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Trendy Supplement Can Damage Your Organs And Make Your Skin Blue

You may have begun to encounter the use of colloidal silver as a supplement in recent years. Whether it’s been recommended by a friend, you’ve stumbled across it in the back aisle of your pharmacy, or perhaps you’ve heard Gwyneth Paltrow on Dr Oz espousing its benefits in all her Goop-y glory, the use of...

Dad Makes Disabled Kids’ Halloween Dreams Come True

What child wouldn’t want a magical moveable costume designed by some of America’s most talented set and costume designers? Thanks to Magic Wheelchair, several wheelchair-bound children will have that chance this Halloween. Ryan and Lana Weimer, the founders of nonprofit Magic Wheelchair, have five children, three of which were born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA),...

These Incredible Girls Fought for Their Right to be Boy Scouts And Won

Who exactly can be a boy scout? According to Boy Scout Law, ‘a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent’. This poses an obvious and important question: aren’t girls just as likely to have all of these attributes as boys are? Earlier this year, Sydney Ireland, a...

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MIT’s Version of Ancient Death Masks Are Like Something From a Sci-Fi Movie

Designer Neri Oxman and her team at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have created an eerily beautiful series of death masks called Vespers that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Like something from an Alien movie,...

Discovery Shows Hidden System in the Brain Doctors Didn’t Know About

Back in 1816, an Italian anatomist by the name of Paolo Mascagni thought he found something peculiar. He claimed that he saw lymphatic vessels – which function like a waste drainage system for the rest...

13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Nominated for Peace Prize Has an Important Message to the World

When did you first start thinking about how you might make the world a better place? Twenty-one? Eighteen? Maybe even fifteen? Autumn Peltier, an indigenous Canadian teenager, gave her first speech advocating for universal access...

This Cop Found an Awesome Way to Support Kids Fighting Cancer

Fort Worth police officer Damon Cole wears a different kind of uniform on his days off. Instead of kicking back and relaxing when he’s not patrolling the streets, Cole dons a superhero costume and spends...

How the Gerrymandering Supreme Court Case Could Finally Fix America’s Elections

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a landmark case that could put an end to partisan gerrymandering. While the court isn’t slated to deliver its ruling until June 2018, the...

How One of the Driest Countries Now Makes More Freshwater Than it Needs

The desalination age is officially here. With new advances in the technology, Israel – one of the world’s driest countries – is making enough drinking water to supply 1.5 million people. The country is proving...

Little Girl Raises Money With Lemonade Stand to Pay Off School’s Lunch Debt

Many children depend upon a nutritious lunch to give them energy for the school day. According to a 2015-2016 report, 42% of Coeur d’Alene Public School District students in Idaho receive free or reduced-price lunch....

How These 2nd Amendment Supporters Turned Gun Safety Advocates

It’s not often that people have the introspection and level-headedness to change their minds about something as controversial as gun control legislation. It’s even rarer that people who have ferociously defended the second amendment and...

Do the Indigenous Hold the Secret to Healing Our Society?

Dozens of elder chiefs gather atop a mountain. They are surrounded by a curious crowd, people who seek to learn about the ancient ways. The leaves of the pine trees above cast shadows over the...

Scientists Think Psoriasis Could be Cured With… Fire Ants

Scientists from Emory University of Medicine, Atlanta have successfully treated mice displaying symptoms of psoriasis using compounds isolated from fire ant venom. The breakthrough offers hope for sufferers of the condition. Psoriasis is an inflammatory...

The Most Powerful Pictures of People Demanding Change

At great times of conflict and unrest throughout history, it is the power of the human spirit that shines through to make change. The below photographs show a collection of moments in time where human...

What You Should Know About Livestock Antibiotics and Our Health

By now, many of us know about the disgusting conditions on factory farms. Animals are kept in tiny cages, and are selectively bred to grow unnaturally large; some chickens become so plump that their legs...

6 Heroes of the Las Vegas Shooting You Need to Know About

On October 1, when a crazed gunman opened fire on a crowd of people attending a music festival in Las Vegas, he left a horrific new mark on America’s growing list of mass shootings, with...

NASA Engineer Thinks Drones Will Save the Earth. Here’s How

A company known as BioCarbon Engineering has developed a way to use drone technology as a solution to the relentless devastation of the Earth’s forests. The company, founded by ex-NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher, plans to combat...

In This Isolated Village, Little Girls Are Turning Into Boys at Puberty

For most boys and girls, puberty is an awkward and difficult time. Voices drop, moods swing, and hair grows in places it never did before. But in an isolated village in the Dominican Republic, 1...

New VR Therapy Helps Kids in the Hospital Cope With Stress and Pain

Physicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, USA are addressing the challenge of pain and anxiety management in the most innovative of ways— distraction-based virtual reality (VR) therapy. Pediatric anesthesiologists Sam Rodriguez and Thomas Caruso...

Man Removes Swastika Tattoos After Befriending African American Parole Officer

Colorado resident Michael Kent spent over twenty years of his life hating people who were different than him. He participated in violent neo-Nazi demonstrations and served as an active member in an Arizona-based white supremacist...

9 Easy Ways You Can Help Save Our Oceans From Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to the ocean ecosystems. Last year, a study estimated that approximately 8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean from the land every year. The statistics on...

The ‘Googly Eye Movement’ is Taking Over the Streets All Around the World

A new and adorable movement has erupted quite unexpectedly in recent times, and it’s making the streets a whole lot friendlier. Novelty googly eyes have been popping up on trash cans, cracked pavement and tree trunks across the...

Revolutionary Synthetic Muscle Brings Us One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have just taken a big step towards making the movie Terminator a reality. They’ve made a breakthrough in the field of soft robotics and have successfully produced a 3D printed synthetic...