Not Scared of Hurricanes, These People Abandon Logic and Stay Put. But Why?

Hurricane season is here, and as usual, it has entered the party with a bang. As it makes landfall in the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1, but with the crawling pace of the storm and the probability of storm surge, that doesn’t mean it’s any less dangerous. Already, hundreds of...

Changing History: CT Scans Used to Unravel Mystery of 2000 Year-Old Scrolls

Rising from the ashes of an ancient volcanic eruption, 21st century technology is helping to uncover the mystery locked inside scrolls that are over 2,000 years old. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D, it destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, burying the ancient metropolis under 13 to 20 feet of volcanic ash. The...

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 she looked?  Does race matter to blind people? What would happen if no one could see? Would racism be eradicated...

Not Scared of Hurricanes, These People Abandon Logic and Stay Put. But Why?

Hurricane season is here, and as usual, it has entered the party with a bang. As it makes landfall in the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1, but with the crawling...

Changing History: CT Scans Used to Unravel Mystery of 2000 Year-Old Scrolls

Rising from the ashes of an ancient volcanic eruption, 21st century technology is helping to uncover the mystery locked inside scrolls that are over 2,000 years old. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D, it...

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...

Video Shows Ants Having a Funeral For a Bee and the Internet Has Questions

Ants bringing flower petals to a dead bumble bee might just be the closest thing we get to a live reenactment of A Bug’s Life. The unusual video was captured in Minnesota by Nicole Webinger...

Supermarkets Won’t Stop Abusing Plastic Unless We Force Them To

Plastic has been making big news in 2018. Earlier this year, National Geographic published an issue titled Planet or Plastic?, which drew attention to the massive amount of plastic waste in our oceans and around...

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...

New Eco-Friendly Battery Makes Running Out of Juice a Thing of the Past

Imagine you’re poised to take a “right-place-right-time” photo. Or you’re in the latter stages of booking a flight on your tablet. Or after some pearls of persuasion, someone is finally entering their number into your...

These Kids Sued the Government to Protect the Planet and They Might Just Win

During high school, most kids are stressing about grades, dreaming up school dances, and trying to stay out of trouble with their parents. However, a courageous group of young Americans are doing something bigger than...

These Two Industries are Becoming the Biggest Polluters on the Planet

It’s safe to say that the cheeseburger is one of the most popular menu items in the world. Unfortunately, that popularity comes with a high cost. The ugly truth behind our love of burgers and...

New Study Challenges a Common Stereotype About Same-Sex Parenting

Same sex marriage may be legal in the United States and many other countries, but the social battle that many homosexual and queer people face when it comes to having and raising a child is...

A Rare Whale Was Slaughtered and Outrage is Growing

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 & Chemicals 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...