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Should We Teach Yoga in Schools? New Evidence Shines a Light On Growing Trend

Move over, gym class. A new trend has arrived in schools, and this time it involves a centuries-old practice. Yoga, a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, is now being taught to students in some U.S. schools, and has proven to be incredibly beneficial for many reasons. The sedentary classroom It’s no secret that kids in...

One-of-a-Kind City Has No Religion, Politics, or Economy. Here’s How it Works

Imagine a place where people from all nationalities work together in harmony, regardless of skin color, gender, ethnicity, or religion. A place where cash has no value, and local farms keep citizens mostly self-sufficient in regards to fresh food. Sounds too idealistic to be true? A town named Auroville is a community of just this...

Science Nerds, Venture Into the First Ever Space-Themed Escape Room

If you have a kid, work with kids, or just enjoy binge watching episodes of NOVA, then you’ve no doubt heard of STEM. Short for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, there’s been a real push to get more young people interested in STEM careers – especially young women. Interest in STEM among teens has dropped...

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 hundred years. The first iteration of gummy bears was created during the 1920s by German entrepreneur Hans Riegel, when he...

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Not Scared of Hurricanes, These People Abandon Logic and Stay Put. But Why?

Hurricane season is here, and as usual, it has entered the party with a bang. As it makes landfall in the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1, but with the crawling...

Artist Creates Incredible Portraits With the Palm of His Hand

California-based artist Russell Powell combines traditional oil painting techniques with experimental body art to create detailed portraits using his own palm as a stamp. First painting a picture onto the palm of his hand, Russell...

Mom Forgives the Unforgivable and Works With Men Who Took Her Daughter’s Life

It was August of 1993, and Amy Biehl, a bright young Stanford graduate, was working in South Africa as an activist. A 26-year-old Fulbright scholar, Amy’s work was focused on ending Apartheid with a focus...

Koko the Gorilla Delivers Powerful Last Message to Humans Before Passing Away

For kids who grew up in the 1980s, Koko the gorilla was a familiar face who made appearances on numerous TV shows. She challenged the way we look at animals and gave us some incredibly...

What Do The Blind Think of Racism? These Answers Might Surprise You

We often depend on visual cues such as height, weight, age, and skin color to make judgments about people we meet. But how would you judge a stranger if you couldn’t see how he or...

Video Shows Ants Having a Funeral For a Bee and the Internet Has Questions

Ants bringing flower petals to a dead bumble bee might just be the closest thing we get to a live reenactment of A Bug’s Life. The unusual video was captured in Minnesota by Nicole Webinger...

This Petition is Putting Pressure on Supermarkets to Stop Abusing Plastic

Plastic has been making big news in 2018. Earlier this year, National Geographic published an issue titled Planet or Plastic?, which drew attention to the massive amount of plastic waste in our oceans and around...

We Are Killing 100k+ Dolphins and Whales a Year For No Reason and It Has to Stop

A report released earlier this month has revealed that over one hundred thousand dolphins and whales are killed each year to be used as food or bait. The practice of killing cetaceans, a species group...

New Eco-Friendly Battery Makes Running Out of Juice a Thing of the Past

Imagine you’re poised to take a “right-place-right-time” photo. Or you’re in the latter stages of booking a flight on your tablet. Or after some pearls of persuasion, someone is finally entering their number into your...

What Makes LeBron’s School So Special? We’ve Broken it Down For You.

Last week, basketball legend LeBron James opened a public school specially designed for “children in Akron who need it most.” Nearly ten years in the making, the I Promise school now proudly serves 240 at-risk third...

These Kids Sued the Government to Protect the Planet and They Might Just Win

During high school, most kids are stressing about grades, dreaming up school dances, and trying to stay out of trouble with their parents. However, a courageous group of young Americans are doing something bigger than...

These Two Industries are Becoming the Biggest Polluters on the Planet

It’s safe to say that the cheeseburger is one of the most popular menu items in the world. Unfortunately, that popularity comes with a high cost. The ugly truth behind our love of burgers and...

New Study Challenges a Common Stereotype About Same-Sex Parenting

Same sex marriage may be legal in the United States and many other countries, but the social battle that many homosexual and queer people face when it comes to having and raising a child is...

Get Ready for a Wild Ride on the World’s First Virtual Reality Water Slide

There’s no arguing against how awesome waterslides are, and a game of laser tag can be a really fun way to spend 20 minutes. So how does one elevate these already great activities? Virtual reality,...

A Rare Whale Was Slaughtered and Outrage is Growing

Conservationists are outraged after an Icelandic fishing company chose to ignore international law and butcher what appears to be a blue whale. Hvalur HF, the fishing company accused of killing the whale, is owned by...

A Country Divided, Immigration Gave France the Hero it Needed

Without a doubt, we’ll be hearing the name Kylian Mbappé for many more years to come. The 19-year-old soccer phenom scored four goals in the 2018 World Cup for the French national team, won FIFA’s...

Influencers Reveal the Truth Behind Perfect Instagram Posts – and It Feels Good

Everyone is guilty of that feeling when perusing social media; that strange mix of FOMO combined with jealousy and guilt when you view a stunning photo of that model, that social media “it girl”, or that...

The Water We Drink Has Lead & Chemicals in it. Here’s What to Do About It.

The last few years have highlighted a true crisis in America related to a very basic human need: clean water. From the lead that contaminated Flint’s drinking water to the rural counties of Kentucky experiencing...

This Amazing Prosthetic Arm is Also a Tattoo Machine

Skilled French tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet tragically lost his lower right arm 22 years ago. You would think this event ended his career forever, but last month, things changed for JC. He was fitted with...

What Neuroscientists Can Learn From Buddhists

Buddhism is a philosophy that has, for thousands of years, taught millions of people how to attain a life free of suffering – mostly through meditation, a training of the mind to cultivate a mental...