Olivia L. Dobbs
Science Enthusiast, Naturalist, Dreamer.
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War is Destroying Our Planet
Environmental damage and wars exist in a positive feedback loop. As resources dwindle, more conflicts emerge. As conflicts take place, more natural resources are rendered useless. With each cycle, the limited availability of resources and the frequency of war push more towards extremes.
Is Nuclear Energy a Sustainable Solution?
Ah, uranium. The only substance that compares to its radioactivity is public opinion of it. Due to more than half a decade of horrendous accidents and deplorable warfare, paired with rosy images of a retro-futuristic paradise, opinions on the subject are diverse as they are vitriolic.
We Need to be Talking About Palm Oil
Shopping in 2022 feels like traversing a minefield. It feels like you’re making a political statement depending on the brands you purchase! With every corporate Twitter hashtagging their brand’s cause of choice (and some even lobbying for it), going to the grocery store requires making little choices that butterfly-effect themselves into government policy.
10 Ways to Make a Positive Impact Today
It’s been a difficult couple of years for most people. Regardless of location, political preference, or economic status, almost everyone’s been feeling the effects of these hard times. Now more than ever, we should be doing all that we can to help our communities. Even if you don’t have the ability to make huge changes, any bit you can muster can set the ball rolling towards a more kind and positive society. With just a pinch of a radical thing called kindness, you can make your society a better place to live in.
Review: Is MasterClass Worth a Subscription?
In a world of free trials and monthly subscriptions, signing up for MasterClass’ $180 annual pass feels like quite a big commitment. I signed up in January and have watched 20 of the courses so far. Though it’s not quite what I expected from the myriad of advertisements it sent my way, it’s certainly still a valuable service.
10 Uplifting News Articles to Brighten Your Week
We all need a little positivity to balance out the harsh news cycle we've been subjected to recently. In the background of all the tragedy of the last few years, great things have been happening too! Take a break from the negativity and restore your faith in humanity. Check out these 10 amazing articles that point towards a better tomorrow:
Latest Cancer Research Suggests We're Strikingly Close To Curing Cancer
In the nineties, the scientific world experienced a renaissance of rapid advancement. From cloning Dolly to developing ground-breaking HIV treatments, the field was buzzing with possibilities and optimistic speculations. One of the most exciting predictions made by scientists of that decade was curing cancer. The idea of developing a cure within the 21st century was considered optimistic, but increasingly possible. Almost a quarter of a century later, we’ve made another huge leap forward.
No, Social Emotional Learning isn’t a “Trojan Horse” for CRT.
May 2021. My boss answered a Zoom call with his familiar “Eureka!” smile. His face lit up with the glow of a fresh idea bouncing about behind his eyes. Today, he’d discovered the perfect new project to occupy my newly-acquired full-time hours.
The Secret to Successful Science Education
Science is one of the greatest innovations of humankind. It will become even more of an imperative discipline to our species’ sustainable continuation in the coming decades. With near-inevitable carbon emission-induced chaos, overpopulation, food shortages, and more, our future workforce needs to exponentially increase our rate of discovery and innovation to counteract these disasters.