Month: August 2016

  • Photographers React to Instagram’s New Snapchat-Like Features

    Photographers React to Instagram’s New Snapchat-Like Features

    Sadly, only 13% of young adults aged 18 to 24 have ever owned a photo album. With smartphones in just about every pocket in the country, popular apps like Instagram and Snapchat are thriving as the most successful photo companies. According to Business Insider, 27% of U.S. teens considered Instagram their most important social network, […]

  • Studies Show That Training Your Cat is Possible

    Studies Show That Training Your Cat is Possible

    Kittens typically need to be brought to the vet for vaccines every three to four weeks until they’re 16 weeks old, but that’s also a crucial time to begin training your cat, researchers have reported. Unlike dogs, cats have become domestic pets only within the past 50 years. In countless ways, they are still wild […]

  • Severe Weather Takes Destructive Toll on U.S. Cities and Homes

    Severe Weather Takes Destructive Toll on U.S. Cities and Homes

    Metal roofs are credibly proven to last 50 years or more with proper maintenance, but no amount of maintenance can prepare a roof for the kind of severe weather plaguing the U.S. this week. Iowa officials reported that severe storm winds ripped roofs off of homes, toppled trees, and even knocked out power in some […]

  • Nuclear Power Isn’t Suffering in the Nation’s Heat

    According to the National Weather Service, about 12 million Americans are under heat alerts. The U.S. has been baking in extreme temperatures for the past few weeks, and according to Forbes, it’s affecting energy production, causing fires, water shortages, and more. One industry that hasn’t suffered? The nuclear power industry, which has recorded capacity factors […]

  • Little Boy Turns Garbage Man When Sacremento Grants His Wish

    In Sacremento, California, Ethan Dean, a six-year-old boy diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, was granted a wish: he spent the day as a garbage and recycling superhero. Outfitted in a fluorescent sanitation safety T-shirt and a green cape, Ethan was applauded by more than 100 people who came out to cheer him on as he rode […]

  • Scientist Addresses Risks of Radiation Exposure from Power Lines

    Scientist Addresses Risks of Radiation Exposure from Power Lines

    Residents of Hazlet and Middletown in New Jersey have concerns about the radiation exposure from the power lines that Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) wants to install. While JCP&L seems to be overlooking those concerns, it looks like residents may have a reason to be worried. David Carpenter, an independent expert in electromagnetic field […]