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10 Blatant Lies About Refugees in the U.S. People Believe

Refugees have gotten a bad rap recently, especially after President Trump signed an executive order barring Syrian refugees from entering the United States until further notice, justifying his actions by saying it was “to keep...

How Sick Children are Trying to Change Medical Marijuana Laws in the U.S.

Marijuana might not have the sordid reputation it once had, but it’s still illegal at a federal level and medical marijuana is only legal in about half the states. Hundreds of families are working to...

Scientists Might Have Just Accidentally Cured Our Plastic Epidemic

Plastic waste is creeping into every corner of the planet; but thanks to an unexpected ally in the form of a bacterial enzyme, we may have a chance at solving this growing pollution problem. Because...

New Childhood Cancer Treatment Has an Incredible 93% Success Rate

Two years ago, 13-year old Briana Ayala, an aspiring fashion designer, faced a life-changing dilemma. Doctors found a rare tumor wrapped around her aorta, the largest artery in the body. Although they were initially able...

This Carbon Negative House Produces More Energy Than it Consumes

By now, we all know how crucial it is for the well-being of our planet and survival of future generations to reduce our carbon footprint. But we all have busy lives, and sometimes, adopting a...

Yes, Africa is Splitting in Two. But It’s Not That Simple

With a land area of close to 12 million square miles, Africa is the second largest continent on Earth. Last month, a massive crack began to form in the eastern part of the continent —...

New California Gun Law Aims to Reduce Police Brutality. Here’s How

Stephon Clark. Michael Brown. Treyvon Martin. These are three of the many unarmed black men killed recently at the hands of police officers. How many more will lose their lives before lawmakers change the way...

The Debate on Cell Phones and Cancer Just Took a Turn

If you have a compulsion to put your phone in another room when you sleep, or you’re a guy who worries about what the device in your pocket is doing to your nether regions, I’m...

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...

10 Futuristic Breakthroughs That Are Saving Millions of Lives

It’s almost mind-boggling to think that between 1900 to 2017, global life expectancy more than doubled, with a majority of people living past the 70-year mark. The cause of this uptick in human life expectancy...

Can Decriminalizing Pot Help Solve the Opioid Crisis?

Proponents of marijuana legalization have long said that legal marijuana could curb the ever-increasing abuse of opioids. Now, two new studies add powerful support to their claim. The papers suggest that opioid use decreased in...

Cancer Vaccine With a 97% Success Rate Moves Into Human Trials

Researchers from Stanford University have developed a vaccine capable of eliminating tumors in mice, with potentially no serious side effects. The treatment consists of injecting very small doses of two agents directly into the tumor,...

On This Tiny Island You’ll Probably Live to 100+. Here’s Why

Beyond the southernmost tip of Japan lies an island known as the “Island of Immortals”. They haven’t found the fountain of youth, but the elders of Okinawa seem to know the secret for living a...

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...

Styrofoam Sucks, so She Invented ‘Nanowood’ to Replace it

In order to save our planet, we’ve got to get creative and rethink many of the materials that we use on a daily basis. Styrofoam is one ubiquitous material adding to our landfill problem. Some...

Recent Incidents Prove Arming Teachers Was Mind-Numbingly Stupid

In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14th, 2018, teenaged students have become outspoken activists. Formally politically “neutral” companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart have taken sides, cutting...

This 3D-Printed Home is Built in 24 Hours For Less Than $10K

First, Dutch design firm DUS Architects created a 3D-printed canal house out of the largest portable 3D printer. Then, Russian company Apis Cor made a 3D-printed house in less than 24 hours out of unique...

Can This Frog’s Special Power Save Millions of Lives?

Since Alexander Fleming’s rather fortuitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, a vast array of antibiotics have been discovered and developed. Recently, in response to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, scientists have been investigating the...