Ecological Collapse Didn’t Kill The People Of Easter Island After All – So What Did?

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Everyone loves an unsolved ancient mystery, don’t they? What caused the disappearance of the Roman Empire’s Ninth Legion? What were the hidden tunnels dug beneath Mexico’s Pyramid of the Moon used for? What happened to the civilization on Easter Island? The last question is one of the most tantalizing of them all. The island, made famous…

The First Fully Automated Toothbrush Is Here. And It Cleans Your Teeth In 10 Seconds.

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  The world’s first automated toothbrush is here, and it can brush your teeth perfectly in 10 seconds. This is just one more example of the ways that automation can relieve us of everyday, mundane tasks so we can do what we really want to do instead. Say hello to Amabrush, the world’s first automatic toothbrush, and…

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…

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