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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...

10 Famous Immigrants Who Made America Great

Immigration, more than ever, generates political debate and polarizes communities – especially in the USA. With President Donald Trump at the helm, much of the conversation around immigration today is negative. Racist generalizations and stereotypes...

Tesla Self-Driving Car Crash Jeopardizes Credibility of the Brand – and the Industry

Autonomous driving cars are the way of the future, but they still have a long way to go. Though technologically advanced, these vehicles have design limitations that are deadly. On September 12, 2017, the National...

America’s Clock is Already Ticking on the Next Natural Disaster

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma might be gone for good, but don’t relax just yet. There’s an earthquake overdue in California, and it could leave Los Angeles as epically battered as Houston or Florida Keys. Earthquakes...

A Notorious Website Has Found the Way to Stop Hate Speech Online

The self-proclaimed ‘front page of the internet’, Reddit, has had a problem for a while with hate speech on its ‘subreddits’, the name given to communities on the site. The problem was so bad that...

These Incredible Photos of the Amazon Show it’s the Most Precious Place on Earth

The Amazon basin is home to the largest rainforest on earth. One of the planet’s greatest treasures, it covers 6,000,000 square kilometers (2.72 million square miles). The Amazon is home to more species of plants...

How France Plans to Ban All Fossil Fuel Production by 2040

In a world first, France further solidified its plans to become carbon neutral when President Emmanuel Macron presented a bill to the French cabinet calling for a total ban on the production of fossil fuels....

New York City Schools are Now Offering Free Lunch for All Kids

The new school year in New York City brings with it one big change. Kids attending the public schools will have lunch served to them free of charge—regardless of income level. This amounts to a...

Scientists Have Developed a New Camera That Can See Through the Human Body

Doctors will soon be able to “see” through the human body, thanks to a new camera developed by scientists in Scotland. The cutting edge technology can detect light sources in the body and will allow...

Model Who Survived Acid Attack Shares Story of Her Incredible Recovery

In June this year, 21-year-old aspiring model Resham Khan was driving with her cousin Jameel Mukhtar in East London, when a man threw a corrosive substance through her car window and changed their lives forever. The...

Watch: This Mesmerizing Vine-Like Robot Can Grow 25,000 Times Its Size

On June 19, mechanical engineers from Stanford University and the University of California published a Science Robotics paper on a revolutionary new robot that looks and moves like a growing vine. Its lightweight design is inspired...

The Mysterious Reason Why These Trees Avoid Touching Each Other

Even at the mercy of the relentless prying of modern science, some of mother nature’s mysteries remain uncrackable. One such fascinating mystery is a phenomenon called ‘crown shyness’. Also known as canopy disengagement or inter-crown...

Cop Who Tells Woman ‘We Only Kill Black People’ Loses His Job (Video)

All current and future police officers should take note of former Cobb County police officer Greg Abbott, as an example of what not to do. Abbott caught some serious heat – and rightfully so –...

These Photos of Hurricane Harvey Rescuers Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston on Friday, it was the biggest one to hit Texas in over 50 years – and the slow moving tropical storm is not over yet. Houston remains paralyzed by record...

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...