How kindness fits into a happy life, the man who stayed behind to care for the forgotten cats of Fukushima, how pandemic-driven technology is helping scientists develop a malaria vaccine, and the first-ever photos of a glow-in-the-dark shark. This week’s Good News.

Did you know that being kind to others can improve your own physical and emotional wellbeing? To find out which acts of kindness make us the happiest, check out this article from Greater Good. It truly is a win-win situation!

Speaking of kindness, this man dedicated his life to saving cats left behind in Fukushima’s nuclear zone after the tragedy in 2011. Read the article for a moving look at his life after the disaster – and some amazing photographs of him with the animals he saved.

Here’s some important news from the medical world: scientists have built on the technology used to create the COVID-19 vaccine in order to develop yet another life-saving vaccine – this time for malaria. It’s the first one to fully immunize against the disease, and although it hasn’t been tested on humans yet, it’s an important step towards ending one of the leading causes of death around the world.

Just like something out of a science fiction movie,  glow-in-the-dark sharks have been photographed for the first time ever off the coast of New Zealand. The sharks—which are capable of producing their own light—live in the deepest depths of the ocean, so you’re unlikely to come across one of them on your next beach vacation. You can still enjoy the pictures, though!

Awww of the week: this little boy created a “stick library” for the dogs in his neighbourhood. What a creative (and adorable) idea!

See you next week!

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