60 Million People In Pakistan At Risk Of Arsenic Poisoning From Drinking Water

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Shockingly high levels of the toxic mineral arsenic have been found in the groundwater beneath huge parts of Pakistan, putting up to 60 million people at serious risk of developing arsenic poisoning from contaminated water. New Research published in the journal Scientific Advances looked at samples gathered from almost 1,200 groundwater pumps between 2013 and 2015…

You Can Buy An Entire Village In Spain For Less Than The Price Of A Single Home In The U.S

By: Educate Inspire Change  There are literally thousands of villages in Spain up for sale. The price? As little as £50,000 (that’s about $80,000). These villages can be found in Galicia, a fertile region of Spain located in the Northwest region of the country. Galicia once supported Spain’s highest density and half of all Spanish villages….

Monkey Forced To ‘Dance’ On Streets Has No Idea She’s About To Be Free

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo  The day the macaque monkey was rescued, she was wearing a frilly, pink dress and had a metal chain locked around her neck. The monkey’s handlers had stationed themselves outside of a primary school in Bogor, Indonesia, a city south of Jakarta. Every time people walked by, the handlers yanked and pulled…

New Law Lets Police Confiscate Guns “Without Due Process” If Someone Reports You

By: Rachel Blevins/The Free Thought Project Critics of the new law argue that it takes away an individual’s right to due process, by confiscating his or her guns based on a single complaint A new law in Oregon could lead to residents having all of their guns confiscated based on a single complaint, raising concerns about the…

Former White Supremacists Are Helping Others To Renounce Their Extremism

By: McKinley Corbley/Good News Network  These volunteers know what it is like to be fooled into believing racist propaganda – which is exactly why they have now dedicated their lives to assisting other extremists to see the light. Life After Hate is a nonprofit that employs former neo-Nazis and white supremacists to help others renounce their extremism and hateful lifestyles….

Baby Dolphin Dies After Beachgoers Pass It Around For Photos

By: Kristy Hamilton/IFL Science  No selfie is worth an animal’s life. This should go without saying, yet again and again, beachgoers can’t resist touching stranded sea creatures when they are at their most vulnerable. This time, a baby dolphin died on a beach in Spain over the weekend, after the stranded calf was spotted struggling in the shallows and a…

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