronavirus pandemic, the state has moved an estimated 14,200 homeless Californians into hotels and motels since April, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. The state has secured more than 15,670 rooms as part of its Project Roomkey initiative,…

4 chair-based exercises for total-body strength

Good News Notes: “Would you like to get fit while you sit? If you struggle with balance issues or have achy, arthritic joints that make it hard to stand for prolonged periods of time, you will want to find alternative ways to work out safely. This is especially important because being sedentary accelerates muscle atrophy…

For injured turtles, a return to the sea

Good News Notes: “Seven months after washing up on the shores of Cape Cod, Mass., No. 300 stoically scanned the powdery beach while being held aloft by Maryland’s second-highest elected official. It was hardly the strangest thing to befall the young Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, a Gulf of Mexico native, since the animal found itself…