In a solar power first, Sundrop Farm at Port Augusta in South Australia uses sunlight and seawater in an integrated renewable energy system which produces heat, steam, electricity and fresh water to produce 17 million kilograms of hothouse tomatoes annually.
What I grew up learning to be healthy as a child, I now know not to be. In elementary school, we studied the food pyramid extensively, and it is now disregarded as a standard for healthy eating. I grew up thinking that I should drink milk to be healthy, as it is a source of calcium. Now I know that milk doesn’t have that much calcium, and doesn’t have many nutritional benefits.
The scientist who thinks that the ultimate aim of his research is so desirable that he is justified in publishing fiction confirming that the research tends toward that aim believes that he holds the moral high ground and will passionately tout his actions with a positively evangelical zeal.
Those blankets I can safely say protected me from those nasty, scary things who perched themselves in my imagination and spent nights haunting me.
For many Americans, battles and bombings take place only on their living room screens. For others around the world, these scenes happen on the streets of their hometowns, destroying their homes, schools, and entire lives. At a certain point, their homes become lethal and uninhabitable, and they have to choose between death or moving away to find a new, safer life.
Historically speaking we’re the lucky ones. Comfortable beds are a relatively new phenomenon. Here is a brief history of humankind’s development of the bed. After which you will be thanking your lucky stars that you have a bed at all!
From the prehistoric cave paintings of our Palaeolithic ancestors to the provocative graffiti of contemporary artists like the UK’s elusive ‘Banksy’, art has given people a means by which to escape the often harsh, realities of their everyday lives since time in memoriam.
Post-secondary education has an increasing tendency to become obsolete, even in more classic fields such as English literature where most of the information and adequate methods for accessing and manipulating it have been in place for a hundred years or more.
This year marks New Orleans Tricentennial and the city, affectionately known as Nola, shows no signs of slowing down despite its age.
If we don’t stop to think about where our outlooks on life stem from, we can miss the chance to form our own opinions about what we want to see from the world.