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Neanderthals were equally clever as modern humans, say scientists

May 1, 2014 / 2 Comments

When we think about the Neanderthals, we immediately think about our ancestors with little advance in technology and with little capacity to withstand the competition of modern man. But now, researchers say that Neanderthals are smart and rich in terms of resources. The study is a turning point in the debate on the relationship between different human lineages and the level of ...

Change In Planetary Positions Sees Vishu Arrive A Day Late In 2014

April 15, 2014 / No Comments

New Year has just started to spread its smile in God’s Own Country and even though it has arrived a day later than normal in 2014, Vishu frenzy has once again gripped the state of Kerala. While much of the country has been caught up in election razzmatazz, Kerala takes a break today to celebrate the Malayalee New Year. This week also ...

Marks & Spencer Stitches A Sustainable Suit with Organic & Recycled Materials

June 22, 2012 / No Comments

A suit made of recycled and reclaimed objects? Marks & Spencer’s new jacket-and-trouser set is one such innovation and is a tribute to the carbon footprint reduction efforts taking place all over the world. The manufacture claims that it is the “world’s most sustainable suit.” The materials that went into the making of this product include traceable Global Organic Textile (GOTS)-certified ...

Fruits and Veggies Intake Can Help Reduce Smoking

June 12, 2012 / No Comments

Looking for a way to quit smoking? Eating fruits and vegetables may help you quit smoking. A new study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research observed that smokers who ate the most fruit and vegetables were three times more likely to be tobacco-free as compared to those people who ate fewer amounts of fruits and veggies. Also, people who consumed more ...

The Observer Ethical Awards 2012 Shortlist Announced

May 10, 2012 / No Comments

The shortlist for this year’s Ethical Awards’ instituted by The Observer has been announced. The Ethical Awards honour and celebrate projects, activists, businesses, ideas as well as campaigns that have made commendable contributions for the cause of sustainable change. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver finds a place in the shortlist, along with campaigner and chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. Eco-energy company Ecotricity ...

Eco-friendly Designs Take Birth on Theresa Deckner’s Canvas

May 7, 2012 / No Comments

Theresa Deckner a young designer from Pratt Institute is the next rising star in the field of eco-fashion. At the annual Pratt Fashion Show on April 26th her collections simply attracted everyone’s attention. The young designer presented a collection that sported painted fabrics. The designer chose sustainable fabrics as her canvas and focused on durable and better materials for the environment. The ...

Beware! Your Nail Polish Could be Toxic

April 18, 2012 / No Comments

Did you know your favorite nail polish contains toxic chemicals? Going by recent research, the nail polishes you commonly use contain at least three harmful chemicals. Investigators at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control sampled as many as 25 brands of nail polishes commonly used in California salons and found that 10 of 12 samples that claim to be free of toluene actually ...

Apple iPhone Gets a Green and Tough Outdoor Accessory from Snow Lizard

February 21, 2012 / No Comments

Snow Lizard is a design consultancy that creates a variety of client based products which are thoroughly researched and defined prior to our designers touching a sketch pad. This time around, the company, which operates from located in Park City Utah and Miami Beach Florida, has made it to the top list by making something extremely innovative. The company recently showcased ...

Want to Trade Dresses with Friends? Go for Closet Swap [Video]

January 23, 2012 / 1 Comment

Sustainable fashion is not a new term or idea, but it is something that consumers are gradually becoming more aware of. As the stories of how our clothes are made become more and more visible, the realization that cheap fashion is harming us becomes more apparent. Closet Swap is a method by which its users are provided the details of how ...

Finding Real Food Is Harder Than It Should Be

December 29, 2011 / No Comments

In the supermarket, there's more choices for snacks than some stores in other countries have for all food combined. I'm not just talking about so-called "Third World" countries, where people live daily in hunger and poverty; I'm talking about countries such as Italy, Canada, Australia - Westernized nations, all, where a trip to the grocery store is a decidedly less insane ...