OGN Sunday

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

Collection of uplifting news snippets from around the solar system.

  • Bob Dylan's new album Rough and Rowdy Ways breaks two chart records as singer, 79, becomes oldest male solo artist to land a number one on the albums chart and the oldest artist to land a number album one of new and original material. 

  • YouTube announces a $100m fund to support minority creators and artists on the platform.⁠

  • Green coding: Ever wondered if sending an email has an impact on your carbon footprint? Or whether one particular website is worse than another from a 'green' perspective?

  • California: State approves groundbreaking policy to wean its trucking sector off of diesel fuel by requiring manufacturers to sell a rising number of zero-emission vehicles, starting in 2024. This follows recent announcement that the west coast states are set to invest in electric charging facilities for freight vehicles.

  • Golf: Bryson DeChambeau just hit a drive 428 yards - and made bogey. It's not quite a 'Dominic Cummings', which is when you do a really long drive that ends up out of bounds.

  • Ever wondered what a baby red squirrel sounds like?

  • Canada: Survey of fathers during lockdown, found 40% of the respondents felt it had a positive impact on their role as a father, 52% are more aware of their importance as a father, and 60% felt closer to their children. Half of those surveyed have already decided to be more engaged as a father in the future.

  • Tech hoarding: Brits are sitting on technology worth £16.5bn that they no longer use. Sell it! And spend the proceeds supporting your local businesses.

  • Facebook: Zuckerberg finally buckles under the pressure of #StopHateForProfit campaign, announcing new content policies for the platform, including tighter restrictions on advertising and labels for 'harmful' posts from public figures (aka Donald Trump).   

  • SUNday: Need a break today? Here's a decade's worth of sensational solar imagery squeezed into 61 mesmerizing minutes.

  • Doomscrolling: That endless scrolling people do at bedtime each night reading the awful news of the day has been termed doomscrolling. It is really bad for our mental health and experts say we need to scroll less to save our sanity. Unless, of course, you're reading OGN Daily!

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