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 heroin addiction, overdose deaths were skyrocketing, the rates of addiction and related issues such as AIDS-deaths were the highest in...

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 ways to manipulate the pleasure centre in the human brain to get people addicted to apps or websites. It advertises...

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 in the store, and those herbicides are why it’s incredibly important to wash your food before you eat it. Mass...

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...

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...

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...

Artist Calls Attention To Street Harassment By Taking Powerful Selfies With Catcallers

Street harassment isn’t harmless flirting. It’s a serious problem that needs more attention. A study published by Stop Street Harassment found that 65% of all women had experienced street harassment. Among them, 23% had been...

Science Finds Proof We Might Live in a Parallel Universe

By now, I’m guessing you’re probably rather well versed with the Multiverse Theory; whether you’ve been introduced to the concept by the television series Fringe, Star Trek, or perhaps Rick and Morty, we are all...

This is What Happened to My Body When I 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...

Watch This Spinach Leaf Carry Blood to Grow Human Tissue

At any given time in the United States, there are approximately 120,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving organ donation and on average, 22 patients on this list die every day. The lack of available tissue...

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...

Beer Company Designs Edible Six-Pack Rings That Feed Animals, Rather Than Harm Them

Saltwater Brewery of Delray Beach, Florida is making a strong environmental change for the better… one six-pack at a time. The company, known for Screamin’ Reels IPA and Sea Cow Milk Stout, has partnered up...

This Animal is the First Confirmed to Understand Humans

We may think our dogs know what we mean when we say “out” or “treat”, but a new study describes a bird that actually listens to and understands humans who communicate with them. The unique...

This Ball of Butter is 2,000 Years Old – and it’s Still Edible

Forget about those “I can’t believe it’s not butter” commercials. How about “I can’t believe it’s 2,000-year-old butter”? A farmer in Ireland uncovered a giant gob of butter estimated to be 2,000-years-old, and get this,...

Generation Sober: How Millennials Trade Booze for Mindfulness

From a very young age, millennials have earned a reputation for being the most coddled generation in American history. So as they hit their twenties, it was fair to assume a generation raised by over-attentive...

10 Everyday Habits That Are Actually Bad for You

It’s now common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health, but of course, that wasn’t always the case. Most of us would like to try and live healthier lives, but might be sabotaging ourselves...

(Video) When a Majestic Rare Solar Phenomenon 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...

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...

The Shoe That Grows: a Brilliant Solution for Children in Poor Countries

If you have children, then you’re well aware they’re constantly outgrowing their shoes. If you had older siblings, you probably had more than a few hand-me-down kicks in your day, but even still, most children...

Smart Phone Addiction Is A Real Issue. Here’s How To Fight Back.

If time travelers from 15 years ago arrived in the year 2020, there are two things that would blow their minds. First, they’d ask, “Why is the host of ‘The Apprentice’ President of the United...

Red States Are Asking For Billions To Fight Climate Change, But Won’t Admit It

Republicans are slowly warming up to the idea that climate change is actually happening. Whether this slow evolution is too late remains to be seen. According to Yale, most registered voters (73%) think global warming...