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How One of the Driest Countries Now Makes More Freshwater Than it Needs

The desalination age is officially here. With new advances in the technology, Israel – one of the world’s driest countries – is making enough drinking water to supply 1.5 million people. The country is proving...

How These 2nd Amendment Supporters Turned Gun Safety Advocates

It’s not often that people have the introspection and level-headedness to change their minds about something as controversial as gun control legislation. It’s even rarer that people who have ferociously defended the second amendment and...

Do the Indigenous Hold the Secret to Healing Our Society?

Dozens of elder chiefs gather atop a mountain. They are surrounded by a curious crowd, people who seek to learn about the ancient ways. The leaves of the pine trees above cast shadows over the...

Scientists Think Psoriasis Could be Cured With… Fire Ants

Scientists from Emory University of Medicine, Atlanta have successfully treated mice displaying symptoms of psoriasis using compounds isolated from fire ant venom. The breakthrough offers hope for sufferers of the condition. Psoriasis is an inflammatory...

What You Should Know About Livestock Antibiotics and Our Health

By now, many of us know about the disgusting conditions on factory farms. Animals are kept in tiny cages, and are selectively bred to grow unnaturally large; some chickens become so plump that their legs...

6 Heroes of the Las Vegas Shooting You Need to Know About

On October 1, when a crazed gunman opened fire on a crowd of people attending a music festival in Las Vegas, he left a horrific new mark on America’s growing list of mass shootings, with...

NASA Engineer Thinks Drones Will Save the Earth. Here’s How

A company known as BioCarbon Engineering has developed a way to use drone technology as a solution to the relentless devastation of the Earth’s forests. The company, founded by ex-NASA engineer Lauren Fletcher, plans to combat...

In This Isolated Village, Little Girls Are Turning Into Boys at Puberty

For most boys and girls, puberty is an awkward and difficult time. Voices drop, moods swing, and hair grows in places it never did before. But in an isolated village in the Dominican Republic, 1...

New VR Therapy Helps Kids in the Hospital Cope With Stress and Pain

Physicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, USA are addressing the challenge of pain and anxiety management in the most innovative of ways— distraction-based virtual reality (VR) therapy. Pediatric anesthesiologists Sam Rodriguez and Thomas Caruso...

9 Easy Ways You Can Help Save Our Oceans From Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to the ocean ecosystems. Last year, a study estimated that approximately 8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean from the land every year. The statistics on...

Revolutionary Synthetic Muscle Brings Us One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have just taken a big step towards making the movie Terminator a reality. They’ve made a breakthrough in the field of soft robotics and have successfully produced a 3D printed synthetic...

Antibody Effective Against 99% of HIV Strains Could Finally Eradicate the Virus

A major breakthrough from collaborating scientists at the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi means that we could be just a few years away from the worldwide eradication of HIV. HIV...

Puerto Rico Could Take Decades to Rebuild & Needs Our Help Now

It has been a week since Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, with winds near 150 mph. Maria was the strongest storm to hit the island since 1926, and the level...

How One Anonymous Twitter Account is Cutting Off Breitbart’s Funding

In November 2016, shortly after Trump’s victory in the Presidential election, a Twitter account called ‘Sleeping Giants’ (@slpng_giants) was created. Exactly a week after the election, it sent out its first tweet, alerting a company...

New Study Shows Big Pharma is Lying About Real Cost of Anti-Cancer Drugs

A recent study suggests that anti-cancer drugs in the US are significantly overpriced, and that even with research and development costs considered, these elevated prices cannot be justified. The extraordinary cost associated with cancer treatment...

Trump’s Ban is Already Ruining Transgender People’s Lives in the Military

The recent decision by President Trump to reinstate a ban on transgendered people serving in the military has stirred up widespread controversy both in and outside the military – and the President is likely to...

How You Can Help Fight the Repeal of DACA, in Three Easy Actions

Since President Trump announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) earlier this month, the future of thousands of young immigrants has been up in the air. Set in place by...

AI Can Catch Alzheimer’s 10 Years Before Symptoms Show. Here’s How

Doctors might soon have a new tool to help them catch Alzheimer’s disease years before tell-tale symptoms emerge. A research team in Italy has developed a new AI algorithm that detects changes to the brain...