I am revolted, disgusted, disturbed and hurt.
I see a disease spreading across our planet and it’s shaken me to my core, plastic pollution is slowly killing our Earth.
I am a huge documentary nerd and it seems like every time I watch a really good documentary my life changes and it did.
I watched The Plastic Pollution (a great documentary I recommend everyone watch) one night from the comfort of my home and suddenly all I could think about was plastics.
I am going to be writing on this topic a lot more but in this article I want to give an introduction to this multi-faceted problem and share my frustration with people on the internet. …
Ever since I was a young girl I’ve grown up wanting to know the “secrets of the universe” or more generally just understanding how things work. Questions like…
How does the sun work?
Why do black holes exist?
Can we go beyond our universe and into a parallel reality?
What happens if the moon gets knocked out of orbit?
Can humans be the only intelligent life?
bubbled in my head and once I found some “answers,” I had even more questions.
It’s like I’m drawn to the complexity of the universe and want to unravel it bit by bit. I feel a sense of longing when I look up at the stars, it’s a weird mix of despair and wonder. …
(skip this straight to Part II if you want to jump right into the problem)
Let’s take a moment to think about how beautiful being alive is.
Being able to breathe fresh air, smell sweet flowers, solve math problems, make friendships, feel the wet rain and so many more experiences transcend and wash over our senses everyday.
Wow being alive is crazy.
You start from a single celled organism to now a complex machine that has the capacity to think and feel?! …
I’ve been blessed with,
My life is not normal because I live in the top 1% of the world and probably less that 1% of that number have had the same experiences as me. …
The world is filled with so many types of “gurus” nowadays. They’re so common that almost everyone on youtube is at least a guru of some sort.
Gurus come in many shapes and size like;
Everyone is standing on the edge of a cliff.
Some people are closer to falling than others.
Some have already jumped.
But we all face the same uncertainty of jumping into the unknown.
I call this the choice of life.
Most people will never jump off the cliff, it’s too scary. The few who do will realize that once you jump, the grass is a lot greener, the air is more fresher and life becomes unfathomably sweet.
You took control of life and it’s given you freedom because in the process of taking that jump you shed everything that was expected of you and had faith in yourself to survive whatever was at the bottom. …
We never just stop and think about how important light is in our everyday lives, it’s taken for granted and a bit under-appreciated in my opinion. Just try to imagine a world without light…sounds extremely dull (pun intended).
We wouldn’t be able to see colours, see stars in the sky or or stay up till 3 am reading a book (guilty of this many times):sweat_smile:.
I wouldn’t even be able to write this article without having light illuminate the graphic interface on my computer screen.
The sense of seeing wouldn’t exist without light traveling about 300 000 000 m/s and providing us real-time data about our environment that is reflected in our eyes then interpreted by the occipital lobe in the back of our brains. We would have 4 senses instead of 5! It makes me wonder what a 6th sense could allow us to understand about existence and matter in the universe. What higher version of reality are we unable to ever conceive of without a sense to measure it? Okayyyy I’ll stop here before I turn this into a science fiction book, but you get the point. …
Just a few days ago I met the CEO of Nissan Canada and I had the opportunity to learn about the Nissan Leaf, their model of an affordable electric vehicle. I left that talk realizing that batteries are the backbone of this industry and a very underrated technology.
We need batteries that are:
These numbers sound absolutely crazy to me. Batteries are a clear barrier between encouraging more people to transition to EV’s to ultimately help reduce CO2 emissions. …
If you are like me then you must have realized how HARD it is to understand the meaning behind the language of Taoism.
If your face resembles anything like this ^ after reading the first statement then trust me we are on the same boat. I’m just as confuzzled as everyone else.
However, I bought my first translation of the Tao Te Ching and started chipping away at analyzing the ancient writings and trying to understand the deep meaning behind each message. What I found was a gold mine!
(AKA a gold mine of wisdom and knowledge on how to live a better life!) …
Nanotechnology is exactly what the word sounds like, technology at a scale around 10–100 nanometers large. The technology is engineered by designing nanomachines using atoms and small molecules.
The idea of manipulating atoms and engineering at the nanoscale has been around since the 1950’s when Richard Feynman gave his first talk on nanotechnology at Caltech called There’s plenty of room at the bottom. He outlines a whole new world waiting to be discovered to fuel an era of technology where machines could be 7 atoms large! …