For hobbyists of rare and vintage electronics, summers at the Massachusetts Instution of Technology (MIT) must be paradise. Swapfest, a kind of flea market in a small parking lot in campus, gathers together buyers and sellers of everything high-tech and obscure from massive telescopes to antique radios.
Think you’re breathing fresh air? Most likely not. World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that about 92 percent of people in the entire planet is inhaling poor quality air. The effects of air pollution on human health can be disastrous.
For now, the government has halted construction on the pipeline that the Standing Rock tribe and thousands of their allies are protesting. This is a temporary respite and the controversy is expected to stretch ahead. Here are a few facts to better understand the Dallas Access Pipeline project and its consequences on the Sioux and the greater population.
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson showed that he is willing to think out of the box – or out of the world – to get through the environmental problems plaguing the planet. In an interview with ABC’s “This Week”, he explained how he thinks the future of the human race is in another planet.
Can monkeys be diagnosed with autism? It’s a condition that was believed to be exclusively found in humans, but a monkey in Japan is making scientists consider the possibility of the disorder in animals.
Meteorites speeding towards Earth often inspire visions of gloom and doom, but throughout history, most of them have missed actually hitting a person. In fact, only Ann Hodges is confirmed to have been physically struck by a meteorite. Spoiler alert: she survived.
The Salem witch trials remain one of the darkest examples of paranoia and injustice throughout history. Now, 325 years after this tragic period, here’s a look back at what happened and the political, religious and environmental factors that created a perfect storm for the accusations and death that followed.
Are foxes man’s new best friend? In Russia, there’s now a choice after geneticist Dmitry Belyaev began a breeding program 50 years ago.
Scientists have long known that there was a time water existed in the lakes and streams on Mars. New data recently revealed that the timing is a bit off by roughly a billion years; some of the bodies of water in the planet were found to have formed much later than initially believed.
Clothes that doubles as a power source? A new type of fabric that could harvest energy makes this possible in the foreseeable future. Best of all, scientists made sure this new renewable energy resource is completely eco-friendly; it produces power through solar and motion energy.
California has had a severely dry last few years – and this could be the “new norm” for centuries. This extended drought is linked with the changes in the sea surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean, according to a study led by University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) professor Glen MacDonald.
Everest, the highest mountain in the planet, is on every adventurer’s bucket list. However, the elusive summit isn’t just characterized by the triumph of successful climbers, but also by the dead bodies scattered throughout by the ones who lost their lives chasing the dream.
Is it too late to save the world’s oceans? The world is hoping it’s not. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) just passed Motion 53, which aims to name at least 30 percent of the global ocean area “highly protected” by 2030.
There are little places as unforgiving as the Siberian wilderness with its freezing cold (save for the handful summer months), jagged terrain and sleeping predators. Unexpectedly, the Lykovs – a Russian Old Believer family who retreated from civilization to avoid persecution – survived this environment for 40 long years before they were discovered.
Add another level to the fearsome ruthlessness of sharks. A large shark was captured on video eating a smaller shark on Jacksonville Beach Pier in Florida recently, proving the occasionally cannibalistic nature of the fearsome sea creature.