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These Stylish Gents Are Reshaping the Way the World Sees Iraq

For many westerners, the word “Kurdistan” brings to mind one thing — conflict. The region, located in northern Iraq, has been mired in civil war and external threats for decades, and until recently that’s the only side of their story we were hearing (do a quick image search for “Kurdish”, and you’ll see what I...

These Complex, Abstract Masterpieces Are Made to Stimulate Your Brain

James Roper is an artist whose images dance in the space between mystery and clarity. He likes to pull his audience into a state of visual limbo, stimulating the brain into creating recognizable forms in the abstract folds and gradients of his work. His distinct brand keeps eyes searching and imaginations burning. We caught up with James...

This New Cancer Therapy Treatment Has Left Patients in Complete Remission

The race to find the cure for cancer consists of a multibillion-dollar global research industry that has, in recent years, developed some promising therapies with the potential to change modern medicine as we know it. Treatments such as hyperthermia therapy, radio wave therapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapeutic vaccines, and Dichloroacetate (DCA) have all shown positive results in...

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trump-business-china Trumps’ Conflicts of Interest in China Just Became Much, Much Worse

The Trump brand has strengthened its foothold in China, with the country recently approving 38 new Trump-branded business ventures. The newly approved trademarks will widen the family brand, with everything from hotels and spas, to...

robobee Why We Should be Excited About, Not Scared of, Robot Bees

In a new development that sounds like a plot line from a futuristic sci-fi film, researchers have created a robotic, bee-imitating drone in the race to solve the rapid decline in global bee populations. Eijiro...

56755bddc36188c2638b4594 These Star Wars Fans Have Embraced Jediism as Their Actual Religion

With two new Star Wars movies embraced by fans and more on the way, the sci-fi fantasy series created by George Lucas is now more popular than ever. The movies haven’t just spawned legions of...

copy-of-hannu_huhtamo_where_the_rust_blooms This Creative Photographer Takes Light Painting to a Whole New Level

Hannu Huhtamo is an artist based in Helsinki, Finland. There, exists is a dark period called the Polar Night where the sun doesn’t rise for 50 days. For anyone else, the Polar Night might be something to dread....

jun192015-1368-lgbt_612x380 10 Women of Color Who Need to be in the Spotlight During Women’s History Month

In 1987, March was declared by the United States Congress as National Women’s History Month. Since then, every year, we recognize the work of women past and present who have shaped the world. Below are...

imrs How Trump’s Deregulations Mostly Hurt His Own Supporters

Since President Trump took office in January, nearly 100 government regulations across industries have been suspended or reversed. And a recent executive order stated that for every new regulation introduced, two existing regulations must be...

park (VIDEO) Her Heartbreaking Story is Taking the World by Storm

A young girl’s harrowing tale of life in North Korea has captured the world’s attention. Yeonmi Park fled the oppressive regime when she was only 13 years old, and underwent immense trauma in her quest...

chrissy Stigma & Need for Help: a Real Talk About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (also known as PPD) is way more common than you might think. If you’re totally unfamiliar with the condition, it’s probably because America isn’t very good at talking about it. With more than three million...

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-3-09-19-pm This Woman Blurs the Lines Between Extreme Stunts and Performance Art

36 year-old artist Antonia Wright is turning heads with her unique brand of extreme, stunt style performance art. Some of her past works include her meditating while covered in 15,000 bees, and slingshotting her naked body...

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom marching w. signs (R-L) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, unident., Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) It Works: 10 Protests That Changed the Course of History

The U.S. has lately seen a spate of protests against the Trump administration. Those protests have been impressive in their size, speed to mobilization and clarity of message. But the art of protest is nothing...

3051316-poster-1280-how-to-become-a-genius-1 Everybody Thinks They’re a Genius – Chances Are, You’re Not

Are you smarter than the average American? According to a study from YouGov, you probably think you are. Unfortunately, statistics show that most of us are indeed of the average IQ level, falling in the...

Highly Commended, Up & Coming - Medusa Blenny on the Lookout. My fascination with blennies started in early 2016 when I was living in Saint Lucia and got my hands on an underwater camera for the first time. Having lived in the Philippines previously, blennies were a novelty to me despite their widespread presence in Saint Lucia. I thought they also made extremely interesting subjects due the range in their facial expression, sometimes akin to the grimaces one would associate with gargoyles. For this shot, I wanted illustrate the intricate detail of this blenny whilst showing how its colour and texture blends seamlessly with its environment. Jade Hoksbergen/UPY 2017 Here Are the Winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographs of the Year

Last month, organizers of the famed Underwater Photographer of the Year competition announced their picks for 2017. Spooky shipwrecks, impossible close ups and captures of fleeting moments with otherworldly creatures made the cut this year. The...

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 3.30.40 PM This Digital Artist Wants You to Think About the Relationship Between Human & Technology

Self-taught artist Gregoire A Meyer creates pieces that question what it’s like to be a human spirit existing in the ever-advancing today world. His futuristic artworks are introspective, and at the same time explore our relationship with an...

ApisCor_3d-printed-home 3D Printers Can Now Print Homes… And They Only Cost $10,000

Forget about dealing with flaky contractors or shopping for a home, only to realize that it’ll take you a decade to save up for a down payment. There may be a new alternative on the...

chance-rapper-donation Worried About Betsy DeVos, Chance the Rapper Gives a Million Dollars to Chicago Public Schools

Grammy award-winning Chance the Rapper knows that Chicago’s public school children are in need of a boost and has taken matters into his own hands. Chance recently announced that he’ll be giving $1 million to...

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 1.43.47 PM San Francisco Passes Law Forcing Pet Stores to Only Sell Rescue Animals

If you’ve ever been up late watching cable TV, you’ve probably witnessed this cripplingly sad commercial featuring singer Sarah McLachlan. You know the one—it’s got cats and dogs suffering at the hands of cruel humans....

beauty-and-beast-gay Considered Too ‘Gay’, Beauty & the Beast is Getting Banned Inside and Outside the U.S.

Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is coming to a town near you on March 17 – as long as the movie theater in your city is cool with potentially gay fictional characters. In...

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 2.23.03 PM Yoga With Goats is the Newest Wellness Fad

Every Thursday at a small, scenic farm in Albany, Oregon, yogis assemble from near and far to practice downward-facing dog and crow poses in the company of eight sweet and spirited goats. As the students...

011215_mindfulness_THUMB_LARGE This School Replaces Detention With Meditation, and Kids Love It

Teachers and staff at San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley middle school know all too well the problems related to violence in American schools. For years the school was plagued by drugs, gang violence, and daily fistfights....

1 - facebook_R6-article-header-970x546- This Fact-Checker is What Everyone Needs to Stop the Spread of Fake News

The phrase “fake news” has been in the news a lot over the past several months. From reports on the internet plague’s impact on the election to major news networks like CNN being accused of...