Shifting global consciousness with a handful of soil

I met Josh in January of 2018. He is hard to make out. He is slender and well taken care of, with a fresh haircut pushed to the side. It’s hard to tell his age...

Resistance to Antibiotics Will be the Next Worldwide Epidemic. What are the Solutions?

Recently, the United Nations convened to discuss the growing global threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, aka “superbugs”. While their pronouncement is bleak, a string of new research offers some hope in the battle against evolving bacteria....

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Americans Fostering Pets Like Never Before

There are a lot of things in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest shortages to worry about are the lack of masks, latex gloves, and ventilators in many hospitals across the United...

10 Companies Saving the Planet (and Making a Ton of Money Doing it)

Listening to the way conservatives like to talk up dirty, inefficient and old-fashioned industries, because of the money they can generate, you’d be forgiven for thinking that companies who make a positive impact on the...

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...

What You Should Know About Livestock Antibiotics and Our Health

By now, many of us know about the disgusting conditions on factory farms. Animals are kept in tiny cages, and are selectively bred to grow unnaturally large; some chickens become so plump that their legs...

This Man Thinks Mushrooms Can Fix the Environment and Take Down Monsanto

Monsanto is one of the largest developers of genetically altered seeds and pesticides like Roundup. It pulls in around $16 billion a year and is under near constant criticism for its development of harmful chemicals....

Want to Heal Your Body & Mind? Try the Japanese Art of Forest Bathing

If there were a way to feel happier, boost immunity, and lower blood pressure all at the same time, you’d feel like it’s too good to be true. A simple activity, however, might do just...

Can This Frog’s Special Power Save Millions of Lives?

Since Alexander Fleming’s rather fortuitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, a vast array of antibiotics have been discovered and developed. Recently, in response to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, scientists have been investigating the...

A Haunting “Dead Whale” Has Washed Up in Manila

You probably know that plastic pollution is a big problem for the oceans; but most of us don’t see its detrimental effects and truly grasp just how dire the situation is. Single-use plastic is an...

Scientists Might Have Just Accidentally Cured Our Plastic Epidemic

Plastic waste is creeping into every corner of the planet; but thanks to an unexpected ally in the form of a bacterial enzyme, we may have a chance at solving this growing pollution problem. Because...

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...

We Are Killing 100k+ Dolphins and Whales a Year For No Reason and It Has to Stop

A report released earlier this month has revealed that over one hundred thousand dolphins and whales are killed each year to be used as food or bait. The practice of killing cetaceans, a species group...

Scientists Say Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by 65%

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...

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...

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...

All Blue-Eyed People Might Be Related To One 10,000 Year-Old Ancestor

“Behind Blue Eyes,” “It’s Blue Eyes Blue,” “Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue”; baby blues have long been a popular reference in pop music, but they’re actually a genetic mutation. A team at the University...

Why Some People are Still in Denial Over Climate Change & Evolution

Author Jonathan Swift once said: “You cannot reason someone out of something he or she was not reasoned into.” Three hundred years later, man hasn’t changed much. Today in America, where you can access information...