Laura SinpetruSoftpedia editor profile and article archive

Hey, there! From where I stand, it seems that my life-long passion for animals and nature, together with my avid interest in everything that has to do with the written word, finally paid off, as now I get to spend my time reporting on how important the natural world is and on how we all should focus on taking better care of it.

OK, maybe when I was one-year-old I didn't really know how to make heads or tails of what was around me, but once I began to grow up, I sparked a sudden interest in most of the things having to do with the environment.

Otherwise, I'm your average chirpy young lady, who enjoys spending time with friends – outdoors, if possible – and browsing for new editions of relatively old books in libraries.

Hopefully, you'll have as much fun reading my articles as I have writing them!

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Top 10 Coolest Science News of the Week: March 23-29, 2015

For those of you who missed them, but also for those who feel like a recap, here are this week’s best science news
by Laura Sinpetru, 22:38 GMT
 

Murdering for Conservation: How Killing Rhinos Sometimes Makes Sense

Authorities in Namibia want to let American hunters kill a pair of rhinos, the US federal government is OK with it
by Laura Sinpetru, 22:30 GMT
 

Archaeologists Excavate Medieval Toilet in Jerusalem, Israel

The excavation work produced thousands of eggs left behind by the parasites that plagues our ancestors in the region
by Laura Sinpetru, March 28th, 2015
Watch: How Our Fingerprints Form, as Explained by Science

Watch: How Our Fingerprints Form, as Explained by Science

by Laura Sinpetru, March 28th, 2015
Our prints are unique, not even twin brothers or sisters have identical patterns of lines on their fingers
 

Experimental Vaccine Protects Monkeys Against Deadly Ebola Virus

The researchers who developed the vaccine hope to soon debut clinical trials involving human volunteers
by Laura Sinpetru, March 28th, 2015
 

One-Year Crew Officially Aboard the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko boarded the Space Station just hours ago
by Laura Sinpetru, March 28th, 2015
 

Cops Set 3.3 Tons of Marijuana on Fire, Entire Neighborhood Gets High

In fact, the cops were the only ones who didn't get high, seeing how they put on masks before starting the bonfire
by Laura Sinpetru, March 28th, 2015
 

Groom Sees Bride, Finds Her So Terribly Ugly He Tries to Kill Himself

The 33-year-old man was being forced into marriage by his parents, really didn't like the woman they picked for him
by Laura Sinpetru, March 28th, 2015
 

Watch: Animation Explains How Nuclear Power Shaped Our World

What with climate change progressing at a rapid pace, there are many who say we should quit using nuclear power
by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
Seals Sometimes Attack and Kill Sharks, Even Feed on Them

Seals Sometimes Attack and Kill Sharks, Even Feed on Them

by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
Fur seals swimming off the coast of South Africa have many times been spotted killing and devouring sharks
 

Firefighters Called In to Rescue Confused Leopard Stuck in a Tree

The leopard was hanging around a chicken shed, climbed the tree when a farmer saw it and screamed in alarm
by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
 

Details Emerge on the Crash of Germanwings Airbus A320 Plane

The aircraft was crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, the pilot did his best to save the passengers and crew
by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
 

Ginormous Black Hole Seen Pushing Loads of Gas Out of Its Home Galaxy

Study sheds new light on how giant black holes alter the anatomy of the galaxies that serve as their hosts
by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
 

Dead Heart Resuscitated, Successfully Transplanted into 60-Year-Old Man

The surgery, carried out at the Papworth Hospital in the UK, is Europe's first ever transplant of a non-beating heart
by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
 

US Federal Government Approves Killing of Critically Endangered Rhinos

There are about 5,000 black rhinos left, the Fish and Wildlife Service just authorized the killing of two of them
by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
Radiation Leak at US Nuclear Waste Dump Caused by Wrong Cat Litter

Radiation Leak at US Nuclear Waste Dump Caused by Wrong Cat Litter

by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
Cat litter is great at absorbing nuclear waste, folks at New Mexico's underground dump unfortunately used the wrong kind
 

High-Fat Foods Make the Brain Swell Up and Affect Memory, Study Finds

Researchers find evidence pizza and other high-fat foods affect not just people's waistline but also their brain
by Laura Sinpetru, March 27th, 2015
 
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