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OGN Tuesday

Bite sized chunks of good news to brighten the day.

  • Endangered California condors have been spotted in Sequoia National Park for the first time in 50 years The condors are the largest birds in North America (their wingspan is an incredible 9.5 feet) and six have been seen lately.

  • Drinks giant Diageo creates plastic-free paper-based spirits bottle and aims to begin bottling Johnnie Walker whisky using ‘world’s first’ design next year.

  • Scientists from the University of Houston have engineered an air filter that can trap SARS-CoV-2 and kill it instantly, which would obviously make it extremely useful in airports and airplanes, office buildings, schools etc.

  • Launched this week, the B-Lines initiative will create a network of wildflower corridors across England to help bees and other pollinators.

  • A happy bride posts on Facebook: "I have to give my mom a shoutout for all of the work she did to make this wedding everything I dreamed it would be. Not only did she walk me down the aisle on 6.27.2020, but she also witnessed an accident on the way to the wedding, so she stopped to triage a patient at the scene. People were talking about the lady with the pretty dress who was holding open an airway. Only my mom, Nurse Jodi."

  • Massachusetts: Clayton Ward once dreamed of being a history teacher, but dropped out of college, and ended up being a school bus driver....

  • Potential drug candidate emerges as llama antibodies found to neutralize COVID-19’s spike protein. Whilst Oxford University's potential vaccine still leads the global race.

  • If you've got 5 minutes, enjoy this amazing video about how a wildlife photographer in Zimbabwe developed an extraordinary bond with a cheetah.

  • A round of applause for the remarkable Kenneth Essex. His name may not ring a bell, but he is the man whose beautiful viola playing is heard on the Beatles' song Yesterday; he was also part of the the string quartet that performed the iconic theme music to Fawlty Towers. Now Mr Essex is following in Captain Tom Moore's footsteps, walking 10km to celebrate his 100th birthday and raise money for charity. Mr Essex - an ex-Royal Marines war veteran - turns 100 on July 20th and is walking twice a day on the pavement outside his house, raising money for Moorfields eye hospital on JustGiving.

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