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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Loss of Teeth Linked to a Slower Mind in a Slower Body

Study finds people who lose their natural teeth have trouble remembering things, can't walk as fast as they used to
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2014
 

Carnivorous Plant Often Turns Vegetarian, Eats Algae and Pollen Grains

The plant, known as the aquatic carnivorous bladderwort, turns vegetarian when its usual snacks are difficult to come by
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2014
 

NASA Wants to Send Astronauts to Venus, Have Them Study the Planet

The astronauts would not land on Venus, instead remain airborne some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the surface
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2014
Caramel Apples Contaminated with Listeria Kill 5 People in the US

Caramel Apples Contaminated with Listeria Kill 5 People in the US

by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the contaminated apples have so far sickened nearly 30 people
 

Freaky Friday Mystery: How Deodorants and Antiperspirants Work

Deodorants and antiperspirants come in all shapes, sizes and smells, few know how they work and what they contain
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Cuda the Pitbull Looks Like It's Missing Half Its Body

The strange-looking pooch suffers from a condition known as the shortened spine syndrome, is quite a celebrity
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Woman Slaps Her Grandmother for Not Accepting Her Friend Request on Facebook

The 27-year-old wanted to befriend her grandmother on Facebook, got terribly angry when the elderly woman refused
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Monster Truck Hits 99.10 Mph (159.49 Km/h), Sets New Guinness World Record

The freakishly fast monster truck, known as the Raminator, set the new Guinness world record earlier this week
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Dog Shoots Owner with a Rifle, Puts Him in the Hospital

The odd incident occurred in Wyoming, US, doctors say the injured man should soon make a full recovery
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
Ibuprofen Might Just Be the Long Sought-After Fountain of Youth

Ibuprofen Might Just Be the Long Sought-After Fountain of Youth

by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
Study finds the common over-the-counter drug can extend lifespan of several species, worms and flies included
 

8,000-Year-Old Clay Pots Are Laced with Trace Amounts of Olive Oil

The ancient clay pots were discovered by researchers exploring an archaeological site in Israel, are very well preserved
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Mammoth Galaxy Cluster Holds the Mass Equivalent of 400 Trillion Suns

The distant galaxy cluster, known as Gioiello, was weighed with the help of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Llama Antibodies Might Hold the Key to Life-Saving HIV Vaccine

Study finds antibodies produced by llamas can successfully neutralize dozens of different HIV strains
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Watch: Why Rain Smells So Fresh and So Clean, as Explained by Science

The smell of rain that pretty much everybody loves and adores comes from compounds produced by plants and bacteria
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
 

The Venus Express Completes Its Space Adventure, Readies for Death-Dive

The spacecraft has been orbiting Venus since April 2006, scientists say it will soon go out in a blaze of glory
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
63-Year-Old Albatross Lays Yet Another Egg, Readies to Become a Mom Once More

63-Year-Old Albatross Lays Yet Another Egg, Readies to Become a Mom Once More

by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
The bird, named Wisdom, was spotted sitting on an egg it laid in a safe place in a wildlife refuge in the North Pacific
 

Public Toilet Is Auctioned Off, Sells for ₤415,000 (€523,000 / $652,000)

The people who organized the auction say they expected the toilet to sell for £100,000 (€126,000 / $157,000)
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
 
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