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This 12-Year-Old Epileptic Girl is Suing Jeff Sessions to Legalize Pot

Last year, Alexis Bortell’s book advocating the legalization of medical marijuana was published and distributed by Amazon. There’s nothing especially surprising about that: activists often write books about the causes they’re passionate about. Now, the marijuana advocate is filling a lawsuit against Jeff Sessions, as well as the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement...

10 Blatant Lies About Refugees in the U.S. People Believe

Refugees have gotten a bad rap recently, especially after President Trump signed an executive order barring Syrian refugees from entering the United States until further notice, justifying his actions by saying it was “to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States.” He even called the refugees “detrimental to the interests of the United...

How Sick Children are Trying to Change Medical Marijuana Laws in the U.S.

Marijuana might not have the sordid reputation it once had, but it’s still illegal at a federal level and medical marijuana is only legal in about half the states. Hundreds of families are working to change that though, pushing for the plant to be available to ill children. It has proven to do miracles on kids with...

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10 Accidental Inventions That Ended Up Changing Our Lives

Scientists and innovators often work for years on their new invention. Sometimes however, all it takes is a little bit of luck, timing and careful perception. The revolutionary inventions listed below were all discovered by...

Scientists Might Have Just Accidentally Cured Our Plastic Epidemic

Plastic waste is creeping into every corner of the planet; but thanks to an unexpected ally in the form of a bacterial enzyme, we may have a chance at solving this growing pollution problem. Because...

New Childhood Cancer Treatment Has an Incredible 93% Success Rate

Two years ago, 13-year old Briana Ayala, an aspiring fashion designer, faced a life-changing dilemma. Doctors found a rare tumor wrapped around her aorta, the largest artery in the body. Although they were initially able...

This Carbon Negative House Produces More Energy Than it Consumes

By now, we all know how crucial it is for the well-being of our planet and survival of future generations to reduce our carbon footprint. But we all have busy lives, and sometimes, adopting a...

These Photos Offer a Glimpse Into Hermits’ Captivating Hidden World

For the majority of us who live in cities and towns, the idea of living alone, completely cut off from society can seem intimidating and perhaps terrifying. Yet, there are people who have chosen to...

10 Teenagers Who Are Shaking the World as We Know it

Some days, it feels like the world is full of divisions that drive people apart. Yet occasionally, a ray of hope shines through some of the youngest members of society. Their voices, their activism and...

The 10 Breakthrough Technologies That Will Make 2018

Technology is changing at a breakneck speed and growing more sophisticated every year. Since 2001, the MIT Technology Review has released an annual list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies they believe will have a great impact on...

Yes, Africa is Splitting in Two. But It’s Not That Simple

With a land area of close to 12 million square miles, Africa is the second largest continent on Earth. Last month, a massive crack began to form in the eastern part of the continent —...

New California Gun Law Aims to Reduce Police Brutality. Here’s How

Stephon Clark. Michael Brown. Treyvon Martin. These are three of the many unarmed black men killed recently at the hands of police officers. How many more will lose their lives before lawmakers change the way...

The Debate on Cell Phones and Cancer Just Took a Turn

If you have a compulsion to put your phone in another room when you sleep, or you’re a guy who worries about what the device in your pocket is doing to your nether regions, I’m...

10 Futuristic Breakthroughs That Are Saving Millions of Lives

It’s almost mind-boggling to think that between 1900 to 2017, global life expectancy more than doubled, with a majority of people living past the 70-year mark. The cause of this uptick in human life expectancy...

Can Decriminalizing Pot Help Solve the Opioid Crisis?

Proponents of marijuana legalization have long said that legal marijuana could curb the ever-increasing abuse of opioids. Now, two new studies add powerful support to their claim. The papers suggest that opioid use decreased in...

This Teenager Created a 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm for His Veteran Dad

Robbie Frei, just 18, recently 3D-printed two prosthetic arms—one that can play video games, and another that can throw a baseball. The first model is an adapter for the Nintendo Switch. Robbie created it for...

These 10 Protests Changed the Course of History Forever

The U.S. has lately seen a spate of protests, from the Women’s March on Washington last year to the recent March For Our Lives last month. Those protests have been impressive in their size, speed...

This Painter Explores Pleasure With Dripping, Sensual Portraits

Ivan Alifan is a Russian-born artist who is fascinated with sex and sensuality. Growing up in a culture where sex was very much taboo, Ivan now always works to celebrate sexual freedom in his decadent, candy-colored paintings....

Cancer Vaccine With a 97% Success Rate Moves Into Human Trials

Researchers from Stanford University have developed a vaccine capable of eliminating tumors in mice, with potentially no serious side effects. The treatment consists of injecting very small doses of two agents directly into the tumor,...

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,...

10 Positive News Stories You Probably Missed This Month

Each month we try to bring you some of the most inspiring and informative stories from across the globe. It’s easy to get caught up in all the negativity floating around the news today, but...

On This Tiny Island You’ll Probably Live to 100+. Here’s Why

Beyond the southernmost tip of Japan lies an island known as the “Island of Immortals”. They haven’t found the fountain of youth, but the elders of Okinawa seem to know the secret for living a...

Tech Whistleblowers Reveal Psychological Tricks Used to Manipulate You

A book written by Nir Eyal, a 37-year-old entrepreneur, almost seems like it could’ve come out of a cliché dystopian sci-fi story. The book is called ‘Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products‘, and is about...