Articles and researches

January 24, 2020

Jewel beetles bend light to make themselves invisible to predators | MNN

We see you, little jewel beetle. But apparently, predators have a hard time distinguishing that stunningly iridescent shell from its natural surroundings. That may sound counterintuitive […]
January 24, 2020

EWG warns PFAS contaminates US drinking water at levels far worse than expected

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ known as PFAS, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, persist in the environment, grossly tainting the drinking water of many United States cities, like Miami, […]
January 24, 2020

Doggy blood donors save lives | MNN

Dog blood banks are much like people blood banks. Donors are screened, the blood is typed, and sometimes there’s a shortage. The U.S. typically faces dog […]
January 24, 2020

Scientists announce the Doomsday Clock is within 100 seconds to midnight

Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been warning the public about how close humankind is to irreversible destruction. The nonprofit does this via […]
January 24, 2020

This sustainable lodge is in the world’s oldest living desert

It’s not often that hotels located in stunning landscapes come close to matching that natural beauty, but the &Beyond Sossuvlei Desert Lodge is no ordinary hotel. […]
January 24, 2020

Award-winning Owl Woods Passive House playfully mimics birdhouses in Australia

Australian design studio Talina Edwards Architecture recently completed the Owl Woods Passive House — the first certified Passivhaus project designed by a woman architect in Australia. […]
January 24, 2020

We just got a treasure trove of photos of the ‘dark’ side of the moon | MNN

It may seem like we always know what’s on the moon’s mind. After all, clouds permitting, we see the same face almost every night — sometimes […]
January 24, 2020

To fight loneliness, let’s get innovative | MNN

There’s a unique program at Judson Manor, a retirement community in Cleveland, Ohio, where several college graduate students live amid the senior residents. Room and board […]