Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

By: Christianna Reedy/Futurism  This year, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter leased 10 acres of land to build a solar farm with the capacity to meet more than 50 percent of the energy needs of his hometown, and he also installed 324 solar panels on his presidential library. STEADY SOLAR SUPPORTER In 1979, in the throes of the U.S. energy…

This Incredible Footage Of A Massive Great White Shark Caught In Shallow Water Is Going Viral

By: Bridget Sharkey/Simple Most  This video of a great white shark thrashing around in shallow water has the internet taking a collective gasp. It’s not often that we see such up-close-and-personal video of a great white shark in action, and when we do, it’s generally hundreds of feet under the water via a brave soul holding a camera in a…

These Golden Bananas Could Save The Lives Of Many Children In Uganda

By:  Jonathan O’Callaghan /IFL Science  Scientists have developed a new type of banana that could help the many children in Uganda who have a pro-vitamin A deficiency. The so-called “golden bananas”, named for their appearance, were developed by a team from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, led by Professor James Dale. The findings have been published in…

Why Is The Pregnancy-Related Death Rate In Texas The Highest In The US?

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science Texas has a problem that is suspiciously unique to the states – as reported by the Associated Press, it has the highest pregnancy-related death rate in not just the US, but the entirety of the developed world with the exception of Mexico. Citing a study by the University of Maryland looking at maternal mortality rates across…

NASA Is Going To Test A Mini Fission Reactor That Might One Day Be Used On Mars

By: Jonathan Callaghan/IFL Science  NASA is investigating an intriguing new method to power future space missions, which may help humans live on the surface of Mars. As reported by Irene Klotz over at Space.com, the $15 million project is known as Kilopower. From September of this year until January 2018, they’re going to start testing the system. Nuclear fission…

Undercover Investigation Reveals How A Single Chinese Town Is The World’s Largest Hub For Illegal Ivory

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science   An undercover investigation has revealed how a single small Chinese town has become the world’s largest hub for illegal ivory trafficking. The anonymous settlement in the backwaters of southern China has silently developed into a major center for smuggling ivory from Africa, with up to 20 criminal gangs now operating in the town…