These new sex toys are the reason why you’ll never get a boyfriend (NSFW)

BY: DUSTIN BATTY The next generation of sex toys for both men and women will take a huge technological leap from those that came before it. These new models will have a degree of realism reminiscent of HBO’s Westworld. From…

Pee fertilizer: a university campus saves student urine

University of Michigan’s botanical gardens will soon be flourishing with student urine. An anti-sales pitch if you ever read one. But don’t turn away just yet. The garden isn’t a fluorescent homage of sorts. It’s taking recycling to a whole…

Spain just unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed pedestrian bridge 

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT With the growing popularity of 3D printing lately, it was only a matter of time before someone tried something crazy.  But the crazy part here is that they actually succeeded.  In Madrid, architects and engineers from the…

The non-browning apple sets out to change consumers’ minds about GMOs

BY: RHIANN MOORE The Arctic apple has been trotted out as a game changer in the misunderstood and massively hated GMO market. Canadian company, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, has spent years developing a non-browning apple with biotech firm Intrexon. The idea…

This Scientific Discovery Will Change The Way You See the World

I lied. It won’t. But it will make you think about how easily you can be taken in by a title. 2016 brought a lot of media reporting practices to the table for evaluation. Most alarming was the sudden and jarring…

A cafe in Vietnam is gaining popularity for serving the most outrageous coffee

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  It’s not every day that you wake up with a craving for egg coffee. Yes – you read that correct: egg coffee. And with cheese, too. At Cafe Giang in Hanoi, Vietnam, owner Tri Hoa Nguyen is…

Arrow is the world’s first sky-diving anti-poaching dog

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS It’s hard to deny that there are few things your average criminal fears more than an angry dog rushing at them, and that’s probably why pretty much every law enforcement department today employs at least one…

Researchers just found a treatment that will eliminate cavities and repair decaying teeth

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Who here actually likes getting a cavity? Few things are worse than the first twinges of pain that will alert you to the fact that something’s out of whack. Then there’s the trip to the dentist…

A company in the Netherlands has found a beautiful, functional use for retired wind turbines

BY: BROOKLYN PINHEIRO As wind turbines come to the end of their lifespan the clean energy source faces barriers to continuing its commitment to being environmentally friendly. After 15 to 25 years in the field, wind turbines need to be…

Scientists have found a new organ in the human body – here’s what you need to know

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS To know others, you must know yourself. Who hasn’t heard that before? But that old proverb has just taken an interesting turn in January 2017, when Irish scientists led by Dr. Calvin Coffrey of the University…

Caribou, mammoths and humans? Hannibal Lecter and cavemen have more in common than we thought

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Cavemen have always occupied a fascinating niche in our pop-cultural consciousness. On the one hand, we afford them the reverence and nobility that we tend to attribute to all our ancestors, the archetypical “noble savage.” Then…

This company turned a decrepit 1970s building into a green oasis that is sustainable and accessible

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE Photos via WOHA. WOHA is a Singapore-based architectural organization that focuses heavily on environmentally-friendly practices. They pride themselves on concentrating on the integrity of nature, the intermingling of natural resources into the final result, and having a major reliance on…

These Fitness Centres Give A New Meaning To “Workout”

You know what they say: find a gym you like and you’ll never work out a day in your life. A cheeky edit of the original saying concerning work, only 49% of Americans over the age of 18 met the…

The Netherlands now has the world’s first completely wind powered trains

BY: RHIANN MOORE As of January 1, 2017, 600,000 daily commuters in the Netherlands have been traveling in complete carbon neutrality. This is because the Dutch NS trains now run on 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours of wind energy as a result…

Millions of images make up this epic map of the universe and it will blow your mind

 BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS  In the words of the late author Douglas Adams, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the…

Stephen Hawking has warned against it, but these scientists continue to search for contact with aliens 

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS How do you say hello to a stranger? You might say hello, of course, or maybe even shake their hand. What if they don’t speak your language? You might wave, or smile, or if you’re feeling…

Conservationists are using drones for more than taking cool pictures- they’re saving wildlife

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT Most of us can’t imagine an elephant intruding on our daily lives, and new findings by wildlife researchers may bring that same peace of mind to Tanzanians as well. Both elephants and humans in Tanzania had been…

This new artificial leaf converts sunlight into fuel

It’s incredibly daunting to think that future generations won’t be growing up in the same environment as the one in which we have spent centuries taking for granted. Climate change, global warming, animal extinctions and other environmental threats are becoming…

This Alaskan woman built a beautiful tiny home in the forest and is offering the plans for free

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  The tiny house movement is growing. As more and more people switch to the innovative and environmentally-friendly homes they, in turn, become cheaper and easier to construct. DIY blogger and stay-at-home mom, Ana White, has built a…

Voyeuristic volcanologists watched an underwater volcano blow its load

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Volcanic eruptions are more common that you might think. Every few decades, land-based volcanoes blow their stacks and send fiery ash, ejecta, and debris skyrocketing into the air. Pompeii, Krakatoa, and Mount St. Helens are all…