Ecology

Life Is A Backpack!

Not very long ago, few could imagine that the backpack, of all things, would slide so neatly into the ranks of modern technological achievements. It’s one thing to pack a backpack with your items, and completely another to cram it with a dozen functional parts and operations. A kind of a Backpack Plus. Now let’s talk about it. The guys from Solamigo, based in New York, decided to create a backpack that, according to them, would absolutely disappoint a [...]

10 of the Amazing Benefits of Palo Santo

Palo Santo is known for being an incredibly fragrant wood that’s linked to good fortune. It’s burned as incense, and has notes of pine, lemon, and mint. Palo Santo is related to Frankincense, and its name in Spanish means “holy wood”. Palo Santo has a range of uses and benefits in both ancient and modern cultures. It’s become increasingly popular as more people turn to holistic therapies for both mental and spiritual help. Here are 10 of the amazing [...]

Nature sounds and Human brain

A study related to the well-being of humans by connecting to nature and environment refers to ‘Environmental Psychology.’ Environmental psychology believes that nature is significantly involved in the conduct and development of human beings. This type of study believes that nature contributes to the humans’ behavior, feelings, and even thinking to a large extent. Another research with the title of ‘Human-Nature Relationship and Its Impact on Health: A Critical Review,’ showed how nature is inter-connected with humans’ wellbeing, and [...]

Let’s mine the Moon

The Moon. My favorite cosmic object. What do we know about the Moon? Quite a lot in fact. We know that the Moon - Earth’s only natural satellite - was formed about 4.5 billion years ago as a result of collision between Earth and Theia. Theia was this gigantic Mars-sized object. Some call those “planetoids”. The Moon orbits the Earth, has a 29.5-day cycle, shows the same side to us (hence the conspiracy theories about the dark side of [...]

Stop mining Bitcoins!

You know something’s not right with this bitcoin thing, when even those guys, who ran some Ponzi schemes (basically stole money from people), say that this is just a sham… or maybe they’re just jealous it wasn’t their idea. I doubt it though… Anyway, I feel like a tiny intro is in order. What is a bitcoin?Can I just put a Wiki quote here? I think the quote will explain it better (this is an excuse for being lazy)“Bitcoin is [...]

The Great African Green Wall

Africa and sustainable development get mentioned in the same breath many times. But the fact is that it would take more than literature to achieve the desired goals especially in light of the many challenges facing the continent. Among such challenges are droughts on an epic scale, significant climate change, and desertification. Consequently, the African Union introduced an initiative spanning many countries including Niger, Libya, Gambia, and Sudan. It is geared towards limiting the effects of these challenges as [...]

Abandon ship, or fix it?

Should we fix earth or just colonize another planet? As NASA and Elon Musk continue to spend top dollar on space exploration, talks of living on planets outside our earth are filtering into the air. In fact, Elon Musk said that the cost of moving to Mars with a free return ticket would be around $500,000 or lesser in the future. Ok, but, what happens if we are successful men those planets? Where do we start from? How do [...]