12 Minutes of Exercise Can Change Biomarkers in Your Blood

Short bursts of exercise have more of an impact on our bodies than you might think: a new study shows that just 12 minutes of intense activity is enough to significantly change the biomarkers of metabolic health in people's blood.

To Use Starlink You Have To "Recognize Mars as a Free Planet"

To date, SpaceX has launched over 800 Starlink satellites. Now  SpaceX has invited participants to take part in a public beta test  but on one condition - participants must acknowledge that Mars is a “free planet.”

Positive outlook predicts less memory decline

A new study finds that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful - what psychologists call 'positive affect'- are less likely to experience memory decline as they age.

Happiness and the evolution of brain size

During human evolution, the size of the brain increased. A new research shows that serotonin can act as a growth factor for the stem cells in the fetal human brain that determine brain size.

UN World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world - often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions - has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. 

" Freedom does not mean being free of something, but to be free to do something "
- Angela Merkel -

Augmented reality could be the classrooms killer app

One of the most important challenges in teaching geology is bringing the outside world into the classroom. Augmented reality (AR) visualizations are increasingly capable of delivering.

Physical activity prevents almost 4 million early deaths each year

At least 3.9 million early deaths are being averted worldwide every year by people being physically active, according to a new study using data from 168 countries. 

Living environment may be key to longevity

Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age. New research suggests that people who live in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday.

Giving Money To The Very Poor Benefits The Environment As Well

The study collected data on payments to more than a quarter of a million households in 7,468 villages in forested areas and compared this with nearby deforestation. They found the payments reduced deforestation by 30%.

Earth School can be your kid's at-home science teacher

Earth School together with experts from National Geographic, WWF, and the BBC created a brand new online science curriculum of sorts that comprises 30 short animated videos about various topics.

Iceland recommends hugging trees instead of people

The Icelandic Forestry Service released a statement where it is encouraging people to cuddle up to a tree. It is highly recommended that people get outdoors during the pandemic.

The Pope endorsed Universal Basic Income

Pope Francis suggests countries should consider a universal basic wage to help combat the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. 

Thoughts on coping with isolation

Advises from people who know a lot about living in solitary, confined spaces - a monk, a submariner, a round-the-world solo sailor, an Antarctic researcher, and someone who lives on a remote island.

16 Ways Coronavirus May Change Us

This brutal challenge to our existing systems may open new windows of opportunity for long-awaited change. Here’s a list of 16 positive changes to the collective mindset this era of emergency may bring.