This. Is. Earth... 335 million years ago. I wasn’t around then, but there’s just one supercontinent, Pangaea. See? Let’s watch it shift around in fast-forward. Ok here we go, it just split into two huge pieces! Australia goes this way, North and South America go that way. Africa, Asia, Europe, forming, forming... and there we go, the planet as it is today. Let’s keep going, I mean, the continents are always on the move! Over time, some of them will crash into each other, others will break apart. But that’ll take about 100 million years! Better put it on super fast-forward! 100 years from now. Humans keep spitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and the planet’s already warmed up a bunch. The world’s ocean levels have risen about 4 feet. The Bahamas? They’ve totally disappeared! 200 years from now. The Earth’s population is about 19 billion people. The climate’s gotten even warmer, we’re packed in like sardines over here! New medical tech makes it possible to live to 180! But why? Fossil fuel reserves of oil and gas... long gone. Oh, and the continents have drifted over 16 feet!
There are many beautiful women worldwide, and pageants like Miss Universe show the significant cultural and aesthetic differences among the world’s inhabitants. Although “beauty” is a relative concept, the ladies competing in these contests have unique attributes emblematic of their respective countries. However, some occasionally adopt odd practices to maintain their unique beauty, such as the gorgeous girl who won this year’s contest.
What if I told you you just won a round-the-world trip to visit the planet’s most famous landmarks? Nice, right? But there’s a catch. You might be visiting them for the last time in your life. That’s because these landmarks are threatened to disappear during our lifetime. Yikes!
Time, indeed, flies fast. At least that’s what science says. As we get older and more familiar with the world, our brain processes moments a lot slower than when we were younger. Thus, precious memories and changes seem to float away in our midst. This might seem true as we reminisce about the past with various pieces of information from the present.
Like everything, it’s probably best to naturally heal your body instead of using external things. Pore strips can remove blackheads, but they will likely leave your pores exposed to dirt and bacteria. That’s why choosing the right foods and solving this problem internally and in a healthy way may just be the way to go.
Genetics is not the only factor that impacts a baby’s appearance, because what happens during the pregnancy could also influence the child’s health and future looks. From the food that mommas-to-be put inside their bellies, to the conditions of their surroundings, there are many surprising factors that can affect the growth and development of newborns.
Nasya is an ancient Indian way of body cleansing through the nose with natural herbs and oils. Nasal treatments can be one of the effective ways to heal a person nowadays, studies say. It’s not used very often around the world, but Indians have their own secrets of why they practice it.
Hundreds of people equipped with bags, nets, and trash cans gather at beaches, around lakes, and in cities around the world to do clean-up jobs. Despite their limitations, they collect garbage while asking their communities to change their mindset in order to keep their cities clean.
Generations of animals today are gradually getting smaller right in front of our eyes, and we don’t even notice it. Mammals such as the Canadian lynx, the polar bear, and even some birds are shrinking in size, and it’s predicted that the shrinking will go on for at least another decade. Global warming is to blame for this, and humans play a role in it.
At one time, Malaysia was ranked the 9th most traveled country in the world for tourist activity. We can say for sure that this authentic multicultural country also deserves your attention because there are some unique things in Malaysia that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
Your life can be much easier with the help of new gadgets. From tiny nose filters to baby socks that monitor their health and let you sleep — it’s inventions like these that make us less worried and appreciate the time we have. And that’s exactly what many of us need in this hectic world of ours.
Millions of plastic materials end up in our oceans and land every year, resulting in the death of many fish and other marine life. With that in mind, a studio based in The Netherlands started using 3D printing in order to turn useless plastic garbage into highly aesthetic furniture. From public benches to dinner tables, plastic is repurposed in order to show people the importance of recycling.
In an effort to raise awareness about air pollution, Converse (the shoe company) developed the Converse City Forests project. They gathered Polish artists Dawid Ryski and Maciek Polak to create art for a mural in Warsaw. But not just any mural. This one has a unique feature: a special paint that helps to cut down on air pollution. We at Bright Side learned more about the concept and the creation of this eco-friendly art.
Some of you are already familiar with Boyan Slat and his dream-project for ridding the ocean of pollution once and for all. Together with his team, Boyan has been fighting the Great Pacific garbage patch for 2 years, collecting plastic pieces even as tiny as one millimeter. Fortunately, he and his team didn’t stop there. They came up with something they call the Interceptor, an autonomous cleaning system for rivers that is placed in the hull of an electric boat.
It can take 100 to 1,000 years for plastic bags and 80 to 200 years for aluminum cans to decompose, and one cotton T-shirt can take 3,000 gallons of water to make. These are things that we need to change, both for ourselves and for the animals and plants we share the earth with.
Releasing balloons has always been seen as a way to celebrate something. However, it’s finally time we stop doing this. A non-profit organization called Balloons Blow is pleading for everyone to stop releasing balloons in the air, as they will just come back to the ground and sea, polluting the earth and having damaging effects on wildlife.
In order to attract people’s attention to the problem of worldwide pollution, Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, whose Instagram account has already gained more than 200,000 followers, started to create stunning animal sculptures from trash. The artist confesses that he belongs to a generation that is consumeristic and greedy which leads to a lot of waste and pollution. He creates sculptures under the motto “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” making them from the objects that can harm the animals he depicts.
1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually, and over 100 million animals are dying because they’re eating plastic. It’s time we stop to think about our actions. No, we can’t change all our habits immediately, but we can definitely start small and work together to save our planet.
Thailand is a true gem that shows more and more unexpected sides as you discover it. Actually, the name of a head city, Bangkok, is just a shortened version of the full name that contains 21 words and is the longest city name in the world! Thailand attractions have a unique vibe that makes even ordinary things seem special, from restaurants filled with condoms and poo souvenirs to houses deep in the trees to adorable corgis in a cafe. Thai people worship lifelike dolls, print their selfies on totally unexpected things, and even David Beckham has found his place in a Buddhist temple.
You may think only a Marvel superhero could save our planet from an environmental crisis, but this time, actor Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man’s alter ego, has come to the rescue with a plan he believes will clean the earth in a decade. And the best part: he’s planning on using a tool taken straight out of science fiction movies.
In recent years, the emission of carbon dioxide from energy consumption in the United States amounted to approximately 5.1 billion metric tons. Apart from that, there’s also a high level of food and water waste. Just take a second to think about how many times you’ve forgotten to turn off your lights. The level of pollution is huge and it’s very important that each of us does something to save the planet!
When the summer is in full effect, it’s always pleasant to spend time in places untouched by modern civilization. Sometimes, it seems there are no places left on Earth that are immune to the problem of pollution. However, you can still find destinations that amaze you with their natural beauty, pristine water, and fresh air.
Experts say that during the past several decades we’ve produced 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste, only 9% of which went to recycling. In order to fight pollution and prevent a global disaster, we need to reuse and recycle much more waste than we do right now. Richart Sowa, an artist from England, showed the world a creative way to reuse plastic bottles, when he turned 100,000 of them into a beautiful floating island.
Toxins are present everywhere around us, be it in the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat. Even your favorite smartphone is a filth farm, teeming with enough bacteria to make you seriously ill. Everyday toxins are getting accumulated in our body, and if it reaches a tipping point you might get severely sick.
More than 60 million cigarettes butts have been collected from the sea in the last decade. According to the Ocean Conservancy, cigarettes are the number one source of ocean waste. “The butterfly of the South Aegean,” the nickname for the Greek island of Astypalea, has set a goal to become the first island in the world to ban smoking.
Earth is our only home, but sometimes we seem to forget this. It’s a gift to all of us and we need to take care of it, but we don’t always succeed. But some people are true heroes who are really concerned with saving the planet, caring for its future, and doing their best to maintain its breathtaking beauty.
We often think that it takes so much time and so many people to make a difference. So much so, that we hesitate to take those little steps to make our world kinder, safer, and cleaner, because we think this means nothing in the long run. This story of 11-year-old Louis-Matisse from Cornwall proves that every little action helps, and that one person can do so much for their neighborhood and the whole world.
This past summer authorities from the Australian city of Kwinana installed a new filtration system in the Henley Reserve. This system is unbelievably simple and helpful. Both the government and the citizens have already seen the benefits of using it and they’re as content as can be.
Hi everyone! My name is Vasilisa and I am from Belarus. This is the fourth year I have been living and studying in Singapore. The country is not that big — there are 5.8 million people living on the territory of 247 square miles. In the 1960s, it was a poor and corrupted country but the country’s current prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew managed to perform an economic miracle and turned Singapore into one of the most successful countries in the world.
At the moment, humanity makes about 300 million tons of plastic every year. And half of it is used only once (like bags and wrapping). Only 10% of it is recycled and the rest goes to garbage dumps and rivers. According to a recent study, 10 rivers (2 in Africa and 8 in Asia) transport 90% of all the plastic that ends up in oceans. The scale of pollution is awful and many of us don’t even realize how bad the situation is.
A survey found that wearing glasses makes you appear 75% more attractive to the opposite sex. Do you fancy sporting a new pair of glasses but are worried that choosing the wrong shape might make you look bad? Perhaps you’ve read complex guides on how to find your face shape, but are still unsure how to proceed. Don’t worry, read on to find answers to all your glasses-related questions.
It’s no secret that as kids we have more creativity, and we look at the world with wonder and curiosity. As adults, we think we’ve gained the power to make a difference, and we start to look down on those wide-eyed kids with big dreams. But we’re usually totally wrong.