Brittany Maynard Nears Date Of Death, Champions Death By Dignity Act

November 1 is the date that 29-year-old Brittany Maynard has chosen to end her life. Maynard was diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, Gliobastoma, on New Year’s Day of 2014. After undergoing partial craniotomy and a partial…

Depression: Are You Suffering From it?

Depression is a common mental disorder that affects millions of people but can be treated. The treatment varies depending on each patient’s needs, but this cannot be done if the depression goes undiagnosed. The symptoms and types of depression can…

Robert Pattinson’s New Film “Life” Gains Oscar Buzz

Robert Pattinson, the 27-year-old Twilight star and ex to Kristen Stewart, just might have landed the role of his career. In Pattinson’s new film Life, he plays Dennis Stock, a photographer hired on to a traveling photo shoot with legendary…

Depression: Valentine Envy Vs. Lack Of Self-Love

Are you feeling blue on the day of red candy hearts? It’s alright. We’re all a bit blue – mostly because it’s freezing and our toes lost circulation around the same time we lost our sight of our cars underneath…

Zapruder Film: Revisited After 50 Years

According to a recent poll by Gallup, 61% of Americans still believe that more people were involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy than simply Lee Harvey Oswald. Despite the fact that this number is the lowest it has…

Arthur Levinson Talks About Calico, Google’s New Death-Fighting Company

As you may have heard by now, Google has started a new company called Calico aimed at figuring out how to extend human life. In other words, fighting death. The news broke in a Time Magazine cover story, which was…

Google Starts Calico To Keep You From Dying

Google announced the creation of a new company called Calico today. According to Google, it will focus on health and well-being with an eye specifically on aging and diseases associated with it. Simply put, they want to figure out how…

The Egg Came First, But It All Depends on Semantics [VIDEO]

Forget Edward and Jacob – are you on team Egg or team Chicken? The quick answer to the question “which came first, the chicken or the egg” is the egg. There were egg-laying creatures well before there were chickens, so…

NASA Looks For the Origin of Life at the Bottom of the Ocean

NASA this week revealed that it is simulating the conditions believed to have created the organic molecules that may have been the precursors to life on Earth. An experiment at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is mimicking the conditions observed…

Life on Earth Visualized As One Single Day (and Animated)

A better understanding of our world through short, easy-to-understand animations? Count me in. If you were looking to ruminate on the origins of life, here’s a nice little video that takes you from the first single-celled organism to the present…