For decades, Larry Hester has been blind because of a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In this video from the Duke Eye Center, Mr. Hester receives a “retinal prosthesis”—sort of a bionic eye—that allows a surgically implanted stimulator to interact with a pair of special sensor glasses, giving him the ability to see light. Though his vision isn’t completely restored, the procedure allows him to internally see flashes of light when the external sensors pick up brightness. Watching Larry experience light for the first time in 30 years—and his family witness the moment—is pretty touching ... Discuss

Time will only tell whether or not Mark Zuckerberg's invention saved or doomed friendships as we know them, but there's no denying the dude's charitable spirit. He just did the globe a huge favor by donating $25 million to Ebola research. To date, Ebola has killed more than 4,400 people in west Africa, and the full extent of the outbreak has yet to be fully realized. But the Center for Disease Control is doing what they can to stem the tide, and Zuckerberg's contribution will certainly help. "We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn't spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome" ... Discuss

A new analysis of more than 96 million Tweets found that self-identified atheist Tweet more—and have more followers—than users who identify as Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Buddhist living in the United States. And though the research team found that members of each group were most likely to Tweet to people who believe like themselves, users across all of the belief systems regularly discussed similar life topics like “work,” “love” and being “happy.” One of the report’s authors told Religion News Service that the findings showed that, “Human beings are not that different no matter who you believe in. People still care a lot about our daily lives; that is quite similar. Love, good life, we care about the world, we care about other people” ... Discuss

This “interactive mirror” YouTube spot is part of a promotion for the band The Mrs., but stands on its own as a pretty great little video. After a few specially selected women give feedback about their personal appearance, they end up getting a surprise from an interactive mirror that actually has a pretty touching message. Even though the video has been out for a few months, it’s just now starting top get some attention online ... Discuss

The Internet can be a lonely place. You throw your carefully-filtered picture of a sunset or some artisan meal you just overpaid for out into the ether, and just wait helplessly for a the digital affirmation known as a “Like.” Sometimes though, the Like never comes. The app “No Likes Yet” wants to bring attention to those forgotten posts by allowing users to browse only Instagram photos with zero likes. You can even filter only your friends, and view the sad, forgotten images in your community, and maybe even consider giving them the attention they never got the first time around ... Discuss

A #bendgate scandal has hit Apple. New iPhone 6 Plus owners are taking to Twitter to post evidence that their new, extra-large phones are bending after being carried around in their pants pocket. On YouTube, one owner even performed an “iPhone 6 Plus Bending Test,” seeing how much force it would take to reshape the phone with his bare hand—spoiler alert: It bends relatively easily. Thanks to hipster physics, we now definitively know that oversized iPhones and tight pants are non-compatible physical entities ... Discuss