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Scientists Have a New Theory on Why Aliens Haven’t Communicated With us Yet

Here is a thought: there are billions upon billions of stars in the universe similar to our sun. There is also a high probability that a number of these suns are orbited by planets very similar in mass and composition to our Earth. If we can assume that the ecological history of our Earth is...

Billions in Student Loan Debt May be Wiped Away. Here’s Why

Imagine walking into a court and announcing that Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, and Mark Zuckerberg all owe you money. Sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? That is, until you are told to prove it. Across the country, lending companies are finding themselves in this same situation, due to their inability to produce the critical paperwork declaring...

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 Village’, located in a southern district of Semarang, was tired of the squalor in which they lived. They wanted to...

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Why is the U.S. the Only Developed Country Without Paid Maternity Leave?

The United States’ failure to provide federally-mandated paid parental leave is undoubtedly one of its greatest social and economic oversights and has grown to become an issue with a great deal of political heft in...

This 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...

80 Brave Strangers Made a Human Chain to Rescue a Drowning Family

In danger of drowning and completely desperate, 80 brave strangers came forward to save Stephen and Noah Ursey from what could have been a horrible tragedy. The siblings, ages 8 and 11, were recently swimming...

Does This Photo Freak You Out? Your Evolutionary Survival Instinct is Kicking in

Does the image of a lotus pod give you the creeps and make you want to lock your bedroom door and hide under the covers? If so, well, you might suffer from trypophobia: the fear of...

This First Transgender Doll Aims to Educate Kids About Gender Identity

To an adult, a child’s toy may appear to be nothing but a colorful piece of plastic that clutters the lounge room floor. But in reality, a simple toy can be an incredibly powerful educational tool...

This New Digital Urn Makes us Approach Death in a Radically Different Way

The traditions of burial and cremation after death are near universal practices that have come to be recognized as fundamentally human signs of respect for our dead. We have buried our dead for over 100,000...

These Haunting Sculptures of Children Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Gehard Demetz grew up in the Dolomites, northern Italy, an area with a history of battle and warfare. His haunting sculptures, expertly carved from wooden blocks, tell stories of the loss of childlike innocence and...

Atlanta’s HIV Rate is so Bad, This Rapper Turned a Trap House Into a Free Clinic

Atlanta residents driving down Howell Mill Road got a colorful surprise this week when they saw a prewar bungalow splashed with pink and the word “Trap” spray-painted in black over the home’s porch. The “trap...

This Circus Program Aims to Bring Back Smiles on Refugee Kids’ Faces

The journey of the refugee is a tumultuous and unpredictable experience, plagued by complex and multi-faceted issues that can prove disastrous socially, economically, and psychologically for the individuals facing them. For the first time in...

Believe it or Not, These Incredible Photos Have All Been Shot With an iPhone

The first cellphone to have an inbuilt camera was invented only 15 years ago. The Nokia 7560 boasted a “large 176×208 pixel color display,” according to a media release at the time. At that point, it would have been...

AI Tried to Create Inspirational Quotes, and it Went Hilariously Wrong

AI is a concept that both excites and terrifies us. Machine learning systems are set to revolutionize and streamline the way we live, work, and interact with one another, yet many people are still unnerved...

Holy Guacamole! These Intricate Food Carvings are Out of This World

26-year-old Daniele Barresi is an Italian carving designer who turns fruits and vegetables into incredible works of art. For years, Daniele has been using kitchen knives, pens, melon ballers and vegetable peelers to carve his...

Trump’s Apprenticeship Program Should Retrain Coal Miners to Solar Energy Jobs

President Trump signed an executive order last week aiming to boost the current number of apprenticeships in the U.S. The executive order removes federal restrictions that have prevented industries from implementing apprenticeship programs in the...

A Terminally Ill Girl Got the Fairy Tale Wedding She Dreamed Of

(Note: a tidal wave of “all the feels” may hit you reading this story.) A terminally ill 5-year-old got her dream wedding that had her walking the aisle as a fairy princess with her best...

Bill Cosby Goes on Tour to Teach Men How to Avoid Sexual Assault Allegations

After an excruciating 52 hours of deliberation, Bill Cosby’s criminal trial ended in a deadlock last week as the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision and were forced to declare a mistrial. The...

This Family Won $429 Million at the Lottery, and Used it in the Best Possible Way

A New Jersey family is taking the expression “pay it forward” to heart and plans to use their lottery winnings to do some real good in their hometown. While many squander lottery winnings on frivolous...

These Fluid Art Videos are so Hypnotizing We Can’t Look Away From Them

California-based artist Crystal Ma creates mesmerizing artworks with a simple yet genius method. She uses a large cup to mix paint with a pouring medium and water. Then she adds a small amount of silicone...

World’s First Water Park for People with Disabilities Opens in the U.S.

A new water park has opened in San Antonio, Texas, which has been purposely built to accommodate guests of all abilities. The park, Morgan’s Inspiration Island, has been carefully designed to be fully wheelchair-accessible, filled with...

A Tan Without Actual Sun? We Dreamt About it, Scientists Made it Happen

Good news for all the pale-skinned redheads that burst into flames the second they step onto the beach – you might be able to have a tan after all. Scientists have developed a drug that...

MIT’s Color-Changing Tattoo Tracks Your Health in Real Time

With an incredible new project that blends biotechnology and body art, researchers from MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed a tattoo ink that changes color to provide real-time updates on the body’s health. The project,...