An Astronaut's Suggestion On How To Fix Politics Would Be Expensive But Probably Pretty Effective

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According to those who have actually done it, seeing the Earth from space has a profound effect on a person. Unfortunately, those people aren’t usually the ones in charge. Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-astronauts-suggestion-on-how-to-fix-politics-would-be-expensive-but-probably-pretty-effective

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Finished 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'? Here Are 10 Other Books People Would Like To Keep Out Of Your Hands.

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Every year, concerned parents petition libraries to pull “inappropriate” books like the ones below from their shelves. And then there are the parents like me, who are concerned that people are trying to keep thought-provoking literature out of our kids’ hands. At least now I know which books I’ll be putting under the Christmas tree […]

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How You're Likely Using 1 Of These 3 Reasons To Not Totally Freak Out About Dying Someday

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It’s hard to be aware of our own mortality. I think deep down a lot of us hope there will be a miracle and somehow we’ll stay alive forever. Maybe the solution isn’t finding a cure to death but changing the way we look at it. Read more: http://upworthy.com/3-solutions-to-the-death-problem-no-promises-but-i-think-3-has-potential

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This Teenage Girl Just Took High School Science Fairs To A WHOLE New Level

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Not only did this teen create something that will make our lives easier, she did it before she even graduated high school, and that isn’t the only thing that’s awesome about her. In the male-dominated world of technology, this young lady created something first. See the second half of his interview with Eesha on TeamCoco.com. […]

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A Ridiculous Creationist Attacks Bill Nye The Science Guy For Teaching Kids About Science

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I’m pretty frustrated with this guy’s video attacking Bill Nye. I think you can probably imagine which position Ken Ham, president and CEO of Creation Museum, takes on evolution (indeed his livelihood depends on trying desperately to disprove it), but to attack Bill Nye for not understanding science? You’re going down, amigo. This is a […]

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Why Are Her Baby Pictures Under Surveillance?

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Our right to a free and open Internets has been under threat lately. The NSA — btw, that stands for the National Security Agency, which has the fancy responsibility of analyzing and acting upon security data — has gotten into the habit of spying on Americans with no justification (including 12 spies who were using […]

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2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally; See What Happens Next — And Hear The Rest Of The Story

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Settle in, folks, ’cause this one’s gonna make ya think. In a captivating speech, Frans de Waal explains that animals have far more “human-like” characteristics than we given them credit for. Things really get going at 0:55, when the chimpanzees come into play. The experimental footage starting at 3:30 is pretty cool and gave me […]

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