Science

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Ballerina Brain Could Hold the Key to Curing Chronic Dizziness

The Ballerina Brain Could Hold the Key to Curing Chronic Dizziness

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Endless pirouettes and graceful leaps across a stage entrance, but when one attempts a spin just a few times in their own living room, dizziness ensues. What separates a ballerina’s brain from a typical individual? Scientists have gathered research that holds promising insight into how freedom from dizziness can also […]

Is Outer Space the Sustainable Energy Solution?

Is Outer Space the Sustainable Energy Solution?

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Sources of sustainable energy continue to be pursued with little to no avail; while well-thought out strategies are presented with good intention, it seems there’s always a fatal flaw that is uncovered. Solar power, hydro-power, nuclear, and wind power have all been dragged through the mud to some extent; ‘traditional […]

Ingenious 19-year-old Develops Plan to Clean up Oceans in 5 Years

Ingenious 19-year-old Develops Plan to Clean up Oceans in 5 Years

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. With millions of tons of garbage dumped into the oceans annually and repeat incidence of oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, it’s the Ocean which has taken the brunt of unsustainable methods from man. In effect, it’s estimated almost 100,000 marine animals are killed due to debris entanglement and […]

16 year-old Invents Bio-plastic from Banana Peels

16 year-old Invents Bio-plastic from Banana Peels

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. What comes to mind before you discard your banana peel? Certainly not the consideration of its use to reduce petroleum-based pollution and create bio-plastic, yet this is exactly what Elif Bilgin, 16, from Istanbul, Turkey, sought to achieve and successfully accomplished. Winner of the 2013 Science in Action award, Google’s […]

Meet Prince Rupert’s Drop. It’s about to blow your mind.

Stop what you’re doing and watch this. No, really. Clear your schedule for the next seven minutes and have a seat. This here’s the story of Prince Rupert’s Drop – and if you’re into physics, high-speed video, explosions, or the feeling of your jaw falling open in an involuntary expression of sheer wonderment, it’s a […]

First Archaeological Evidence of Vampires?

First Archaeological Evidence of Vampires?

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. It seems the fetish for vampires spurred by Twilight and True Blood wasn’t shared in the early 1900′s, specifically in Gliwice, southern Poland. The surprise discovery of four bodies took place as construction workers were digging in preparation for laying a road. All skeletons were buried with their heads between […]