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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...

This Eleven Year-Old’s Invention is Why We Need More Women in Science

Last month, the Young Scientist Lab named Gintanjali Rao America’s Top Young Scientist, a remarkable achievement for an eleven-year-old, perhaps made all the more extraordinary for the fact that Gintanjali happens to be a girl....

Study Shows Elephants Avoid Cancer with ‘Zombie’ Gene

Our giant mammalian cousin the elephant has a weirdly long life span. Simple logic says that cancers should be developing more frequently in elephants, given the sheer number of cells they have in their body....

Photograph: The Hill These Billionaires Are Asking Congress Not to Cut Their Taxes

When President Trump was elected, the fact that he was planning to give massive tax cuts to the rich became common knowledge quite rapidly. For couples earning above $470,000, Trump planned to cut income tax...

Husband Spent Years Planting Thousands of Flowers For His Blind Wife

Mr and Mrs Kuroki moved to a dairy farm in rural Japan shortly after marrying in 1956. They began their life together, raising two children and looking after a herd of 60 cows for 30...

San Diego Has an Unusual But Effective Way to House its Homeless Vets

On any given night in the United States, around 40,000 homeless veterans are left without a roof over their heads. Homelessness is a global issue with a cycle that has proven difficult to break. However,...

This 12-Year-Old Epileptic Girl Isn’t Afraid to Sue Jeff Sessions to Legalize Marijuana

Last year, Alexis Bortell’s book advocating the legalization of medical marijuana was published and distributed by Amazon. There’s nothing especially surprising about that: activists often write books about the causes they’re passionate about. Now, the...

These Plant-Covered Skyscrapers are Meant to Fight Pollution in Cities

Despite what some world leaders might think, climate change is a real threat to our planet’s livelihood. To help combat the detrimental effects of pollution and overcrowding, eco-conscious countries and individuals are rethinking some of...

Physicist Believes These Computers Could Make Immortality Possible

The famous Professor of Particle Physics, Brian Cox, is one of many scientists who believe we will soon be able to completely merge our human existence with machines. Specifically, he believes that we aren’t that...

Kindhearted Dentist Gives Domestic Abuse Victim a New Smile

Dr. Kenny Wilstead, the owner of Marshall Family Dental in Marshall, Texas, didn’t just repair Kyleigha Scott’s teeth; he helped restore her belief in herself, so Scott could uncover the lively person she used to...

Weird & Wonderful Inventions You Didn’t Know You Needed

Dominic Wilcox prefers the title of inventor rather than designer, and it’s not hard to see why when you browse his many weird yet wonderful creations. From the ‘bird-listening device’, to the ‘cereal-serving head crane’,...

10 People Who Have Overcome Adversity to Achieve Wild Things

Do you ever feel like the odds are stacked against you? Like that goal you’ve set is nothing but a far off dream because of the hand you’ve been dealt? Well, there are some exceptionally...

This Breathing Exercise is Supposed to Get You High Without Drugs

In recent years you may have encountered the term ‘Holotropic Breathwork’, most likely in an article about altered states of consciousness that has all the empirical fortitude of a Goosebumps book. Holotropic Breathwork (or HB...

Black Protester Shows Nazi That Love Really Does Trump Hate

Aaron Courtney, an African-American man and high school football coach probably didn’t plan on hugging a white supremacist last weekend – however, that’s exactly what happened. Last week, hundreds of white nationalists and counter-protesters faced...

The Family Profiting From the Opioid Crisis Hides Behind Charity

America is facing an unprecedented public health crisis— opioid addiction and the subsequent loss of many lives. The prescription drug OxyContin has been attributed to many of these deaths. Amazingly, however, little is known about...

Finally, an Eco-Village That is More Than “Theory”

As Earth’s population continues to swell, it becomes increasingly clear that the dominant model for resource management and distribution is not designed to cope. A global crisis rages around a shortage of healthy food, clean...

Big Pharma Billionaire Arrested for Bribing Doctors to Prescribe Opioids

Billionaire and founder of Insys Therapeutics, Dr John Kapoor, has been arrested for his involvement in a diabolical scheme involving his company’s top selling opioid drug— Subsys. Curiously, it all went down on the very...

Mystery Fossil Teeth Spark Controversy About the History of Mankind

In 2016, a group of researchers in Germany found two fossilized teeth belonging to an unknown early primate. One of the teeth, the researchers say, is similar to that of closely related human ancestors, which...