Shine bright (like a generous philanthropist)


Dear friend,

You probably heard the saying, "if you love something let it go" before. Well, trophy hunters who think hunting is a form of animal conservation seem to believe: "If you love something... kill it?" They argue that killing animals for sport is actually good for the animals, the environment and the communities in hunting regions. Honestly, I think that's a load of bullcrap. What do you think?

When I think of solar energy, it's all sunshine and flowers. A clean, sustainable energy source, nothing can go wrong... right? Well, apparently some things can go wrong. Do you know what the second most crucial element of solar energy is? Solar panels. Do you know what has a lifespan of 30 years and is potentially a huge future waste?

Yup... You guessed it right, it's solar panels. Turns out, panel waste might become a big problem for China and any other solar energy producers in the near future.

This week's influential person is an astrophysics star (not a sky one, a human one) who basically spearheaded how we map our galaxy and the observable universe. No big deal. But what makes her, Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a real star (ha-ha) is that throughout her whole career she has been fighting for diversity in science. And in her latest, maybe her most badass move, she recently donated  £2.3 million of prize money from a prestigious prize she won to support minorities in science.

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