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Explained: How Tibetan Monks Use Meditation to Raise Their Body Temperature

In a remote Buddhist monastery in Northern India, a group of monks sit calmly, lightly dressed and unaffected by the shockingly low temperatures of their surroundings (40 degrees Fahrenheit / 4 degrees Celcius). They are then draped with ice-cold, wet sheets of fabric. In conditions that would not only cause the average person to shiver...

Trump’s Immigration Policy: Who Needs Facts When You Have Lies

In the lead up to this year’s election, we have heard a lot of numbers bandied around when it comes to immigration. It’s hard to understand just how politicians found these figures and what those numbers really mean when translated into financial costs. President-elect Trump ran his campaign promising to deport all undocumented immigrants, but...

This New Water Filter Kills 99% of Bacteria & Helps Millions of People

Across the world, 663 million people do not have access to clean water. 1,000 children per day die due to preventable water and sanitation related diseases. For people in developing nations, finding clean water is a life-threatening challenge they must face every day. But now, access to clean water may be as easy as tearing out a...

Buddhist Monks Praying at Wedding Ceremony Explained: How Tibetan Monks Use Meditation to Raise Their Body Temperature

In a remote Buddhist monastery in Northern India, a group of monks sit calmly, lightly dressed and unaffected by the shockingly low temperatures of their surroundings (40 degrees Fahrenheit / 4 degrees Celcius). They are...

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-10-57-45-am Trump’s Immigration Policy: Who Needs Facts When You Have Lies

In the lead up to this year’s election, we have heard a lot of numbers bandied around when it comes to immigration. It’s hard to understand just how politicians found these figures and what those...

drinkable-book This New Water Filter Kills 99% of Bacteria & Helps Millions of People

Across the world, 663 million people do not have access to clean water. 1,000 children per day die due to preventable water and sanitation related diseases. For people in developing nations, finding clean water is a...

1000509261001_2008586720001_bio-barack-obama-sf-fix-retry What Obama Has Really Accomplished in 8 Years in Office

America has changed a lot since eight years ago, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as 44th President of the United States. How much of that change is down to the man in the Oval Office?...

screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-11-20-01-am This ‘Bionic’ Suit Can Help People with Disabilities Walk Again

The concept of a lightweight bodysuit that amplifies human strength and mobility whilst healing the body may well strike you as outlandishly futuristic, and perhaps a little frightening for its destructive superhuman potential. However, Superflex,...

anonymous-vs-trump What Happened to Anonymous, Who Promised a War on Trump a Few Months Ago?

Back in March 2016, international computer hacking group and perpetual nightmare of every corporate IT employee Anonymous announced they were planning to wage war on then Republican candidate Donald Trump. Then April rolled around, and...

cbdproductsoiltincture_1280px_aa9cf3f1dfe1419195ea708ba7c4e586 The DEA Just Classified CBD Oil Into the Same Category as Heroin. Here’s Why.

Last week, the DEA amended the classification of cannabis, finally making an official distinction between the weed that gets you high and its medicinal extracts, in particular cannabidiol (or CBD). That could have been a...

large_zxyzs2qgskou-uh8fnkixuktzc_am74jyszakkocmje Harvard Researchers May Have Located the Source of Human Consciousness

The discussion of human consciousness is renowned for its tendency to be problematic. Philosophy has attempted for centuries to unravel the root of consciousness with a definition that satisfactorily comprehends the mystery of it, whilst...

583ec45918000093143108e8 This New ‘SkinGun’ Helps Burn Victims Regrow Their Skin in Just a Few Days

A new system developed by New York-based biotech firm RenovaCare is offering a glimmer of hope to burn victims nationwide. The system harvests a burn victim’s stem cells, and sprays it onto the wounds and...

self yoni massage What to Know About Yoni Massage, the Intimate Therapy on the Rise

Having your vagina massaged by a stranger can be difficult to imagine at first, but for some people like me, it marked a major turning point in their sexuality. In the past, I had a tendency...

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-12-31-44-pm New Start-Up Uses Social Media to Reunite Homeless People with Their Families

Each new year, families around the world celebrate their health and happiness with the people they love the most. But what about the 160 million people sitting in shelters or huddling for warmth on a...

coler-fake-news This Fake News Provider Doesn’t Think he’s Doing Anything Wrong

“Is it okay to shout ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater if afterwords you whisper ‘just kidding’?” It’s that line from a Full Frontal With Samantha Bee segment that best sums up the harm associated...

underground-city What’s This Mysterious Ancient Underground City in Turkey?

Deep below the rocky terrain of Turkey’s Cappadocia region is an underground city made of a complex system of chambers and tunnels. Derinkuyu isn’t some modern top secret government project, but an ancient settlement that...

_92328636_img_8641_dxo This Brand New Brain Chip Enables Paralyzed Primates to Walk Again

For the first time in history, a new brain chip was able to restore leg movement in paralyzed primates – a difficult feat that experts suggest could be conducted in human trials in about 10...

empowerment-plan-1 She Creates Coats That Turn Into Sleeping Bags – and Hires Homeless to Make Them

The National Alliance to End Homelessness in America reported almost 500,000 people were homeless in 2015—a decrease in past years, but still an issue that plagues our nation. As a result, extraordinary individuals like Veronika Scott...

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-10-51-58-am Nobody is Paying Attention to the Crisis That Affects 18 Million People in Yemen

Yemen is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis with 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian help, and over 14 million people facing starvation and malnutrition. Faisal, 18 months old, is treated for severe acute...

freeze-dried-fecal-pills-clinical-trial Poop in a Pill: the Bite-Sized Cure for Deadly Gastro Infections

Poop doesn’t get enough credit. Sure, it’s gross and the last thing you’d want to bring up during a dinner conversation. But from nourishing crops to possibly offering a solution to Africa’s water problem, poop...

Insom 950 Here’s What Can Happen if You’re Sleep Deprived

In 1965, Randy Gardner, a 17-year-old high school student broke the record for consecutive days without sleep by going 11 days and 24 minutes with zero shut-eye. Gardner’s friends helped him stay awake during the...