Healthy Life

How to Live in Polluted Cities

There is always the problem of living in big cities, as they are the most common polluted areas. The situation is really bad in the top polluted cities like Beijing or Delhi, where the residents are likely to check the city’s Air Quality Index before leaving the house. Once the level of pollutants reaches a critical concentration – …

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A Bright Future for Renewables

Choosing renewable energy was once purely an environmental decision. With far less carbon output and environmental destruction associated with these forms of energy compared to fossil fuels, committing to renewables meant committing to the planet. However, a new report from the International Renewable Agency shows that by 2020, renewables will not only be cleaner than …

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Gorillas React to Their Own Reflections

A crew from BBC Earth were filming a group of Grauer’s gorillas (also known as eastern lowland gorillas) in Africa when they decided to do an experiment to see the gorillas’ reactions when shown a glimpse of their own reflections. They put together an approximately 20 cm by 20 cm mirror with a camera attached …

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Healthy Life

A Case For Fallen Leaves

A glimpse into your backyard might reveal the red-orange hues of the autumn season. And while the scenery makes for a picturesque postcard, it turns out fallen leaves hold a far greater importance than a photo-op. Fallen leaves are actually a necessary component in ecology. Through photosynthesis, deciduous trees — trees that shed their leaves …

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The Problems with Plastic

Our society is chained and bound to plastic. Take a look around you right at this moment. There’s probably a package containing your household cleaning product or a container used to store your food. No matter the product, we can’t seem to escape the use of plastic. And let’s face it, it will be around …

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