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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...

Bill Gates Thinks We Can Fuel Cars with Polluted Air

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels haven’t been this high in 800,000 years, according to last year’s report by the UN’s World Meteorological Organization. Let’s rewind back to science class for a moment. Remember carbon dioxide? That...

CIA Officer Offers Message of Hope in a Time of Nasty Division

Recently, a piece written by a former CIA officer went viral and circulated several websites and social media platforms. In this article, the woman made a plea to Americans, asking us to take a deep...

1/3 of Food is Wasted Worldwide, and France Has a Solution

Take a moment to consider this staggering figure: Of all the food produced in the entire world, roughly one third is wasted or lost each year, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....

Tons of Guns, But No Mass Shootings: What We Can Learn From the Swiss

Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, with over 2 million firearms in circulation of its 8.2 million citizens. Swiss citizens regularly learn to shoot when they are still...

15 Ugly Facts the Meat Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

A quick look at how much meat we’re consuming and what it’s doing to our planet shows that the meat industry as we know it is not sustainable. Not only are humans eating more meat...

Want to Heal Your Body & Mind? Try the Japanese Art of Forest Bathing

If there were a way to feel happier, boost immunity, and lower blood pressure all at the same time, you’d feel like it’s too good to be true. A simple activity, however, might do just...

These 10 Incredible Inventions Will Help Us Save the Planet

Every day, it seems that creative and forward-thinking people are responding to the rising demand for inventions that are both useful and ecologically conscious. Some products seem to be straight out of Black Mirror—with their...

These 10 Species Are Dangerously Close to Extinction

Yes, we’ve all heard of the polar bears, the whales, the giant pandas, the tigers, and the rhinos topping the endangered species charts and hogging the air time on World Wildlife TV advertisements. But sadly,...

Mexico’s Government Uses “Pegasus” Program to Spy on Activists & Journalists

How far is your government willing to go to cover up scandal and corruption? Unfortunately for Mexican citizens, the answer to this question is far enough to actually spy on civilians through their smartphones. Federal...

This Man Was Almost a School Shooter. Here’s What Stopped Him.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 14, a 19-year-old man stepped out of an Uber outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At precisely 2:21pm, he opened fire inside a school building with...

Fasting for Three Days Could Reboot Your Immune System

Fasting diets have been slowly growing in popularity. But are they just a fad, or are there real health benefits behind them? Dr. Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences and Director of the...

Baltimore Police Kept Toy Guns to Plant Evidence on Unarmed People

On Monday, a federal jury convicted Baltimore Police Officers Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor on counts of racketeering, conspiracy, and robbery. Hersl and Taylor were two members of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task...

10 Companies Saving the Planet (and Making a Ton of Money Doing it)

Listening to the way conservatives like to talk up dirty, inefficient and old-fashioned industries, because of the money they can generate, you’d be forgiven for thinking that companies who make a positive impact on the...

15 Gene Mutations That Could Make You Superhuman

There are super humans walking among us, who thanks to little tweaks in their genetic makeup, can do amazing things. Here are 15 genetic mutations that give seemingly ordinary people extraordinary abilities. 1. Super Coffee...

10 Easy Actions to Make a Positive Impact on the Environment

It’s that time of year again, when we all vow to exercise, eat healthy, and work on our personal goals. But in light of some of the decisions the current administration is making regarding climate...

Finland Has an Efficient Way to Fight Bullying. Here’s How

For many, thinking back to middle and high school years means recalling awkward, yet enjoyable times. For others, it can mean flashbacks to bullying and harassment. Whether it was a single, isolated incident or a...

This Dangerous Chemical is Linked to Infertility & Cancer – And It’s Everywhere

How much of the food you eat comes in plastic packaging or cans? How often do you drink from plastic containers and water bottles? Or handle till receipts? Chances are, the answer to all of...