Eco Preservation : The Spotted Lake, Kliluk

Spotted Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake located northwest of Osoyoos in the eastern Similkameen Valley of British Columbia, Canada. Spotted Lake is richly concentrated with various minerals. It contains dense deposits of magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulphates. It also contains high concentrations of eight other minerals and lower amounts of silver and titanium. Most of…

Speech : The Universe in a Nutshell : Michio Kaku

The Universe in a Nutshell : Transcript My name is Professor Michio Kaku.  I’m a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and I specialize in something called string theory.  I’m a physicist. Some people ask me the question, “What has physics done for me lately?  I mean, do I get…

Alert! : Time Lapse of All Nuclear Explosions on Earth from 1945 – 1998

It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming. Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity”…

Documentary : Dirt! Incredible Secrets of Soil

Do not miss this documentary, friends… An excursion into the realms of soil, the number 1 life-giver on Earth…It’s fundamentally important ecological functions, our poor understanding of it as well as our destructive relationship with it. They are so essential to life and thus to us, that our survival is directly dependent on their understanding…

Story : We’re Cowards

We spotted him standing alone in the darkness. With no weapons to defend himself. He was tall, stout and strong but an idiot who follows non-violence. Those who can’t fight back were our prey by default. We poached to attack, chop-off, kill and rob him. “Get the saw, cut the tree” the boss ordered us.…

Documentary : Incredible Journey Of The Butterflies

The monarch butterfly is sometimes called the “milkweed butterfly” because its larvae eat the plant.  In fact, milkweed is the only thing the larvae can eat!  If you’d like to attract monarchs to your garden, you can try planting milkweed (if you live in the right area).  You can purchase milkweed seed online from Butterfly…

Understand the Differences : NASA’s MAVEN and ISRO’s MOM : Complete Info

There are so many comparisons going on “MAVEN vs MOM”, without even knowing the PURPOSE, DIMENSIONS, PAYLOADS, TRAJECTORY and RESEARCH POTENTIALS of both the projects. But this is not a competition but a good progression in Science. It is illogical to compare both as a subject of Pride. If we can understand the differences, we can educate the right info about…

Documentary : Planet Earth 100 Million Years In The Future!

What will happen to the Earth? We tend to worry about issues like climate change that can have an impact over periods of time comparable to an average human lifetime. For the Earth, however, the biggest changes generally happen over hundreds of millions or billions of years. Supercontinents come and go, mass extinctions wipe out…

Powerful Quote #172 : Be the ONE

“I can be relaxed. Because, there are special people who care about the Earth.” What if others think the same? ( or ) “I can be relaxed, Because, I am a special person who care about the Earth.” What if others think the same? So, it is better to be the ONE than expecting someone! – Din

Food We Eat : List of Varieties of Mangoes

Worldwide, hundreds of mango cultivars exist. In mango orchards, multiple cultivars are often grown together to improve cross-pollination. Two of the most important cultivars are the Chaunsa, which is particularly common in Pakistan, and the Tommy Atkins, which dominates the world export trade because it can be easily transported and has a good shelf-life, although…

Eco-Preservation : Water Pollution in China : Gallery

Growing cities, overuse of fertilizers and factory wastewater have degraded China’s water supplies to the extent that half the nation’s rivers and lakes are severely polluted. China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades…

Inspirational Speech : Simon Anholt : Which country does the most good for the world?

This is a must listen speech of Mr. Simon Anholt, who delivered this speech for TED Talks. Incredible thoughts you should not miss out.  Simon Anholt is an independent policy advisor who has worked to help develop and implement strategies for enhanced economic, political and cultural engagement with other countries. Here is the transcript of his…

Documentary : The Life of Turtles and Tortoises

This is a fascinating as well as an educational documentary about Turtles and Tortoises. Tortoises and Turtles are both reptiles from the family of Testudines, the major difference being that the land dwelling ones are called Tortoises and water dwelling are called Turtles. The body of a tortoise and a turtle both is shielded by…