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This Eleven Year-Old’s Invention is Why We Need More Women in Science

Last month, the Young Scientist Lab named Gintanjali Rao America’s Top Young Scientist, a remarkable achievement for an eleven-year-old, perhaps made all the more extraordinary for the fact that Gintanjali happens to be a girl....

Study Shows Elephants Avoid Cancer with ‘Zombie’ Gene

Our giant mammalian cousin the elephant has a weirdly long life span. Simple logic says that cancers should be developing more frequently in elephants, given the sheer number of cells they have in their body....

Photograph: The Hill These Billionaires Are Asking Congress Not to Cut Their Taxes

When President Trump was elected, the fact that he was planning to give massive tax cuts to the rich became common knowledge quite rapidly. For couples earning above $470,000, Trump planned to cut income tax...

San Diego Has an Unusual But Effective Way to House its Homeless Vets

On any given night in the United States, around 40,000 homeless veterans are left without a roof over their heads. Homelessness is a global issue with a cycle that has proven difficult to break. However,...

This 12-Year-Old Epileptic Girl Isn’t Afraid to Sue Jeff Sessions to Legalize Marijuana

Last year, Alexis Bortell’s book advocating the legalization of medical marijuana was published and distributed by Amazon. There’s nothing especially surprising about that: activists often write books about the causes they’re passionate about. Now, the...

These Plant-Covered Skyscrapers are Meant to Fight Pollution in Cities

Despite what some world leaders might think, climate change is a real threat to our planet’s livelihood. To help combat the detrimental effects of pollution and overcrowding, eco-conscious countries and individuals are rethinking some of...

Physicist Believes These Computers Could Make Immortality Possible

The famous Professor of Particle Physics, Brian Cox, is one of many scientists who believe we will soon be able to completely merge our human existence with machines. Specifically, he believes that we aren’t that...

This Breathing Exercise is Supposed to Get You High Without Drugs

In recent years you may have encountered the term ‘Holotropic Breathwork’, most likely in an article about altered states of consciousness that has all the empirical fortitude of a Goosebumps book. Holotropic Breathwork (or HB...

The Family Profiting From the Opioid Crisis Hides Behind Charity

America is facing an unprecedented public health crisis— opioid addiction and the subsequent loss of many lives. The prescription drug OxyContin has been attributed to many of these deaths. Amazingly, however, little is known about...

Finally, an Eco-Village That is More Than “Theory”

As Earth’s population continues to swell, it becomes increasingly clear that the dominant model for resource management and distribution is not designed to cope. A global crisis rages around a shortage of healthy food, clean...

Big Pharma Billionaire Arrested for Bribing Doctors to Prescribe Opioids

Billionaire and founder of Insys Therapeutics, Dr John Kapoor, has been arrested for his involvement in a diabolical scheme involving his company’s top selling opioid drug— Subsys. Curiously, it all went down on the very...

Mystery Fossil Teeth Spark Controversy About the History of Mankind

In 2016, a group of researchers in Germany found two fossilized teeth belonging to an unknown early primate. One of the teeth, the researchers say, is similar to that of closely related human ancestors, which...

Republicans Passed a Vote to Protect Banks From Consumers. Yes, You Read That Right.

Donald Trump won the presidency on the back of his ‘drain the swamp’ rhetoric, rallying the rust belt against ‘crooked’ Hillary Clinton, not quite the wolf of Wall Street, but possibly the witch of it....

China is Creating a “Social Score” to Rate Citizens and it’s Terrifying

In the first episode of the most recent season of Charlie Brooker’s hit dystopian drama Black Mirror, he imagines a society in which every social interaction is rated and ranked like an Uber ride. If...

France to Fine Men for Catcalling Women After #ExposeYourPig Goes Viral

France is looking to fine men for catcalling or aggressive behavior towards women in public. The proposals, which went under discussion this month, also include calls to extend the statute of limitations in cases of...

As the #MeToo Hashtag Floods Social Media, Some Stay Awfully Quiet: Men

The number of tweets, Facebook statuses and Tumblr blogs posts using the #MeToo hashtag to give accounts of sexual harassment, violence and abuse is depressing and shocking. But it’s not surprising. Anybody who has been...

How Colorado Puts Its Marijuana Tax Revenue to Good Use

In recent years, the state of Colorado has cultivated a booming marijuana industry after recreational use of the plant was legalized in January 2014. Recently, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a new budget bill that will...

Trendy Supplement Can Damage Your Organs And Make Your Skin Blue

You may have begun to encounter the use of colloidal silver as a supplement in recent years. Whether it’s been recommended by a friend, you’ve stumbled across it in the back aisle of your pharmacy,...