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Watch: This is Where America’s Deported Immigrants Go

Whether you call them “undocumented immigrants,” “illegals” or just “human beings,” nobody deserves to go through what America’s deportees experience when they’re dumped back into Mexico with no money and even less hope. This video takes you to Tijuana, where you can see how mothers, children and men live when the land of the free […]

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A Tiny Lego Wheelchair Helped this Crippled Tortoise Walk Again

Blade is a tiny tortoise with a bone disorder so severe, he couldn’t hold up his own weight. So his genius of a vet, Dr. Carsten Plischke, made him a wheelchair out of Lego blocks. Now Blade gets around just fine, as you can see for yourself in the video and way-too-adorable pics. May he […]

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Watch What Happens When You Drink 10 Cokes a Day

Sugar is bad, boys and girls. This man set out to prove that point and, shockingly, found that guzzling Coca Cola all day causes weight gain. But as for his premise that “fat doesn’t make you fat?” Welllll, not so much. I wish he hadn’t done this “experiment” to push the meat-based paleo diet, which […]

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Why Do White Cops Shoot Black Men? Here’s What Science Says

  You don’t have to think you’re racist to feel racist. You can subconsciously fear Black people even if you voted for Obama and cringe every time you hear the “N” word.  And if you happen to be an armed White police officer, you may be quicker to pull the trigger on an African-American. That’s […]

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Watch: This is What Bill Nye Has to Say About GMOS

  The more I see from Bill Nye, the more I dig him. While other non-believers gave him heat for debating creationism with Ken Ham, I was pleased to see such a beloved, family-friendly figure show Bible Belters that it’s OK to question their religion. Given Nye’s track record, it’s no surprise to see him present one of […]

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Watch: A Drone’s-Eye View of the Chernobyl Nuclear Ghost Town

When the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986, I was too young to understand what was going on. Fast forward 28 years later, and as much as I’ve grown, the area near the plant is still a ghost town. In fact, there’s so little life that trees killed in the blast are barely decaying, as even fungi and […]

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Watch a Feather and a Bowling Ball Fall at the Exact Same Speed

If you’re like me, you had a hard time believing your seventh-grade physical science teacher when he told you that, without air resistance, a feather and a bowling ball would fall from an airplane to the Earth at exactly the same speed. While I eventually accepted this as truth, I never thought I would actually […]

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Why Black Cats Really DO Have “Bad Luck”

OK, so it’s less about luck than prejudice. But like humans, darker cats often have a harder time in life than their white counterparts, as you can see in the HuffPo graphic below. I love my own two raven-furred felines to pieces, so this kind of breaks my heart – but kudos to the crafty Nevada […]