Synopsis of last week's most important good news highlights.
Stunt Oscar? Variety magazine reports that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is close to introducing a Best Stunts category at the Oscars. Yes please!
Cooing Dolphins: Dolphin mothers use ‘baby talk’ with their babies, a new study has found. They discovered that the mothers adjust their tone when addressing their calves, using “a kind of high-pitched baby talk.” An expert said “this is unprecedented, absolutely fantastic data”.
World's Largest Wooden City: In an old industrial zone in Stockholm filled with former factory buildings and parking lots, developers have announced that they will build a 'wooden city' - the largest mass-timber development in the world, with 30 wood buildings spanning 25 blocks.
Ambitious Project: The Prince of Wales has unveiled his plan to eradicate homelessness, as he makes it his life’s work to ensure that “everyone has a safe and secure home”.
Country Crowned: For the first time in over 40 years, two country songs are occupying both the #1 and #2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
New Discovery: World's deepest canyon is home to Asia's tallest tree - and the second tallest tree in the world. The enormous cypress tree was found in a forest in Tibet.
Blue Whale Resurgence: When the International Whaling Commission banned their hunting in the mid-1960s, it was estimated that just 600 blue whales were left. Today, it's estimated there are 1,900 to 2,200 blue whales around Southern California.
US Board Diversity: A new study has found that the number of women and people of color sitting on America’s largest companies’ corporate boards increased by 38 percent in 2022. Fortune 500 companies had 44.7 percent of women and people of color in board seats in 2022, up 38 percent from 2020, according to the seventh edition of Missing Pieces.
Virgil Quote: Found etched on a 2,000 year old Roman amphora, researchers say the ancient inscription is the first of its kind ever discovered.
Happy Moroccans: Morocco and the World Bank have just finished a nine year project to bring water to the country's most remote areas. Now, over a million more people have access to a potable water supply, either through standpipes or individual household connections.