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...

Discovery Shows Hidden System in the Brain Doctors Didn’t Know About

Back in 1816, an Italian anatomist by the name of Paolo Mascagni thought he found something peculiar. He claimed that he saw lymphatic vessels – which function like a waste drainage system for the rest...

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....

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...

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...

How This Acid Attack Survivor Became a Fashion Ambassador

In India, acid attacks are a notorious method for men seeking revenge against women who have rejected their marriage proposals and unwanted sexual advances. In 2014 alone, 309 acid attack cases were reported, but according...

Meet the New Hero in the War on Plastic: Mealworms

The world has a plastic problem. Every year, the U.S. generates over 33 million tons of plastic waste and only 10% is recycled. The rest is buried in landfills where the average Styrofoam cup takes...

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...

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...

The Longest Trek On Earth No One Ever Took (Video)

People have been to the top of the tallest mountain, sunk to the deepest part of the ocean, and even stepped foot on the moon. But according to Joseph Pisenti of RealLifeLore, no one has...

Does This Photo Freak You Out? Your Evolutionary Survival Instinct is Kicking in

Does the image of a lotus pod give you the creeps and make you want to lock your bedroom door and hide under the covers? If so, well, you might suffer from trypophobia: the fear of...

The Mainstream is (Finally) Getting Behind the Current Psychedelic Renaissance

Psychedelic drugs were the “it” thing in the Western world of medicine back in the ‘50s. Word had spread that psychedelics could treat difficult psychological conditions like alcoholism, and researchers went into overdrive to confirm...

Portugal Treats Addicts as Patients, Not Criminals, and the Results Are Staggering

In 2001, in the midst of a heroin crisis, Portugal’s government took the radical step of decriminalizing the possession and consumption of all illegal drugs. At the time, around 1 in 100 Portuguese suffered with...

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...

This Little Robot Might Solve the World’s Big Pesticide Problem

Most commercial farmers spray their entire fields with pesticides, and count on their genetically modified crops to withstand the herbicide while harmful weeds do not. Those crops go on to become the groceries we buy...

Artist Calls Attention To Street Harassment By Taking Powerful Selfies With Catcallers

Street harassment isn’t harmless flirting. It’s a serious problem that needs more attention. A study published by Stop Street Harassment found that 65% of all women had experienced street harassment. Among them, 23% had been...

Science Finds Proof We Might Live in a Parallel Universe

By now, I’m guessing you’re probably rather well versed with the Multiverse Theory; whether you’ve been introduced to the concept by the television series Fringe, Star Trek, or perhaps Rick and Morty, we are all...

This is What Happened to My Body When I Cut Sugar and Alcohol for a Month

A man in Holland has demonstrated firsthand the impact of a healthy diet by cutting out alcohol, sugar, additives, and preservatives from his consumption for a month. Correspondent Sacha Harland filmed himself for a whole...