New Glow-in-the-Dark Bicycle Lane is Powered Entirely by the Sun

A creative company has recently installed a new solar-powered, glow-in-the-dark bicycle path in Poland. The luminous path is made from a synthetic material which contains blue luminophores, which soaks up the sun rays all day, and gives off...

Iceland Gets Away With Plan to Kill More Than 2,000 Whales?

More than 2,000 whales will be killed in Icelandic waters over the next five years, the nation’s government has announced. Icelandic authorities have given the green light for 209 fin whales and 217 minke whales...

First Quadriplegic Treated With Stem Cells Showing Incredible Progress

After suffering a traumatic injury to his cervical spine in a car accident on March 6, the first quadriplegic to be treated with stem cells has successfully responded to the treatment, substantially regaining functions of his...

Mesmerizing “Rainbow Art” is Taking Over Museums & Instagram

Gabriel Dawe creates seemingly magical, indoor rainbows that stretch between the inner structures of buildings. His works are visual representations of the full spectrum of natural light, harnessed by stretching and layering miles of colored...

60,000 Year-Old Indigenous Healing Techniques Make Their Way Into Hospitals

For thousands of years, people around the world have used traditional healing methods to heal the sick and wounded. Before the advent of modern medicine, indigenous healers used natural therapies, and plant and animal-based remedies....

The Water We Drink Has Lead & Chemicals in it. Here’s What to Do About It.

The last few years have highlighted a true crisis in America related to a very basic human need: clean water. From the lead that contaminated Flint’s drinking water to the rural counties of Kentucky experiencing...

To Cut Plastic Overload, Big Brands Are Betting on an Idea From The 50s

We use plastic packaging for just about everything: from yogurt to toothpaste, to ice cream tubs and shampoo. It’s nearly impossible to live a zero-waste lifestyle and still purchase mainstream products available in the average...

My Hormonal IUD Ruined a Year of My Life

It was 2016, and I had been suffering from excruciating periods for months when I was diagnosed with endometriosis, a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus instead. The...

In Virginia, Students Live in Trailers While Amazon HQ Gets a Huge Tax Cut

McLean High School in Virginia is less than fifteen miles away from National Landing Area, the site slated to become the new Amazon Headquarters. The state of Virginia fought hard against some of the biggest...

Why Do Holocaust Survivors End Up Living So Long?

A landmark study has concluded that Holocaust survivors are likely to enjoy a longer-than-average life expectancy, in spite of their greater susceptibility to serious illnesses. The study, published in the January 2019 issue of American...

This War Hero is Following His Dreams & Paying it Forward

44-year-old Bobby Henline is a stand up comedian and aspiring restaurateur. Rewind 9 years, however, and his life looked very different. In 2007, Bobby was a soldier on his fourth deployment in Iraq when an...

Costa Rica’s Quality of Life is Through the Roof. How Did They Pull it Off?

In today’s political climate, it can be more tempting than ever to run away from it all, to escape life by sitting on a beach somewhere warm and distant. Asking for that beach to be...

These Patients Beat Cancer Without Western Medicine and Doctors are Stumped

It’s the disease that causes the most heartbreak, tearing away loved ones unexpectedly. With researchers still pressing on to find a cure and trying to understand this illusive condition, there have been some remarkable cases...

“I Built an App That Finally Tackles Detroit’s Horrifying Water Problem”

Half a century ago, the city of Detroit was one of the largest in America. Detroit was the center of the American automobile industry in its heyday, and its economic growth during the mid-20th century...

“Medical Detectives” Solve the Unsolvable for People Suffering Mysterious Conditions

Sufferers of rare undiagnosed diseases are being given life-changing health advice, thanks to a dedicated team of medical detectives. Since being founded in 2014, The Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN) has diagnosed and treated hundreds of...

Memories Are Passed Through DNA From Your Grandparents, Say Scientists

Some people receive family heirlooms from their ancestors: historic jewelry, trinkets, vintage clothes, sentimental photographs, and other mementos which are passed down from generation to generation. But scientists are beginning to discover that we may...

10 Products Proven to Be Linked to Cancer to Remove From Your Home

Not everything that’s in our homes is good for us. There are many everyday items that are downright dangerous and contain chemicals that are linked to cancer. Some you might have heard of, while others...

This Petition is Putting Pressure on Supermarkets to Stop Abusing Plastic

Plastic has been making big news in 2018. Earlier this year, National Geographic published an issue titled Planet or Plastic?, which drew attention to the massive amount of plastic waste in our oceans and around...