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How to Easily Heat Your Home Using Flower Pots & Tea Lights

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Wanting to cut costs on the energy bill, especially now that temperatures are dropping for the season? Economics may be one reason to seek more sustainable energy sources, but this inventive way to heat the house is also purely fascinating. Journalist, YouTuber, and boat owner Dylan Winter created his DIY […]

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Sardine Disappearance Was Foreseen But Ignored

By: Amada Froelich, True Activist. Prophesied by researchers last year, the inevitable has happened in Canadian waters: Sardine fleets returned with no fish this month. The loss for the western Canadian’s fisheries, normally worth CAN$32 million (US$30.7 million), still took many by surprise. Sardines still exist off the US pacific coast, but the vanishing of […]

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The Higgs Field, explained

The Higgs Field, explained

One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is surely the Higgs boson, but the boson and the Higgs Field that allows for that magic particle are extremely difficult to grasp. Don Lincoln outlines an analogy (originally conceived by David Miller) that all of us can appreciate, starring a large dinner […]

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The Teen Who Developed a Safer Nuclear Power Plant

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. At age 14, Taylor Wilson built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents’ garage. Now a 19 year old young adult with a plan, he recently took the stage for a TED presentation to take on an old topic: fission. With vision to contribute to the next solution which could […]

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From Sci-Fi to Reality: Monkey Feels Touch With Prosthetic Hand

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. A sense of touch allows connection with others, enables one to interact with their surroundings, and allows one to feel their limbs are their own. But people who are paraplegics or have lost limbs have to navigate the world without this fundamental sensory input. Fortunately, a recent scientific breakthrough may […]

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How Food Poisoning (E.Coli) Could be the Future Bio-fuel

By Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Newly sustainable solutions continue to be discovered at an encouraging rate; the latest, E.Coli, a contaminant many who have been poisoned by don’t easily forget, has potential to be utilized for beneficial means. Scientists believe the metabolic engineering to produce fuel from E.coli could eventually lead to its use as […]

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What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. […]

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Asteroid near-miss reported by Russian scientists

A 15-meter asteroid, similar to the object that exploded above Russia in February, moving at a speed of 16km per second, was detected hours before it narrowly missed Earth over the weekend, according to Russian scientists. “[The asteroid] was discovered on Friday night by our station near Lake Baikal and nine hours later it flew […]

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