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Germany Produces So Much Free Electricity, It Pays People to Use It

Who wouldn’t love a little free electricity? Lucky citizens in Germany received a lovely Christmas gift when energy prices dipped so low that they reached negative numbers. “Free energy” thanks to renewable resources On December 24th and 25th 2017, a bout of windy weather caused electricity prices in Germany to drop to the negatives. Simply...

Can This Vending Machine Help the Homeless Survive Winter?

Each winter, families around the world celebrate holidays, health, and happiness together, comforted by roaring fireplaces, scrumptious food, and good company. But what about the 160 million people huddling for warmth on street corners? How will they survive the extreme storms and pop-up ‘bomb cyclones’? How will they fortify themselves to have strength for one...

Could “Artificial” Sperm Cure Infertility?

Researchers from Cambridge University’s Gurdon Institute have made significant progress towards the replication of  human sperm cells in the lab. Their work, which employed miniature artificial testicles to support cell development, is a vast improvement on past endeavors. In fact, the breakthrough is a significant milestone, a “halfway point” in the development of viable artificial...

Germany Produces So Much Free Electricity, It Pays People to Use It

Who wouldn’t love a little free electricity? Lucky citizens in Germany received a lovely Christmas gift when energy prices dipped so low that they reached negative numbers. “Free energy” thanks to renewable resources On December...

Can This Vending Machine Help the Homeless Survive Winter?

Each winter, families around the world celebrate holidays, health, and happiness together, comforted by roaring fireplaces, scrumptious food, and good company. But what about the 160 million people huddling for warmth on street corners? How...

Could “Artificial” Sperm Cure Infertility?

Researchers from Cambridge University’s Gurdon Institute have made significant progress towards the replication of  human sperm cells in the lab. Their work, which employed miniature artificial testicles to support cell development, is a vast improvement...

Researchers Accidentally Invent Glass That Repairs Itself When Broken

Sounds like magic? Chemists in Japan have just invented a new type of glass that can heal itself when cracked or broken. All it takes is a little squeeze – the glass is able to...

Portugal Treats Addicts as Patients, Not Criminals, and the Results Are Staggering

In 2001, in the midst of a heroin crisis, Portugal’s government took the radical step of decriminalizing the possession and consumption of all illegal drugs. At the time, around 1 in 100 Portuguese suffered with...

This Baby Was Born From an Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

They could have been classmates – or better yet, best friends. Just over a month ago, a 26-year old woman in Tennessee gave birth to a baby girl conceived 24 years ago, only 18 months...

Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older iPhones and Explains Why

Apple has long been accused of intentionally slowing down iPhones for the sole purpose of coercing consumers into purchasing their latest products. Just when we thought we could safely enter this one into the annals...

Is This Weird Asteroid a Sign of Alien Life? The First Results Are In

Is “home” finally returning ET’s call? That’s what researchers at the Breakthrough Listen initiative, the largest scientific research program aimed at finding evidence of civilizations beyond Earth, are hoping to find out. Scientists of the...

Sick Children No Longer Something Congress Can Agree On

Children are our nation’s future. They are tomorrow’s workers, teachers, and leaders, and their well-being is a worthy investment. Back in 1997, when about 14% of children in the United States did not have health...

(Video) Majestic Solar Phenomenon Just Appeared in Sweden

As if frolicking about in the snow at a Swedish ski resort wasn’t awe-inspiring enough, earlier this month slope-goers were treated to an exquisite and rare phenomenon known as a sun halo. As the sun...

Why is Deutsche Bank so Important to Mueller’s Investigation?

This week, we learned that the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller issued a subpoena to the financial institution Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany and the current biggest lender to President Donald...

Woman With First Womb Transplant Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby

A baby boy just made US history in Dallas. His mother, who received an experimental womb transplant to get pregnant, is the first person in the country to give birth following this procedure. Researchers see...

10 Reasons Why the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Terrible Idea

Last month, the TransCanada Co. got the nod of approval from the Nebraska Public Service Commission to build the controversial $8 billion, 875-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which when completed, will carry up to 830,000 barrels of...

Should We Redesign Our Hospitals to Improve Staff and Patients’ Lives?

A visit to the hospital is certainly far from pleasurable. In addition to the burden of pain, discomfort and embarrassment that is associated with our ailment, we are further troubled by the prospect of spending...

Brown University Takes Bold Step to Counter Trump’s Cuts to Student Grants

Student loan debt has become a financial weight for the majority of college graduates, and it could become even heavier with the Trump administration’s plans to slash funding for Pell Grants. The recently announced budget...

Outraging Video Shows Migrants Being Sold as Slaves in Libya

Last week, CNN published a video of African migrants apparently being sold in a slave auction. The video, filmed in August of this year, showed a man selling migrant slaves for farm work, declaring that...

Animal Cruelty: The Tourist Attractions that Should be Banned

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...

Muslim Activists are Destroying ISIS’ Presence on the Internet

For a long time, ISIS has had a disturbingly competent online presence. They have a glossy online magazine that teaches subscribers how to make bombs in their homes, they upload regular propaganda videos to YouTube,...