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HIV breakthrough: Drug trial shows injection twice a year is 100% effective against infection

A large clinical trial in South Africa and Uganda has shown that a twice-yearly injection of a new pre-exposure prophylaxis drug gives young women total protection from HIV infection.
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A photo collage of a bird perched on top of a branch, a baby playing with a toy, a building, a Pampers play room, and a frog

Good News This Week: July 13, 2024 - Birds, Frogs, & Nurseries

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The Sea Change hydrogen-powered ferry sets sail in the San Francisco Bay at sunset

World's first hydrogen-fueled ferry sets sail in San Francisco: 'You can actually drink the exhaust'

San Francisco's new Sea Change ferry is officially in service, emitting only water vapor that can be recycled throughout the vessel.
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Ranked: These are the top 10 best U.S. cities for public transportation

Only three of the top 10 transit systems are in the nation's top 10 most populous cities. Good transit spans the country.
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Irene Xagoraraki leads an environmental virology lab at Michigan State University.

The power of poop: Detroit's method for early disease detection is saving lives and inspiring other cities

Wastewater surveillance hit the big time during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when officials started using this technique to monitor local virus levels.
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Dos Rios Ranch Preserve area

California's next state park is a 'rewilded' ranch that also protects communities from floods

“You need to give the water a safe place to go... or it'll go to a place that's not safe.”
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AI is getting a little closer to revolutionizing closed captioning for those with disabilities

Several of the most prominent providers of the AI engines behind transcription services have seen their AI become even more accurate in the last year, according to a recent study.
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A photo collage of a bar chart regarding deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, a solar wind farm, a drone show, and a Pampas cat

Good News This Week: July 6, 2024 - Drones, Butterflies, & Pampas Cats

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Good news: Tiny urban green spaces can cool cities and save lives

A recent World Meteorological Organization report called heat waves the “deadliest meteorological hazard” from 2015 to 2019, affecting people living on all continents, and setting new national heat records in many regions.
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A close-up of a beehive; a rendering of a home that utilizes terracotta walls to cool its interior

Engineers discover how to cool buildings without electricity — inspired by beehive architecture

An Indian architect created a company that designs cooling systems inspired by nature, offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional air conditioning.
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A photo collage of a forest, a woman speaks before a crowd, an island in the middle of the ocean, an Iberian lynx, and an aerial view of Central Park and its surrounding buildings

Good News This Week: June 29, 2024 - Zoos, Trees, & Iberian Lynxes

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Two images. On the left, a deer crosses a road, with oncoming traffic in the distance. On the right, four teen girls smile in front of a row of Samsung Galaxy tablets

Groundbreaking AI tech aims to reduce wildlife collisions — and it was invented by teen girls

A project created by four teen girls in Colorado uses AI and infrared technology to alert drivers of oncoming wildlife.
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