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An Amelia Earhart Mystery at NIST 0

Amelia Earhart continues to make headlines, mainly because of her mysterious disappearance. The famed aviatrix vanished on July 2, 1937, during her attempt to pilot a plane around the world. Searches for the wreckage, and speculation about what happened, continue even today.

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U.S. has largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries

Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those who aren’t parents. Not only that, the U.S. has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University.

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Oxfam/Glastonbury album for refugees dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox, MP and humanitarian

In the first live Glastonbury album of its kind, world-famous musicians will collaborate with the world’s best-loved festival and Oxfam to Stand As One with people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty.

Artists including Coldplay, Muse and Foals will contribute a song recorded during their forthcoming Glastonbury sets to Oxfam Presents: Stand As One – Live at Glastonbury 2016, a special live album in support of Oxfam’s work with refugees worldwide.

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New EWG Database Reveals 16,000 Foods That May Be Packaged with BPA

For consumers who want to avoid bisphenol A, EWG today unveiled an easily searchable database of more than 16,000 food and beverage items that may come in cans, bottles or jars containing the hormone-disrupting chemical, better known as BPA. The list was compiled from a little-known food industry inventory and is now available at EWG's Food Scores database.

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Sleep Under the Stars During the Great American Campout: Kickoff June 25

This summer, tens of thousands of Americans will unplug their devices and spend the night outside. That’s the simple idea behind the National Wildlife Federation’s 12th annual celebration of the outdoors, the Great American Campout.

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Foam explosion in super slow motion (video)

You might have seen this wacky experiment in a chemistry class or on late-night TV. Dropping a mixture into some hydrogen peroxide produces a huge foamy flume. But what's actually causing that big mess? Turns out it's a great illustration of a key concept in chemistry.

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50 Years of 'Read Him His Rights': Miranda Decision Revolutionized Criminal Law

Fifty years ago this week, June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona and changed the course of American criminal justice.

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Grand Canyon Designated a Dark Sky Park

The International Dark-Sky Association and the National Park Service are excited to announce that Grand Canyon National Park is now a Provisional IDA International Dark Sky Park.

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29 critical "Leave No Trace" tips for wilderness visitors

Just as you rely on wild places to rejuvenate and restore you, those places rely on you to keep them in good condition.

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AAA reveals top driving distractions for teens as '100 Deadliest Days' begin

Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days," the period starting at Memorial Day when teen crash deaths historically climb. As the summer driving season begins, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is releasing a follow-up study confirming that nearly 60 percent of teen crashes involve distractions behind the wheel. The research also finds a disturbing trend showing that texting and social media use are on the rise amongst teen drivers.

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Sometimes the best medicine for a veteran is the company of another veteran

For veterans and their families, that sentiment of remembrance is felt year-round. Many veterans suffer lifelong anguish over the loss of their brothers and sisters in arms. For them, Memorial Day is a day like every other day – a day they remember those who died at war.

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Health is at risk for those who live within five kilometers of a landfill site

According to research published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, health is at risk for those who live within five kilometres of a landfill site.

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Grill with Caution: Wire Bristles from Barbecue Brushes Can Cause Serious Injuries

While many people view Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer grilling season, they may not be aware of the dangers of eating food cooked on grills cleaned with wire-bristle brushes. A new study conducted at the University of Missouri School of Medicine identified more than 1,600 injuries from wire-bristle grill brushes reported in emergency rooms since 2002. Loose bristles can fall off the brush during cleaning and end up in the grilled food, which, if consumed, can lead to injuries in the mouth, throat and tonsils. Researchers advise individuals to inspect their food carefully after grilling or consider alternative grill-cleaning methods.

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EWG Releases 2016 Guide to Sunscreens

Almost three-fourths of the 750 sunscreens evaluated for EWG’s annual Guide to Sunscreens, released today, offer inferior protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor, or retinyl palmitate, which may harm skin.

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Top 10 New Species for 2016

A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" that might provide clues to the origin of humans are among the discoveries identified by ESF as the Top 10 New Species for 2016.

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What happens when you swallow gum? (video)

It's a legendary piece of playground lore: If you swallow a piece of gum, it stays stuck in your stomach forever. So was your elementary-school buddy right?

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How Processed Foods Wreak Havoc on Your Health

It’s safe to say that most American consumers probably can’t recall the last time they ate a meal prepared entirely from wholesome, farm-to-table ingredients, without any canned or prepackaged products. That’s because most Americans today consume mostly processed foods—foods produced with pesticides, GMOs and synthetic chemicals, routinely laced with too much sugar, salt and unhealthy fats.

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Watching whisky dry for science (video)

Have you ever watched paint dry? How about whisky? It turns out whisky could hold some chemical clues to making better paints. Princeton researcher Howard Stone and photographer Ernie Button wanted to figure out whisky's unique drying properties.

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Wilderness Medical Society issues official guidelines for prevention and treatment of drowning

Drowning is a global threat to human health. Each year, more than 372,000 people die as a result of drowning, with many of those deaths being preventable by simple water safety measures. In order to arm professionals with the most up-to-date clinical protocols, the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) has issued a new set of practice guidelines for both the treatment and prevention of drowning, published in the society's official journal, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.

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No evidence that homeopathic remedies work (video)

Homeopathic remedies are marketed as effective alternatives to traditional medicine. But do they work? To answer this question, Reactions looks at the history of homeopathy, its principles and the scientific studies of various treatments.

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Ahead of Mother’s Day, New Music Video from Elena & Los Fulanos Highlights the Struggle of Families Separated by Broken Immigration System

As families around the country prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, a new music video from the bilingual folk-rock group Elena & Los Fulanos reminds us that many immigrant mothers will be spending this holiday apart from their loved ones. The video for the group’s song “Amor Migrante,” features Maryland resident and CASA de Maryland member Rosario Reyes, an undocumented mother who left El Salvador 12 years ago and hasn’t been able to see her son since. The video was produced by Elena Lacayo and directed by filmmaker Ellie Walton, with support from America’s Voice Education Fund, the National Council of La Raza, the National Immigration Law Center, and We Belong Together.

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How to make cut flowers last longer (video)

After April showers, we get May flowers — just in time for Mother's Day. Sadly, after a few days, that wonderful bouquet may start wilting. Thankfully, Reactions has picked out the best science-backed tips to maximize the freshness of your cut flowers.

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Has the library outlived its usefulness in the age of Internet? You'd be surprised

U.S. institutions of higher education and U.S. local governments are under extraordinary pressure to cut costs and eliminate from institutional or governmental ledgers any expenses whose absence would cause little or no pain.

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Why Will Prince's Autopsy (and Others) Take Weeks to Complete?

Prince’s autopsy was conducted by A. Quinn Strobl, MD, FCAP, a member of the College of American Pathologists. The results are expected to take at least two weeks, perhaps as many as six full weeks. This tragedy has people asking again “Why do toxicology results take so long?”

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Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Kinsey Study Finds Adults Who Wait to Have Sex Are Stigmatized

When it comes to sex, the message historically has been it is better to wait. But how long is too long to wait to have sex?

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You really can die of a broken heart – here’s the science

When you think of a broken heart, you probably picture something out of a romantic movie or a cartoon heart, cracked like a fragile piece of china. Indeed, so-called “broken heart syndrome” has a certified place in popular culture, and has been eloquently used in films such as The Notebook. But while we certainly feel “heartbreak” during periods of emotional upheaval, can you actually die of a broken heart?

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Better coffee through chemistry (video)

It's one of the most popular beverages in the world, and many of us rely on it to stay awake every day. But not every cup of coffee is created equal. From the bean to the brew, science can help you get the perfect cup.

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"Why do wasps attack?" and other chemistry questions answered (video)

Why do wasps become more aggressive after you kill one of the hive members? The answer is the same reason why you should be wary of bees that smell like bananas. Here's another question: Why does some metal rust? This week, Reactions answers viewers' chemistry questions like these with some short and sweet chemistry.

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No joke: Blondes aren't dumb, science says; new national study refutes damaging stereotype

The "dumb blonde" stereotype is simply wrong, according to a new national study of young baby boomers.

The study of 10,878 Americans found that white women who said their natural hair color was blonde had an average IQ score within 3 points of brunettes and those with red or black hair.

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UN appoints Red from the 'Angry Birds' as Honorary Ambassador for International Day of Happiness

The United Nations today appointed Red, the leader of the “Angry Birds” mobile game characters, as an envoy to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.

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