Ana Sayfa

PLANETHICS

Welcome to our website! In here we will be publishing weekly articles about the sustainability goals, and new developments in industries, especially science. All the sites that we have used will be cited under each article. Feel free to follow our social media accounts to get notified as soon as we publish a new article. You can always contact us through social media or mail.

Recent Publications

Starving for Perfection

“How to reach the ideal body type?”, “How to look like a model?”, “How to lose 10 lbs in 3 days?”… These titles are so popular in our daily lives. With the mind-blowing improvements in technology, social media grows excessively. We watch television, movies, read articles in magazines, and see…

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Contact Lenses: How do They Work?

Over half of the population of the world has some problems with their eyesight, most of them being myopia or hyperopia. These people are given prescriptions for a form of corrective devices such as glasses or contact lenses by oculists. However, most of the time, especially in rainy weather and…

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Pupils as an Indicator of Intelligence

Eyes are the windows to the soul and they have mysterious abilities that we can not even imagine. The eyes are not just a sensory organ that responds to light and provides sight. They have even more different applications. Recently, scientists discovered that eyes are actually an indication of intelligence. …

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Learning to Relax

“ People say they are so busy doing the “shoulds” – whether that is working, caring for family or being a part of demanding friendships – that by the time an evening or weekend comes around when they might do what they want, there is no energy or motivation left…

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Mysterious Sinkholes

Throughout the world, the number of sinkholes are increasing from Florida (US) to Konya (Turkey). Sinkholes are threatening lives and swallowing up a huge amount of farmland. How they form and collapse look quite mysterious, but actually the science behind them is simple. Though, preventing them is challenging. First of…

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Deadly Dengue Virus

With the huge spread of the COVID-19 virus, the communities forgot about the other infections that could happen seasonally or due to any kind of interaction with potent organisms. Dengue virus is one of those fatal viruses and is caused by mosquito bites. In this article, we will examine mosquito…

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World Crisis: Climate Change

Extreme heat events are becoming more common due to climate change. In these summer days actually, we can more vividly see how climate change affects weather conditions. All around the world there is an extreme increase in temperature, some countries even state that these high temperatures are one of the…

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Mass Flamingo Deaths

“Lake Tuz had been a paradise for flamingos, but now it has turned into a nightmare.” – Mehmet Emin Öztürk, Nature Photographer For the past month, there has been news on the media regarding mass flamingo deaths in Lake Tuz between Konya, Ankara and Aksaray cities of Turkey. Authorities have…

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Hepatitis Can’t Wait

“Hepatitis can’t wait!” is the theme of 2021. In commemoration of this day let’s learn more about hepatitis and raise awareness. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. There are several types of hepatitis viruses such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis…

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Waste Management in Singapore

Waste management is a critical problem in our lives nowadays. With the everyday increasing population of the world, the consumption of goods and services has risen significantly and thus promoted a relative rise in production. All this increased use of products at the end turns into a ‘simple’ garbage dump.…

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The Problem of Food Waste

Global food waste is a far-reaching problem with tremendous financial, ethical and environmental costs. America wastes roughly 40 percent of its food. Of the estimated 125 to 160 billion pounds of food that goes to waste every year, much of it is perfectly edible and nutritious. While we are comfortably…

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Penguins Surviving in Freezing Temperatures

Life exists even in continents or areas that are freezing cold such as Antarctica. Seals, petrels, whales and penguins are just a few examples. The huge amount of living creatures in such low temperatures brings to mind the question “How can they stay warm in the freezing cold weather of…

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Global Wildfire Crisis

There is a major crisis that the whole world is facing: wildfires. Wildfires are becoming more destructive each year. Especially in summer, wildfires can be uncontrollable. Wildfires don’t just destroy our beautiful ecosystem, but they also damage lives of humans and economies. There are lots of establishments that are trying…

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From Plastics to Vanilla

Scientists have been working on possible ways to reuse waste materials and make a positive contribution to the environment. One of the most invested and investigated materials is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics due to their abundance and usefulness in several industries such as the production of bottles. Although there have…

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What actually is “Plant-Based Diet”?

There are various types of diets that we encounter in our life. They change names but when you look deep into them you can see that they are actually similar: Montignac, Atkins, Dukan, Keto… Except one, which is plant based diets such as veganism and vegetarianism. Plant-based diets have been…

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Sea Saliva in the Sea of Marmara

Sea saliva is a collection of a slippery, aqueous organic substance found in the seas and oceans, especially in those which are relatively still and have a shallow depth. The viruses and bacteria can easily get attracted to the substance, forming a blanket that suffocates the marine life below.  It…

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A Documentary: Seaspiracy

Last week, I had the time to watch a documentary on Netflix: Seaspiracy. Actually, it was for a task that was assigned by a platform I am a member of. I wouldn’t imagine that it mentions vital issues for the Earth that we wouldn’t even consider as threats.  The narrator…

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Educational Quality in South Africa

As we are all aware that being able to educate yourself is a luxury. Learning a new language, a new word, history, an instrument and math can change our perspective of life. Also, being educated and having this broad perspective open new doors in our future. For the most part,…

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Quality Education is the Goal

“A quality education is one that focuses on the whole child- the social, emotional, mental, physical, and cognitive development of each student regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or geographic location. It prepares the child for life, not just for testing.” -Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and…

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Health and Living Conditions in Maldives

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is a development goal set by the United Nations for the whole world. It is believed that any social, economic, or political problem weighs a lot less than the health of humanity. Most of the countries try to implement…

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Good Health and Well-Being

“To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations. This goal is essential to build prosperous societies.  Access to good health and well-being is a human right, so everyone should be able to access…

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Severe Hunger in Turkey

As we discussed in our previous article, nearly 8.9% of the world population is facing severe hunger conditions and related diseases. Despite the production capacities or economic conditions of countries, hunger is a deal of survival in every one of them. Even the “greatest” countries like the United States face…

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No Hunger

Capitalism has conquered the whole world, and in such an era of production, we would expect nearly everyone to be in good living conditions and have access to nutritious food. Unfortunately, we observe just the opposite. Nearly 8.9% of the world population is facing severe hunger conditions and related diseases.…

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Poverty in Turkey

This week’s sustainable development goal was “No Poverty”. We have published a detailed article about what are goals exactly, how to reach these goals, and statistical analysis. In this article, we will mention how and why it is applied in Turkey. I want to start by mentioning the exact goals…

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No Poverty

Let’s just do these simple things. Close your eyes and think about the people in your neighborhood. Are their clothes the same? How about their houses, can everyone afford a prosperous and sheltered house? Even if these people live close to each other, their lives are totally different. Now, put…

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