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Why We Should be Excited About, Not Scared of, Robot Bees

In a new development that sounds like a plot line from a futuristic sci-fi film, researchers have created a robotic, bee-imitating drone in the race to solve the rapid decline in global bee populations. Eijiro Miyako and his colleagues at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology created the tiny drone, that weighs...

These Star Wars Fans Have Embraced Jediism as Their Actual Religion

With two new Star Wars movies embraced by fans and more on the way, the sci-fi fantasy series created by George Lucas is now more popular than ever. The movies haven’t just spawned legions of devoted fans, but an actual religion too. If you’re looking for a belief system that incorporates lightsabers, then Jediism might...

This Creative Photographer Takes Light Painting to a Whole New Level

Hannu Huhtamo is an artist based in Helsinki, Finland. There, exists is a dark period called the Polar Night where the sun doesn’t rise for 50 days. For anyone else, the Polar Night might be something to dread. But for Hannu, it provides the perfect environment for his craft. Hannu ‘paints’ using long exposure photographs and different light...

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jun192015-1368-lgbt_612x380 10 Women of Color Who Need to be in the Spotlight During Women’s History Month

In 1987, March was declared by the United States Congress as National Women’s History Month. Since then, every year, we recognize the work of women past and present who have shaped the world. Below are...

imrs How Trump’s Deregulations Mostly Hurt His Own Supporters

Since President Trump took office in January, nearly 100 government regulations across industries have been suspended or reversed. And a recent executive order stated that for every new regulation introduced, two existing regulations must be...

park (VIDEO) Her Heartbreaking Story is Taking the World by Storm

A young girl’s harrowing tale of life in North Korea has captured the world’s attention. Yeonmi Park fled the oppressive regime when she was only 13 years old, and underwent immense trauma in her quest...

chrissy Stigma & Need for Help: a Real Talk About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (also known as PPD) is way more common than you might think. If you’re totally unfamiliar with the condition, it’s probably because America isn’t very good at talking about it. With more than three million...

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-3-09-19-pm This Woman Blurs the Lines Between Extreme Stunts and Performance Art

36 year-old artist Antonia Wright is turning heads with her unique brand of extreme, stunt style performance art. Some of her past works include her meditating while covered in 15,000 bees, and slingshotting her naked body...

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom marching w. signs (R-L) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, unident., Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) It Works: 10 Protests That Changed the Course of History

The U.S. has lately seen a spate of protests against the Trump administration. Those protests have been impressive in their size, speed to mobilization and clarity of message. But the art of protest is nothing...

3051316-poster-1280-how-to-become-a-genius-1 Everybody Thinks They’re a Genius – Chances Are, You’re Not

Are you smarter than the average American? According to a study from YouGov, you probably think you are. Unfortunately, statistics show that most of us are indeed of the average IQ level, falling in the...

Highly Commended, Up & Coming - Medusa Blenny on the Lookout. My fascination with blennies started in early 2016 when I was living in Saint Lucia and got my hands on an underwater camera for the first time. Having lived in the Philippines previously, blennies were a novelty to me despite their widespread presence in Saint Lucia. I thought they also made extremely interesting subjects due the range in their facial expression, sometimes akin to the grimaces one would associate with gargoyles. For this shot, I wanted illustrate the intricate detail of this blenny whilst showing how its colour and texture blends seamlessly with its environment. Jade Hoksbergen/UPY 2017 Here Are the Winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographs of the Year

Last month, organizers of the famed Underwater Photographer of the Year competition announced their picks for 2017. Spooky shipwrecks, impossible close ups and captures of fleeting moments with otherworldly creatures made the cut this year. The...

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 3.30.40 PM This Digital Artist Wants You to Think About the Relationship Between Human & Technology

Self-taught artist Gregoire A Meyer creates pieces that question what it’s like to be a human spirit existing in the ever-advancing today world. His futuristic artworks are introspective, and at the same time explore our relationship with an...

ApisCor_3d-printed-home 3D Printers Can Now Print Homes… And They Only Cost $10,000

Forget about dealing with flaky contractors or shopping for a home, only to realize that it’ll take you a decade to save up for a down payment. There may be a new alternative on the...

chance-rapper-donation Worried About Betsy DeVos, Chance the Rapper Gives a Million Dollars to Chicago Public Schools

Grammy award-winning Chance the Rapper knows that Chicago’s public school children are in need of a boost and has taken matters into his own hands. Chance recently announced that he’ll be giving $1 million to...

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 1.43.47 PM San Francisco Passes Law Forcing Pet Stores to Only Sell Rescue Animals

If you’ve ever been up late watching cable TV, you’ve probably witnessed this cripplingly sad commercial featuring singer Sarah McLachlan. You know the one—it’s got cats and dogs suffering at the hands of cruel humans....

beauty-and-beast-gay Considered Too ‘Gay’, Beauty & the Beast is Getting Banned Inside and Outside the U.S.

Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is coming to a town near you on March 17 – as long as the movie theater in your city is cool with potentially gay fictional characters. In...

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 2.23.03 PM Yoga With Goats is the Newest Wellness Fad

Every Thursday at a small, scenic farm in Albany, Oregon, yogis assemble from near and far to practice downward-facing dog and crow poses in the company of eight sweet and spirited goats. As the students...

011215_mindfulness_THUMB_LARGE This School Replaces Detention With Meditation, and Kids Love It

Teachers and staff at San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley middle school know all too well the problems related to violence in American schools. For years the school was plagued by drugs, gang violence, and daily fistfights....

1 - facebook_R6-article-header-970x546- This Fact-Checker is What Everyone Needs to Stop the Spread of Fake News

The phrase “fake news” has been in the news a lot over the past several months. From reports on the internet plague’s impact on the election to major news networks like CNN being accused of...

tom-french-studio-1-1-700x467 These ‘Double Portraits’ Explore the Relationship Between the Conscious & Unconscious Mind

UK-based painter Tom French creates intensely beautiful and dark ‘double portraits’ that explore the relationship between the conscious and the unconscious mind. A combination of impressive realism and loose, abstract, unfinished forms, his works are...

Committee members use brooms to spread out five cent coins over the Federal Square during an event organised by the Committee for the initiative "CHF 2,500 monthly for everyone" (Grundeinkommen) in Bern October 4, 2013. The Committee delivered 126,000 signatures to the Chancellery on Friday to propose a change in the constitution to implement their initiative. The initiative aims to have a minimum monthly disposal household income of CHF 2,500 (US$ 2,700) given by the government to every citizen living in Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3FL57 Finland is Handing Out Free Money to its Citizens, No Strings Attached

On the 1st day of 2017, Finland began experimenting with a radical new initiative called the Universal Basic Income, or UBI. It involves paying a base wage to all of its citizens, no strings attached....

1 - angry-doughnuts.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x745- This is What Happens to Your Body When You Cut Sugar and Alcohol for a Month

A man in Holland has demonstrated firsthand the impact of a healthy diet by cutting out alcohol, sugar, additives, and preservatives from his consumption for a month. Correspondent Sacha Harland filmed himself for a whole...

jsilva The 10 Best Inspirational Videos by Jason Silva You Need to Watch

Jason Silva is a media artist and philosopher who is stimulating the consciousness of millions across the world. Through his web series Shots Of Awe, Jason delivers ‘philosophical espresso shots’ that explore the human condition, technology,...