Category: Economics

China just built a solar power array that looks like a panda

China just built a solar power array that looks like a panda

A Chinese solar power company has just completed the first phase of an ingenious PR stunt: building a 100MW solar power plant in the shape of a panda bear. According to a release from...

What no one tells new moms about what childbirth can do to their bodies

What no one tells new moms about what childbirth can do to their bodies

The Better Care Reconciliation Act, Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, would let states opt out of insuring prenatal and maternity health care. It could mean a return to the time before...

The ransomware outbreak that’s sweeping the internet, explained

The ransomware outbreak that’s sweeping the internet, explained

According to experts, the software has spread by exploiting a vulnerability that was first revealed to the public in April. A hacking group called the Shadow Brokers posted a cache of hacking tools online that it hinted...

Lawmakers Call for 1st NASA SLS Rocket to be Named for Last Man on Moon

Lawmakers Call for 1st NASA SLS Rocket to be Named for Last Man on Moon

Two U.S. lawmakers have authored new legislation to name the first of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rockets after the last man to leave footprints on the moon. Culbertson and Aderholt introduced their bill in...

Why Japan’s Crime Rate Is So Low

Why Japan’s Crime Rate Is So Low

After the worst knifing incident since World War Two occurred, Japan still has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. Why is Japan so safe?

Japan Rejected Over 99% Of Refugees Last Year. Here’s Why.

Japan Rejected Over 99% Of Refugees Last Year. Here’s Why.

With an increasing number of refugees around the world, countries are opening up their doors. But, this isn’t the case for Japan.

See How Life Has Changed in the Middle East Over 58 Years | Short Film Showcase

See How Life Has Changed in the Middle East Over 58 Years | Short Film Showcase

Colbert Held is a former United States Foreign Service officer who has amassed a photo collection spanning 48 years and 17 countries. He did so to have a detailed, photographic record of all the...

See the 1,000-Year-Old Windmills Still in Use Today | National Geographic

See the 1,000-Year-Old Windmills Still in Use Today | National Geographic

These amazing windmills are among the oldest in the world. Located in the Iranian town of Nashtifan, initially named Nish Toofan, or “storm’s sting,” the windmills have withstood winds of up to 74 miles...

China’s Electric Taxi Plan is a Logistical Nightmare

China’s Electric Taxi Plan is a Logistical Nightmare

China has a plan to reduce pollution in Beijing: it’s going to replace all 67,000 gas-powered taxis with electric models, a plan expected to cost operators around nine billion yuan ($1.3 billion). The problem...

Solid Glass Electrolytes Could Save Electric Car Batteries

Solid Glass Electrolytes Could Save Electric Car Batteries

The secret to the team’s research is moving away from the usual liquid-filled lithium-ion batteries. Instead, Goodenough and senior research fellow Maria Helena Braga use solid glass electrolytes — chemical structures that allow an...