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In Unlikely Partnership, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana Are Joining Forces

We’re not far off from the day when Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant orders around Microsoft’s Cortana, and vice versa. Two of the tech industry’s biggest titans, Microsoft’s Satya Nadellaand and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, have announced...

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...

Here’s How Phones & Screen Time Really Impact Kids’ Mental Health

A provocative new article in The Atlantic poses that “post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental health crisis.” Referred to as Generation Z (or the...

For the First Time, a Woman Has Been Cryogenically Frozen Hoping to be Resuscitated

In today’s rapidly evolving world, it seems that miracles no longer belong to fairytales, and are in fact getting more and more within our reach. Earlier this year, we moved one step closer to perhaps...

How the Internet is Trying to Break the White Supremacy Movement

The violent protests of white supremacists and self-described neo-Nazis in response to the removal of a Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville have deeply shocked and disappointed people across the globe. However, amidst the appalling displays...

This Innovative Inflatable Vest Can Save Lives in a Motorcycle Crash (Video)

Every new car on the market today comes with airbags to protect drivers and passengers in the event of a crash. So why not motorcycles? Well, in a way, they do now. The motorcycle itself...

How We’ll Evolve and Most Likely Become Immortal in the Next 1,000 Years

In the last few hundred years, the human race has advanced by leaps and bounds. Changes in the way that we live seem to happen faster than one could say ‘evolution’. After throwing technology and...

Things that Happened After Charlottesville That Restored Our Faith in Humanity

When tragedy hits, whether it’s a natural disaster or violent terrorism, we are speechless. In awe. In disgust. And yet, in the aftermath of the terrible death and destruction witnessed in Charlottesville this past weekend,...

This is What Earth Might Look Like in a Billion Years

It’s impossible to accurately predict the future. Science, however, can make a pretty well calculated estimation. Youtube Channel RealLifeLore recently published a video that packs the next billion years of reasonable, science-backed predictions for the...

This Revolutionary Wheelchair Gives Users the Freedom to Stand Up (Video)

Sometimes a simple, innovative concept can completely change someone’s life for the better. At the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab’s Center for Bionic Medicine in Chicago, engineers have developed a manual wheelchair that allows users to either sit or...

This New Digital Urn Makes us Approach Death in a Radically Different Way

The traditions of burial and cremation after death are near universal practices that have come to be recognized as fundamentally human signs of respect for our dead. We have buried our dead for over 100,000...

Scientists Have a New Theory on Why Aliens Haven’t Communicated With us Yet

Here is a thought: there are billions upon billions of stars in the universe similar to our sun. There is also a high probability that a number of these suns are orbited by planets very...

Billions in Student Loan Debt May be Wiped Away. Here’s Why

Imagine walking into a court and announcing that Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, and Mark Zuckerberg all owe you money. Sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? That is, until you are told to prove it. Across the...

Why is the U.S. the Only Developed Country Without Paid Maternity Leave?

The United States’ failure to provide federally-mandated paid parental leave is undoubtedly one of its greatest social and economic oversights and has grown to become an issue with a great deal of political heft in...

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...

This Circus Program Aims to Bring Back Smiles on Refugee Kids’ Faces

The journey of the refugee is a tumultuous and unpredictable experience, plagued by complex and multi-faceted issues that can prove disastrous socially, economically, and psychologically for the individuals facing them. For the first time in...

Trump’s Apprenticeship Program Should Retrain Coal Miners to Solar Energy Jobs

President Trump signed an executive order last week aiming to boost the current number of apprenticeships in the U.S. The executive order removes federal restrictions that have prevented industries from implementing apprenticeship programs in the...

A Tan Without Actual Sun? We Dreamt About it, Scientists Made it Happen

Good news for all the pale-skinned redheads that burst into flames the second they step onto the beach – you might be able to have a tan after all. Scientists have developed a drug that...