Flooding and Food Safety: A Two-Part Plan for Extreme Weather Season

The spring of 2019 saw record rain fall across North America, causing historic, severe flooding in the Great Plains, parts of the Midwest, and the Southern United States. That above-normal precipitation...

What is modern slavery?

Figure 1Modern slavery is an umbrella term Terminology Countries use differing terminologies to describe modern forms of slavery. This includes how they describe slavery itself, but also other concepts such as human trafficking,...

Keystone Pipeline Spills 9,120 Barrels of Oil in Dakota Wetlands

A section of the Keystone Pipeline spilled half an Olympic swimming pool’s worth of sludgy oil into a North Dakota wetland on 29 October. Cleanup is underway, but ecologists say that...

The Oscar Nominees We Suspect Will Use The Weed In Their Gift Bag

Once again, Oscar nominees will receive a gift bag that includes marijuana, and we have an idea who will be the first to use it. When the Oscars come around each...

Chagabi Etacore: The leader killed by contact with the outside world

Chagabi Etacore was a young child in 1986 when he heard a helicopter hovering over his home in Paraguay's Chaco forest. A member of the Ayoreo Totobiegosode tribe, Chagabi had never...

Actress Bella Thorne Launches Cannabis Brand

Actress and artist Bella Thorne has launched a new cannabis brand in California, teaming up with vertically integrated producer Glass House Group. The new brand, Forbidden Flowers, will offer sun-grown cannabis products from the...

Google and Levi’s built a new gesture-sensing smart jacket

The left sleeve on the blue denim jacket I’m wearing looks like a normal textile. But if I brush my right hand over that small part of the garment, moving inwards,...

2020 TECH PREDICTION: cyborgs and brainjacking

Tech predictions 2020: glasses, prosthetics and cochlear implants, the idea of augmenting the human body is nothing new. as long as there have been humans, there have been dreams of superhumans. but in...

What are algae blooms and why are they bad?

In July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a large bloom of harmful algae would coat western Lake Eerie this year.NOAA In early July, a bloom of toxic blue-green algae forced...

HOW TO MAKE FABRIC FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES

Make no mistake: Recycled fabrics are the most sustainable fabrics you can find. “Ya, but recycled fabrics still use so much energy to convert old stuff into new fabric…” Yes, but...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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