Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is steeped in so much secrecy

Trans-Pacific Partnership

There are a few disagreements that surround what the Trans-Pacific Partnership is and what it means to the people of the countries that would be effected. There is one thing that is pretty much universally agreed upon, though: it’s being kept secret from the public for a very nefarious reason. What that reason is, nobody seems to know for sure. …

Renewable energy is cheaper than ever and it keeps falling

Renewable energy is cheaper than ever and it keeps falling

The International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) has released a new report regarding the cost of generating power from renewable resources last year and the results are exciting. With solar leading the pack as usual, the cost of renewable energy has been in a near freefall and will continue drop over the next couple of years, so much so that we …

Soylent raises $20 million for its food-replacing smoothie

Soylent raises $20 million for its food-replacing smoothie

Who needs warm, delicious food when you can have nutritionally-balanced supplementary paste? That’s pretty much the whole idea behind Soylent, a two-year-old company that offers affordable alternatives to regular food that come in the form of a well-balanced smoothie. It may not sound appealing to some of you, but the company has remained profitable, pulling in millions of dollars a …

Crowder – Come As You Are

Cross

Here’s a beautiful song that portrays the reality of this life that so many miss. One does not have to be “good” to come to the Lord. He came to call sinners to repentance, not the righteous.

Electric cars may soon be powered by autonomous “metal snakes”

Electric cars may soon be powered by autonomous “metal snakes”

If you were to take all of the inconveniences that come with owning an electric vehicle and make a list of them, I’m sure having to plug the vehicle into your wall when you come home would be somewhere at the bottom. Nonetheless, this miniscule inconvenience is still an inconvenience, which is why Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to …

One man is using goats to recycle used Christmas trees

One man is using goats to recycle used Christmas trees

As the holidays come to a close, people across the country are taking down their lights, packing away their decorations, and disposing of their Christmas trees. Although many families choose to put up fake, reusable trees on the holidays, many still take the more traditional approach of getting a real tree to decorate. The problem with method, aside from needlessly …

Researchers developed a farm for plastic-eating mushrooms

Researchers developed a farm for plastic-eating mushrooms

Traditional plastics take anywhere from 20 to 1,000 years to break down naturally, often times blocking waterways and killing animals in the process. It’s for this reason that two industrial designers from Vienna have teamed up with a group of microbiologists from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands to create something called the Fungi Mutarium. This Mutarium is a …

Canadian researchers develop new spray-on solar cells

Canadian researchers develop new spray-on solar cells

Solar cells are arguably one of the most promising forms of alternative energy out there at the moment. The power of the sun is available to everyone, in every part of the globe, every single day. However, while the power of the sun may be readily accessible, the technology required to actually harness that power isn’t. Rooftops are one of …

Side effects could be eliminated from drugs using mushrooms

Side effects could be eliminated from drugs using mushrooms

While there are plenty of species of mushroom that are perfectly edible, there are even more that can make ill or even kill you if you eat one. In the process of studying how these fungi manage to be so poisonous, a team of researchers at Michigan State University may have discovered a way to create a new generation of …

Recycled laptop batteries could bring power to the poor

Recycled laptop batteries could bring power to the poor

Researchers at IBM claim that 70% of the world’s discarded laptop batteries cold be used to power lighting in locations where electricity supplies are unreliable, such as slums and other impoverished areas. Their study suggests that these batteries could make LED lighting much more affordable than either solar panels or rechargeable batteries. The groups of scientists, who’re based in Bangalore, …