10 VW buses that will inspire you to ditch your day job and hit the road

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP It’s a tale as old as time: your 9-5 job isn’t everything you’d always imagined, your daily routine has become boring rather than comfortable and you find yourself itching to ditch it all to travel the world.…

7,000 methane bubbles have formed under Siberia and could explode at any moment

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS  Warm times and wet climes lie ahead for our dear old planet Earth, and if you didn’t know that, then I suggest that you flip on the news or even just get your ass off the…

Meet the three contenders for the next superfuel

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS It’s shiny, sparkly, fetches a high price on the market… and it might be the key to saving our environment. For a metal you might expect to find in the jewelry store, platinum works tirelessly behind…

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…

A spectacular collision of stars is expected to light up the sky in 2022

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Doesn’t the sun seem so immobile and, well, fixated in the morning sky? We’re all told from an early age that, although ancient people once argued that the sun revolved around the Earth, we now know…

Meet the man who is walking 9,500 miles along the coastlines of 25 magnificent islands

It’s a journey of over 20 million footsteps round the coastlines of over 25 islands. Alex Ellis-Roswell started walking around the coastlines of England, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, Ireland and many of the surrounding islands on August 3, 2014.…

Eight unconventional things to do with your body after you die

  If you are at all as morbidly curious as I am, you’ve thought about what’s going to happen to your body after you die. A traditional burial is expensive. The average funeral today costs anywhere from $5,000-$15,000, and around $2,000…

This outdoor retailer is donating 100% of its Black Friday sales to grassroots environmental groups

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  Ahh Black Friday; a day where Americans bludgeon the shit out of strangers for a discount on a flat screen, less than 24 hours after they give thanks for everything they have. For years Black Friday has been regarded…

I’d rather be childless than a mediocre mom

It doesn’t matter how far we’ve come when it comes to women’s rights and equality. We’re consistently regressing when it comes to views on femininity. A woman’s biological susceptibility to bear children makes those who chose voluntary childlessness considered, well,…

Five unique Halloween traditions and rituals from around the world

Halloween, Hallowe’en, All Hallows Eve, Hallowtide… Halloween is one of the world’s oldest and most widely celebrated holidays. Historians believe that Halloween began with Irish and Scottish Gaelic festivals that had roots in Paganism. Christians then took those Gaelic ideas and morphed them into All Hallows…

For 2 years this man travelled to 18 different airports to capture these photos

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP When you see an airplane overhead, what do you think about? Do you consider the sheer volume of work that goes into each flight? Are you jealous of the people that are travelling somewhere? Most likely, you…

Five bone-chilling true crime podcasts that are guaranteed to keep you up at night

The popularity of true crime podcasts is due to more than just morbid curiosity. True crime podcasts have to balance facts with sensationalism while staying true to their storytelling. Due to their ability to reach people far and wide, they have the power…

The death of the tweet and why I don’t believe Twitter was ever the platform

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  I hate Twitter. Yes, I know I’ve spoken against the gospel of social media, but it’s my opinion and I own it. I respect the revelation it’s ignited, paving the ability to instantaneously share breaking news and…

The cost of pollution isn’t just the environment, it’s our health and wallets too

In an effort to increase awareness (and instigate action) of ways pollution is infiltrating and affecting human lives, a recent study was conducted by The World Bank in conjunction with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), entitled Air Pollution: Strengthening the Economic…

How Will Brexit Affect Ireland’s Economy?

The credit crunch of 2008 had a detrimental effect on a number of EU economies. The bursting of the so-called ‘American Housing Bubble’ triggered a domino effect of economic events that hit hardest in the economies of Southern Europe. The…

This teachers back-to-school rap will warm your heart and make you want to go back to elementary school (video)

In a move that is truly inspirational, 4th Grade school teacher Dwayne Reed created a rap and accompanying music video to welcome his students back to school. The Chicago based teacher wrote lyrics that would not only make his students excited to…

This house in San Francisco is home to over 33,000 sheets of LSD

Nestled deep within San Francisco’s Mission district lays a white, two-story house with heavy black curtains shrouding the windows. Unbeknownst to casual passersby, inside this house there are over 33,000 sheets and individual tabs of LSD blotter paper on display. This…

This artist spent $16 Million of his own money to build this.

By: Andrew Uyeno Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff has given us all the chance to finally walk on water. The Bulgarian artist has finished one of his greatest masterpieces yet, on the Lake Iseo in Italy. They are calling it “The…

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The Creators project is bridging the gap between art and technology

BY: JESSICA BEUKER   Creativity and innovation is a wicked combination. That’s why The Creators Project is giving those individuals who have a passion for technology and the arts a platform to be seen and heard, but most of all,…