Could 5,000 pencil-shaped robots help solve the mysteries of our universe?

(Natural News) At 45 years of age, the decades-old Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was due for an upgrade. This four-meter reflector telescope will be given just that this year. Though instead of a new eyepiece or objective lens, the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was instead outfitted with about 5,000 fiber optic sensor-equipped, pencil-sized robots. By…

Researchers have recycled clothing waste into an “aerogel” supermaterial that can help stop wound bleeding

(Natural News) Cotton-based fabric waste has a multitude of uses that range from being recycled into polishing and wiper clothes to automotive insulation. Though, as researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered and demonstrated, this type of waste could be turned into cotton aerogels that have their own practical applications. The cotton…

Tallow: Forty uses for this multifunctional survival ingredient

(Natural News) You might recognize tallow as something used as shortening, but preppers know that this versatile animal product has various survival uses. While tallow usually comes from beef or mutton fat, it can refer to rendered fat from any animal as long as it has a high melting point like lard or suet. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Preppers practice smart…

Natural flock management: Essential oils improve egg quality

(Natural News) Essential oils, which are derived from plant materials, have been used extensively in traditional medicine in treating and healing many health conditions, but did you know that some essential oils are used as food additives for poultry? One study focused on the beneficial effects of poultry diets supplemented with essential oils, particularly on…

Storm water runoff heavily contaminated by city pollution, compromising the immune systems of fish, damaging their ability to survive

(Natural News) In the winter of 2015, members of Jennifer McIntyre’s team drove all the way up to Seattle to take samples of stormwater by the Highway 520 bridge across Lake Washington. McIntyre, a researcher from Washington State University, made sure that they had samples whenever it rained during the eight-week period. McIntyre’s team made 25…