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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 plastic bags alone are jaw-dropping. Worldwide, 1 million bags are used every minute. A plastic bag has an average ‘life’...

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 their therapeutic effects. But by the ‘70s, they earned a bad reputation as dangerous drugs and became illegal. Fast forward...

“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 of downtown Madrid, Spain. But unlike the character it is named after, this restaurant does not rob the rich with...

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 at Photoshop. “I’ve been photoshopping my kid into marginally dangerous situations. Nothing unbelievable, but enough to make people think “Wait, did...

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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...

This Doctor Believes He Can Treat Addiction With Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a tropical plant from the Amazon that is most commonly brewed into a tea. When ingested, it can induce altered states of consciousness for around four to eight hours. The main ingredients are...

Girl’s Terminal Brain Tumor Vanishes, Baffling Doctors and Western Medicine

An 11-year-old girl’s inoperable brain tumor has disappeared without a trace – and doctors have no explanation for it. Roxli Doss, from Hays County in Texas was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in...

Courageous Woman and Her Rapist Campaign Together to End Sexual Violence

Thordis Elva never expected to write a book, let alone speak on the same TED Talk stage, with Tom Stranger—the man who raped her in 1996. They now travel the world, telling their shared story...

These Abandoned Places Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Humans have a long standing fascination with abandoned places. Perhaps it’s the poignant silence of decay, or the sometimes dark and brutal history behind a site’s abandonement. Either way, the images captured of these now...

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...

The Eighth Wonder of the World May Have Been Rediscovered

Throughout the 19th century, New Zealand boasted one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, a site widely recognized as the “eighth wonder of the world” that drew crowds on the treacherous journey over...