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Why so many people regain weight after dieting

November 28, 2016 - Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems...

Katharine Hayhoe Talks Climate Change with President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio (VIDEO)

Sept. 27, 2016 - Katharine Hayhoe, a professor of political science and director of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center, is having a...

Santa’s reindeer cleared for flight after annual veterinary exam (VIDEO)

SCHAUMBURG, IL, Dec. 13, 2016 - Following a thorough veterinary exam at the North Pole, Rudolph and all of the other reindeer have been...

1 in 5 Seafood Samples Mislabeled Worldwide, Finds New Oceana Report

WASHINGTON September 7, 2016 - Today, Oceana released a new report detailing the global scale of seafood fraud, finding that on average, one in...

Report Finds Toxins/Carcinogens in Popular Brands of Toothpaste

Aug. 18, 2016 - The latest report by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, uncovers serious problems in cosmetics industry regulations. Regulatory weaknesses...

Northern Spotted Owl named Audubon California’s 2016 Bird of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec. 19, 2016 - Online voters this month have named one of the most high-profile conservation touchstone species as the 2016...

Think chicken — think intelligent, caring and complex

Jan. 3, 2017 - Chickens are not as clueless or "bird-brained" as people believe them to be. They have distinct personalities and can outmaneuver...

Psilocybin, active compound in hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms,” eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening...

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for...

Are You a Jerk?

RIVERSIDE, CA, Sept. 26, 2016 – Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel,...

In another newly discovered song, Woody Guthrie continues his assault on ‘Old Man Trump’

September 6, 2016 - Earlier this year, I wrote about a cache of bitter writings by Woody Guthrie that I had discovered while conducting...

CFA’s 12 Ways to Save Energy and Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 5, 2016—Saving energy and money go “hand in hand” and today the Consumer Federation of America has identified 12 simple ways...

Keeping Post-Election Peace at Holiday Gatherings

Nov. 18, 2016 - Keeping the post-election peace when families gather for the holidays may be challenging this year, said Samuel T. Gladding, professor...

Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause?

Lauren Griffin, University of Florida and Ann Christiano, University of Florida - THE CONVERSATION July 29, 2016 - Given that 2016 is expected to be the hottest...

Lulu’s Makeup Set wins dreaded TOADY Award for Worst Toy of the Year

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - Horrified by the thought of girls as young as age three wearing makeup which could hurt their skin, members...

Book Review: Maude Barlow’s “Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis”

September 26, 2016 - We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises...

This is your brain on alcohol (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2016 — It's almost time to ring in 2017. And since most New Year's celebrations include alcohol, Reactions' latest episode explains...

Trash that pop can, trash yourself

Nov. 15, 2016 - Think twice about tossing that pop can, since you might be trashing yourself, too. We are more prone to recycle our...

The Soundscape of Yosemite (VIDEO)

Nov. 17, 2016 - "When you start to tune in to the soundscape, you realize there's this other dimension to what we're experiencing when...

Flight of Fancy: 12 Amazing Birds

January 5, 2017 - Birds are all around, connecting people with nature and adding beauty, sound and color to our world. While this allows...

Tasting garlic…with your feet!? Weird food chemistry tricks (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 — Did you know you can "taste" garlic with your feet? Or that chocolate can instantly dissolve that wad of...