When something becomes superfluous to our needs we need to either dispose of it effectively or find a use for it. Biodegradable waste has become one of those things. There’s simply way too much of it. The problem is, when it ends up in landfills it leaches greenhouse gases. These cause global warming. There is also the financial cost associated with disposing of biodegradable waste. Significantly there has been a shift in how we view biodegradable waste. Europe, in particular, leads the fight against waste.
For years I have battled against various phobias. I have researched many treatments but none have proven to be successful. This is why, when I happened to stumble across a study that associated dopamine function with fear, I was suddenly interested. I’ll tell you why. A few decades ago I had a night phobia. It was the worst of the phobias I had ever experienced. With a night phobia, you can’t escape. It might be daytime but you know the night is always coming. It
We use plastic for nearly everything in our lives. In fact, plastic has become so ubiquitous that it is hard to find reasonable plastic alternatives. From shopping bags, toothbrushes, storing food, product containers, you name it, plastic is involved in it. The problem is that the majority of this plastic is single-use. Which means it can’t be recycled. Instead, it’s thrown away or littered and ends up as plastic pollution. To say that the planet is under siege from plastic pollution is a grave understatement.
It appears that every time we turn on the news, new genetic disorders are being discussed. But is this because we have improved technology to detect them, or simply that they are on the increase? Before we go any further, what do we mean by genes, DNA, and genetic disorders? Human beings are made up of millions and millions of cells. Each one of these cells has a function. Some carry blood, some release enzymes so we can digest food, others detect light, and so
Do you believe that climate change is real or do you think that it always changes and there’s nothing to be concerned about? Some think that it is real and moreover, humans are to blame. Others believe it is simply scaremongering. So who should we believe? The evidence of course. Here are 5 facts about climate change: 1. THE TEMPERATURES ARE RISING This is not in dispute. Since the 1900’s, the Earth’s average surface air temperature has risen by roughly 0.8 °C (1.4 °F). This
If you are reading this then it is likely you are concerned with environmental issues. It is easy to feel helpless when you read about polar ice caps melting, the sheer tons of plastic waste, or the loss of important species. As an individual, faced with these enormous challenges, what on earth can one person possibly do? Environmental issues concern all of us, and if you feel as passionate as I do, you'll want to do something. And I believe that an individual can do
When you think about inventions that changed the world for the better, what comes to mind? Certainly, things like antibiotics, airplanes, cars, petrol, and even concrete have their place. But what about little-known inventions that changed the world? Those unsung heroes we have not heard of but are every bit as important. I’ve categorized these inventions into amazing technological breakthroughs, and mundane essentials we can’t live without. Here are four amazing technological little-known inventions that changed the world: 1. Nano-Patches that Detect Disease Blood tests
When you are used to an infinite supply of water it’s hard to imagine countries where water scarcity is a real problem. Many people enjoy the luxury of fresh water, but a whopping 2.8 billion people don’t have access for at least one month of the year. Not only this but 1.2 billion people don’t even have access to clean drinking water. Reasons for Water Scarcity There are lots of reasons why a region might suffer from water scarcity. Changing weather patterns such as droughts