New VR Therapy Helps Kids in the Hospital Cope With Stress and Pain

Physicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, USA are addressing the challenge of pain and anxiety management in the most innovative of ways— distraction-based virtual reality (VR) therapy. Pediatric anesthesiologists Sam Rodriguez and Thomas Caruso...

Man Removes Swastika Tattoos After Befriending African American Parole Officer

Colorado resident Michael Kent spent over twenty years of his life hating people who were different than him. He participated in violent neo-Nazi demonstrations and served as an active member in an Arizona-based white supremacist...

Disneyland Has Closed But Found a Great Way to Deal With Its Excess Food

Due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim, California are closed through the end of March. The decision was made after California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive...

10 Everyday Habits That Are Actually Bad for You

It’s now common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health, but of course, that wasn’t always the case. Most of us would like to try and live healthier lives, but might be sabotaging ourselves...

How One of the Driest Countries Now Makes More Freshwater Than it Needs

The desalination age is officially here. With new advances in the technology, Israel – one of the world’s driest countries – is making enough drinking water to supply 1.5 million people. The country is proving...

Discovery Shows Hidden System in the Brain Doctors Didn’t Know About

Back in 1816, an Italian anatomist by the name of Paolo Mascagni thought he found something peculiar. He claimed that he saw lymphatic vessels – which function like a waste drainage system for the rest...

Dad Turns Sick Kids Into Superheroes in This Epic Photoshoot

In October last year, photographer John Rossi got a lot of attention for transforming his 3-year-old daughter into Wonder Woman for Halloween and staging an epic photoshoot. Feeling inspired, John decided to take his project...

Every Year, This Nature Park Transforms Into an Underwater Forest

Near the town of Tragoss, Austria, exists a natural wonder that will truly leave you stunned. There is a very special lake called the Grüner See (Green Lake), which lies at the foot of the...

MIT’s Version of Ancient Death Masks Are Like Something From a Sci-Fi Movie

Designer Neri Oxman and her team at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have created an eerily beautiful series of death masks called Vespers that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Like something from an Alien movie,...

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....

A New York Pizzeria Is Attaching Photos Of Shelter Dogs To Pizza Boxes To Help Them Find Forever Homes

The Just Pizza & Wing Co. franchise in Amherst, New York is serving up more than hot slices and spicy chicken these days. On Friday, February 28, its owner and dog lover, Mary Alloy, started...

Antibody Effective Against 99% of HIV Strains Could Finally Eradicate the Virus

A major breakthrough from collaborating scientists at the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi means that we could be just a few years away from the worldwide eradication of HIV. HIV...

10 Famous Immigrants Who Made America Great

Immigration, more than ever, generates political debate and polarizes communities – especially in the USA. With President Donald Trump at the helm, much of the conversation around immigration today is negative. Racist generalizations and stereotypes...

People Are Freaked Out To Learn Not Everyone Has An Internal Monologue

It’s impossible to get inside someone else’s mind to see how they think. It’s even difficult to quantify or describe the combination of imagery, words, sensations, and emotions that run through our own brains sometimes....

Pilot Takes Photos of Storms From Cockpit Like We’ve Never Seen Before

Santiago Borja is a 31-year-old pilot who works for Ecuador Airlines. After spending 800 hours per year for the first five years of his career above the clouds, Santiago decided to share some of the...

How This Acid Attack Survivor Became a Fashion Ambassador

In India, acid attacks are a notorious method for men seeking revenge against women who have rejected their marriage proposals and unwanted sexual advances. In 2014 alone, 309 acid attack cases were reported, but according...

Meet the New Hero in the War on Plastic: Mealworms

The world has a plastic problem. Every year, the U.S. generates over 33 million tons of plastic waste and only 10% is recycled. The rest is buried in landfills where the average Styrofoam cup takes...

This Man Befriends KKK Members and Convinces Them to Leave the Group

Daryl Davis is an electrifying musician. The accomplished blues piano player has performed with rock n’ roll icons like Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. These days though, Davis is also known for associating with...