First Blue Whale Slaughtered in 40 Years Has the World Outraged

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 Icelandic multi-millionaire Kristján Loftsson. According to international anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd, the whale was killed around July 7, with...

The Water We Drink Has Lead 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 water polluted by disinfectant chemicals, the United States faces the reality of damage brought on by years of ignorance and...

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 state of tranquility, get rid of negative emotions and enhance desirable qualities. In the past decade, after realizing its benefits...

First Blue Whale Slaughtered in 40 Years Has the World Outraged

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...

The Water We Drink Has Lead 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...

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...

This Little Robot Might Solve the World’s Big Pesticide Problem

Most commercial farmers spray their entire fields with pesticides, and count on their genetically modified crops to withstand the herbicide while harmful weeds do not. Those crops go on to become the groceries we buy...

Europe Just Launched the Boldest Attack on the Plastics Industry Yet

The European Union has recently made a bold call in the name of the environment and greener living: a ban on single-use plastics. Passed as is, the EU would see 90% of single-use plastic bottles...

It’s Official: NASA is Making Cryosleep a Reality

Oh, to have a good night’s sleep! Indeed, many of us are sleep deprived; trudging around the workplace, lumbering the kids to-and-from school, like zombies auto piloted by coffee. In fact, according to the American...

Psychedelics Can Heal Damaged Brain Cells in Patients With Mental Illness

Every year that goes by, it becomes a little more evident that the hippies from the 60s and 70s had it right. They were hard into yoga, consumed raw and organic foods, and partook pretty...

An Intense, Specific Diet Reversed Type II Diabetes in 86% of Patients

Doctors in the UK just announced that people enrolled in a radical weight loss program were able to reverse type 2 diabetes. The outcome was published in the leading academic journal the Lancet. Because the...

A Psychedelic Renaissance That the Mainstream Can Get Behind

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...

Finally, Something Amazing is Happening to the Amazon Rainforest

Brazilians have a lot to be happy about this month with a huge win for the country’s most cherished natural wonders – the Amazon rainforest. Both human rights groups and environmentalists have been fighting for...

A Bunch of ‘Kayactivists’ Blocked a Pipeline Expansion in the Most Creative Way

Dozens of colorful kayaks and canoes dotted the water, while hundreds of sign-bearing protesters marched to the Seattle waterfront on May 15th. Although they came from differing backgrounds and activist groups, they all shared a...

Costa Rica’s Quality of Life is Through the Roof. How Did They Pull it Off?

In today’s political climate, it can be more tempting than ever to run away from it all, to escape life by sitting on a beach somewhere warm and distant. Asking for that beach to be...

If You Have One of These Common Health Issues, You Might Want to Give Pot a Try

Currently in the US, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, and more states could follow the wave once the mid-term elections come around. As a result, scientists are currently in overdrive to sort out...

Science Finds Plants Have Incredible Human-Like Behaviors

Three and a half decades ago, a book called ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ caused a media storm, claiming that plants had feelings, could telepathize, and even read our minds. So much was the hype...

Can Spraying Sulfur Into the Atmosphere Help Solve Global Warming?

Scientists have come up with several intriguing and innovative plans to halt global warming. Many of these plans involve reflecting sunlight away from the planet to lower global temperatures — broadly referred to as ‘solar...

New Facial Recognition Tech Reunites Missing Kids With Their Families

For many kids, being permanently separated from their parents is unimaginable. Sadly, it’s a reality for thousands of children in India who have seemingly disappeared in thin air. But thanks to a new facial recognition...

Eat Them While You Can: 10 Foods on the Verge of Extinction

As climate change wreaks havoc on the environment, food production is suffering, and farming is becoming more difficult. These 10 foods could soon disappear because of climate change, along with the pleasurable experiences that we...

First Ever Ocean Cleanup is About to Begin, and It’s a Big Deal

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest area of accumulated ocean plastic on the planet, measuring 1.6 million square km or 617,700 square miles across – three times the size of France. Located at...