Interesting Reads 23rd August




Some articles for you this week......



Plant protein responds to radio waves by making seedlings grow faster

I am always reading about how our bodies and the planet react to the things we can not see/touch/smell etc, I am interested in how these things interact with us and how they exists around us. There is so much that we don't know about what is happening around us (there is even so much on a nano scale that happens within our food that scientists do not even know about as of yet, see the New Scientist article below).



Hidden nutrition: We don't know what makes up 99 per cent of our food

As I mention above - so much that we don't know.



The coal industry is finally closing more plants than it’s building

Signs of change are finally starting to show :) For more than half a century, coal has held on to its position as one of the world’s top energy sources - but this year (finally) new global coal capacity has started shrinking.



10 Essential Recordings From The Ocean Floor

I love any and all nature recordings!



The fastest star in our galaxy moves at 8 per cent the speed of light

The star, called S4714, orbits close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way and could be the best place in the galaxy to test Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.



5 Things You Use That Are Destroying the Planet

We are all (I hope) trying to reduce our impact on the earth where and when possible - yes I still fly to Italy for holiday's, but I haven't had a child or I don't eat meat so it's a balancing act. But in this short article are some things that you might use everyday without knowing their impact.