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- 13 March 2017 | Environment
The Sea Bubbles are ready to "fly on water." The ultimate eco-friendly mean of transportation will see the light of day in June 2017.
The innovative watercraft was created by French yachtsman Alain Thébault, and Swedish pro windsurfer Anders Bringdal.
They believe they have found the solution to traffic congestion and urban air pollution. These solar-powered pods float two feet above the water and travel at 18 miles per hour (30 kilometers per hour).
- 28 February 2017 | Environment
Humans are global super predators. So, should we hunt and cull sharks just because they kill some of us?
What is shark culling? Shark culling is a governmental policy to capture and kill sharks in coastal areas with the goal of reducing the number of predators in public beaches, and the attacks on swimmers and surfers.
It's an intense and emotional debate with fierce representations and opinions on both sides of the table. But let's start with the basics. If we defend and protect thousands of animal species, why shouldn't we protect sharks?
- 24 February 2017 | Environment
NASA announced the discovery of the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star, called TRAPPIST-1.
The rocky planets are most likely to have liquid water and, as a result, the chances of finding life increase dramatically. At least, in three of them where atmospheric conditions are extremely favorable.
The newly-found exoplanet system was named Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) and is at about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth.