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Science, technology, intelligent optimism (not necessarily in that order).

    The Crunch No. 125

    Perseverance. Plus, the most liked TikTok of 2020, cryogenic ferrets, good news on refugees in Colombia, the ozone layer, population growth in China, and a new national park in the United States.

    The Crunch No. 124

    A sleuth of bears, a dance of cranes. Plus, sound-beaming, hydrogen paste, good news on a slavery ban in India, police reform in Denver, an ambitious conservation goal in the United States, and fisheries reform in Mozambique.

    The Crunch No. 123

    Satanic Oreos. Plus, another antidote for environmental despair, transparent wood, genetic matching for couples and good news on terrorism in Pakistan, clean energy in South Australia, decriminalization in Oregon and seabirds in Namibia.

    The Crunch No. 122

    Whatever happened to fake news? Plus, photobiological art, biomimetic heat sinks, and good news on nuclear weapons, Guinea Worm, clean energy in China, and the righting of an old wrong in Montana.

    Good News, 29th January 2021

    A global treaty on nuclear weapons, stricter laws against female genital mutilation in Egypt, Guinea Worm eradication, funding for the Great Green Wall, clean energy in China, fisheries success in California, and the return of bison and a tiny tern.

    The Crunch No. 121

    Why the tree of life is lot messier than we think. Plus, robot ballet, the most important Bitcoin essay of 2020, and good news on solar in Vietnam, indigenous land rights in Panama and the recovery of the world's smallest tern.

    The Crunch No. 120

    Wormtongue Inc., mysterious caves, the one-minute city, and good news on clean energy in Germany, women's rights in Argentina, child marriage in the Dominican Republic and a plastic ban in Mexico City.

    The Crunch: Weapons of Science

    Plus, good news on drilling in the Arctic, progress on malaria, terrorism, period poverty in Scotland, child poverty in the United States, air pollution in Europe, and ocean conservation.

    FC117: Sacred Corn

    Plus, why your brain is not for thinking, space gnomes, 3D-bioprinted hearts, and good news on global terrorism, period poverty in Scotland, and air pollution in Europe.

    FC116: The Grandmother Hypothesis

    Plus, time cells, bionic gloves, the best seed-saving story you'll ever hear, and good news on COVID-19 vaccines, elephantiasis, landmines in the Falklands, and a massive new reserve in the Atlantic Ocean.

    FC115: Skin Hunger

    Plus, the First Troll President, lab-grown chicken, close-up photography, uncanny vulvas, and good news on AIDS treatments, women's rights in the Middle East and turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

    FC113: Let Them Eat Dirt

    Plus, the smallest boat on Earth, why China may have already peaked, digital public parks, and good news on tuberculosis, child marriage in Bangladesh and ocean conservation in Samoa.

    FC107: 3D Damascus Steel

    Plus, silent owl wings, giant mech warriors, big wave surfing, and good news on global inequality, hydrofluorocarbons, air pollution in China and re-wilding in Australia

    FC105: Rice Cooker Voodoo

    Plus, real conspiracies, zeppelins, quantum chemistry, and good news on global AIDS deaths, refugees in Germany and ocean conservation in Belize and the Seychelles.

    FC101: We've Got Some Big News

    Plus, Arctic code, a new CasΦ for the CRISPR family, bird tracks in the sky, and good news on population growth, military spending, wildlife bans in Vietnam and woodland cover in the United Kingdom.

    FC98: Talk Is Cheap

    Plus, The Narrow Waist Of The Internet, Thomas Friedman is the worst (so are brains), and good news on FGM in Sudan, traffic deaths in the US and coal power in the UK.

    FC97: Mr Electrico

    Plus, hot qubits, magic mushrooms, Nicolas Jaar, and good news on coal financing in Japan, a Green New Deal in South Korea, and white-tailed eagles in Britain.

    FC92: A Decade of Vaccines

    Plus, Kanye's Sunday Service, heartprints, AR contact lenses, the "Bohemian Rhapsody" of T-cells, and good news on Chinese birth rates, global fisheries and solar in Vietnam.

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