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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The Science Behind the Diet Pills That Killed 21-Year-Old Ella Parry

Chemistry expert says the active ingredient in these pills was once used to make war weapons, is incredibly toxic
by Laura Sinpetru, 14:59 GMT
 

As Many as 43 Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs Unearthed in China

The eggs, some of which are perfectly preserved, were found by a group of workers busy repairing a local road
by Laura Sinpetru, 14:08 GMT
 

Some Brain Tumors Literally Feed on People's Thoughts

The more time a person spends thinking about all sorts of things, the bigger these abnormal tissue growths get
by Laura Sinpetru, 13:25 GMT
Runaway Galaxies Are Racing at 6 Million MpH (9.6 Million Km/H)

Runaway Galaxies Are Racing at 6 Million MpH (9.6 Million Km/H)

by Laura Sinpetru, 12:53 GMT
The runaway galaxies were flung out of their cluster, are now exiles aimlessly racing through the cosmos
 

Pocket Shark Is Only 5.5 Inches (14 Centimeters) Long, Oddly Cute

The shark was caught in the waters off the coast of Louisiana, US, some 190 miles (300 kilometers) from the shoreline
by Laura Sinpetru, 12:05 GMT
 

Study Finds Exposure to Air Pollution Makes the Brain Shrink

This air pollution-induced reduction in brain volume correlates with cognitive impairment, researchers explain
by Laura Sinpetru, 11:22 GMT
 

Yellowstone Hides Enough Magma to Fill the Grand Canyon 11 Times Over

Researchers zoom in on previously undocumented magma reservoir resting under the Yellowstone National Park
by Laura Sinpetru, 10:00 GMT
 

Here Are 25 of Hubble's Most Astounding Space Images

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this Friday, here are 25 of the absolute best images it has so far delivered
by Laura Sinpetru, 08:56 GMT
 

The Hubble Space Telescope Launched 25 Years Ago Today

Over the past quarter of a century, Hubble has delivered enough data to help scientists publish nearly 13,000 papers
by Laura Sinpetru, 07:22 GMT
We Could Have a Cure for Asthma in Just 5 Years, Researchers Say

We Could Have a Cure for Asthma in Just 5 Years, Researchers Say

by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
Investigation reveals the root cause of asthma, scientists say a cure for this condition is now well within reach
 

Scientists Trick Volunteers into Thinking They Have an Invisible Body

Study details how, simply by toying with their brain, researchers made 125 volunteers think that they were invisible
by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
 

Mosquitoes Play Favorites When Choosing Their Victims, Study Finds

Some people are lucky enough to have their body produce so-called natural repellents that keep mosquitoes at bay
by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
 

Embryonic Twin Complete with Hair and Teeth Found in Woman's Brain

The woman lived 26 years with her embryonic twin lodged inside her brain before doctors finally removed it
by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
 

Flawless 100-Carat Diamond Fetches over $22M (€20.5M) at Auction

The rare colorless gem was mined in South Africa, shows no cracks, impurities or other imperfections
by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
 

First Ever Full Head Transplant Is “Imminent,” Surgeon Claims

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero actually wants to chop off a man's head and try to fit it onto another body
by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
Necklaces Made of Leaves Can Cure Hangovers, Ancient Papyrus Claims

Necklaces Made of Leaves Can Cure Hangovers, Ancient Papyrus Claims

by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
1,900-year-old papyrus found in Egypt details an ancient cure for the headaches and nausea that come with hangovers
 

Planet Earth Formed from a Cosmic Ocean of Infinitesimal Pebbles

New study explains how asteroids are born and grow bigger, also sheds light on the origin of our home planet
by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
 
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