Meet The Billionaire Who Gives Away 99% Of His Wealth

Manoj Bhargava is an accidental billionaire. He’s the founder and CEO of 5-hour-energy, which unexpectedly exploded in popularity and made him super-rich almost overnight. “But what do you do with it?” he asks about wealth in the documentary Billions In Change. It’s an initiative Bhargava founded to answer that question. He considers himself a ‘do-er’, […]

As Scientists Call For Action, California Leads The Way In Banning Microbeads

As Scientists Call For Action, California Leads The Way In Banning Microbeads

This month, a group of scientists called for an outright ban on microbeads, arguing that we don’t have time to delay extreme measures until there is more proof for their negative impact on the environment. They did so as California became the latest state to ‘ban the bead’. The destructive nature of microbeads is clear to anyone with common sense: these […]

How the Ice Bucket Challenge Led to an Important ALS Breakthrough

All nitpicking aside (this author’s included), the substantial donations drawn from the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 have resulted in an equally substantial gain for humankind. The over 140 million dollars of donations to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research has led to a breakthrough in understanding how and why this “rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease […]

Scientist Recommends Taking LSD For Breakfast. Yes, You Read That Correctly

It may sound like a headline from satirical site The Onion, but psychedelics expert Dr James Fadiman Ph.D is deadly serious. The respected scientist claims a small dose of LSD with your morning cereal can help you be more productive, effective, happier and creative, among other things. Fadiman started looking into LSD’s effects on creativity back […]

Scientists Develop Jet Fuel From Natural Fungus!

Scientists Develop Jet Fuel From Natural Fungus!

Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit, which could be a massive breakthrough for future green energy and transportation development. The researchers used Aspergillus carbonarius ITEM 5010 to create hydrocarbons, the chief component of petroleum, similar to […]

New Urban Algae Invention Produces As Much Oxygen As A Small Forest!

EcoLogicStudio in London has designed an Urban Algae Canopy, which produces the same amount of oxygen daily as a forest of 40,000 square meters. This cutting-edge technology was unveiled this week at Expo Milano 2015 Future Food District. The prototype is the world’s first bio-digital canopy, integrating micro-algal cultures and real time digital cultivation protocols within a unique architectural cladding system. […]

Scientist: Cannabis Cures Cancer By Making Bad Cells “Commit Suicide”

Spanish scientist Cristina Sanchez was the first to discover the medicinal properties of marijuana in the fight against cancer. In this fascinating interview by Cannabis Planet, she explains the plant’s therapeutic properties. Sanchez discovered them by accident, noticing in a different experiment that the THC “was killing the [cancer] cells in the petri dishes.”  Not only that, […]