A recent BBC documentary showed how intelligent octopuses are: they can use tools, solve puzzles and pass memory tests. But how ‘human’ are octopuses, and how ‘human’ are other animals? Recent scientific studies shed new light on what animals think and feel and are re-writing our relationship with them.
When the teenager Boyan Slat realized how much plastic pollutes our sea, he decided he had to do something about it. With ingenuity and determination, and thanks to the help of thousands of people, he built a special ship that he believes can clean the sea. On September 9 his 600-metre-long invention left San Francisco on its first incredible mission.
On April 22, Earth Day was celebrated in more than 200 countries around the world. This yearly event was first held in the US in 1970. Earth Day wants to promote the protection of the environment. Its organizers say that we all have to act, and act now. We stand on the edge of environmental disaster and what is at stake is our very survival.