Google’s plan to disrupt the college degree, a mosquito repellent that’s safe enough to eat, how a triathlete turned his outdoor exercise routine into an art project, and the glowing waves that lit up Monterey Bay. This week’s Good News.

Interested in starting a new career path? Google is launching a selection of 6-month long professional courses to help candidates qualify for in-demand jobs without a college degree. Not only are these courses cheaper and more accessible than college, but Google will be treating them as the equivalent of a 4-year degree in their own hiring practices. Check out the article for more details!

Tired of covering yourself in DEET every time you go to the cottage? The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new chemical to help protect you from mosquitos and ticks. It’s called nootkatone, and it’s so safe that you could eat it (and you probably already have)!

Here’s something fun: this triathlete has been creating cute drawings with the GPS tracker on his phone by running and biking around his home town. So far, he’s drawn a rabbit, a sail boat, a thank you message for front-line workers, and more. What a creative way to keep active!

Did you know that a certain type of plankton can make ocean waves glow? Check out this stunning video of the phenomenon off the coast of Monterey Bay in California. It looks like another planet!

Awww of the week: This traffic cam footage of people going out of their way to be helpful will strengthen your faith in humanity.

See you next week!

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