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Why We Should be Excited About, Not Scared of, Robot Bees

In a new development that sounds like a plot line from a futuristic sci-fi film, researchers have created a robotic, bee-imitating drone in the race to solve the rapid decline in global bee populations. Eijiro Miyako and his colleagues at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology created the tiny drone, that weighs...

How Trump’s Deregulations Mostly Hurt His Own Supporters

Since President Trump took office in January, nearly 100 government regulations across industries have been suspended or reversed. And a recent executive order stated that for every new regulation introduced, two existing regulations must be eliminated (though the enforceability of this order remains in question). But for a president who ran on a platform of...

(VIDEO) Her Heartbreaking Story is Taking the World by Storm

A young girl’s harrowing tale of life in North Korea has captured the world’s attention. Yeonmi Park fled the oppressive regime when she was only 13 years old, and underwent immense trauma in her quest for freedom. Now she’s a human rights advocate and author, giving presentations around the world to raise awareness of the...

robobee Why We Should be Excited About, Not Scared of, Robot Bees

In a new development that sounds like a plot line from a futuristic sci-fi film, researchers have created a robotic, bee-imitating drone in the race to solve the rapid decline in global bee populations. Eijiro...

imrs How Trump’s Deregulations Mostly Hurt His Own Supporters

Since President Trump took office in January, nearly 100 government regulations across industries have been suspended or reversed. And a recent executive order stated that for every new regulation introduced, two existing regulations must be...

park (VIDEO) Her Heartbreaking Story is Taking the World by Storm

A young girl’s harrowing tale of life in North Korea has captured the world’s attention. Yeonmi Park fled the oppressive regime when she was only 13 years old, and underwent immense trauma in her quest...

chrissy Stigma & Need for Help: a Real Talk About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (also known as PPD) is way more common than you might think. If you’re totally unfamiliar with the condition, it’s probably because America isn’t very good at talking about it. With more than three million...

3051316-poster-1280-how-to-become-a-genius-1 Everybody Thinks They’re a Genius – Chances Are, You’re Not

Are you smarter than the average American? According to a study from YouGov, you probably think you are. Unfortunately, statistics show that most of us are indeed of the average IQ level, falling in the...

ApisCor_3d-printed-home 3D Printers Can Now Print Homes… And They Only Cost $10,000

Forget about dealing with flaky contractors or shopping for a home, only to realize that it’ll take you a decade to save up for a down payment. There may be a new alternative on the...

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 1.43.47 PM San Francisco Passes Law Forcing Pet Stores to Only Sell Rescue Animals

If you’ve ever been up late watching cable TV, you’ve probably witnessed this cripplingly sad commercial featuring singer Sarah McLachlan. You know the one—it’s got cats and dogs suffering at the hands of cruel humans....

011215_mindfulness_THUMB_LARGE This School Replaces Detention With Meditation, and Kids Love It

Teachers and staff at San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley middle school know all too well the problems related to violence in American schools. For years the school was plagued by drugs, gang violence, and daily fistfights....

1 - facebook_R6-article-header-970x546- This Fact-Checker is What Everyone Needs to Stop the Spread of Fake News

The phrase “fake news” has been in the news a lot over the past several months. From reports on the internet plague’s impact on the election to major news networks like CNN being accused of...

Committee members use brooms to spread out five cent coins over the Federal Square during an event organised by the Committee for the initiative "CHF 2,500 monthly for everyone" (Grundeinkommen) in Bern October 4, 2013. The Committee delivered 126,000 signatures to the Chancellery on Friday to propose a change in the constitution to implement their initiative. The initiative aims to have a minimum monthly disposal household income of CHF 2,500 (US$ 2,700) given by the government to every citizen living in Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3FL57 Finland is Handing Out Free Money to its Citizens, No Strings Attached

On the 1st day of 2017, Finland began experimenting with a radical new initiative called the Universal Basic Income, or UBI. It involves paying a base wage to all of its citizens, no strings attached....

1 - angry-doughnuts.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x745- This is What Happens to Your Body When You Cut Sugar and Alcohol for a Month

A man in Holland has demonstrated firsthand the impact of a healthy diet by cutting out alcohol, sugar, additives, and preservatives from his consumption for a month. Correspondent Sacha Harland filmed himself for a whole...

1 - texas-Tony-Tinderholt-800x430-800x430- This Politician Thinks Punishing Abortion Would Make Women ‘More Responsible for Sex’

In January of this year, member of the Texas House of Representatives Tony Tinderholt introduced Bill 948, otherwise known as a proposition to abolish abortion entirely across the state. The bill put forward by Tinderholt...

bb_addiction_feat_free Why Everything we Know About Addiction Might be Wrong

100 years ago, drugs were banned in the United States, yet this ban hasn’t done anything to reduce or eradicate addiction. How did that happen? In recent weeks, an animated video, adapted from Johann Hari’s...

screen-shot-2017-02-23-at-11-47-55-am How the Media Should Rewrite its Live Coverage Rules to Fight New Administration’s Lies

Between Sean Spicer’s inauguration statistics lies (during his debut press briefing, no less), Kellyanne Conway’s mythical “Bowling Green Massacre”, and President Trump’s tendency to broadcast misleading, if not entirely fictitious facts, it seems that this...

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 04:  Claire Wineland attends PTTOW! Summit at Terranea Resort on April 4, 2016 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.  (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for PTTOW!) This Inspiring Teen Uses her Terminal Illness to Change the Way We Look at Death

“The people who have been through the most are the people with the most to give” – Claire Wineland. At birth, 19-year-old Claire Wineland was diagnosed with a chronic and terminal disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF)....

rs-aclu-43b571ac-f7ca-403d-8735-a04d8e5956b9 ACLU & Famous Startup Accelerator Team Up Against Trump in Unlikely Partnership

Y Combinator is a big name in Silicon Valley, known as the venture capital company with a hand in helping ambitious startups like Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, and Twitch.tv get off the ground. Twice a year,...

screen-shot-2017-02-13-at-10-05-03-am Why You Should Be Concerned that USDA Removed Animal Welfare Reports from its Website

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) deleted thousands of documents regarding animal welfare—including inspection records and annual reports for commercial animal institutions like zoos, breeders, pet stores, and laboratories—from its website....

Photo by ANJA RINGGREN LOVÉN Remember This Nigerian “Witch Boy”? He’s Happy, Healthy and Off to School

Last year, a starving toddler was left for dead by his parents in a small village in Nigeria before being rescued by Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Loven—the woman who gave him his name. “I...