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How Did This Giant Spiral in the Middle of the Sahara Desert Get There?

In the middle of the Sahara desert, 400 kilometres from Cairo near the Red Sea, exists a monumental art installation that at first glance looks like the mark of an alien visitor. The immense crop-circle-esque artwork, called Desert Breath, was first created in March 1997 by the D.A.ST. Arteam as an exploration of infinity against the expansive backdrop of the...

Circus Uses Holograms Instead Of Real Animals in Move Against Cruelty

Animal cruelty in the circus industry isn’t news to anyone, but it’s still happening under our noses. In response to growing concerns over the treatment of circus animals, Circus Roncalli from Germany is shaking things up with holograms of our favourite majestic animals. This 40-year-old company has been battling on the side of animals for...

This Muslim Man Has Dedicated His Life to Fostering Terminally Ill Children

In a time of divisions and daily uncertainties, we could all use a little faith. Not only in a religion (if you are a believer), but in humanity… and the time we have while we’re alive. One person in particular is sparking that faith with an open and selfless heart, and his actions are making...

Harvard Researchers Claim They May Have Located the Source of Human Consciousness

The discussion of human consciousness is renowned for its tendency to be problematic and polarizing depending on the circles participating in the conversation. Western philosophy has attempted for centuries to unravel the root of consciousness with a definition that satisfactorily comprehends the mystery of it, whilst ignoring all of the mechanisms that are seemingly unrelated....

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Artist Breaks Taboos & Celebrates Womanhood With Powerful Photo Series

When French photographer Alexandra Sophie got pregnant at 19, it changed her perspective of life forever. She became transfixed by the powers of her own body. She described her first pregnancy as “if a seed was...

This Ancient Underground City in Turkey Holds Many Secrets

Deep below the rocky terrain of Turkey’s Cappadocia region is an underground city made of a complex system of chambers and tunnels. Derinkuyu isn’t some modern top secret government project, but an ancient settlement that...

Plastic Pollution in Oceans is 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...

The Mainstream is (Finally) Getting Behind the Current Psychedelic Renaissance

Psychedelic drugs were the “it” thing in the Western world of medicine back in the ‘50s. Word had spread that psychedelics could treat difficult psychological conditions like alcoholism, and researchers went into overdrive to confirm...

“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...

Dad Photoshopped His Baby in Dangerous Situations – and Everyone Fell For It

One dad has been giving heart attacks to parents around the world with photos of his baby. Don’t call child services just yet though, because this dad, who goes by Steec, is just very skilled...

20+ Crazy Facts About Animals You Wouldn’t Think Are True

Examples of nature’s sheer beauty and intelligence exist all around us. If one chooses to pause for a moment and look, fascinating and beautiful systems can be found everywhere. Animals with incredible resilience and clever design...

These Paralyzed Musicians Can Play Music With Their Brainwaves

The mind really can do incredible things. For those who suffer from severe motor impairments, their brain is their most valuable asset (Stephen Hawking is someone who has this type of paralysis). Their thoughts, expressed...

Better Than Recycling: ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Is Gaining Traction

People should have a right to fix their own stuff, right? Well, as it currently stands, the companies that make our phones, laptops, and anything along those lines, are actively blocking us from tinkering with...

Artist Makes Hilarious Drawings of Faces He Sees in Everyday Objects

Keith Larson has a wild imagination – he sees faces in the inanimate objects he encounters. We’ve all been there as kids, giggling at the angry eyes made up by the tail lights of Mom’s...

Jason Silva Delivers ‘Philosophical Espresso Shots’ in Viral Videos

Jason Silva is a media artist and philosopher who is stimulating the consciousness of millions across the world. Through his web series Shots Of Awe, Jason delivers ‘philosophical espresso shots’ that explore the human condition, technology,...

How This White Supremacist Had a Change of Heart and Turned His Life Around

After a decade of preaching and spreading hate, Christian Picciolini did a spiritual 180° at the age of 22. Today, Picciolini works as a producer, director, author and public speaker, and the man he is...

Artist Transforms Dead Animals Into Crystalized Treasures

Tyler Thrasher is an artist whose parallel curiosities in art and chemistry have combined in a seemingly magical way. Using the bones and remains of animals that he finds while exploring caves and forests, Tyler...

This is What Happened to My Body When I Cut Sugar and Alcohol for a Month

A man in Holland has demonstrated firsthand the impact of a healthy diet by cutting out alcohol, sugar, additives, and preservatives from his consumption for a month. Correspondent Sacha Harland filmed himself for a whole...

After Having a Double Hand Transplant, This Little Boy is Following his Baseball Dreams

Buttoning shirts, pouring water, turning doorknobs, typing on a keyboard – we use our hands so much we forget they’re there. But for Zion Harvey, the world’s youngest double hand transplant recipient, every little movement is a...

Artist ‘Gifts’ an 800-Pound Drug Spoon to a Powerful Opioid Company

Fernando Luis Alvarez knows how to make a point, and sent his message of disapproval to Big Pharma in the form of an 800-pound complaint. Alvarez was arrested after leaving a massive sculpture of a...

How an Indonesian Slum Has Been Turned Into the Gorgeous ‘Rainbow Village’

A small Indonesian village has been transformed from a slum into an art-filled wonderland of color by having all of its buildings and walkways painted with vibrant designs. The Central Java community of Kampung Pelangi or ‘Rainbow...

This is What Earth Might Look Like in a Billion Years

It’s impossible to accurately predict the future. Science, however, can make a pretty well calculated estimation. Youtube Channel RealLifeLore recently published a video that packs the next billion years of reasonable, science-backed predictions for the...

These Incredible Trees Have Won the Battle Against Civilization

Trees have been thriving on Earth for 370 million years. The oldest living tree on Earth is known as Old Tjikko, sprouting roughly 9,550 years ago in Sweden during the last Ice Age. There’s strong...

Physicist Invents Contraceptive App That Can Replace Hormonal Birth Control

While this year may represent the 57th anniversary of the combined oral contraceptive pill’s market availability in the United States, the mounting concern for its side effects in women’s bodies in recent years has culminated in...