Science

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 […]

Scientists in the Stone Age?

Scientists in the Stone Age?

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. 5 stone balls discovered in Scotland (Kincardineshire, Aberdeenshire, and Banff), part of a collection at the Ashmolean Museum, are baffling archaeologists in their purpose. Dating back to 3,000 and 2,000 BC, the five stones at the museum are just some of over 425 stones which have been found, all featuring […]

Sunken, Lost City of Heracleion Brought to Life in 3D

Sunken, Lost City of Heracleion Brought to Life in 3D

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. The ancient city of Heracleion, home of Cleopatra’s inauguration, was thought to be myth, such as the lost city of Atlantis, until underwater archaeologist Dr Frank Goddio unexpectedly came across its ruin in 2001. Findings of extraordinary wealth were discovered after removing settlement from over 1,200 years ago. More than […]