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‘Solar Suitcase’ Aids Doctors in Developing World

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‘Solar Suitcase’ Aids Doctors in Developing World

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KANO, Nigeria - The World Health Organization says the number of women who die from pregnancy and childbirth has been cut in half over the last 20 years.  While that is an encouraging development, about half a milli...

Italy to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags January 1

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Italy to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags January 1

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Italy is banning the use of plastic shopping bags across the country starting January 1 and requiring shops and markets to switch to biodegradable bags. Italian government is thought to be the first in the Europ...

Featherdancer with Alex D’Holm

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Featherdancer with Alex D’Holm

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We love this film and music of the Featherdancer by Alex D'Holm.

Leatherback sea turtles granted massive protected area along U.S. west coast

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Leatherback sea turtles granted massive protected area along U.S. west coast

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The U.S. federal government has designated 108,556 square kilometers (41,914 square miles) as critical habitat for the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), the largest of the world's marine turtles and o...

Google Invests In Human-Powered Monorail System!

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Google Invests In Human-Powered Monorail System!

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In response to global demand for innovations in public transportation, Google has pledged $1 million to a New Zealand company with an elevated opinion of urban commuting.

Pop star Justin Bieber encourages Japanese children to look forward to the future after earthquake and tsunami

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Pop star Justin Bieber encourages Japanese children to look forward to the future after earthquake and tsunami

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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber met with Japanese children whose lives have been devastated by an earthquake, tsunami and an ongoing nuclear crisis that has forced thousands of families from their homes. In Japa...

Are Mushrooms The New Plastic?

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Are Mushrooms The New Plastic?

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Eben Bayer and Ecovative have created an all natural and low-energy alternative material to styrofoam packaging made from mycelium. As plastic waste continues to pile up in landfills and natural ecosystems, innovat...

Molecule discovery could enable nuclear waste to be stored more safely

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Molecule discovery could enable nuclear waste to be stored more safely

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The controversial problem of storing some of the most radioactive elements of nuclear waste could be close to being solved. Scientists have discovered a class of molecules that can selectively extract extremely ra...

Green energy investment hits record global high

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Green energy investment hits record global high

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Global investment in renewable energy sources grew by 32% during 2010 to reach a record level of US$211bn (£132bn), a UN study has reported. The main growth drivers were backing for wind farms in China and roof...

Love Forever: Romantic letter is finally delivered to California University of Pennsylvania after fifty three years

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Love Forever: Romantic letter is finally delivered to California University of Pennsylvania after fifty three years

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A love letter written to a U.S. college student in the state of Pennsylvania and proclaiming "love forever" was finally delivered -- 53 years late. But the tender note penned in 1958 still waits in the mailroom a...

First London Olympics Gold Medal Should Go to the Velodrome

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First London Olympics Gold Medal Should Go to the Velodrome

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The London 2012 Olympics are coming up pretty quickly. Tickets are on sale, the clock is ticking away (sometimes when it works) on Trafalgar Square and slowly buildings are being completed and unveiled. The Gold Me...

Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

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Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

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AHMEDABAD: Censured for engaging child labour by gloabl apparel brands, the Indian apparel export industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance on child labour and cleanse the supply chain. The extensive auditing...

Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A giant panda, one of a pair presented by China four years ago to mark warming ties with Taiwan, has given birth to a female cub at a Taipei zoo, officials said Sunday. The 9-year-old Yuan Yuan ...

Study suggests ageing in the central nervous system of Multiple Sclerosis patients can be reversed

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Study suggests ageing in the central nervous system of Multiple Sclerosis patients can be reversed

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New research highlights the possibility of reversing ageing in the central nervous system for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. As we get older, our bodies' ability to regenerate decreases.  This is not only true ...

Microbes Rapidly Consume Methane from Gulf Oil Disaster

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Microbes Rapidly Consume Methane from Gulf Oil Disaster

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The Deepwater Horizon spill was a horrible environmental disaster which caused the release of massive amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Methane, a natural greenhouse gas, was also released during the c...

Good News – Dark Chocolate Is As Good As Exercise

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Good News – Dark Chocolate Is As Good As Exercise

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Great news for chocolate lovers! New research shows that eating dark chocolate may improve your health in a similar way to exercise. A plant compound found in dark chocolate, Epicatechin, seems to stimulate the sa...

With great sadness..Shauna Crockett-Burrows, 1930–2012

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With great sadness..Shauna Crockett-Burrows, 1930–2012

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This taken from her Newspaper's website.. Founder of the world’s first positive newspaper passes away It is with great regret that we announce that our founder, Shauna Crockett-Burrows, has passed away. A mon...

New site is a match-maker for world’s endangered frogs

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New site is a match-maker for world’s endangered frogs

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A new initiative by the conservation group, Amphibian Ark, hopes to match lonely, vanishing frogs with a prince/princess to to save them. Dubbed FrogMatchMaker.com after online dating sites, the progra...

Red Cross ship reaches Misrata – Libya

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Red Cross ship reaches Misrata – Libya

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The Red Cross said it was extending its activities to western Libya today, as a ship of medical supplies docked in the besieged port city of Misrata and its aid workers made their way to Zawiyah. "We are sending...

UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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20 December 2010 – A project executed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Africa has succeeded in slashing the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes, and diversifyi...