20+ Crazy Facts About Animals Your Biology Teacher Forgot To Tell You

Examples of nature’s sheer beauty and intelligence exist all around us. If one chooses to pause for a moment and look, fascinating and beautiful systems can be found everywhere. Animals with incredible resilience and clever design...

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Every summer, the first thing my wife does before drinking a cup of coffee is count the new mosquito bites on her body. “I got one here,” she says while twisting her hips to show...

Kids Were Asked to ‘Bully’ Plants and the Results Surprised Everyone

All living things need kindness and care to survive. We usually equate this need to humans and animals; however, a study conducted by IKEA tested if plants need kindness too. The experiment took place at...

Artist Transforms Dead Animals Into Crystalized Treasures

Tyler Thrasher is an artist whose parallel curiosities in art and chemistry have combined in a seemingly magical way. Using the bones and remains of animals that he finds while exploring caves and forests, Tyler...

Psychedelics Can Heal Damaged Brain Cells in Patients With Mental Illness

Every year that goes by, it becomes a little more evident that the hippies from the 60s and 70s had it right. They were hard into yoga, consumed raw and organic foods, and partook pretty...

Young Cancer Fighter Redefines Beauty in Inspirational Photo Shoot

“Cancer doesn’t stop me being from being a princess.” Last month, 17 year-old Andrea Sierra Salazar made this empowered statement on Twitter to accompany a series of beautiful photographs. Image source: gerardogarmendia.com The brave Texas teen posed...

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...

An Intense, Specific Diet Reversed Type II Diabetes in 86% of Patients

Doctors in the UK just announced that people enrolled in a radical weight loss program were able to reverse type 2 diabetes. The outcome was published in the leading academic journal the Lancet. Because the...

Influencers Reveal the Truth Behind Perfect Instagram Posts – and It Feels Good

Everyone is guilty of that feeling when perusing social media; that strange mix of FOMO combined with jealousy and guilt when you view a stunning photo of that model, that social media “it girl”, or that...

This Artist Can ‘Paint’ Your Favorite Songs Because of a Rare Neurological Condition

Melissa McCracken is a visual artist who doesn’t paint what she sees. Instead, she paints what she hears. McCracken has an incredibly rare neurological condition called synesthesia, which means that the brain mixes up its...

On This Tiny Island of Japan, People Live to 100+. Here’s How.

Beyond the southernmost tip of Japan lies an island known as the “Island of Immortals”. They haven’t found the fountain of youth, but the elders of Okinawa seem to know the secret for living a...

This Doctor Believes He Can Treat Addiction With Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a tropical plant from the Amazon that is most commonly brewed into a tea. When ingested, it can induce altered states of consciousness for around four to eight hours. The main ingredients are...

Physicist Invents App That Can Replace Hormonal Birth Control

While this year may represent the 57th anniversary of the combined oral contraceptive pill’s market availability in the United States, the mounting concern for its side effects in women’s bodies in recent years has culminated in...

Science Finds Plants Have Incredible Human-Like Behaviors

Three and a half decades ago, a book called ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ caused a media storm, claiming that plants had feelings, could telepathize, and even read our minds. So much was the hype...

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 Animal is the First Confirmed to Understand Humans

We may think our dogs know what we mean when we say “out” or “treat”, but a new study describes a bird that actually listens to and understands humans who communicate with them. The unique...

Side-By-Side Photos Show How Tragically Different Life is in War-Torn Countries

News broadcasts and stories on social media highlight the casualties and destruction of war in the Middle East. It’s a sad truth that daily life in the Middle East is the polar opposite of the...

‘Civil Disobedience’: Why Thousands of Activists Are Risking Arrest Worldwide

“Civil disobedience is a powerful tool in social justice work. The law is not sacred and to challenge it shakes our consciousness.” – Ricken Patel, Director at AVAAZ The world’s largest coal port stands in a...