Building a better world

Solar-powered plane takes off on a historic round-the-world flight

Swiss-made, 100% solar-powered airplane took off from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Monday, March 9, 2015 in a first ever attempt to fly around the world in a plane powered entirely by energy received from the Sun.On the same day, the plane successfully completed t

March 10, 2015

USGS to begin drilling "Sentinel" wells near Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque

Beginning around August 7, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be drilling “sentinel” wells at the first of three locations in the Trumbull Village neighborhood in Albuquerque to provide early alerts for groundwater contamination.These new sentin

August 08, 2014

Record growth of organic food consumption in the U.S. and India

There has been record growth in sales of organic, non-GMO food in some of the world's largest produce markets, a good thing for consumers and advocates of clean, wholesome, non-bioengineered commodities.In the United States, the value of the organic foods market in

July 27, 2014

Dr. Gerald Pollack: Institute for Venture Science — Funding "Out of the Box" Ideas - EU2014

In recent decades the scientific enterprise has produced many technological revolutions but few conceptual revolutions. Professor Gerald Pollack describes the reasons why. He goes on to describe how the newly founded Institute for Venture Science will restore science to

July 01, 2014

U.S. food prices rising 367% faster than inflation; chemical agriculture headed for catastrophic failure

Food prices are now skyrocketing across the USA, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their most recent report (1) reveals that prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs leaped 7.7 percent over the last year. That's nearly 367% higher than the official 2.1%

June 18, 2014

"All our patent are belong to you" - Tesla Motors releases all its patents to the public domain

In a bid to accelerate the development of electric vehicle technology car manufacturer Tesla Motors has released all their patents to the public domain, its CEO Elon Musk announced on Thursday, June 12, 2014.Musk made the announcement on the Tesla Motors blog

June 14, 2014

In Japan: volcano vs the nuclear power plant

There is an ongoing battle between the Sakurajima volcano and 50-km-away Sendai nuclear power plant in Kyushu, southwestern Japan. While the operator of the power plant aims to restart its idle nuclear reactors, a new strong eruption b

May 12, 2014

Open Source Seed Initiative aims to keep seeds free from patents

In a public ceremony on April 16, a coalition of farmers, scientists and sustainable food advocates launched the Open Source Seed Pledge, a parallel licensing system designed to keep seeds in the hands of the public and prevent them from being patented by private intere

May 04, 2014

Dallas considers ending 50 years of water fluoridation

Dallas, the ninth-largest city in United States, is teetering on a huge victory for public health pending four more City Council members agreeing to end water fluoridation.So far, three council members, including Sheffie Kadane, Scott Griggs and Jennifer Staubach G

May 03, 2014

European Parliament votes to ban industry-connected scientists from Food Safety Authority

Due to a rash of conflict-of-interest scandals at the European Food Safety Authority, the European Parliament voted recently on a resolution that would ban scientists who have ties to the agriculture and food industries from being employed by the agency.The resolution u

May 02, 2014

Airathon OR Heirathon

Loving My Future Ancestors Overtly In Nashville, TN I would like to open this with a quote from “The Cowardly Lion” in “The Wizard of Oz”  “Unusual weather were havin’, aint it!” One morning, about

March 09, 2014

"Consciousness revolution" by Nils Humano

Using only images and music, the other non-addictive mood altering non-substance, the message this artist shares becomes apparent. Film by Nils Humano Music by

February 23, 2014

Dollard's Advanced Seismic Warning System - Tesla inspired earthquake detector

If you haven't heard for Eric Dollard yet, visit his official website to learn more about him and what he does. We present here his Advanced Seismic Warning System - an early warning system for detection of earthquakes up to 48 hours ahead of

January 22, 2014

Health Ranger announces discovery of Metals Capturing Capacity for foods, botanicals, herbs and dietary supplements

The Metals Capturing Capacity (MCC) describes the ability of any given food or dietary substance to bind with and "capture" a quantity of toxic elements such as lead, mercury, cadmium or even radioactive isotopes such as cesium-137. Mike Adams, the Health

January 09, 2014

Health Ranger announces discovery, documentation of Metals Retention Factor for foods, superfoods, herbs and supplements

This article explains the Metals Retention Factor (MRF), a food science breakthrough pioneered by Mike Adams. MRF stands for "Metals Retention Factor." A video explaining the Metals Retention Factor in more detail is available here. The existence of

January 08, 2014

Natural News launches Labs reference website with heavy metals results for foods, organics, supplements and more

In conjunction with the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (, Natural News ( has begun publishing heavy metals lab reports for off-the-shelf food products. With industrial pollution worsening and many "organic" foods now

January 08, 2014

Researchers finally show how mindfulness and your thoughts can induce specific molecular changes to your genes

With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France

December 31, 2013

Creating water out of thin air - Ingenious billboard helps alleviate drinking water shortages

Using the power of technology to help ease water security issues, Peruvian ad agency Mayo DraftFCB and the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima have joined forces to create the first water-generating billboard. Built in Lima, Peru, the innovative structure

December 31, 2013

Unconditional basic income for all Europeans

A movement to give every citizen “unconditional basic income”—no work required—is gathering speed in Europe.  For the last 11 months, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI)  has been spearheading a one-year campaign

December 21, 2013

Pars Aerial rescue robot tested for the first time, Caspian Sea

Hearing news about drownings at the Caspian Sea Iranian RTS Lab, led by director Amin Rigi, set out to find a better solution for saving human lives at the sea. Their idea evolved from surface robot that could be operated manually and

November 04, 2013

New miracle material poised to alleviate the global water and energy crisis

Daunting observations made in the Population Institute report, "2030: The 'Perfect Storm' Scenario," clearly illustrate the dire need for innovative solutions concerning the pending worldwide energy and water crisis. According to Science Daily,

November 04, 2013

Phonebloks - open platform phone worth keeping

Every once in a while an idea comes that can change the way we think about the technology we use. Dave Hakkens, a designer from the Netherlands, saw a problem of phones lasting only a couple of years before they break or become obsolete. And even though

September 20, 2013

Huge underground water reserve discovered in drought-stricken Kenya

200 billion cubic meters of underground water was found under the plains of drought-stricken northern Kenya. Kenyan environment ministry said that newly discovered aquifer brings hope and promise of prosperity to tens of millions without adequate

September 12, 2013

Wars and rumors of wars

For several days now we are all heavily bombarded with news of impending war in Syria and the possible consequences it might have for the entire world. I couldn't help but notice that, today, almost 80% of what our friends on social networks post and

September 10, 2013

$300 underground greenhouse grows produce year-round, even in severe climates

With staggering food prices and shortages looming, there's no better time to grow your own produce. Sadly, most greenhouses are expensive to build and impractical to heat during cold, wintery conditions. Thankfully, a solution is found with the Walipini.

September 01, 2013

France confirms it will continue ban on GMO corn, despite council ruling

It has been confirmed that France will extend its moratorium on the cultivation of Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) MON810 corn within its borders, despite a recent ruling by the French Council of State that the longstanding ban violates European Union (EU)

August 09, 2013

Dolphins granted personhood by government of India

Dolphins have been granted "non-human personhood" status by the government of India, making India the first nation in the world to recognize the unique intelligence and self-awareness of the cetacean order (a class of aquatic mammals). The

August 09, 2013

The interspecies internet? An idea in progress…

Apes, dolphins and elephants are animals with remarkable communication skills. Could the internet be expanded to include sentient species like them? It is a new and developing idea from a panel of four great thinkers -- dolphin researcher Diana Reiss, musician

July 11, 2013

Food MythBusters: Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

The biggest players in the food industry - from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers - spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really

June 24, 2013

1.2 billion people in the world without access to electricity

According to the report published on May 28, 2013 by the Global Tracking Framework about 1.2 billion people don’t have access to electricity and 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Most of the people still

May 29, 2013

May 25, 2013 - Millions worldwide to march against Monsanto and GMO

Hundreds of thousands of protesters and activists around the globe are about to take a stand against Monsanto and GMOs, trying to make our food suply safe and healthy. On May 25, 2013 people worldwide will gather to march against Monsanto and other GMO

May 24, 2013

Pars Aerial rescue robot - rescuing drowning individuals close to coastlines

Pars is an aerial rescue robot designed and built for saving human lives. According to RTS Lab, which designed it, Pars uses new technologies that help guide and navigate it, including sound and image processing, autopilot, artificial intelligence and an

April 27, 2013

Preparedness is a state of mind - Be the Hero, not the Victim

Preparedness. It’s a state of mind.When you are a prepper, you begin to think differently than the other folks on the block. Not only do you take steps to become physically prepared, with food, medical supplies and tools – but you are mentally prepared. You

December 29, 2012

Money is not needed in energy abundance

In order to understand the very basis of money, it is best to contemplate how it developed in the first place. Once society developed past the clan stage, when barter, trade and so forth arose, it became the practice to place value on the products of Human energy

December 08, 2012

Europe in anti-austerity protests - 1st Pan-European General Strike - November 14, 2012

Today, November 14, 2012 is billed as the “1st Pan-European General Strike”, with around 40 unions taking part in anti-austerity protests across 23 European countries. For the time being only Spain and Portugal are actually holding full-blown ‘general

November 14, 2012