Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling in STEM Fields

It may be a man’s world but, let’s face it, far more often than not, it’s the women who are running it. It’s the women who provide the brains as well as the heart, the wisdom and the care. However, for all the remarkable contributions women have made, and continue to make, to human history, …

Recycling Electronics: Where Do They Go?

In 2007, Apple unveiled an innovative product that would effectively change the world: The iPhone, now on its 19th iteration. While iPhone sales had a relatively slow start, in the smartphone world, the devices have become synonymous with prestige and convenience. Upwards of 100 million Americans own and use an iPhone, and more than 1.5 …

Why People Are Electrifying Their Homes (Infographic)

All homes run on electricity, but about half of the homes in the US also use natural gas for things like heating and cooking. A new trend to “electrify everything” is an attempt to reduce carbon emissions by switching to cleaner energy. Electrifying your home means converting any natural gas appliances and technologies into their …

The end of the world: a history of how a silent cosmos led humans to fear the worst

It is 1950 and a group of scientists are walking to lunch against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. They are about to have a conversation that will become a scientific legend. The scientists are at the Los Alamos Ranch School, the site for the Manhattan Project, where each of the group has lately …

The Latest Green Building Tech to Prepare You for the Next Natural Disaster

The risks that face your home have increased over the past decade, and natural disasters like storms, floods, blizzards, and wildfires are making it more difficult to think of a house as a safe place. Luckily, green building designers, architects, and technologists are working hard to restore safety and security to your most important investment-your …

What Google Is Doing to Protect the Environment and Save Wildlife

We live in an unstable and scary time when it comes to the well-being of our planet. While many political leaders around the world are starting to take action to fight against climate change and its effects on people and wildlife, these plans alone are not enough. Everyone has to do their part to make …