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Hangover-Free Alcohol Could Replace Regular Alcohol in the Next Few Years

This is not a drill – alcohol that doesn’t result in a hangover is coming to a bar near you. Just imagine, having drinks with friends on a Friday night without the worry of waking up the next morning with a pounding headache. With the discovery of a new type of synthetic alcohol called “alcosynth,”...

(Video) Majestic Solar Phenomenon Just Appeared in Sweden

As if frolicking about in the snow at a Swedish ski resort wasn’t awe-inspiring enough, earlier this month slope-goers were treated to an exquisite and rare phenomenon known as a sun halo. As the sun rose over the Vemdalen ski-resort, a halo of light surrounding the sun appeared low in the sky. One device-happy skier...

Why is Deutsche Bank so Important to Mueller’s Investigation?

This week, we learned that the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller issued a subpoena to the financial institution Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany and the current biggest lender to President Donald Trump. The subpoena is said to be looking into matters of money and credit, which likely refers to the possible...

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Woman With First Womb Transplant Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby

A baby boy just made US history in Dallas. His mother, who received an experimental womb transplant to get pregnant, is the first person in the country to give birth following this procedure. Researchers see...

Artist Gives History’s Most Infamous People a Hilarious Makeover

Scott Scheidly is an Ohio-born artist who wants us all to take life a little less seriously. In his website biography, Scott begins by telling us of his first ever artwork: “At age four, I...

10 Reasons Why the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Terrible Idea

Last month, the TransCanada Co. got the nod of approval from the Nebraska Public Service Commission to build the controversial $8 billion, 875-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which when completed, will carry up to 830,000 barrels of...

Should We Redesign Our Hospitals to Improve Staff and Patients’ Lives?

A visit to the hospital is certainly far from pleasurable. In addition to the burden of pain, discomfort and embarrassment that is associated with our ailment, we are further troubled by the prospect of spending...

This Inspiring Teen Won’t Let Cancer Stop Her From Ballet Dancing

Nothing can stop 15-year old Peyton Richardson from dancing—not even cancer. Over two years ago, Peyton began to feel inexplicably exhausted by the slightest movements in ballet class. Although she was a busy and ambitious...

Study Explains Why Having a Dog Makes You a Better, Healthier Person

Good news, dog owners! Our furry friends are some of the most important beings in our lives— serving as pets, confidants, and highly valued family members. We spend a great deal of our time caring...

The 20 Most Elaborate Pranks of All Time

When it comes to pranks, it’s go big or go home. Sometimes pulling off a prank of epic proportions can require complex logistics, incredible props and an army of manpower to pull off. Other times,...

15 People Who Give Us Hope For a Better 2018

2017 hasn’t exactly been the smoothest year in recent memory. Thankfully, for every tragic and ugly event that finds its way into the news, there is a story of someone working to make the world...

15 Conspiracies That Turned Out to Be True

In the “post-truth” era we live in, it seems people are likely to believe anything. Sometimes, these falsehoods have very real impacts on reality – and sometimes, they happen to be true, proving that the...

Woman Raises $400,000 For a Homeless Man Who Gave Her His Last $20

For many drivers, there’s nothing worse than running out of gas—especially late at night. Kate McClure recently fell victim to this travel woe. While driving into Philadelphia, she writes, “I made the mistake of thinking...

Brown University Takes Bold Step to Counter Trump’s Cuts to Student Grants

Student loan debt has become a financial weight for the majority of college graduates, and it could become even heavier with the Trump administration’s plans to slash funding for Pell Grants. The recently announced budget...

Outraging Video Shows Migrants Being Sold as Slaves in Libya

Last week, CNN published a video of African migrants apparently being sold in a slave auction. The video, filmed in August of this year, showed a man selling migrant slaves for farm work, declaring that...

Animal Cruelty: The Tourist Attractions that Should be Banned

550,000 wild animals currently suffer at hands of wildlife tourism. Last week in Cambodia, the death of a working elephant caused a global uproar and prompted thousands to sign a petition calling to ban the use...

Muslim Activists are Destroying ISIS’ Presence on the Internet

For a long time, ISIS has had a disturbingly competent online presence. They have a glossy online magazine that teaches subscribers how to make bombs in their homes, they upload regular propaganda videos to YouTube,...

This Artist Can ‘Paint’ Your Favorite Songs Because of a Rare Neurological Condition

Melissa McCracken is a visual artist who doesn’t paint what she sees. Instead, she paints what she hears. McCracken has an incredibly rare neurological condition called synesthesia, which means that the brain mixes up its...

This Eleven Year-Old’s Invention is Why We Need More Women in Science

Last month, the Young Scientist Lab named Gintanjali Rao America’s Top Young Scientist, a remarkable achievement for an eleven-year-old, perhaps made all the more extraordinary for the fact that Gintanjali happens to be a girl....

Study Shows Elephants Avoid Cancer with ‘Zombie’ Gene

Our giant mammalian cousin the elephant has a weirdly long life span. Simple logic says that cancers should be developing more frequently in elephants, given the sheer number of cells they have in their body....

Photograph: The Hill These Billionaires Are Asking Congress Not to Cut Their Taxes

When President Trump was elected, the fact that he was planning to give massive tax cuts to the rich became common knowledge quite rapidly. For couples earning above $470,000, Trump planned to cut income tax...

Husband Spent Years Planting Thousands of Flowers For His Blind Wife

Mr and Mrs Kuroki moved to a dairy farm in rural Japan shortly after marrying in 1956. They began their life together, raising two children and looking after a herd of 60 cows for 30...

San Diego Has an Unusual But Effective Way to House its Homeless Vets

On any given night in the United States, around 40,000 homeless veterans are left without a roof over their heads. Homelessness is a global issue with a cycle that has proven difficult to break. However,...