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Anugraha delivers an inspriring talk about how we can live our daily lives not as robots but joyful beings, during an independently organized event on TEDx Syracuse University, USA, published on June 24, 2019.

Study finds microplastics are now part of our food-chain; Indian factory succeeds producing shoes from plastic bottles; Etihad Airways pioneers plastic-free flights.

Chart of Moon's path

Sunday, January 20 – The first of three supermoons this year, the “supermoon bloodmoon lunar eclipse” is coming to North and South America, as well as to the UK and parts of Eastern Europe this month, writes Anthony Watts.

New York sky

Electrified by the eerie colour of the sky Thursday night, onlookers in New York borough of Queens speculated about an alien invasion or this being a sign from God. Published by BBC on December 28, 2018.

Gamma Ray burst illustration

A star 8,000 light years from Earth is on the verge of a huge supernova explosion, which could produce the Milky Way’s first gamma-ray explosion, a dangerous and extremely energetic event. Published on SOTT and RT on November 21, 2018.

Insect apocalypse Feat

Many people have noticed a decline in the insect population over recent years. What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth? Brooke Jarvis explores the dire findings about the decline in The New York Times. Published on November 27, 2018.

Safari Feat

Video of stunning wildlife photos from around the world, shown at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, USA. Published on BBC on November 26, 2018.

Rahibai

Rahibai Soma Popere lives in the tribal village Kombhalne, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. Realizing that less and less of indigenous crops were growing and not longer available for consumption, she single-handedly began to collect and protect seeds throughout her environment and eventually became known as Seed Mother. Published on BBC on November 25, 2018.

Hyperion

Scientists recently uncovered the largest known structure of the ancient universe, writes Doris Elin Salazarin space.com. Published on October 17, 2018.

Peter Wohlleben Feat

Beech trees are bullies​ and​ willows are loners, says forester Peter Wohlleben, author of a new book claiming that trees have personalities and communicate ​via a ​below-ground ​‘woodwide web’, writes Tim Lusher in The Guardian. Published on September 12, 2016.

Justin Rosenstein

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention. Published in The Guardian on October 6, 2017.

Scientific argument for the mystical experience given in a riveting speech with core statements about oneness and energy by Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge.

Soul-Cosmos Feat

Two eminent scientists believe to have located the soul in the human body. Written by Ivan (who added a relevant quote by Osho) at Ancient Code, published on October 18, 2017.

Kabul Gardens

Kabul and Afghanistan have become associated with war and violence for decades. Among all strife, people keenly aware of the importance of trees and plants persevered to maintain parks and gardens. A BBC documentary.

From the northern lights to noctilucent clouds, the range of subjects in this year’s competition covers all things astronomical. Here is a selection of the shortlisted images. Published on BBC on August 2, 2017.