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A Bunch of ‘Kayactivists’ Blocked a Pipeline Expansion in the Most Creative Way

Dozens of colorful kayaks and canoes dotted the water, while hundreds of sign-bearing protesters marched to the Seattle waterfront on May 15th. Although they came from differing backgrounds and activist groups, they all shared a common goal: to stop Kinder Morgan from carrying out a $5.8 billion pipeline expansion. Among the protesters were members of...

Costa Rica’s Quality of Life is Through the Roof. How Did They Pull it Off?

In today’s political climate, it can be more tempting than ever to run away from it all, to escape life by sitting on a beach somewhere warm and distant. Asking for that beach to be located in a beautiful, biodiverse country that focuses its efforts on reforestation, renewable energy, and peace, and which recently elected...

If You Have One of These Common Health Issues, You Might Want to Give Pot a Try

Currently in the US, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, and more states could follow the wave once the mid-term elections come around. As a result, scientists are currently in overdrive to sort out which conditions pot works for, and to what extent, in a goal to keep building a case for the plant....

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Science Finds Plants Have Incredible Human-Like Behaviors

Three and a half decades ago, a book called ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ caused a media storm, claiming that plants had feelings, could telepathize, and even read our minds. So much was the hype...

These Half Human, Half Plant Portraits Look so Real it’s Disturbing

French photographer and creative retoucher Cal Redback has released a haunting new series of manipulated portraits that will make your skin tickle. ‘Treebeard’ is a series of human-botanical hybrids. Each portrait shows a person whose...

Elderly Club Skips Bingo for Tea Party Raves to Fight Loneliness

Step inside a certain South London church hall at 2 pm on a Tuesday afternoon, and you may be surprised at what you find. Women dressed in their finest frocks and flowery hats, whipping their...

Raised by Wolves, This Man Explains Where Humans Have Failed

Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja has experienced many ordinary human tribulations—he has worked exploitative jobs and now faces financial struggles amid retirement. But the 72-year-old is not a fan of civilization, and prefers his earlier life, when...

Can Spraying Sulfur Into the Atmosphere Help Solve Global Warming?

Scientists have come up with several intriguing and innovative plans to halt global warming. Many of these plans involve reflecting sunlight away from the planet to lower global temperatures — broadly referred to as ‘solar...

New Facial Recognition Tech Reunites Missing Kids With Their Families

For many kids, being permanently separated from their parents is unimaginable. Sadly, it’s a reality for thousands of children in India who have seemingly disappeared in thin air. But thanks to a new facial recognition...

10 Symbols You Missed in Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’, Explained

Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino’s newest single “This Is America” is a catchy track, but what has people really talking is its music video. The best videos are always the ones where viewers are enticed...

Eat Them While You Can: 10 Foods on the Verge of Extinction

As climate change wreaks havoc on the environment, food production is suffering, and farming is becoming more difficult. These 10 foods could soon disappear because of climate change, along with the pleasurable experiences that we...

4-Year-Old Uses His Allowance to Do Good in the World: ‘I Want to Show Love’

Austin Perine may be a small four-year-old boy, but he is making a big impact. Every week, the Prichard, Alabama native donates food and drinks to the homeless. Austin’s story, published across multiple news outlets...

These Kids Can Swim Underwater Like Mermaids & See Like Dolphins. Here’s How

Every kid (and let’s be real, probably every adult) dreams of being able to swim like a mermaid, or see through the ocean like a dolphin. Over the years, we’ve invented equipment to help us...

First Ever Ocean Cleanup is About to Begin, and It’s a Big Deal

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest area of accumulated ocean plastic on the planet, measuring 1.6 million square km or 617,700 square miles across – three times the size of France. Located at...

Veganism Has Gone Mainstream, But It’s Not Just About the Animals Anymore

Thirty years ago, veganism was iconified by hippies and animal rights protests. Going vegan used to mean it was extremely difficult to have dinner at a friend’s house or go out to a restaurant. Doing...

Do Newly ‘Leaked’ Docs Prove the Government Secretly Funded Mind Control?

The idea that the government could have the means to control a person’s mind is certainly an unsettling thought. It’s definitely the kind of fodder that can open the floodgates for discussion among even the...

We Live in a Sad, Sad World According to This Artist’s Satirical Illustrations

Steve Cutts is a London-based illustrator who uses his talents to comment on the dire state of today’s world. Inspired by ‘the insanity of humanity’, his work shines a spotlight on the complacency of humankind, the...

Jail Time Might be Coming For Opioid Executives Who Profited From Addiction

With each passing day, more than 115 people in the U.S. die from opioid abuse. There were 63,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2016 alone— that’s more than the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam...

Why This Trump Supporter is Turning on Trump One Year Into His Presidency

During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Kraig Moss followed the campaign trail with a guitar and a cowboy hat. The amateur country singer attended 45 Trump rallies across the country, where he sang pro-Trump tunes to...

Teachers Have the Most Important Job. Why Aren’t We Fighting For Them?

In the aftermath of the recent teachers’ strikes in three states infamous for the lowest educator wages—West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky—teachers are planning to run for legislative offices next fall, students have transformed into outspoken...

These “Black Mirror” Scenarios Are Slowly Becoming a Reality

Welcome to the future! Artificial Intelligence was the stuff of sci-fi only a few years ago, but is now becoming more and more integrated into our lives. It’s in our phones, video games and in...

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...

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...