“All food (even liquids and nut butters) comes loose and gets put directly into the customers own reusable container,” says Nicola. “We reuse, reduce, or recycle as much of the packaging that we get as possible. We donate the large paper sacks to customers to use as mulching on their allotments and we reuse the plastic drums with each new order of our cleaning products company.”
"NASA, one of the agencies on the forefront of space travel, is daring to dream. Last year, the jet propulsion Laboratory (JPL) designed a set of posters known as The Exoplanet Travel Bureau Poster Series, with taglines such as “Relax on Kepler-16b: The land of two suns—where your shadow always has company.”
Now, they have expanded the series to 14 posters and made them freely available to anyone. All you need to do is visit their website to download the posters to your computer. Humans have never set foot on a planet other than Earth, so these posters are entirely science fiction, but as most good science fiction does, they have science to back them up."
"Harvard University is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuel interests following a five-year campaign by some students and environment groups to pressure the university to divest itself from coal, oil and gas.
The elite university has come under fire for investing its $36bn endowment in a portfolio that contains fossil fuel companies and has until now resisted a concerted divestment campaign that has also targeted other US universities.
However, Colin Butterfield, head of natural resources at the Harvard Management Company, said that climate change is a “huge problem” and that “for now, we are pausing minerals and oil and gas.”"
Fashion house Balenciaga has released a bag that looks uncannily similar to the classic IKEA carry-all. Except it costs approx a billion percent more. Boo-urns. Luckily IKEA have sassed back.
The Tories (and Labour, to be fair) have been running roughshod over the younger generations for years now, and this article, though probably hopelessly optimistic, provides me with a little balm that young people will at least vote, even if nothing comes of it.
This article is HUGE and mind-blowing. Lots of issues to discuss, but the technology is undeniably fascinating. There's no way I'm summing it up for you. Set aside at least an hour and get stuck in. Hard to say if it's good news or not, but it's bloody well interesting news.
Good work, humanity.
"The tweet was quoting Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon. He famously said of viewing Earth from space: “You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, 'Look at that, you son of a bitch.’ ”