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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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This 15-year old is working on his own theory of Relativity

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. A new generation of children has emerged, different from its predecessors. Whether cause to refined sugars and chemical additives in food, one thing is certain: the rise of autism and ADHD has risen significantly. Yet without giving cause to understanding the true underlying cause of the perceived issue, many of […]

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Evolution explained with cute animation

The mechanisms of evolution explained in one video. The theory of evolution explains how the enormous variety of life could come into existence. How it is possible for primitive life forms to spawn the millions of different creatures, that exist today. Unfortunately, evolution is often misunderstood, because it’s mechanisms seem counter intuitive. So this video […]

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