People Are Keeping Parasitic Leeches as Pets, And Letting Them Drink...

To the disgust of many of our readers, we recently discovered that keeping leeches as pets is actually a thing. And yeah, it's certainly… a...

Coke and Pepsi Among Ten Companies Sued For Plastic Pollution ‘Nuisance’

The environmental non-profit Earth Island Institute has filed a lawsuit against the companies who are responsible for a very large portion of the world’s...
A Lesson About Power

A Lesson About Power

A Lesson About Power. For several months now, I’ve been running trails on a big hill here in Laguna Beach, and I’ve seen all...

You’re Not So Different From an Octopus: Rethinking Our Relationship to...

By Leslie Crawford Remember back when we were all tubes? Sy Montgomery does. That was a simpler time, eons before the octopus and Homo sapiens went...
Planet Nine Has Officially Found By Astronomers

Planet Nine Has Officially Found By Astronomers

For about 60,000 people from all over the world participated on the research! An intense three-day crowdsourced search for an undiscovered planet in our solar...

Scientists Predict the Amazon Rainforest May Disappear Within the Next 50 Years

The Amazon rainforest is Earth’s largest rainforest. 2.72 million square miles in size, the Amazon basin is roughly the size of forty-eight contiguous United...
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Trees travelling west: How climate is changing our forests

Many studies on the impacts of global temperature rise have suggested that the range of our forests will migrate poleward and upward. However, research...
Biodegradable Semiconductors Could Help Our E-Waste Problem

Biodegradable Semiconductors Could Help Our E-Waste Problem

A study from the UN recently found that 50 million tons of electronic waste, or e-waste, were thrown out in 2017, which is more...

Is vegan design the Next Big Trend?

It's a nice idea, but it needs a bit more rigor. We do go on about building a healthy house, about a low-carbon house, about...
Newly Discovered Planet Could Be The Best Hope For Life Outside Solar System

Newly Discovered Planet Could Be The Best Hope For Life Outside...

We live in a wondrous age where scientists don't exactly find it hard to make out exoplanets against the inky blackness of the night...