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This New Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech and Text

A new piece of wearable technology could finally bring sign language to the digital era. Saudi designer and media artist Hadeel Ayoub‘s SignLanguageGlove is outfitted with five flex sensors and two accelerometers that interpret what...

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...

Street Artist Spreads Powerful Message About the State of the World

Spanish artist Pejac creates art in various forms and contexts, all with a simple, yet perspective-shifting quality that makes it distinctly his own. His street interventions often involve simple silhouettes, placed in a way that...

These Custom Wheelchairs are a Dream Come True for Disabled Children

What child wouldn’t want a magical moveable costume designed by some of America’s most talented set and costume designers? Thanks to Magic Wheelchair, several wheelchair-bound children will have that chance this Halloween. Ryan and Lana...

60,000 Year-Old Indigenous Healing Techniques Make Their Way Into Hospitals

For thousands of years, people around the world have used traditional healing methods to heal the sick and wounded. Before the advent of modern medicine, indigenous healers used natural therapies, and plant and animal-based remedies....

What Do The Blind Think of Racism? These Answers Might Surprise You

We often depend on visual cues such as height, weight, age, and skin color to make judgments about people we meet. But how would you judge a stranger if you couldn’t see how he or...

This Japanese Test Will Help You Figure Out Your Life’s Purpose

One’s overall health can be dictated by a number of factors, be it your diet or the amount of exercise you take. One Japanese theory boils it down to one very simple factor; our purpose...

Jewish and Muslim BFFs Win Halloween With Their Awesome Costume

Throw out your cat ears and your witch hat, folks. There’s a new costume in town, and it’s doing a lot more than just winning Halloween. The costume designed by best friends Casey Pearlman and...

These Plant-Covered Skyscrapers are Fighting 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...

If You Have One of These Common Health Issues, You Might Want to Give Pot a Try

Currently in the US, medical marijuana is legal in 33 states, and more states could follow the wave once the next presidential election comes around. As a result, scientists are currently in overdrive to sort...

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...

California Gun Law Aims to Reduce Police Brutality. Here’s How

Stephon Clark. Michael Brown. Treyvon Martin. These are three of the many unarmed black men killed recently at the hands of police officers. How many more will lose their lives before lawmakers change the way...

Mesmerizing “Rainbow Art” is Taking Over Museums & Instagram

Gabriel Dawe creates seemingly magical, indoor rainbows that stretch between the inner structures of buildings. His works are visual representations of the full spectrum of natural light, harnessed by stretching and layering miles of colored...

Study Explains Why Having a Dog Makes You a Better, Healthier Person

Good news, dog owners! Our furry friends are some of the most important beings in our lives— serving as pets, confidants, and highly valued family members. We spend a great deal of our time caring...

Colorado Found a Solution to Fix the $165 Billion Food Waste Problem

There is a stench in the air around LaSalle, Colorado, that stinks of rotting produce and cow manure. That unpleasant smell is methane gas and for Colorado it means money in the form of electricity....

“Space Elevator” is Looking More and More Like a Reality

Researchers from Japan’s Shizuoka University are taking the next step towards building the first space elevator by launching their Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-Mini elevator, or STARS-Me from the International Space Station (ISS). “It’s going...

This Woman Went From Being a Hasidic Rabbi to an Inspiring Trans Activist

Abby Stein always considered herself a girl at heart, in body and mind. It wasn’t until she realized everyone else thought she was a boy that she knew something wasn’t right. As she wipes lipstick...

Trailblazers Share Morning Routine Tips That Turned Their Life Around

Beep! Beep! Beep! That’s your morning alarm, aka the most dreaded sound in the whole universe. But what if we told you that it needn’t be the sound of terror? Mornings are famously the most...