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Girl’s Terminal Brain Tumor Vanishes, Baffling Doctors and Western Medicine

An 11-year-old girl’s inoperable brain tumor has disappeared without a trace – and doctors have no explanation for it. Roxli Doss, from Hays County in Texas was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in June 2018. Yet, in the her latest MRI scan, doctors could find no sign of this tumor in her brain. Her...

Courageous Woman and Her Rapist Campaign Together to End Sexual Violence

Thordis Elva never expected to write a book, let alone speak on the same TED Talk stage, with Tom Stranger—the man who raped her in 1996. They now travel the world, telling their shared story about truth, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Together, they are seeking to address the “global pandemic of sexual violence” by sharing their...

These Abandoned Places Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Humans have a long standing fascination with abandoned places. Perhaps it’s the poignant silence of decay, or the sometimes dark and brutal history behind a site’s abandonement. Either way, the images captured of these now desolate destinations around the world hold an eeriness that will send chills down your spine. 1. The Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria...

World’s First Water Park for People with Disabilities Opens in the U.S.

A new water park has opened in San Antonio, Texas, which has been purposely built to accommodate guests of all abilities. The park, Morgan’s Inspiration Island, has been carefully designed to be fully wheelchair-accessible, filled with specialized rides and attractions that offer safe and comfortable fun for a wide range of people with disabilities. Guests with...

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The Eighth Wonder of the World May Have Been Rediscovered

Throughout the 19th century, New Zealand boasted one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, a site widely recognized as the “eighth wonder of the world” that drew crowds on the treacherous journey over...

This Woman Went From Being a Hasidic Rabbi to an Inspiring Trans Activist

Abby Stein always considered herself a girl at heart, in body and mind. It wasn’t until she realized everyone else thought she was a boy that she knew something wasn’t right. As she wipes lipstick...

Does This Photo Freak You Out? Your Evolutionary Survival Instinct is Kicking in

Does the image of a lotus pod give you the creeps and make you want to lock your bedroom door and hide under the covers? If so, well, you might suffer from trypophobia: the fear of...

This Man Befriends KKK Members and Convinces Them to Leave the Group

Daryl Davis is an electrifying musician. The accomplished blues piano player has performed with rock n’ roll icons like Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. These days though, Davis is also known for associating with...

There’s a Mysterious Reason Why These Trees Avoid Touching Each Other

Even at the mercy of the relentless prying of modern science, some of mother nature’s mysteries remain uncrackable. One such fascinating mystery is a phenomenon called ‘crown shyness’. Also known as canopy disengagement or inter-crown...

Taiwan Has Found a Brilliant Way to Get People to Recycle More

Most afternoons on the tiny island nation of Taiwan, Beethoven’s iconic tune Fur Elise echoes throughout the streets. Fur Elise is in the fabric of childhood memories across the world, and Taiwan is no exception. It’s just...

Model Who Survived Acid Attack Shares Story of Her Incredible Recovery

In June this year, 21-year-old aspiring model Resham Khan was driving with her cousin Jameel Mukhtar in East London, when a man threw a corrosive substance through her car window and changed their lives forever. The...

Nat Geo Ranked the Most Beautiful Mosques, and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Around a quarter of the entire population of Earth is Muslim. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is called Ramadan, and is observed by Muslims around the world as a month of fasting to commemorate the first...

“Space Elevator” is Looking More and More Like a Reality

Researchers from Japan’s Shizuoka University are taking the next step towards building the first space elevator by launching their Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-Mini elevator, or STARS-Me from the International Space Station (ISS). “It’s going...

Mesmerizing Video Will Make You Sorry You Asked How Gummy Bears Are Made

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, you might have a soft spot for gummy candies. Best known in the form of gummy bears, the bite-sized morsels have been a sweet treat staple for nearly one...

Plan to Kill Millions of Cats by Airdropping Poisonous Food Causes Uproar

Whether your a dog or a cat person, it makes for shocking reading that cats are being hunted and killed in Australia. The country aims to kill 2 million feral cats by 2020, and as...

Dad Turns Sick Kids Into Superheroes in This Epic Photoshoot

In October last year, photographer John Rossi got a lot of attention for transforming his 3-year-old daughter into Wonder Woman for Halloween and staging an epic photoshoot. Feeling inspired, John decided to take his project...

Amazon Tribe Wins Against Big Oil & Could Set a Precedent

When it comes to their precious Amazon homelands, the Waorani people will stop at nothing to protect the land that their ancestors fought for. Now, they are taking their battle to court. You have no...

End of Aids Epidemic In Sight After Groundbreaking New Discovery

HIV has always been an illusive disease with devastating consequences and even Western medicine has been unable to elevate it entirely. However, a breakthrough discovery has meant that HIV might wiped out once and for...

Plastic Pollution in Oceans is Plain Outrageous. Here’s How to Easily Curve it

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...

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...

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...

Kindhearted Dentist Gives Domestic Abuse Victim a New Smile

Dr. Kenny Wilstead, the owner of Marshall Family Dental in Marshall, Texas, didn’t just repair Kyleigha Scott’s teeth; he helped restore her belief in herself, so Scott could uncover the lively person she used to...

Weird & Wonderful Inventions You Didn’t Know You Needed

Dominic Wilcox prefers the title of inventor rather than designer, and it’s not hard to see why when you browse his many weird yet wonderful creations. From the ‘bird-listening device’, to the ‘cereal-serving head crane’,...

This Breathing Exercise is Supposed to Get You High Without Drugs

In recent years you may have encountered the term ‘Holotropic Breathwork’, most likely in an article about altered states of consciousness that has all the empirical fortitude of a Goosebumps book. Holotropic Breathwork (or HB...