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The Elephant Population in Kenya Has Doubled Since 1989 Thanks to Anti-Poaching Efforts

Something remarkable has happened in Kenya…the elephant population has grown more than twice what it was in 1989. This news came during an event that was held for World Elephant Day. How has this been possible, when the elephant population has  been declining all across Africa? The tourism minister Najib Balala boasted about the ability […]

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New Record Set for the Largest Amount of Plastic Removed From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Voyages Institute just broke a world record for the largest amount of plastic removed from the ocean. Focusing their efforts on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, their team was able to remove an astonishing 103 tons of plastic and fishing nets that were capturing and killing marine life. Also, this record-setting haul shattered […]

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This Supermarket in Thailand Uses Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic to Reduce Plastic Waste

In a creative effort to reduce plastic waste, a popular supermarket chain in Chiang Mai, Thailand is now using banana leaves instead of plastic as packaging for their produce. Word of this plastic-free packaging has reached the internet, making the following photos go viral. Rimping is a higher-end supermarket that has already shown commitment to […]

Outer Space

Japan’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Has Reached Asteroid Ryugu and Learned Its Secrets

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft reached the asteroid Ryugu last year and has more recently shot a 5-gram projectile at the asteroid, to retrieve some surface samples. This near-Earth asteroid is approximately 1 kilometer in width, which is far too small to see it 350 million km here on Earth. Thanks to the samples collected on Ryugu’s […]

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NASA’s Mars Orbiter Snaps An Astounding Photo of a New 50-Foot Crater

Launched in 2005, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, has brought us breathtaking photos of the Red Planet for the past 15 years. One of the latest photos from the Martian surface is an astonishing 50-foot wide crater. What’s more, the crater appears to be quite new. It was formed sometime between 2016 and 2019. The MRO’s […]

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These NASA Images of a Mountain on Dwarf Planet Ceres Are Unlike Anything Humans Have Seen Before

Ahuna Mons. That’s the name of the highest mountain in the solar system. Standing 4 miles high and located on the dwarf planet Ceres, this mountain is very unusual. NASA’s New Dawn probe had recently visited Ceres, although it is basically ‘dead’ given it ran out of fuel. Nevertheless, it will stay in orbit around […]


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Startup Emrod Uses Wireless Electricity Technology First Proven to Be Possible by Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was one of the most brilliant minds in modern history. It is thanks to him that we have things such as alternating current and radio. His scientific explorations of what is possible was driven by a deep-seated altruism. He wanted to benefit humanity as much as possible, without money being a major barrier […]

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South Korea Has a 20 Mile Solar Bike Lane Covered in Solar Panels in the Middle of a Highway

What isn’t covered with shade, but could use it? What does the sun shine down on whenever the sun is out? Highways and bike lanes. There’s over 10 million miles of roads around the world. That’s a lot of opportunities for harvesting free solar energy from the sun, even  on a cloudy day. While it […]

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A New Technology Can Draw Energy From Trees to Power Cities

There is an exciting new technology that looks to draw energy from trees. That’s right, by concerting the movements of tree branches and shrubs, anemokinetics technology can tap into a vast, renewable  energy sources provided by Nature. This sustainable and regenerative energy conversion can even lead to powering entire cities in the future! There’s a […]

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These Pavers Made From Plastic Bottles Could Transform Your Driveway Into Solar Panels

Would you like your driveway to generate free solar energy? Thanks to Platio Solar, you now can. Their new solar tiles are mounted on top of recycled plastic paving slabs, allowing them to blend seamlessly into driveways or pavements of any kind. These pavers made from plastic bottles are a novel way of capturing solar […]

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This Student Grew a Mushroom Canoe That Actually Floats

Katy Ayers, a student hailing from Nebraska, has done something incredible: she grew a canoe out of mycelium. Her mushroom canoe went viral recently, and for good reason. It’s never been done before, until now. Calling it Myconoe, as a nod to the Reishi mushroom mycelium that it’s made of, Katy’s eight-foot long canoe was […]