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The Artist Behind These Realistic Portraits Only Uses Tape & a Scalpel

Artist Max Zorn makes incredible 2-dimensional artworks, but he doesn’t actually draw or paint anything to produce them: he constructs his artworks by meticulously slicing and layering strips of brown packing tape. His works possess a nostalgic depth achieved through the sepia tones of the unexpected material, and viewers are taken on an imaginary journey back in...

Why Everything we Know About Addiction Might be Wrong

100 years ago, drugs were banned in the United States, yet this ban hasn’t done anything to reduce or eradicate addiction. How did that happen? In recent weeks, an animated video, adapted from Johann Hari’s Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, has been making its rounds on the...

Got a Dark Sense of Humor? You’re Not Depraved, Just Smart According to Science

If you’re the kind of person who reads a news story about a person who choked to death during an eating competition and comments “guess he bit off more than he could chew”, you’re probably not evil, just intelligent. In a study published in Cognitive Processing journal, researchers at the Medical University of Vienna reveal a...

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screen-shot-2017-02-23-at-11-47-55-am How the Media Should Rewrite its Live Coverage Rules to Fight New Administration’s Lies

Between Sean Spicer’s inauguration statistics lies (during his debut press briefing, no less), Kellyanne Conway’s mythical “Bowling Green Massacre”, and President Trump’s tendency to broadcast misleading, if not entirely fictitious facts, it seems that this...

Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 11.09.39 AM This Sleep Paralysis Sufferer Recreates his Dreams in Haunting Photos

Nicolas Bruno is a New-York based photographer who has been haunted by sleep paralysis most of his life. For some, this could lead to insanity – but Nicolas uses his unusual condition as fuel for...

christine-jiaxin-lee-facebook-02-060516-1 Student Who Was Mistakenly Given $3.4 Million by Bank May be in the Clear

Life tip: if you wake up to find out that your bank has mysteriously given you unlimited cash funds – don’t go on an insane shopping spree just now. Three years ago, Christine Jiaxin Lee...

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 04:  Claire Wineland attends PTTOW! Summit at Terranea Resort on April 4, 2016 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.  (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for PTTOW!) This Inspiring Teen Uses her Terminal Illness to Change the Way We Look at Death

“The people who have been through the most are the people with the most to give” – Claire Wineland. At birth, 19-year-old Claire Wineland was diagnosed with a chronic and terminal disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF)....

130326143530-viagra-story-top The 10 Accidental Inventions that Changed the World

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...

rs-aclu-43b571ac-f7ca-403d-8735-a04d8e5956b9 ACLU & Famous Startup Accelerator Team Up Against Trump in Unlikely Partnership

Y Combinator is a big name in Silicon Valley, known as the venture capital company with a hand in helping ambitious startups like Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, and Twitch.tv get off the ground. Twice a year,...

screen-shot-2017-02-03-at-1-12-41-pm Marvel’s New Fierce Superhero is a Millenial Who Breaks All the Rules

The Golden Age of comic books introduced the first wave of superheroes to American audiences: DC Comics’ Superman, Batman, and Marvel’s Captain America to name a few. Those 1940s and ‘50s heroes were succeeded by...

screen-shot-2017-02-13-at-10-05-03-am Why You Should Be Concerned that USDA Removed Animal Welfare Reports from its Website

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) deleted thousands of documents regarding animal welfare—including inspection records and annual reports for commercial animal institutions like zoos, breeders, pet stores, and laboratories—from its website....

screen-shot-2017-02-10-at-2-23-44-pm The Alarming Message Behind These Awesome Animal Murals Made of Trash

Portuguese street artist Bordalo II salvages street garbage, car parts and old machinery from landfill to create public installations of giant, colorful animals. His huge yet adorable characters are a confronting reminder of the growing...

nyc-graffiti-clean New Yorkers Come Together to Erase Disgusting Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Subway

New Yorkers generally like to keep to themselves while riding the subway, but by no means does that mean they won’t spring to action when the need calls for it. One such example happened just...

Photo by ANJA RINGGREN LOVÉN Remember This Nigerian “Witch Boy”? He’s Happy, Healthy and Off to School

Last year, a starving toddler was left for dead by his parents in a small village in Nigeria before being rescued by Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Loven—the woman who gave him his name. “I...

trump-racists People Were Scared Trump’s Presidency Would Bring Racism out of the Woodwork. It is.

The 2016 U.S. presidential election will likely go down in the history books as one of the ugliest and most controversial in the United States history. From Donald Trump’s first controversial remarks on illegal immigrants...

980x This Instagram of Meticulously Arranged Objects is Like a Feast for the Eyes

There is no doubt the human eye loves symmetry and order. That could be why 22-year-old New Jersey-based artist Adam Hillman has hit viral fame for his simple yet carefully arranged images. Adam takes everyday objects, from candy...

gettyimages-632122508-1280x720 Should Kellyanne Conway be Blacklisted From the Media? CNN Seems to Think So

Speaking a few days ago with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in defense of President Trump’s widely-derided immigration ban, senior advisor to the president Kellyanne Conway had the following to say: “I bet it’s brand-new information to people...

gettyimages-627971250_custom-cf1d6e4c4feb913ee078e4929f1fee91e36a573c-s900-c85 How This “Robin Hood Restaurant” Charges the Rich to Feed the Poor

Move over Disney, step aside Sir Connery and Russell Crowe—there’s a new Robin Hood in town, and it is serving up a feast of altruism. The eponymous restaurant stands stalwart among the hustle and bustle...

Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures Finally, Academy Awards That Don’t Look So White This Year

Remember the 2016 Oscars? If not, then this hashtag might refresh your memory: #OscarsSoWhite. It was the second year in a row in which the nominees were mostly straight, white people. More notably, not a...

editswim Study Warns: Half of Our Jobs Will Disappear in the Next 25 Years

Although unemployment sounds like an inherently negative concept, an ideal, functioning government has to maintain a small percentage of unemployed workers at all times. The U.S. Federal Reserve estimates that the lowest sustainable level of...

reskate-collage These Glow in the Dark Murals Hide a Message Only Revealed at Night

In the daylight, the urban murals of Reskate Studio appear to be simple silhouettes. Bunnies, loaves of bread and ringed planets stretch across walls like white shadows. But as the sun goes down, these simple...

screen-shot-2017-01-20-at-12-53-48-pm What We Really Know About the Controversial New Drug That Makes Us Smarter

The era of the ‘smart drugs’ has well and truly begun. With the promise of cognitive enhancement, creative expansion, and heightened memory function for users, the potential of these supplements is undeniably riveting, and with...

ptsd1 How Trump’s Hiring Freeze is Hurting U.S. Veterans

The week following Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States has been one fraught with chaos and controversy. Amidst blocking federal funding for any global health organisations that provide abortion, withdrawing from Trans-Pacific...