Three 16-year-old girls win Google’s global science competition with breakthrough project

They started on the project after learning about the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa. The girls came up with an experiment that resulted in seriously impressive results that are considered a breakthrough in crop yield technoology: When a gardening project went awry, they discovered a naturally occurring bacteria… Continue reading

World’s Biggest Ocean Reserve Established by Obama

Originally, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument was something that George W. Bush established during his last weeks in office. However, Obama has taken the symbolic ocean protection and turned it into something useful by growing the area to six times its original size. Going forward, this nearly half… Continue reading

How The ‘Black Fingers Of Death’ Can Help Defeat Climate Change

PROVO, UTAH — This small city on the Wasatch Front south of Salt Lake City seems an unlikely locale for what could turn out to be an important battle against climate change. But here, in a modest building housing the U.S. Forest Service’s Shrub Sciences Laboratory, research ecologist Susan Meyer… Continue reading

1,000-Year-Old Viking Fortress Unearthed In Denmark

“A military fortification from the Viking Age may shed more light on the links between Zealand, ancient Denmark and the Jelling dynasty — as well as teaching us more about the period during which Denmark became Denmark,” she said in the statement. READ MORE

12 Ecologically Sustainable Countries and Why They Should Be Admired

In the interest of curbing our own ecological overspending, here’s a list of 12 countries with ecologically sustainable policies. READ MORE

Plans to Slash Emissions Wind Up Paying for Themselves

Too often, the real financial benefits of emission programs are overlooked. The mistake that most carbon reduction plans make is failing to estimate the benefits and subsequent money that is saved through improved air quality.  … Pollution is responsible for plenty of health effects like heart disease, lung disease and… Continue reading

We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough

The main reason for having a huge factory dedicated to building these batteries is the simple fact that a lot of people want electric cars, but automakers don’t have enough batteries to make them. Musk said the Gigafactory would be able to produce 500,000 vehicles every year. That’s a huge… Continue reading

Happy Accident With Garden Hose Leads To ‘Really Significant’ Stonehenge Discovery

A prolonged drought has revealed that the mysterious monument’s ancient stones, which currently arc in a semicircle, likely once formed a complete circle. The source of this discovery? A garden hose, used for watering the grounds, that was too short to reach the monument’s far side. READ MORE