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Germany Produces So Much Free Electricity, It Pays People to Use It

Who wouldn’t love a little free electricity? Lucky citizens in Germany received a lovely Christmas gift when energy prices dipped so low that they reached negative numbers. “Free energy” thanks to renewable resources On December 24th and 25th 2017, a bout of windy weather caused electricity prices in Germany to drop to the negatives. Simply...

Can This Vending Machine Help the Homeless Survive Winter?

Each winter, families around the world celebrate holidays, health, and happiness together, comforted by roaring fireplaces, scrumptious food, and good company. But what about the 160 million people huddling for warmth on street corners? How will they survive the extreme storms and pop-up ‘bomb cyclones’? How will they fortify themselves to have strength for one...

Teenager Wins the Oscars of Science With This Simple Yet Brilliant Video

When you think of Albert Einstein’s greatest hits, the theory of relativity is among them. But ask any non-scientist adult what it is and they’ll probably be unable to explain it in a way that’s simple to understand. An 18-year-old from the Philippines named Hillary Diane Andales, is making the complex concept easier to grasp...

Germany Produces So Much Free Electricity, It Pays People to Use It

Who wouldn’t love a little free electricity? Lucky citizens in Germany received a lovely Christmas gift when energy prices dipped so low that they reached negative numbers. “Free energy” thanks to renewable resources On December...

Can This Vending Machine Help the Homeless Survive Winter?

Each winter, families around the world celebrate holidays, health, and happiness together, comforted by roaring fireplaces, scrumptious food, and good company. But what about the 160 million people huddling for warmth on street corners? How...

Teenager Wins the Oscars of Science With This Simple Yet Brilliant Video

When you think of Albert Einstein’s greatest hits, the theory of relativity is among them. But ask any non-scientist adult what it is and they’ll probably be unable to explain it in a way that’s...

Boy’s Harvard Acceptance Video Went Viral for All the Right Reasons

16-year-old Ayrton Little has become a viral sensation after a video of his acceptance into Harvard began blowing up Twitter. The video above depicts Ayrton surrounded by fellow classmates who erupt with joy when he...

10 Facts Proving the World is Getting Better, Despite the Negative News Cycle

If you spend a lot of time watching the news or listening to politicians, you might have come away with the impression that crime is at record highs, that more people are in poverty than...

Sarah Silverman’s Kindness Towards a Sexist Troll is the Lesson We All Need

It’s so easy to forget sometimes that behind every username on the Internet is a real person with a life and a story of their own. It’s especially easy to forget when that person is...

Could “Artificial” Sperm Cure Infertility?

Researchers from Cambridge University’s Gurdon Institute have made significant progress towards the replication of  human sperm cells in the lab. Their work, which employed miniature artificial testicles to support cell development, is a vast improvement...

Researchers Accidentally Invent Glass That Repairs Itself When Broken

Sounds like magic? Chemists in Japan have just invented a new type of glass that can heal itself when cracked or broken. All it takes is a little squeeze – the glass is able to...

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...

Dog Running With Newfound Legs is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

Derby the husky wasn’t born to run like most other dogs. Due to a congenital disease, he was born with malformed forelegs and no defined paws. Even simply getting around the house was difficult for...

This Baby Was Born From an Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

They could have been classmates – or better yet, best friends. Just over a month ago, a 26-year old woman in Tennessee gave birth to a baby girl conceived 24 years ago, only 18 months...

Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older iPhones and Explains Why

Apple has long been accused of intentionally slowing down iPhones for the sole purpose of coercing consumers into purchasing their latest products. Just when we thought we could safely enter this one into the annals...

Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality Glasses Are Here, and They’re a Game Changer

Imagine fighting off a horde of invading space aliens in your bedroom, or checking out a new pair of shoes floating above your coffee table. What sounds like technology from a science-fiction movie is now...

Anonymous Donor Gives Kids at Goodwill an Early Christmas Surprise

Last Saturday at her local Goodwill store, six-year-old Tarryn Henkelman reached into a giant blue bin filled with free toys and pulled out a folded-up scooter. Her face glowed with happiness. It was just what...

Video of Dad Shaving His Head For His Daughter Will Warm Your Heart

Hair is one of humanity’s most central ways to communicate our mood, our personality, our unique style, and our identities with the world around us. According to The Book of Life, “we need the support...

Christmas Ad Showing Muslim Family Brings Out All the Internet Grinches

In addition to asking for the standard “peace on Earth and goodwill toward men” this season, let’s tag on another holiday wish – chill with the outrage to holiday advertising. Seriously, every year it’s a...

Is This Weird Asteroid a Sign of Alien Life? The First Results Are In

Is “home” finally returning ET’s call? That’s what researchers at the Breakthrough Listen initiative, the largest scientific research program aimed at finding evidence of civilizations beyond Earth, are hoping to find out. Scientists of the...

Sick Children No Longer Something Congress Can Agree On

Children are our nation’s future. They are tomorrow’s workers, teachers, and leaders, and their well-being is a worthy investment. Back in 1997, when about 14% of children in the United States did not have health...