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 about truth, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Together, they are seeking to address the “global pandemic of sexual violence” by sharing their...

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 the ocean from North America and Europe simply to see it. The site was composed of two spectacles, the Pink...

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 a cluster of irregular-shaped circles or holes. That phobia might seem like a head-scratcher to some people, but it’s very...

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...

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...

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...

There’s a Mysterious Reason Why These Trees Avoid Touching Each Other

Even at the mercy of the relentless prying of modern science, some of mother nature’s mysteries remain uncrackable. One such fascinating mystery is a phenomenon called ‘crown shyness’. Also known as canopy disengagement or inter-crown...

Taiwan Has Found a Brilliant Way to Get People to Recycle More

Most afternoons on the tiny island nation of Taiwan, Beethoven’s iconic tune Fur Elise echoes throughout the streets. Fur Elise is in the fabric of childhood memories across the world, and Taiwan is no exception. It’s just...

Model Who Survived Acid Attack Shares Story of Her Incredible Recovery

In June this year, 21-year-old aspiring model Resham Khan was driving with her cousin Jameel Mukhtar in East London, when a man threw a corrosive substance through her car window and changed their lives forever. The...

“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...

Plan to Kill Millions of Cats by Airdropping Poisonous Food Causes Uproar

Whether your a dog or a cat person, it makes for shocking reading that cats are being hunted and killed in Australia. The country aims to kill 2 million feral cats by 2020, and as...

Amazon Tribe Wins Against Big Oil & Could Set a Precedent

When it comes to their precious Amazon homelands, the Waorani people will stop at nothing to protect the land that their ancestors fought for. Now, they are taking their battle to court. You have no...

End of Aids Epidemic In Sight After Groundbreaking New Discovery

HIV has always been an illusive disease with devastating consequences and even Western medicine has been unable to elevate it entirely. However, a breakthrough discovery has meant that HIV might wiped out once and for...

Plastic Pollution in Oceans is Plain 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...

13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Nominated for Peace Prize Has an Important Message to the World

When did you first start thinking about how you might make the world a better place? Twenty-one? Eighteen? Maybe even fifteen? Autumn Peltier, an indigenous Canadian teenager, gave her first speech advocating for universal access...

Discovery Shows Hidden System in the Brain Doctors Didn’t Know About

Back in 1816, an Italian anatomist by the name of Paolo Mascagni thought he found something peculiar. He claimed that he saw lymphatic vessels – which function like a waste drainage system for the rest...

This Breathing Exercise is Supposed to Get You High Without Drugs

In recent years you may have encountered the term ‘Holotropic Breathwork’, most likely in an article about altered states of consciousness that has all the empirical fortitude of a Goosebumps book. Holotropic Breathwork (or HB...

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...

Neuroscientists Have a Lot to 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...

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...

Tech Whistleblowers Reveal Psychological Tricks Used to Manipulate You

A book written by Nir Eyal, a 37-year-old entrepreneur, almost seems like it could’ve come out of a cliché dystopian sci-fi story. The book is called ‘Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products‘, and is about...