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MIT’s New Cream Pushes the Limits of What Old Looks Like

A team of researchers has just found the holy grail of the cosmetic industry: a cream that delivers an instant facelift. The product, referred to as XPL which stands for ‘cross-linked polymer layer’ (we’re guessing the retail name is a work in progress), can be applied directly to the face and creates an extra layer of...

Baby Photoshoots: Expectations vs Reality

Every loving parent wants to capture their little angel in a perfect shot that they can look back on and cherish forever. Professional photographers work hard to get that impossibly cute shot, but sometimes things don’t quite work out as planned. Scroll down to see 15 hilarious examples of when the reality of a baby...

Street Art With a Strong Message: Meet Pejac

Spanish artist Pejac creates art in various forms and contexts, all with a simple, yet perspective-shifting quality that makes it distinctly his own. His street interventions often involve simple silhouettes, placed in a way that silently raises big questions on morality, social consciousness and environmentalism. We caught up with Pejac for an insight into his...

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o-EMPTY-CLASSROOM If You Believe in God, You Don’t Have to go to School in Texas

Living in a state like Texas, the chances of school getting canceled because of snow are slim to none. Luckily for Texas kids, there is an alternative to beating the system – Jesus. If parents...

48642532.cached Why Hillary Will Always be a Better Candidate Than Trump, According to Louis C.K.

Still undecided about who you should vote for in the next presidential election? Well, comedian Louis C.K. is here to offer his help with one simple question: who would you rather have flying you in...

Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 5.08.47 PM A Teenager Has a Genius Plan to Clean up the Oceans

Kids these days, a bunch of privileged slackers who want everything handed to them, right. Well, not Boyan Slat. The 20-year-old began developing a way to clean up the ocean in his teens, and now...

maxresdefault French Artist Creates Paintings With Single Drops of Ink & Water

French artist David Bayo uses a delicate technique of drawing images onto paper with water, before dropping tiny amounts of ink into it. The way he uses the slow interaction between the two liquids to tell...

Screen-Shot-2016-06-24-at-5.04.26-PM-947x450 Pictures Showing the Harsh Reality of Climate Change

Warnings and statistics surrounding climate change are everywhere. Species extinction, habitat destruction, rising sea levels, drought and natural disasters present tangible evidence of mankind’s assault on the planet. Below are a few recent photographs from all around...

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 10.20.15 AM How One Man with Epilepsy is Conquering Seizures Through Yoga

Yogi Rodney Ji wants people battling epilepsy to know his healing secret: thirty-seven years ago, he conquered his convulsions through yoga. By breathing and meditating, he instinctively discovered a way to suppress most of his...

Bog-Butter-2-970x450 This Ball of Butter is 2,000 Years Old – and it’s Still Edible

Forget about those “I can’t believe it’s not butter” commercials. How about “I can’t believe it’s 2,000-year-old butter”? A farmer in Ireland uncovered a giant gob of butter estimated to be 2,000-years-old, and get this,...

daenerys Maria Aristidou Turns Coffee Spills Into Works of Art

Maria A. Aristidou has always been a talented artist. One day while working on a piece, Maria spilled her cup of coffee – an accident that could have completely ruined her work. Instead, it lead...

1006 Generation Sober: How Millennials Trade Booze for Mindfulness

From a very young age, millennials have earned a reputation for being the most coddled generation in American history. So as they hit their twenties, it was fair to assume a generation raised by over-attentive...

1 Weird & Wonderful: the Inventions You Didn’t Know You Needed

“I enjoy doing things even if they are completely ridiculous sometimes. So what? Let’s do the ridiculous and then something else might come from it.” Dominic Wilcox prefers the title of inventor rather than designer,...

taw-749x450 Here’s How Taiwan Went From ‘Garbage Island’ to One of the Cleanest in the World

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...

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 1.22.51 PM Trump Never Gave ‘Millions’ to Charity but a Mere $10k

If Donald Trump’s proclamations about being a generous donor to charities are to be believed, records should show donations topping $8.5 million. But the actual evidence of his donations isn’t even close to that number –...

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.34.58 PM Artist Uses Skulls to Show Beauty is Everywhere, Even in the Unappealing

British artist Magnus Gjoen explores the oldest corners of the world to bring new light to classic imagery, in ways that cause reflection on commonly held perspectives. In his art, he juxtaposes images and icons of religion, war, history and death...

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 1.45.06 PM MIT Developed a Shape-Shifting Display That Can Imitate Water

In recent years, MIT Media Lab has been tinkering with a futuristic digital interface. A display consisting of white, plastic pins bundle together like pixels in a grid. At first it seems simple and unassuming, but...

mark-bustos-hairdresser-homeless-people-1 Celebrity Hairdresser Gives Free Cuts to the Homeless on His Day Off

Mark Bustos is a high-end hair stylist in New York City, working at a boutique salon where haircuts start at $150 and lots of clients are well-known celebrities. But every Sunday, on his only day off,...

maxresdefault Why Aspirin May be the Most Powerful Weapon in the War on Brain Cancer

Less than 20 percent of people with brain cancer survive more than five years after their diagnosis. It’s one of the most deadly forms of cancer because there are very few treatments for it available....

finalxbox Microsoft Could Bring Xbox One Games to Mobile Devices

Microsoft was all about unity at this year’s E3, emphasizing their continuing goal to make gaming a universal experience. They announced their plans to make Xbox Live available on any device, from Xbox One to PC to tablets and phones....

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 3.04.56 PM Crazy Facts About Animals – and Yes, They’re All 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...

Elon-Musk-Thinks-It’s-Possible-We-Might-All-Be-Living-In-A-Video-Game-780x390 Explained: Why Elon Musk Believes we Live in a Giant Video Game

Earlier this month, intergalactic entrepreneur Elon Musk let us in on his philosophical worldview, and it is entirely appropriate for the man who is turning science fiction into fact. At Re/code’s annual Code Conference, Musk...

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 10.35.03 AM Food Illustrations: the Surprising Art Form of Anna Keville Joyce

Food stylist and artist Anna Keville Joyce paints beautiful images of scenery, animals and objects with a twist that makes her work stand out – they are created entirely from food. Sunflower seeds, cucumber, noodles,...