On Earth Day, April 22, PBS (America’s Public Broadcasting Service) will premiere a compelling new documentary, Climate Change – The Facts, presenting scientific evidence of the impact of global warming. The program also examines possible solutions to the crisis, including the latest innovations, technology and actions individuals can take to prevent further damage. The one-hour […]
Managing one’s funds as business cycles fluctuate can be stressful, but it needn’t leave a business owner or investor feeling fatalistic. As one gets better at noticing economic signals, they can exploit the financial risk rather than try to avoid or prevent things that are beyond their control. As a business advisor and the CEO […]
Everyone needs a coach, especially if a parent or sibling can't help root for your cause. A coach or a mentor is the best way to start a revolution, or at least a recycling program or new sustainable business.
A tiny house, a room of one's own, a little office, pottery studio, or granny flat.
Worried eCommerce platforms are logging way too much of your data? You’ve got plenty of reasons to feel that way. Here’s all you need to know about this.
Studying twins and the effects of one twin on Space travel. Genetics information can help heal us.
The high environmental footprint of air travel is something that most people are by now well aware of. For anyone who is wondering where the aviation industry is headed next and how to feel about it, Geoffrey Lipman, one of the key figures in the global travel and tourism industry provides some insights.
Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Gulf of Mexico. Microbes eat up the oil using aerobic digestion, or breaking it down with oxygen. There is another approach to breaking down unwanted materials which can be more efficient. It's called anaerobic, or without oil - in a sealed environment.
When containing a massive disaster like an oil spill, small microbes play a big role. Arezoo Ardekani, a Purdue University associate professor of mechanical engineering, has published research that describes the complex hydrodynamics of microorganisms at liquid-liquid and gas-liquid interfaces, showing that microbes may flock to areas where surfactant has been applied. This is important […]
If you're an adventurous eater who enjoys tracking down rare delicacies, travel to Calabria and taste white olives.
Why I decided to be a long-term traveller who uses a menstrual cup.
This is a seed vault in Norway. A startup from Israel just got a $10 investment to build a seed breeding tech that amplifies nature's way without genetic modification.
It's easy to obtain but hard to dose. What the research says.
In today’s time of green awakening, it is needed by all to be conscious about living sustainably. It does not only mean leaving a lower carbon footprint at home but in every aspect of life, including travel. Begin green travel by making smarter choices about the way you travel and the things you do during […]
How about turning boys' poker night into a charity for the environment? There is a growing movement for lotteries and legal casinos in countries like Canada to give back their earnings to the public good and to minority, First Nations populations.
From the outside, Israel appears to be a heaven for medical cannabis patients. The reality is that most people need to go through hell to get a prescription.
What makes an electric car go? Sure it's the lithium battery, but graphite is key too. And we need more it. Mining local can help.
Zakat is a form of alms-giving treated in Islam as a religious obligation or tax, which, by Quranic ranking, is next after prayer in importance. As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, zakat is a religious duty for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth.
We love India. We love its people, its nature, its food and its traditions. But like a lot of cultures in tradition, India has a lot of room to grow, and hopefully learn from the mistakes of other energy independent countries like Canada. Canada may have created renewable energy out of hydro-electric dams, which is […]
Cult worship was largely practiced and even sanctioned in the Holy Land while Jerusalem's Temple stood.
How Did Dinosaur Parents Know When Their Kids Had a Fever? Prehistoric egg shells provide clues to dinosaurs’ evolution from cold- to warm-blooded creatures.
Yes, we know. This is a site where we delve into issues facing the western east. The region that the world knows as the Middle East but which we are rebranding as something less archaic, more in tune with what the near East is about. Like the rest of the world, we look to America […]
What do you get when you top a typical focaccia with olives and za'atar? A flavorful flatbread.
For years the debate of which sex reigns supreme in sport has waged on, with most nods, in most sports going to testosterone-fueled males. Men are bigger, men are stronger. Recently this trend is starting to see some upheaval however, with women competing in ultra-distance endurance events.
Ethiopia has been building Africa's largest hydro-electric dam since 2011. $4 billion later and it is about to go online. It could drain Egypt's Nile so that life in Egypt as they know it (at least since the 70s) will never be the same again.