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This Theme Park is Designed to Lift the Spirits of Sick Children

Neal McCord works a job that most people at first glance would think twice about having. He is the vice president of project management at the Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit all-inclusive resort...

10 Ways the Anti-Plastic Movement is Taking Over

Plastic over the years has slowly been killing animals and ecosystems, and destroying much of the beauty of our planet. A recent study estimated that almost 12 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year....

10 Celebrities Who Use Their Fame as a Platform for Change

Not all celebrities are galavanting around town and spending all of their money on fancy cars and jewelry. Many recognize that with great social power comes great responsibility, and act accordingly to influence the world...

New AI Can Predict How Much Longer You Have to Live

“Doctor, how much time do I have left?” is one of the most difficult but inevitable questions that the doctors of the seriously ill face. Yet, giving an accurate answer is critical to help the...

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...