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: November 17-23, 2014

For those of you who missed them, here are the 10 most important science news and announcements of the week
by Laura Sinpetru, 21:49 GMT
 

Sportswear Brand Puma Is Detoxing and It's Going to Affect Us All

Earlier this week, the German company announced plans to eliminate all traces of PFCs from its supply chain
by Laura Sinpetru, 21:19 GMT
 

Leading Brand Puma Promises to Rid Its Clothes and Footwear of Toxic Chemicals

This past November 21, the sportswear brand announced plans to cut all ties with PFCs by January 1, 2015
by Laura Sinpetru, November 22nd, 2014
The US Is Well on Track to Have 10% of Its Energy Needs Met by Solar by 2030

The US Is Well on Track to Have 10% of Its Energy Needs Met by Solar by 2030

by Laura Sinpetru, November 22nd, 2014
The energy produced by solar installations currently up and running across the country can power over 3.2 million homes
 

Olaf the Snowman, Beloved Star of Disney's “Frozen”, Gears Up for Space Launch

Come Sunday, a plush doll of the animated character will leave Earth and head for the International Space Station
by Laura Sinpetru, November 22nd, 2014
 

How the Bee Gees Song “Stayin' Alive” Can Literally Revive People

Performing CPR to the beat of this song is more likely to save a life than giving chest compressions in utter silence
by Laura Sinpetru, November 22nd, 2014
 

Man Desperate to Escape the Police Runs 5 Miles (8 Kilometers)

The man, identified as Eric Kipkemei Chirchir, ran back to his home after being confronted, hid in his closet
by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
 

Winnie the Pooh Denounced as a Hermaphrodite, Banned from Playground

Members of the town council in the city of Tuszyn in Poland are convinced Winnie the Pooh is one very dubious individual
by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
 

Poo-Powered Bus Makes Its Debut in the City of Bristol in the UK

The bus is powered by human and food waste, is the first vehicle of its kind ever to take to the road in this country
by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
Pepsi Launches All Natural, Low-Calorie Soda, Environmentalists Go Haywire

Pepsi Launches All Natural, Low-Calorie Soda, Environmentalists Go Haywire

by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
The company was accused of destroying rainforests, things got so heated Amazon was forced to take down the soda
 

Listen: The Thud Made by Philae When It Landed on Comet 67P/C-G

ESA releases recording of the noise its Philae spacecraft made when its feet touched the surface of its target comet
by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
 

World's Largest Atom Smasher Coughs Out 2 Never-Before-Seen Particles

The subatomic particles, Xi b' and Xi b*, are expected to shed new light on the matter comprising the universe
by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
 

Hand Dryers Accused of Spreading a Heck Lot of Germs

Study finds there are 27 times more germs in the proximity of jet air dryers than around paper towel dispensers
by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
 

Mysterious Object Prances Around Black Hole, Escapes Being Devoured by It

The odd celestial body, known to the scientific community as G2, is said to be a massive star cloaked in gas and dust
by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
 

2,000-Year-Old Roman Goldmines Discovered in Spain

The goldmines are hidden under crops and vegetation, were found with the help of a laser system attached to a plane
by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
Tapeworm Found Living Inside 50-Year-Old Man's Brain

Tapeworm Found Living Inside 50-Year-Old Man's Brain

by Laura Sinpetru, November 21st, 2014
The parasite caused the man to experience headaches, memory impairment, an altered sense of smell and even seizures
 

Watch: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cats

This video is a must-see for those of you who have a cat or are thinking about welcoming one in your lives
by Laura Sinpetru, November 20th, 2014
 
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