If you want to give your pupils something other than bad news to think about and research into, Future Crunch have put together a list of 99 great developments from the realms of technology, the environment, animals, human development and lots more right here.
Futrue Crunch describe their mission as:
"We’re a think tank with a simple mission: to discover what’s happening on the cutting edge of science and technology and to seek out and tell stories of human progress. It’s about giving people the knowledge and power they need to stay ahead as we move into a new era." (Time Out interview)
Have a look at their website for yourself and see if there's anything there to lift your pupil's spirits in these difficult times.