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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Aquatic Creatures Were the First to Make Love 385 Million Years Ago

These bizarre animals are said to be the first creatures thus far documented to breed via internal fertilization
by Laura Sinpetru, 30 minutes ago
 

How the Immune System Attacks the Brain Following Head Injury

Researchers say that, in the aftermath of a head injury, the immune system moves in to attack and kill brain cells
by Laura Sinpetru, 20:03 GMT
 

Woman Fearing Ebola Wears Homemade Hazmat Suit to US Airport

The unidentified woman was photographed at the Dulles International Airport in Washington DC this past weekend
by Laura Sinpetru, 18:57 GMT
Drunk Woman Mistakenly Drives Herself to a Jail Instead of a Bar, Is Arrested

Drunk Woman Mistakenly Drives Herself to a Jail Instead of a Bar, Is Arrested

by Laura Sinpetru, 18:03 GMT
The woman was leaving one bar and trying to get to another, ended up in a jail's parking lot instead
 

World's First Floating LNG Power Plant Now Goes by the Name The Hummel

The innovative LNG hybrid barge was christened in a ceremony held this past Saturday in Hamburg, Germany
by Laura Sinpetru, 17:53 GMT
 

Oil Spill Kills Dozens of Animals in Louisiana, Cleanup Will Likely Take Months

The pipeline's operator doesn't yet know what caused the spill, says an investigation into this incident is underway
by Laura Sinpetru, 14:20 GMT
 

British Sheep Eat £4,000 (€5,043 / $6,435) Worth of Cannabis

The farmer in charge of looking after the animals says the sheep found the cannabis close to one of their grazing areas
by Laura Sinpetru, 12:03 GMT
 

Woman Tries to Break into California Home, Gets Stuck in the Chimney

Firefighters had to destroy part of the chimney and use dish soap to free 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa
by Laura Sinpetru, 11:30 GMT
 

Comet Siding Spring Gives Mars a Really Close Shave

This past October 19, the comet came within roughly 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet
by Laura Sinpetru, 08:03 GMT
King Tutankhamun Was a Child of Incest, Had a Club Foot and Feminine Hips

King Tutankhamun Was a Child of Incest, Had a Club Foot and Feminine Hips

by Laura Sinpetru, 07:00 GMT
Researchers find evidence the young pharaoh's parents were brother and sister, say this might explain his deformities
 

Top 10 Coolest Science News of the Week – October 13-19, 2014

For those who want to keep tabs on what scientists are up to, here are the 10 most important science news of the week
by Laura Sinpetru, October 19th, 2014
 

Money Is Not the Only and Definitely Not the Best Weapon Against Ebola

Philanthropists and governments can spend all the money they want on fighting it, there's one thing that matters more
by Laura Sinpetru, October 18th, 2014
 

Humongous Sphinx Emerges from Sand Dunes in California, US

Specialists are now busy reconstructing the sphinx, say it will probably go on display sometime next year
by Laura Sinpetru, October 18th, 2014
 

High-Fat Meals Linked to Inflammation in the Male Brain

Experiments on mice also show males are more likely to developed heart disease because of high-fat foods
by Laura Sinpetru, October 18th, 2014
 

Mars' Encounter with Comet Siding Spring Explained in One Infographic

The Red Plant and the comet will come very close to one another this October 19, astronomers say they will not collide
by Laura Sinpetru, October 18th, 2014
Photo of the Day: Lo and Behold, the Spider the Size of a Cat

Photo of the Day: Lo and Behold, the Spider the Size of a Cat

by Laura Sinpetru, October 18th, 2014
This bizarre creature looks less like a spider and more like a full-grown cat wearing a spider costume
 

Lockheed Martin Promises to Deliver Fusion Reactor in Just a Decade

The company believes nuclear fusion is the future of energy, expects its compact reactor will forever change the world
by Laura Sinpetru, October 18th, 2014
 
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