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The Week in Good News (10/08)

14th August

Posted by Nepor Ngobeh

Did you know that the first Camels lived in North America about 40 to 50 million years ago? Fossils have been found on the Ellesmere Island in 2006. Studies show that the camels spread to South America around 5 million years ago and then Asia and the Middle East. Read more>>

A new wearable device that is hidden in your mouth has been developed by a group of design graduates. It is being used as ‘surveillance-proof’ authentication method that could replace fingerprint and facial recognition. Read more>>

Penguin Random House has released the shortlist for its 2020 Student Design Award. Every year, students are given the task of redesigning book covers from three categories: adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and children. Check out some of their amazing work! Read more>>

Previous research suggests that younger children find it easier to learn a new language than adults. However, new studies show that there is a way for adults to overcome their brains’ own limitations and learn languages more easily. Read more>>

A pre-historic insect known as the ‘hell ant’ has been found frozen in a 99-million-year-old amber with its jaw in its prey. This the first-time scientists have actually seen the insect feeding. Read more>>

In the UK, we use 13 billion plastic bottles each year with only 7.5 billion being recycled. Take a look at the ingenious way in which companies are trying to fight plastic waste by condensing bottles into tablets. Read more>>

Scientists have discovered that we carry genes of an unknown ancestor. Evidence shows that ancient humans and an unknown, yet related species crossbred a number of times. Read more>>

Physicists have designed mixtures that melt in the dark and crystallise when the light comes on. This new effect is due to their special thermal activity. Read more>>

If you’ve ever wondered what an environment made only for dogs looks like, then you’re in luck as Japan House is hosting a new exhibition which focuses on the architecture for dogs. The artists focused on creating a minimal and interactive space for dogs with some aspects of the displays being one-breed specific. Read more>>