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#CocksNotGlocks: Why Texas Students Carry Dildos on Campus

When a new law began permitting the concealed carry of personal firearms on campus in August 2016, University of Texas (UT) at Austin students decided to respond not with anger, but with mockery. In an ongoing protest organizers refer to as “fighting absurdity with absurdity,” students visibly attached large plastic dildos to their backpacks starting...

Urine Therapy Raises the Bar on Debatable Beauty Trends

Step one, collect your urine. Step two, wash with it. Step three, become nauseous while grossing out those around you (presumably). This might sound like some sort of cruel hazing ritual, but it’s actually the latest trend in beauty therapy. It’s called “urine skin therapy” and it’s exactly what it sounds like: using urine to...

We’re Fighting Zika, but Killing Millions of Bees at the Same Time

Earlier this month, an elderly man in Salt Lake City died after contracting the Zika virus, making it the first Zika-caused death in the United States. The Zika virus, which is most commonly transmitted through mosquito bites, has been making headlines for well over a year now, and has sent the Center of Disease Control on...

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screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-11-00-16-am Artist Deconstructs Sacred Texts to Show Them in a New Light

Artist Meg Hitchcock’s personal relationship with religion is one that has grown and changed dynamically over the span of her life. She constantly questions and reflects on this relationship through her collage works that utilise language...

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-3-13-36-pm Could Meditation be the Answer we Need to School Violence?

Teachers and staff at San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley middle school know all too well the problems related to violence in American schools. For years the school was plagued by drugs, gang violence, and daily fistfights....

lion-king-bugs Cockroach Milk: When Small Creatures Bring Big Nutrition

Move over, Soylent – there’s a new all-in-one superfood that may help us unlock better nutrition for the global population. Researchers have discovered that a species of cockroach, the world’s hardiest creature, produces a protein-rich...

tumblr_n3n4hsndra1rfwfq9o1_1280 What is “Lunch Shaming” & Why It’s a Huge Issue in America Right Now

There are a few feelings worse than having to deny your children something that they want, but being unable to give your children what they need is one of them. For hundreds of thousands of...

special-against-indefinite-tuesday-granted-attempted-sharmila_8545d9e4-5f2f-11e6-9d35-61702936114d A Single Lick of Honey Ended a Sixteen Year-Long Hunger Strike

“I will never forget this moment.” – Irom Sharmila Sixteen years of hunger pains came to an end earlier this month. Indian activist Irom Sharmila finally surrendered her protest against violence with a lick of...

49094763-cached Chobani’s CEO Helps Refugees & Conservatives are Dragging Him Through the Mud For it

It could be said that Chobani greek yogurt is the popular kid of the supermarket dairy aisle. Earlier this year, we told you about the CEO of the billion dollar company Hamdi Ulukaya’s plan to give his...

exmachinabanner Inside OpenAI: Elon Musk’s Billion Dollar Project to Build AI for Everyone

In the race to develop artificial intelligence, one player is fielding an uncommon strategy. OpenAI, an initiative launched last December, sets itself apart from the highly competitive and staunchly secret efforts of major corporations like...

hg7 This Animal is the First Confirmed to Understand Humans

We may think our dogs know what we mean when we say “out” or “treat”, but a new study describes a bird that actually listens to and understands humans who communicate with them. The unique...

van-gogh-flower-parade-floats-corso-zundert-netherlands-coverimage1 This Epic Parade Has Floats Made of… Flowers

Every year since 1936, a vibrant celebration of the Netherlands’ most iconic export takes place in a town called Zundert, on the first Sunday of September. Hundreds of people come together to build 20 mind-boggling floats...

neo_02-2 This Mom’s Awesome Invention is a Revolution in Premature Baby Care

Admission rates to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are increasing across the United States, according to a study published last year. The reasons and implications behind those increased rates are yet to be determined. But...

loris-6 Artist Transforms Gallery Walls Into Liquid Sculptures

In his ongoing series of installations titled ‘Wallwave Vibrations’, Italian artist Loris Cecchini turns gallery walls into liquid. Or so it appears. The illusory sculptures mimic different types of sound waves, rippling across solid surfaces...

Uni 900 The Universe is Expanding Faster Than we Thought, But Why?

Back in 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe is expanding. All galaxies, including our own Milky Way, are slowly moving away from one another. The speed of their movement is dictated by their distances....

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-11-50-37-am Mexico is Ready to Retaliate if Trump Wins

Mexican Senator Armando Rios Piter is expected to propose legislation this week that would empower Mexico to retaliate in the event that an elected Trump fulfills his threats against Mexico and its nationals in the...

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When it comes to keeping employees in line, some organizations cross one between friendly reminders and humiliating malice. Walk of Shame For Minneapolis-based big box retailer Target, a high turnover of low paid employees spells a...

patricia-piccinini-graham-transport-accident-commission-designboom-02 Artist Creates Bizarre Life-Like Sculpture to Support Road Safety Campaign

Renowned Australian sculpture artist Patricia Piccinini has caught the world’s attention with Graham – her latest confronting creation. The quasi-human creature was commissioned by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) as part of a new, powerful road safety...

singapore-chef-Michelin Street Food Vendor Makes History by Earning a Michelin Star

Going to a Michelin Star restaurant isn’t cheap. A prix-fixe lunch at New York City’s Le Bernardin will cost you at least $85. Now, if you’re in Singapore, things are quite different and you can get...

upload The Future of Agriculture: Vertical Farming Uses 95% Less Water, and No Pesticides

Often known for its turnpike and gangsters, New Jersey is reclaiming its crown as the Garden State. Newark-based company AeroFarms has recently turned its headquarters into the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, with its first...

Screen Shot 2016-08-20 at 2.12.04 PM The Most Ridiculous Things That Happened Because of Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go has changed the face of mobile gaming forever, sending players out into the real world to catch the virtual creatures on their phones. It has been criticized for turning people into a horde...

Gun 950 Gun Safety Measures Won’t be Enough When People Can 3D Print Guns at Home

In the wake of June’s fatal mass shooting in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people in an LGBT nightclub, Democratic lawmakers set out to pass new measures to curb gun violence. Although polls showed the...

R 950 Finally, a Judge Who Dispels the Myths of Rape ‘Once and For All’

Last month, a judge in California sparked outrage after sentencing 23-year-old Stanford student, Brock Turner, to a six-month prison sentence after he was indicted on five charges of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. While the...