Overfishing continues to be an issue

When the first settlers started colonizing the American West, bison were plentiful, within a hundred years their numbers had plummeted, with multiple populations hunted into extinction. Around the same time, whaling led to the collapse of several species, including the blue whale and sperm whale, whose respective populations are still reeling from the actions of the whaling era. In 1992,... Read More
fire, human Science 

Despite controlling it for millions of years, fire continues to support humankind.

The control of fire by early humans was a pivoting moment in human evolutionary history. By controlling fire our ancestors were able to provide warmth, protection and a way to cook food on a much more impressive scale than previously available. Once they were able to create fire, it allowed them to venture into the night, explore caves and enabled... Read More
volcanic erruption, yellowstone super volcano News Science 

With Yellowstone National Park showing signs of activity, what could we expect a super-volcano eruption to look like?

Yellowstone National Park, one of the stars of the world-ending disaster movie ‘2012’, has experienced an unprecedented series of small earthquakes, 464 in fact, which has had many people worried about that it could lead to the super volcano to explode. Thankfully, scientists don’t believe that these small quakes are anything to worry about, noting they’ve happened in smaller swarms... Read More
Natural Selection, lion eating a bird Science 

Natural selection, how one discovery revolutionized the entire world

Natural selection, although a fact of life that has been well accepted within modern science and society, was once one of the most divisive topics in the world. After Charles Darwin first theorized the existence of a natural selection, whereby only the strong within different species survive to propagate only the best genes throughout the population, there was an uproar... Read More
climate change News Science 

Despite climate diversity, temperature rise will affect everyone similarly

From the permafrost that adorns the grounds of Siberia to the sun-kissed dunes of the Sahara, our planet boasts a variety of different climate types. There are five major climate classifications consisting of Tropical, Dry, Moderate, Continental and Polar climates, with several sub-types such as wet and dry tropics. These climates have led to the rich biodiversity our planet enjoys,... Read More
Solar power overtakes coal as cheapest energy option News Technology 

Solar power overtakes coal as cheapest energy option

Two weeks ago, the English power grid set a new record in renewable energy production, with over half of its electricity coming from those sources. Last week, the US renewable energy sector did something it had never done before: it produced 10% of the national grid’s power. Although that may not sound like much, it coincided with other reports from... Read More
Bats; friend or foe?, Fruit Bat Science 

Bats: Foe or Friend?

Bats are some of the most unique animals on the planet, one of the only mammals capable of flight with capabilities that differentiate it from the rest of the animal kingdom, they are one of nature’s most intriguing species. With its 1,240 different species making up 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide, bats are the second largest order or... Read More
identifying different cloud types Science 

A beginner’s guide to identifying different cloud types

Contrary to popular belief, clouds aren’t made of cotton candy, but of a conglomerate of cool water vapor that has condensed due to the temperature at higher altitudes. The altitude at which the condensation happens depends on the humidity and the rate at which temperature drops with elevation. Additionally, different weather conditions greatly affect the ability of cloud formation, understandably,... Read More

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