Today’s Solutions: June 29, 2022

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Dust swirls over the Arabian Peninsula in this image captured by the Suomi NPP satellite in July 2018.

What you need to know about NASA’s new mineral dust detector

Did you know that a billion metric tons of mineral dust - equivalent to 10,000 aircraft carriers - from deserts and dry regions on Earth get carried by strong winds into the atmosphere? Scientists are sure that this dust impacts the environment and climate, but there isn't enough data to determine Read More...

Supporting Optimism with New P

Supporting Optimism with New Partners

Changes to The Optimist Daily Business Model We’re making some changes to The Optimist Daily’s business model, and you may notice some new looks and new content in the next few weeks. This year, we’ve hit major milestones. This includes reaching more than a million site visits month Read More...

HIV Cells

Maybe a cure? First woman cured of HIV - “The New York Patient”

In the last 20 years, a string of medical developments has greatly improved the quality of life and lowered the mortality rate of those living with HIV. While the outlook for those living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus has gotten better, the prospect of a cure has largely seemed far off, if Read More...

HIV being invaded by immune cells.

We’ve finally cracked the outer layer of HIV

The capsid is the complex outer layer surrounding HIV's genetic material. It is primarily used for protection, though also plays essential roles in early stage replication and transport inside the virus. A huge hurdle in HIV research has been figuring out how this protective protein is Read More...

Black hole pulling all things around it into its orbit, due to its strong gravitational pull.

Using black holes to study the expansion of the universe

Scientists have a new hypothesis called “cosmical coupling," which will potentially give more clues into how our mysterious world operates. The widely accepted theory about the origin of the universe is the Big Bang. It states that when the explosion occurred, the universe expanded outwards and Read More...

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Fed up with the meatpacking industry, ranchers are returning to small and local

Choosing local and regenerative meat options is a way for those who choose to eat meat to do so as sustainably as possible, but in the US, where 75 percent of beef is processed by four companies (JBS, Tyson, Cargill, and National Beef Packing Co), buying local can be difficult. Consumers aren’t Read More...

September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

Today Summers is talking about a new innovation reducing head injuries in athletes, while Kristy shares how one university is boosting climate awareness in their medical school. Listen to The Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the Read More...

September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

Today Summers is talking about a new innovation reducing head injuries in athletes, while Kristy shares how one university is boosting climate awareness in their medical school. Listen to The Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the Read More...

September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

We're heading into fall with stories about how to best see the Harvest Moon tonight as well as some brave women in Bristol marrying trees to prevent them from being cut down. Listen to The Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the Read More...

September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

We're heading into fall with stories about how to best see the Harvest Moon tonight as well as some brave women in Bristol marrying trees to prevent them from being cut down. Listen to The Optimist Daily Update with Summers & Kristy - Making Solutions the Read More...