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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Humongous Pile of Magma Pancakes Found Under Indonesia's Lake Toba

Some of the layers of magma under Lake Toba were documented at a depth of roughly 30 kilometers (some 18 miles)
by Laura Sinpetru, 09:11 GMT

Copper Could Help Prevent the Spread of the Deadly Ebola Virus

Copper is known to destroy a wide variety of viruses, bacteria and fungi, could also work against Ebola
by Laura Sinpetru, 08:05 GMT

Folks in the US Are Clueless About Where the Shrimp They Eat Comes From

New Oceana report says some people in this country unknowingly eat shrimp meant to be kept as an aquarium pet
by Laura Sinpetru, 21:57 GMT
Japan Moves Closer to Resurrecting Its Nuclear Power Industry

Japan Moves Closer to Resurrecting Its Nuclear Power Industry

by Laura Sinpetru, 21:05 GMT
Media reports say plans are being made for two nuclear reactors in the country's south-west to be switched back online

Sticks Promise to Make Nasty Whiskey Taste Super Awesome and Expensive

The sticks are the brainchild of a company dubbed Time & Oak, folks seem to have taken quite a liking to them
by Laura Sinpetru, 19:57 GMT

Bears Filmed Battling It Out in New Jersey Suburb

The angry black bears were caught on camera by a motorist who chanced to witness the positively epic fight
by Laura Sinpetru, 19:49 GMT

Man's Own Dog Helps the Police Track Him Down, Arrest Him

The dog's master made a run for it, the confused pooch followed him and led the police officers right to him
by Laura Sinpetru, 15:10 GMT

Halloween Pumpkin Tips the Scale at 1,025 Pounds (465 Kilograms)

The seriously oversized pumpkin, grown by a 50-year-old man named Mal Carter, eventually lost some weight when carved
by Laura Sinpetru, 14:18 GMT

Teeny Tiny Human Stomachs Grown in the Lab in World First

The miniature stomachs could pave the way to the development of better treatments for a wide variety of conditions
by Laura Sinpetru, October 30th, 2014
Ancient Galaxy Surrounded by Young Stars Looks like the Eye of Sauron

Ancient Galaxy Surrounded by Young Stars Looks like the Eye of Sauron

by Laura Sinpetru, October 30th, 2014
The old galaxy sits at a distance of about 33 million light-years from our planet, NASA astronomers say

Magic Mushrooms Alter Perception by Creating New Connections in the Brain

Study explains how and why folks who feast on magic mushrooms end up experiencing a sensory overload
by Laura Sinpetru, October 30th, 2014

Amelia Earhart's Plane Sits Close to an Atoll in the Pacific, Evidence Indicates

Researchers will go looking for the plane's remains in June 2015, might even try to pull the wreckage out of the water
by Laura Sinpetru, October 30th, 2014

Top 10 Coolest Science News of the Week – October 20-26, 2014

For those who missed them, here are the 10 most important science news and announcements of the week
by Laura Sinpetru, October 26th, 2014

Jewelry That Harvests Energy from Blood Flow: Disgusting or Brilliant?

The jewelry is the brainchild of a designer named Naomi Kizhner, many agree it's freaky to say the least
by Laura Sinpetru, October 25th, 2014

2 Tablespoons of Blood Used to Grow a Blood Vessel in Just a Week

Researchers with the University of Gothenburg in Sweden say blood vessels grown from blood are fully-functional
by Laura Sinpetru, October 25th, 2014
A Methane Ice Cloud Is Hovering Over Saturn's Moon Titan

A Methane Ice Cloud Is Hovering Over Saturn's Moon Titan

by Laura Sinpetru, October 25th, 2014
Astronomers say this cloud on Titan is strikingly similar to the ones documented over our planet's poles

Marks & Spencer Is Installing the UK's Largest Single Roof-Mounted Solar Array

The retailer aims to have as many as 24,272 solar panels fitted on the roof of one of its distribution centers
by Laura Sinpetru, October 24th, 2014
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