Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.


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History Corner – Kinder Mass Trespass 1932

Environmental issues are commonly dismissed as middle class concerns, reserved for those who have no more pressing issues affecting their daily lives. However, people from all classes and backgrounds share the same basic needs of drinkable water, breathable air and a non-toxic, habitable planet.  We also all need a connection to wilderness, to not be…

Will Cultured Bacon Be Delicious? A Dutch Startup Is Developing the First Lab-Grown Pork

Will Cultured Bacon Be Delicious? A Dutch Startup Is Developing the First Lab-Grown Pork The food chain has always worked roughly like this: sunlight feeds plants. Plants feed insects. Insects and plants feed animals. Plants and animals feed people. Then eventually—not to get too morbid here—people feed the Earth. Nothing like the circle of life,…

BREAKING COP25 – Extinction Rebellion and Minga act for Amazonia: Let’s disrupt the Destruction

9th December, 2019 (Madrid, Spain) – It is time to #ProtectTheAmazon. Today, Minga, the indigenous peoples’ alternative to COP25, and Extinction Rebellion’s Rebels Beyond Borders have blocked the road leading to the entrance to COP25. They have also installed a yellow boat, with people locked on to it, in an act of solidarity to demand…

Day 22: Lily Cole visits Hunger Strikers on their fourth week

press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44 7969 083 371 / +44 7459 055152Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | New – Crowdfund the #ElectionRebellion! Lily Cole, actor, environmental campaigner and patron of the Environmental Justice Foundation, visited hunger strikers today outside the Conservative Party Headquarters The hunger strikers invited the Prime Minister to meet with them…

New frontiers for graphene

The Graphene Flagship’s international workshops aim to promote strong global links in graphene research. […] Read More

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Missing link between new topological phases of matter discovered

Physicists investigated a class of materials that exhibit characteristics of topological insulators. During these studies they discovered a transition between two different topological phases, one of which is ferroelectric, meaning a phase in the material that exhibits spontaneous electric polarisation and can be reversed by an external electric field. […] Read More

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Atomic force microscopy in color

Researchers turn atomic force microscope measurements into color images. […] Read More

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Electroplating: The birth of a single nucleus caught in camera

Electroplating, or electrodeposition, is one of the most important processes in chemistry, in which a metal cation in solution can be reduced to its elemental form by applying an electrical potential to an electrode. […] Read More

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New optical tool to image rotational motions in live cells

Researchers have developed a new optical imaging technique, Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking (SPORT), to image rotational motions in live cells and ultimately target cancer cells. […] Read More

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Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet

New solar cell could power point-of-care medical devices in limited-resource regions. […] Read More

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Scientists Find Evidence of Extreme Methane Storms On Titan

A recent study by UCLA scientists has shown a link between extreme rainstorms on Titan and surface features detected by the Cassini orbiter. The post Scientists Find Evidence of Extreme Methane Storms On Titan appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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Messier 58 – the NGC 4579 Barred Spiral Galaxy

Located in the direction of the Virgo constellation, some 68 million light years from Earth, is the barred, spiral galaxy known as Messier 58. The post Messier 58 – the NGC 4579 Barred Spiral Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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Twice Flown SpaceX Booster Sails Proudly into Port Canaveral at Sunrise 3 Days After Sunset Launch and Droneship Landing: Photos

PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The now twice flown SpaceX first stage booster that successfully delivered the SES-11 UHDTV satellite to orbit Wednesday, Oct 11, sailed proudly back home into Port Canaveral during a beautiful Sunday sunrise, Oct. 15 only three days after it safely landed on a tiny droneship at sea. The post Twice Flown SpaceX Booster Sails Proudly into Port Canaveral at Sunrise 3 Days After Sunset Launch and Droneship Landing: Photos appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

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World first for reading digitally encoded synthetic molecules

For the first time ever, using mass spectrometry, researchers have successfully read several bytes of data recorded on a molecular scale using synthetic polymers. […] Read More

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Stiff fibres spun from slime

Under the influence of shear forces, nanoparticles from the secretion of velvet worms form polymer fibres that can be recycled in water. […] Read More

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Quantum physics paves the way for new chemical products

Research by a molecular physicist has discovered that electrons can control chemical reactions in experiments leading to purer, cheaper chemical products. […] Read More

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Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics

Scientists use magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers. […] Read More

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