These Tourist Attractions Promoting Animal Cruelty Should be Banned Already

550,000 wild animals currently suffer at hands of wildlife tourism. Last week in Cambodia, the death of a working elephant caused a global uproar and prompted thousands to sign a petition calling to ban the use of the majestic animals for entertainment. The elderly elephant was ferrying tourists to the famous Angkor Wat temple in a...

This Man Was Almost a School Shooter. Here’s What Stopped Him.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 14, a 19-year-old man stepped out of an Uber outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At precisely 2:21pm, he opened fire inside a school building with an AR-15 semi automatic rifle, and in the six minutes of senseless violence that followed, 17 people lost their lives,...

Finally, an Eco-Village That is More Than “Theory”

As Earth’s population continues to swell, it becomes increasingly clear that the dominant model for resource management and distribution is not designed to cope. A global crisis rages around a shortage of healthy food, clean water, clean energy and waste to resource management, as the ‘big city’ economic model struggles to support the health and...

These Tourist Attractions Promoting Animal Cruelty Should be Banned Already

550,000 wild animals currently suffer at hands of wildlife tourism. Last week in Cambodia, the death of a working elephant caused a global uproar and prompted thousands to sign a petition calling to ban the use...

This Man Was Almost a School Shooter. Here’s What Stopped Him.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 14, a 19-year-old man stepped out of an Uber outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At precisely 2:21pm, he opened fire inside a school building with...

Finally, an Eco-Village That is More Than “Theory”

As Earth’s population continues to swell, it becomes increasingly clear that the dominant model for resource management and distribution is not designed to cope. A global crisis rages around a shortage of healthy food, clean...

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...

This New Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech and Text

A new piece of wearable technology could finally bring sign language to the digital era. Saudi designer and media artist Hadeel Ayoub‘s SignLanguageGlove is outfitted with five flex sensors and two accelerometers that interpret what...

All Blue-Eyed People Might Be Related To One 10,000 Year-Old Ancestor

“Behind Blue Eyes,” “It’s Blue Eyes Blue,” “Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue”; baby blues have long been a popular reference in pop music, but they’re actually a genetic mutation. A team at the University...

60,000 Year-Old Indigenous Healing Techniques Make Their Way Into Hospitals

For thousands of years, people around the world have used traditional healing methods to heal the sick and wounded. Before the advent of modern medicine, indigenous healers used natural therapies, and plant and animal-based remedies....

What Do The Blind Think of Racism? These Answers Might Surprise You

We often depend on visual cues such as height, weight, age, and skin color to make judgments about people we meet. But how would you judge a stranger if you couldn’t see how he or...

These Plant-Covered Skyscrapers are Fighting Pollution in Cities

Despite what some world leaders might think, climate change is a real threat to our planet’s livelihood. To help combat the detrimental effects of pollution and overcrowding, eco-conscious countries and individuals are rethinking some of...

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 33 states, and more states could follow the wave once the next presidential election comes around. As a result, scientists are currently in overdrive to sort...

We Are Killing 100k+ Dolphins and Whales a Year For No Reason and It Has to Stop

A report released earlier this month has revealed that over one hundred thousand dolphins and whales are killed each year to be used as food or bait. The practice of killing cetaceans, a species group...

California Gun Law Aims to Reduce Police Brutality. Here’s How

Stephon Clark. Michael Brown. Treyvon Martin. These are three of the many unarmed black men killed recently at the hands of police officers. How many more will lose their lives before lawmakers change the way...

Mesmerizing “Rainbow Art” is Taking Over Museums & Instagram

Gabriel Dawe creates seemingly magical, indoor rainbows that stretch between the inner structures of buildings. His works are visual representations of the full spectrum of natural light, harnessed by stretching and layering miles of colored...

Colorado Found a Solution to Fix the $165 Billion Food Waste Problem

There is a stench in the air around LaSalle, Colorado, that stinks of rotting produce and cow manure. That unpleasant smell is methane gas and for Colorado it means money in the form of electricity....

“Space Elevator” is Looking More and More Like a Reality

Researchers from Japan’s Shizuoka University are taking the next step towards building the first space elevator by launching their Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-Mini elevator, or STARS-Me from the International Space Station (ISS). “It’s going...

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...

This Moving Company Moves Domestic Abuse Victims For Free

When a domestic abuse victim courageously decides to leave the house where she’s been battered, time is of the essence. Also paying for the move shouldn’t be an additional cause for worry, which is why one...

Why Some People are Still in Denial Over Climate Change & Evolution

Author Jonathan Swift once said: “You cannot reason someone out of something he or she was not reasoned into.” Three hundred years later, man hasn’t changed much. Today in America, where you can access information...