Virtual travel opens up a whole world to people who thought they might never have the chance to see it. From swimming with humpback whales in Antarctica to hiking the Great Wall of China, people can now explore every corner of our planet without ever leaving their living room. However, travel is so much more than just visiting exciting and beautiful places. It’s about meeting new people, trying different foods, and learning about other cultures so we can break down stereotypes and become more compassionate citizens.
It’s no secret that plastic is overtaking Earth’s oceans. In fact, millions of tons of plastic make their way into the ocean each year. Much of this plastic collects in what is known as garbage patches. Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup are tackling the issue head on.
Scientists recently discovered an Earth-sized planet within the habitable zone of a nearby star This means the conditions may be right for liquid water to exist on the planet. It’s an incredibly rare discovery, and only a handful of similar worlds have been discovered to date.