An Indian engineer has invented a very quick waste segregator. The TrashBot sorts garbage into metals, plastic, and food waste. It can separate up to 200 tonnes of waste in one operating session, running for 24 hours non-stop, at a cost that is lower than dumping it in landfills.  The TrashBot is described by its […]

Robot finger with human-like skin in collagen Source: Shoji Takeuchi, University of Tokyo

It may sound like science fiction, but it isn’t. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have, for the first time, made “living” skin for robots out of human cells. While this may sound creepy, it is actually a technological advance that will have serious implications for both how robots work and how humans interact with […]

In homage to Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom, The Good Times highlights a story about another admirable, albeit lesser-known, British woman. Margaret Seaman, from Caister-on-Sea, near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, England, is an avid knitter in her 90s. She created a knitted model in wool of Sandringham House, one of The […]

A new initiative is helping to address the global freshwater crisis. The World Economic Forum and multinational technology company HCL have launched the Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative. This collaboration secures funding of $15 million over five years for entrepreneurs to tackle the growing concerns of water scarcity, water pollution and water stress, a situation where not […]

“You are never too small to make a difference.”

Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist, COP24 Katowice, Poland 2018

The fact that ground squirrels burn almost no energy when they hibernate – with no loss of muscle mass – has implications for the many millions of people globally who experience muscle wasting as a consequence of various conditions. A decrease in muscle mass can be caused by undernourishment, for instance, which affects almost 830 […]

Humans are deeply affected by certain melodies. They can evoke strong emotional responses, such as chills and thrills in listeners. And numerous studies have demonstrated that “music can decrease pain levels. Pain relief may occur by the release of endorphins or changes in catecholamine levels or as patients are distracted by memories away from their […]

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict that started in 2014 has become a grave humanitarian catastrophe the likes of which Europe hasn’t seen since the Second World War. Triggered by Russia, the war took a much more violent turn at the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022. With an estimated 5 million refugees, […]

A cancer study sponsored by drug company GlaxoSmithKline has provided researchers with a surprising result: a 100% remission rate for the 12 participants. All of the study’s participants had a very specific type of advanced rectal cancer – mismatch-repair deficient colorectal cancer – that, due to its genetic traits, made it a good candidate for […]

This video shows a glacier collapsing in Kyrgyzstan. Less than one week after a ridge of ice on the surface of a glacier collapsed in the Alps on Marmolada mountain in northern Italy, linked to global warming, tourists witnessed a similar phenomenon near Juuku Gorge, Kyrgyzstan on July 8, 2022. Luckily, no one was seriously […]