If you’re anything like me, you’re tired of mainstream media news. It’s either about race wars, something Trump said, or an apparent pending war with North Korea.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of the negativity.
I know the world is doing much better than what mainstream media is telling us. And today, I’m going to show you.
Below, I’ve gone through 15 awesome things that are happening in the world right now that mainstream media simply won’t talk about.
1) We’re finally getting close to achieving sustainable nuclear fusion
This could literally mean that we can produce unlimited energy with few byproducts other than saltwater. The problem has historically been that researchers have struggled to control the powerful reaction.
But that’s now changing.
MIT scientists predict that by 2030, we will have fusion energy on the grid.
2) We’re getting closer to a solution for antibiotics resistance
The overuse and miss use of antibiotics have led to Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on such a scale that it has become one of the biggest threats to global health. So much so that the UN convened a high level meeting on the issue in September 2016.
It is estimated that by 2050 superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics will kill 10 million people.
The warrior that could prevent this human catastrophe is Shu Lam, a 26-year-old Malaysian PhD student at the University of Melbourne. Where other scientists have been looking for new antibiotics to kill superbugs, Lam has approached the problem from a completely different angle.
Lam has developed a more direct, combative approach to getting rid of superbugs that could save the lives of millions.
She has not developed a super antibiotic to kill superbugs. She hasn’t developed an antibiotic at all. She has developed a star-shaped polymer that can kill six different superbug strains simply by ripping apart their cell walls.
3) We can now “listen in” to the Universe
You probably remember the huge breakthrough in 2015 that confirmed the existence of Einstein’s gravitational waves.
If you don’t know, gravitational researcher David Blair explains what they are:
“Gravitational waves are skin to sound waves that traveled through space at the speed of light. Up to now humanity has been deaf to the universe. Suddenly we know how we listen. The universe has spoken. Suddenly we know how to listen.”
How incredible is that! And there’s something even more incredible: we’ve detected 2 more gravitational waves since then.
And in 2034, new detectors are coming online so we’ll be able to test radical ideas, such as, is the universe made of multiple dimensions?
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to find out.
4) We’re getting close to eradicating the second disease from the planet
Humans have amazingly got rid of smallpox. Now, we’re closer to wiping out the Guinea Worm parasite, which is an awful disease that erupts from people’s skin.
In 2015, there were 126 cases. As of May this year, there were only 5.
5) Polio is also slowly becoming eradicated
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative launched in 1988, and since then, incidence of polio has decreased by 99.9 percent. This is all thanks to a strong push for vaccinations.
So far in 2017, there have been only been 8 cases of polio.
6) We’re closer than ever before to having a drug that can treat autism
This year, a small research study found a drug called Suramin can improve the symptoms of Autism in children.
Of course, there’s a huge amount that still needs to be done, but it’s the first time we’ve had a drug solution to treat Autism.
7) We’re turning seawater into drinking water
A lack of clean, drinking water is becoming a huge problem in the world. According to recent statistics, 884 million people lack even a basic drinking-water service, including 159 million people who are dependent on surface water. By 2025, it is predicted that half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.
However, a graphene-oxide membrane has been found to eliminate the salt right out of sea water.
It hasn’t become widely available yet, but it’s only a matter time before this invention saves millions of lives.
8) Academic science journals are now easy to access
There’s been a history of ridiculously expensive paywalls surrounding academic journals. This is research that could be valuable to every human looking to expand their knowledge and critical thinking skills.
Well, that is all starting to change. Up to 15% of academic journals are now available for free.
9) We might be able to soon reverse Alzheimer’s memory loss
Alzheimer’s disease is a condition where brain cell connections and the cells themselves degenerate and die, eventually destroying memory and other important mental functions.
This is a tragic disease that affects mainly older people.
However, scientists have now found an enzyme that relates to the memory forming process with Alzheimer’s.
This could lead to new treatments to effectively reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
10) A vitamin has been found that could reduce birth defects and miscarriages worldwide
A remarkable 12-year study has found that by taking vitmain B3 during pregnancy, women can avoid birth defects and miscarriages.
11) We’re beginning to learn how to repair spinal cords
It’s not easy to repair spinal cords. But new research has found a cutting edge technique that could repair spinal cord damage.
This technique involves injecting an experimental dose of 10 million AST-OPC1 cells directly into the spinal cord.
The first trial found that participants were able to use their arms and legs again. A truly revolutionary finding.
12) Yes, Hyperloops are arriving
The hyperloop is a concept developed by innovative thinker, Elon Musk. Hyperloops are tube-contained pods that travel at about 1,126 KM/H (700 MPH). That’s Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes.
Hyperloops are in the first stage of being built in the US, Netherlands and the Czech Republic.
Also, there is a plan to have a hyperloop connecting Amsterdam and Paris by 2021.
13) Doctors have reversed a 2-year-old girl’s brain damage
Researchers have reported a reversal of brain damage on a 2 year old girl who drowned in a pool. This was thanks to oxygen treatments – such as the hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
14) NASA has released all its information to the public
NASA has announced that any research study that has been funded by NASA will be available for everyone to access.
That’s a huge amount of information for everyone!
And last but not least….
15) Scientists have a found a new type of aurora
This is a new astronomical phenomena that looks like a beautiful flicking of light. It’s been spotted in the high latitudes of the northern hemisphere.
Check it out…Despite all the negativity you hear on the news every day, at least the Universe remains looking incredible: