Nets that can capture water out of thin air have huge influence on the world’s driest regions

BY: BROOKLYN PINHEIRO The Atacama Desert is the driest place on earth. You may recognize it from Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets where its desolate appearance was a convincible substitute for Mars. The region in northern Chile sees an…

Firefighters in Dubai are sporting jet packs (Video)

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Water jet packs aren’t just for the ulta-hipster beach bro or west-coast tourist anymore. Firefighters in Dubai are harnessing this technology to douse flames in hard to reach places that are close to the water such as…

This Israeli company is hoping to provide the world with free internet

BY: DUSTIN BATTY The dream of accessible worldwide internet has been voiced by many people and pursued by a few, but there are difficulties that have thus far prevented internet access from becoming available to around four billion people who…

Robots could steal your job in the next 25 years, and here’s why

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS If you’ve even tuned into the news at least once over the past twenty months, you’ve probably heard a certain “someone” talking about jobs, and how to best bring them back to American shores. Regardless of…

The City of Tomorrow: where cars drive themselves and parks take the spots of parking lots

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Presented by Ford Autonomous cars have always been a thing of mere imagination. From Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang to Back to the Future and most recently in Harry Potter, our imagination came to life on the big screen…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Doctors have created glasses that will eliminate minor colourblindness

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE Incredible glasses have been designed for people dealing with colour blindness to now have the chance to see colours they never could before. For the first time ever scientists have developed a method of turning what was…

Antimatter provides a peek into a hidden world

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS If you’ve ever seen a science-fiction movie in your lifetime, you’ve probably heard the word “antimatter.” Ever since its discovery, sci-fi writers of all kinds have populated their universes with antimatter blasters, antimatter drives, and antimatter…

Forget bike lanes, this city made an apartment for life entirely without cars

BY SAMANTHA TAPP While most cities are still working on perfecting their bike lanes, Malmö, Sweden is taking sustainable living to a whole new level. A new apartment building in the city doesn’t have any parking spaces, but instead was…

A new project aims to save the jaguar by moving them to habitats free from human interference

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Of all the predators in the world, it’s hard to deny that cats are some of the most effective and memorable carnivores. Almost every continent has at least one big cat roaming the forests, jungles, and…

Artists are exploring humans’ potential roles in the future’s automated economy

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT As the replacement of manufacturing and other jobs by machines threatens to change the labour market beyond recognition, anxieties about the future of the economy in an age of automation are only growing. But some artists are trying…

Scientists accidentally caught this shark on film for the first time ever

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS How old is old? Modern humans first appeared about 200,000 years ago. The first dog-like animals snuffled around about six million years ago. Fifty five million years ago, the oldest monkeys swung in the trees. Early…

Move over millennials, these are the defining characteristics of the new generation – Generation Z

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY It makes perfect sense that the Millennial generation is on everyone’s mind; after all, Millennials are the adult population currently responsible for shaping the global and cultural landscape. This generation is constantly being analyzed, probed, loved and hated…

These badass women made history in 2016 and you’ve probably never heard of them

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP 2016 was a year of progress in many different ways: we saw countries step up and make changes to battle climate change; we saw progress in the LGBT community from legalizing gay marriage in certain countries to…

In less than 24 hours, this tiny house was built for only $10,000 using only a hex key

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP  Like most metropolitan cities, real estate in Beijing is expensive. So expensive that for young people moving out of their parents’ house, searching for a new apartment becomes a sad game of trying to find one close…