This Awesome Glass House Works with Nature Instead of Against it

Deep in the woods of Almaty, Kazakhstan, stands a humble fir tree that seems no different from the hundreds that surround it. A. Masow Design Studio, however, has big plans to build an incredible glass house that will completely encapsulate it. The cylindrical structure reinvents the concept of a tree house. When completed, it will...

Body Hacking: Futuristic, Creepy and Totally Unregulated

A man walks into a large room and finds his place in line behind others waiting for their turn. When he arrives at the table, he sits down while a man in everyday clothes swabs his hand with alcohol and prepares a syringe. The needle is stabbed into his skin and it’s over – he’s...

Construction Workers Discover 1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic

A few months ago in Lod, Israel, construction workers were building a visitor centre when they stumbled across something that captured their attention. A 1,700-year-old roman mosaic of incredible beauty and intricacy, an example of exceptional artistic ability, concealed for centuries beneath the rubble. The sprawling mural (covering over 180 square meters) is said to have...

Get Lost in Peter Kogler’s Mind-Bending Illusion Rooms

Peter Kogler is an Austrian artist who first gained attention in the art scene in the 1980s. Early in his career, Kogler experimented with painting, performance and experimental film, but since 1984 has worked with computer technology to create mind-bending spaces. Using carefully calculated black lines on white background, Kogler warps, curves and curls his...

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They Can’t Fly, But These People Have Weird Superhuman Abilities

There is no doubt that human beings are incredible creatures. But every now and then, one is born that boggles even the brightest minds. Below are 10 people from around the world with superhuman abilities...

20+ Crazy Facts About Animals Your Biology Teacher Forgot To Tell You

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...

She Creates Coats That Turn Into Sleeping Bags – and Hires Homeless to Make Them

The National Alliance to End Homelessness in America reported almost 500,000 people were homeless last year—a decrease in past years, but still an issue that plagues our nation. As a result, extraordinary individuals like Veronika...

Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You’re Sleep Deprived

In 1965, Randy Gardner, a 17-year-old high school student broke the record for consecutive days without sleep by going 11 days and 24 minutes with zero shut-eye. Gardner’s friends helped him stay awake during the...

Ancient ‘Computer’ Proves Greeks Had Everything Figured Out Way Before Us

In the year 1900, a group of sponge divers were exploring the ocean floor off the coast of Antikythera, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. There they came across an ancient ship wreck that...

This Glove Steadies Shaky Hands Caused by Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease affects one in every 500 people. It’s a nervous system disorder that causes hand tremors that can make simple tasks such as using a computer, stepping into a bathtub, or eating with a...

How One Family Gave This Terminally Ill Dog the Best Gift Ever

Adalard isn’t your typical boxer. Sure, he has the playful and loving disposition associated with the breed, but unfortunately for the three-year-old pup, he has an inoperable tumor on the inside of his cranial cavity,...

Photographer Brings Klimt’s Paintings to Life With Real Models

At this year’s annual Life Ball in Vienna, photographer Inge Prader used real life models and elaborate props to recreate the famous paintings of artist Gustav Klimt. The event, which this year was Vienesse Sessionist-themed,...

7 Real Life Mysteries Science Hasn’t Been Able to Explain

Modern science has been solving some of the world’s most important problems; but not all of them. The 7 incredible mysteries below have eluded our brightest minds, leaving us with questions still beyond our grasp....

How’d You Like To Stay at This Out-Of-This-World Star Wars-Themed Airbnb?

It seems like Star Wars is everywhere these days. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is in the theaters, “The Mandalorian” is on Disney +, new video games are constantly coming out, and the toy...

‘Muxes’: Meet the Highly Respected Third Gender Celebrated in Mexico

Every November in Juchitán, Oaxaca, the four-day long celebration ‘La Vela de las Auténticas Intrépidas Buscadoras del Peligró’ (The Celebration of the Bold Seekers of Danger) takes over the streets, as locals gather in honor of the...

The U.S. Cancer Death Rate Just Had The Sharpest Drop Ever Recorded in a Year

The news is so saturated with negative stories that it’s sometimes hard to realize that we actually live in the most peaceful and prosperous time in world history. Worldwide poverty is on the steep decline...

Why Everything we Know About Addiction Might be Wrong

100 years ago, drugs were banned in the United States, yet this ban hasn’t done anything to reduce or eradicate addiction. How did that happen? In recent weeks, an animated video, adapted from Johann Hari’s...

Got a Dark Sense of Humor? You’re Not Depraved, Just Smart According to Science

If you’re the kind of person who reads a news story about a person who choked to death during an eating competition and comments “guess he bit off more than he could chew”, you’re probably...

One-of-a-Kind City Abandoned Religion, Politics, and 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...

10 Inventions That Will Actually Make a Difference For The Planet This Year

Every day, it seems that creative and forward-thinking people are responding to the rising demand for inventions that are both useful and ecologically conscious. Some products seem to be straight out of Black Mirror—with their...

These Patients Beat Cancer Without Western Medicine and Doctors are Stumped

It’s the disease that causes the most heartbreak, tearing away loved ones unexpectedly. With researchers still pressing on to find a cure and trying to understand this illusive condition, there have been some remarkable cases...

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...

For The First Time in Over 20 Years, Congress Will Fund Research On Gun Violence

In 1993, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study by Arthur Kellermann that found that guns in a home increase the risk of homicide happening in that house. According to the study, having...

Muslim-Owned Restaurant Will Serve the Elderly and Homeless for Free on Christmas

Back in November, an elderly women stopped by Shish restaurant, located in southeast London, to ask for a simple favor. She was struggling to close a window at her nearby home, and wondered if someone...