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Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures Finally, Academy Awards That Don’t Look So White This Year

Remember the 2016 Oscars? If not, then this hashtag might refresh your memory: #OscarsSoWhite. It was the second year in a row in which the nominees were mostly straight, white people. More notably, not a...

editswim Study Warns: Half of Our Jobs Will Disappear in the Next 25 Years

Although unemployment sounds like an inherently negative concept, an ideal, functioning government has to maintain a small percentage of unemployed workers at all times. The U.S. Federal Reserve estimates that the lowest sustainable level of...

reskate-collage These Glow in the Dark Murals Hide a Message Only Revealed at Night

In the daylight, the urban murals of Reskate Studio appear to be simple silhouettes. Bunnies, loaves of bread and ringed planets stretch across walls like white shadows. But as the sun goes down, these simple...

screen-shot-2017-01-20-at-12-53-48-pm What We Really Know About the Controversial New Drug That Makes Us Smarter

The era of the ‘smart drugs’ has well and truly begun. With the promise of cognitive enhancement, creative expansion, and heightened memory function for users, the potential of these supplements is undeniably riveting, and with...

ptsd1 How Trump’s Hiring Freeze is Hurting U.S. Veterans

The week following Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States has been one fraught with chaos and controversy. Amidst blocking federal funding for any global health organisations that provide abortion, withdrawing from Trans-Pacific...

screen-shot-2017-01-27-at-11-30-35-am This Guy Tweaks Iconic Images to Comment on Modern Society – And Make People Think

Francesco Vullo toys with familiar images of pop culture in a way that is both playful and provocative. His work frames everyday objects in new ways, generating fresh perspectives and coercing audiences to question their...

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-11-11-06-am Scientists Say Listening to This Song Dramatically Reduces Anxiety

Life is hard. It’s stressful and seems to grow increasingly more so with every passing year – especially this year, dare I say. Managing stress is important, as too much of it can have adverse...

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 12.34.19 PM Ancient Greek ‘Computer’ Proves They Had Everything Figured Out Way Before Us

In the year 1900, a group of sponge divers were exploring the ocean floor off the coast of Antikythera, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. There they came across an ancient ship wreck that...

daryl-davis-accidental-courtesy This Man’s Mission: Befriending KKK Members and Persuading Them to Leave the Group

Daryl Davis is an electrifying musician. The accomplished blues piano player has performed with rock n’ roll icons like Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. These days though, Davis is also known for associating with...

150601091424-megan-easley-love-locks-exlarge-169 Paris is Auctioning Its ‘Love Locks’ to Help a Noble Cause

In the past 18 months, Paris City Council has removed a whopping 65 tonnes of  ‘love locks’ from the city’s historic bridges. The fate of the iconic locks has been unclear until recently when Bruno Jilliard,...

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-3-32-39-pm This Futuristic Brain Implant Aims to Improve Our Memory

The world of neuroprosthetics is an extraordinary and ground-breaking branch of neuroscience that is set to change the face of medicine as we currently understand it. Arguably the most successful form of neuroprosthetic that we...

mike-winkelman I Have Produced Digital Art Every Day for the Past 3,416 Days. Here’s Why

American artist Mike Winkelmann has been creating digital art consistently since childhood, when his parents bought him a computer to keep him busy. For the past ten years, he has committed himself to creating and...

avatar_full_19717 Welcome to Pandora, the Unreal Amusement Park Dedicated to Avatar

After years of fervent participation, Pandora: The World Of Avatar has been set to open its gates to the public at Disney World in Orlando, Florida in the summer of 2017. The largest expansion in...

paralyzed-musicians-3 These Paralyzed Musicians Can Play Music With Their Brainwaves

The mind really can do incredible things. For those who suffer from severe motor impairments, their brain is their most valuable asset (Stephen Hawking is someone who has this type of paralysis). Their thoughts, expressed...

Buddhist Monks Praying at Wedding Ceremony Explained: How Tibetan Monks Use Meditation to Raise Their Body Temperature

In a remote Buddhist monastery in Northern India, a group of monks sit calmly, lightly dressed and unaffected by the shockingly low temperatures of their surroundings (40 degrees Fahrenheit / 4 degrees Celcius). They are...

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-10-57-45-am Trump’s Immigration Policy: Who Needs Facts When You Have Lies

In the lead up to this year’s election, we have heard a lot of numbers bandied around when it comes to immigration. It’s hard to understand just how politicians found these figures and what those...

circus-elephant-fb Ringling Bros Circus Calling it Quits. Who is Next?

After more than 100 years in business, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be shutting its doors for good. CEO Kenneth Feld of Feld Entertainment (the company that has owned the circus for the...

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-10-40-42-am These Photographs Show Us What Happens When Science Meets Art

“Ultimately, science can tell us the how of the universe, but never the why. I hope to place these images somewhere in the gap that falls between these two cardinal questions.” Laura Skinner sits somewhere between self-taught...