Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of 'universal' cancer therapy

Cardiff University's Professor Andrew Sewell with Research Fellow Garry Dolton

Injecting the flu vaccine into a tumor gets the immune system to attack it

Flu Vaccines

International Rescue Committee - Helping People whose Lives and Livelihoods are Shattered by Conflict and Disaster to Survive, Recover, and Gain Control of their Future | the most recent addition to the Causes

IRC - International Rescue Committee

TeamTrees - Help plant 20 million trees around the globe by January 1st, 2020

The TeamTrees Logo with the Globe and an Astronaut

A Topographic Map of Mars - An interesting infographic from Tabletop Whale | the latest addition to the Resources

Tabletop Whale's Topographic Map of Mars

Scientists discover photovoltaic nanotubes

A graphic rendering of the tungsten disulfide nanotube

In a Lab Accident, Scientists Create the First-Ever Permanently Magnetic Liquid

The permanently magnetized liquid droplets spin in perfect unison

Shatterproof phone screens could be made from seashell-like glass

The layered structure of mother of pearl has inspired a new kind of glass

Electrolyser turns CO2 from air into jet fuel or plastics

Geonhui Lee, PhD candidate, operates an electrolyser capable of transforming dissolved carbonate into CO2 and then into syngas

New Kind of Cancer 'Vaccine' Teaches The Immune System to Destroy Tumours

Cancer Cells

Lab-grown blood vessels given to people who need dialysis

A bioengineered blood vessel

Equal Justice Initiative - Ending Mass Incarceration and Excessive Punishment, Challenging Racial and Economic Injustice, and Protecting Basic Human Rights for the Most Vulnerable People in Society | the most recent addition to the Causes

Equal Justice Initiative

Flag Identifier - Identifying Different Flags Regardless of Usage, Geographic Descent, or Historical Background | the latest addition to the Resources

Flag Identifier

Finally, US hospitals will have to post their prices online

Wading through patient expenses

We Are NASA | NASA announces plans to go to the Moon to stay

Earth and the Moon

America's Top Young Scientist uses AI to improve pancreatic radiotherapy

Rishab Jain competing in the 2018 Young Scientist Challenge

Tommy McCall: The simple genius of a good graphic

Tommy McCall presents a TED talk

New hybrid flow battery can release electricity or hydrogen | could also be recharged in seconds

Team Leader Leroy (Lee) Cronin, the University of Glasgow's Regius Chair of Chemistry

Histography - An Interactive Timeline that Spans Across 14 Billion Years of History, from the Big Bang to 2015 | the latest addition to the Resources

Histography's Interactive Timeline

Anthony Bourdain feat. Serj Tankian in Armenia - Parts Unknown (S11E04) | Another striking glimpse into culture from Anthony's final season of travels

Anthony Bourdain feat. Serj Tankian in Armenia - Parts Unknown (S11E04)

First 3D-printed human corneas

Dr. Steve Swioklo and Professor Che Connon with a dyed cornea

Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

Opening a Bottle

Doctors have restored the sight of two people in a monumental world first | new steps toward reversing macular degeneration

The Human Eye

Zachariah Mampilly: How protest is redefining democracy around the world

Zachariah Mampilly presents a TED talk

Children get new ears grown from their own cells in world first

After 30 months the new ear looked more like the healthy ear

NASA's Virtual Earth System Laboratory - Interactive Earth Science Simulations

NASA's VESL - Interactive Earth Science Simulations

Earthworms Reproduce in Simulated Mars Soil—a First

NASA's simulated Mars soil and earthworms were used to grow arugula in this Dutch lab

China Invents Rice That Can Grow in Salt Water, Can Feed Over 200 Million People

Scientists in China succeeded in growing the yield of a strain of saltwater-tolerant rice nearly three times their expectation

Tesla Sends Hundreds of Batteries to Puerto Rico

Tesla Sends Hundreds of Batteries to Puerto Rico

Vision of Humanity's Global Peace Index - Providing a Comprehensive Analysis on the State of Peace | the most recent addition to the Resources

Vision of Humanity's Global Peace Index

FairVote - A Nonpartisan Champion of Electoral Reforms that give Voters a Representative Democracy that Works for All Americans | the latest addition to the Causes

FairVote: For a More Perfect Union

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer - An Interactive Map of the Evolutionary Relationships between Life on our Planet | the most recent addition to the Resources and the Causes

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer

Project Gutenberg: Encouraging the Creation and Distribution of eBooks | the latest addition to the Resources and the Causes

Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg

NASA Image and Video Library | the most recent addition to the Resources

Aurora Australis viewed from the International Space Station

Freedom of the Press Foundation | the latest addition to the Causes

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Beyond lithium-ion: Researchers reveal a safer, longer-lasting, solid-state battery alternative

Physicist John Goodenough, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery

A new HIV vaccine therapy method lets five patients kick the daily drugs

An electron microscopic image of the human immunodeficiency virus on human lymphocytes

Did Harvard really create the "holy grail" of solid metallic hydrogen?

Hydrogen has the simplest atomic structure of the elements, consisting of just a single proton and electron

Kurzgesagt: A New History for Humanity - The Human Era | putting a different perspective on history

Kurzgesagt presents A New History for Humanity - The Human Era

Australia gets first institute for biofabrication of human bones and tissue

A Surgical Plate, Screw, and Clip 3D Printed in Silk by RDA/Hallym

China, Japan, Russia, & South Korea Plan Renewable Energy Super Grid

Masayoshi Son presenting the Asia Super Grid

Spinach can be engineered to detect explosives | exploring plant nanobionics

A Diagram Showing How Spinach can be Altered to Detect Explosives

Open Building Institute - Making Affordable, Ecological Housing Accessible to Everyone | the latest addition to the Causes

Open Building Institute

Will states follow DOJ's private prison move? Some are ahead of the feds. | A promising start to a shift away from both federal and state for-profit prisons

The Gates of a Prison

FarmBot | Open-Source CNC Farming

Meet FarmBot

Minecraft: Education Edition early access is here!

Minecraft: Education Edition

UOAH Free Ricers | We've earned over 6 Million grains!

Join the UOAH Free Ricers at!

NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness | the most recent addition to the Causes

NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness

The world's first cyborg Olympics is coming

An Athlete at a Cybathlon Rehearsal Event

Woman's blindness apparently reversed by stem cell treatment

Vanna Belton

PNHP - Advocating for a Universal, Comprehensive Single-payer National Health Program | the latest addition to the Causes

PNHP - Physicians for a National Health Program

Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification - Extra Credits

Extra Credits presents Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification

Roborace is the world's first driverless racing championship

Roborace: Racing All-Electric Self-Driving Cars

Gene editing saves girl dying from leukaemia in world first

One-year-old Layla Richards

Academic Earth - An Unparalleled Collection of Free Online Courses from the World's Top Universities | the most recent addition to the Resources

Academic Earth

World Air Quality Index - Air Pollution in the World: Real time Air Quality Map's World Air Quality Map

This Robotic Hand Wired to a Brain Implant Restored a Paralyzed Man's Sense of Touch

Prosthetic Hand restores a "Near-Natural" Sense of Feeling

e-Nable: A Global Network Of Volunteers using 3D Printing to Create and Design Assistive Hand Devices for Those in Need | the latest addition to the Causes

e-Nable: Giving the World a Helping Hand

The World's First Malaria Vaccine Is Almost Here, and Will Be Entirely Not-For-Profit

A Child Receives a Vaccine

CAST - Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking | the most recent addition to the Causes

CAST - Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking

The Shoe That Grows | adjustable shoes for the world's kids in need

Kenton Lee with children in Kenya trying The Shoe That Grows

Students create a fire extinguisher that puts out flames using sound waves | fire suppression without chemicals or messes

Viet Tran and Seth Robertson with their sound-based fire extinguisher

Smartphone Thermometer Helps Complete Your Digital Doctor's Bag | a cheap and portable contact-free infrared thermometer

The touch-free Wishbone thermometer connected to a phone

Elastic implant 'restores movement' in paralysed rats

Flexible Silicone and Gold Spinal Implant

Sunlight Foundation: Making Government Accountable & Transparent | the most recent addition to the Causes

The Sunlight Foundation

First 3D LED printer could print heads-up-display contact lenses

3D Printed LED

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

David Nicholls and his disabled son, Dan

So, this exists: A working car has been 3D-printed out of carbon fiber plastic

Strati 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Plastic Car

Mayday PAC - Help Us Reduce the Influence of Money in Politics! | the latest addition to the Causes

MAYDAY.US - An experiment to reclaim our democracy

U.K. Supermarket To Run On Electricity Made From Its Own Rotting Food

An Anerobic Digestion Plant

No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment

Mouth inspected by a dentist

Duolingo - Free Language Education for the World | the most recent addition to the Resources


Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality

CGP Grey presents Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality

Toilet flushes could help power homes | capturing energy from the movement of water across a surface

Water droplets passing over a dielectric layer induce an electric charge

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest | a US college scholarship monthly essay contest

Varsity Tutors' Monthly $1000 Scholarship

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system

Scale Image of Earth and the Moon

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Manu Prakash presents the 50-cent microscope during a TED talk

Ukraine Burning - VICE News | another particular peek into recent world events. Warning: some graphic content

Unrest in Ukraine

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

XStat Sponge Injector

New Inexpensive Skin Test in Development to Diagnose Malaria in an Instant | faster and easier detection

A Mosquito Feeding

Interactive: Where & How We Live | a glimpse at the world's population

Where and How We Live

Earth Wind Map | a global look at wind patterns and currents

Earth Wind Map

Extra Credits: Incentive Systems and Politics (Part 1) | a lighthearted little video with various ideas on political motives

Extra Credits presents Incentive Systems and Politics

Nonprofit Sends Free Kits Of Potential Malaria Cures To Researchers | trying other ways to stimulate research

The Malaria Box

Is Paying with Exercise the Future? | experimenting with earning in alternative ways

Subway Ticket Squats Machine

Vitamin B2 Can Be Used To 3-D Print Medical Implants | exploring more biologically compatible materials

B2 Scaffold for 3D Printing

Gary Slutkin: Let's treat violence like a contagious disease | a different perspective on a common problem

Gary Slutkin presents a TED talk

Scientists create never-before-seen form of matter | binding photons into molecules

Photons with Strong Mutual Attraction in a Quantum Nonlinear Medium

Human Safari - The VICE Guide to Travel | a look at the Andaman Islands

Jarawa Tribe Member

Tiny implant which battles skin cancer to begin human trials | retraining immune cells with an implant

Cancer Fighting Implant

Endonym Map: World Map of Country Names in Their Local Languages | the latest addition to the Resources

Endonyms of the World

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