Entries Tagged as 'Nature, Science, and Technology'

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Fermentation

By Da Beattie Fermentation is a widely used process that creates the air in yeasted breads and the carbonation in alcoholic beverages. The source is yeast. Yeast is a microorganism that is is eukaryotic and single celled. Humans are also eukaryotic meaning that their cells, or in the case of yeast, singular cell, has a […]

Friday, March 5th, 2021

The Importance of Insects

By Amna Abu Askar As we welcome warmer days and blooming flowers, we unfortunately welcome uninvited visitors home. BUGS!! With the approach of Spring, many hidden insects come out of their slumber in search of food. Insects typically enter our houses through cracks attempting to escape the cold wintery weather. They remain dormant inside walls […]

Friday, January 29th, 2021

The Future of Innovation: Fungi, Algae and Recycled Plastic

By Da Beattie Just like food, sustainable vegan alternatives are on the rise. While most vegan leather is petroleum based, Bolt Threads, takes a different spin. Mycelium, the root-like part of fungus is their base for Mylo. Although best known for Microsilk, a spider free silk made by geoengineering yeast genes, Mylo is the natural […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

A Gateway to Sustainability

By Amna Abu Askar We’ve heard time and time again the three famous Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We were taught to recycle and differentiate recycling items into cans, paper, and plastic as young as four-years-old. However, despite our efforts in recycling, about 9% only is recycled by the recycling industry. This is because we are […]

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Geoengineering: An Option to Save Our Planet

By Amna Abu Askar Global climate is drastically changing, threatening ecosystems, and human survival. As global warming worsens and our governments fail to address the climate crisis effectively, it might be necessary to turn to geoengineering, an otherwise scientific taboo, to reduce rapid climate change.  Geoengineering is a large-scale human intervention in the Earth’s natural […]