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We're a group of scientists, artists, researchers and designers who believe that science and technology are the most powerful drivers of human progress. This newsletter exists because of a simple belief. If we want to change the story of the human race in the 21st century, we have to start changing the stories we tell ourselves. That doesn't mean ignoring bad news - rather, it means finding as many opportunities as possible to celebrate progress for people and the planet when we find it.

Each week, we send more than 42,000 subscribers good news stories from around the world, in an effort to counteract the non-stop, 24 hour bombardment of death and destruction from traditional and social media. If you'd like to see a regularly updated list of those, you can always find it at this link. Occasionally, we write longer articles that explore topics in more depth, too. You can find those over on our main site.

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