Good News Roundup - 3/8

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Pete Kelly

Friday, March 8th, 2024 3:08pm

Here are some good news stores for you going into the weekend!

Crime Rates Dropped Considerably in 2023

2023 was the largest single-year drop in homicides ever recorded, and the largest percentage decline for violent crimes! Murder was down over 13% in smaller cities, and over 12% in large cities! The only caveat -- Chicago & Los Angeles weren't included in the survey as data wasn't available for those cities as of the study being published, but it's still encouraging news!

90-Year-Old British Soccer Player

Mike Fisher, better known as "Ninja", is a 90-year-old soccer player. This grandfather of two has been playing soccer for 75 years, plays about 3 times a week, and scores roughly 3 goals per game! To celebrate his 90th birthday he scored five goals in a single game!

Smartphone App Detects Ear Infections

A new AI powered app can detect if you have an ear infection just by using a cell phone camera. This would allow doctors to diagnose and treat these infections better, and help doctors skip using antibiotics if they’re not necessary

 

 

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