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Good News Tuesday for May 17, 2022: Reversing Deafness Due to Aging, Aerobic Digester in The Bronx, Sheep Rescued from Rooftop, Reading for Money, and the Commencement Speech by a Nonspeaking Valedictorian with Autism

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Hope for Reversing Deafness Due to Aging

Scientists have overcome a major hurdle in reversing deafness due to aging with the discovery of a master gene that can change ear cells into either outer or inner sensory hair cells. The following article from the Good News Network explains more and contains this lovely quote describing the coordinated movement of the inner and outer cells: β€œIt’s like a ballet… The ear is a beautiful organ. There is no other organ in a mammal where the cells are so precisely positioned with micrometric precision.” Professor Jaime Garcia-Anoveros. Click HERE for details.

Aerobic Digester at NY Housing Development Converts Food Waste to Fertilizer

A new community housing development in the Bronx will include an on-site aerobic digester that can turn 1,100 pounds of food scraps into 220 pounds of high-quality fertilizer every day. You can learn more about it from the Good News Network.

Sheep Rescued from English Rooftop

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue built a bridge to rescue five sheep from an English rooftop. Here’s more from the Good News Network.

Company Wants to Pay People to Read Novels and Take Notes

Newsweek reports the company Words Related wants to pay people to read books and take notes on specific details. The current focus is on the representation of women in modern novels. Click here to learn more.

“Life is for Service,” the Commencement Speech by the Nonspeaking Valedictorian with Autism

College graduate Elizabeth Bonker, who has autism and does not speak, was one of four valedictorians at Rollins College, the alma mater of Fred Rogers. Her valedictorian peers voted for her to give the commencement speech. You can read more about Elizabeth Bonker from CNN. Here’s a video of her speech:

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

21 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for May 17, 2022: Reversing Deafness Due to Aging, Aerobic Digester in The Bronx, Sheep Rescued from Rooftop, Reading for Money, and the Commencement Speech by a Nonspeaking Valedictorian with Autism

  1. I’m still wondering how the sheep could jump up there but glad they’re rescued.

    • Yeah, that’s kinda vague (the “had apparently leapt from a nearby field onto the roof,”) Often it’s easier to leap or climb up than down. I don’t know.

  2. All great news! Also curious about the sheep! πŸ‘

  3. Was wondering what the heck a Bronx aerobic digester might be!

  4. I started with the speech. The tears of joy I shed mean I will need to come back and read the other stories. Thank you for sharing.

  5. All fascinating good news picks! As a book lover, I was especially taking with Words Related’s offer to pay people to read books and take notes. It sounds like another opportunity for making money in the gig economy. I’m curious/wary about the company’s intentions regarding the data to be collected.

    • I understand your caution. It is intriguing though and might be worth researching for someone who is a fast reader which I am not. There will probably be a lot of applications.

  6. Elizabeth Bonker’s video is enlightening, and her message so right for our age in which service is an apparently alien concept

  7. Loved the Autism story and the article on fixing deafness in the elderly. Great stuff!

  8. I read the sheep jumped 3 feet up to a garage rooftop. Great picks for the good news lineup. Love the Elizabeth Bonker message. πŸ™πŸΌ

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