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MIT Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

January 24, 2020 - It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT...

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Jan. 23, 2020 - American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to...

International NGO leaders at Davos tell ISOC, ICANN: Selling .ORG puts civil society at...

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND January 22, 2020 - Today, the executive directors of 11 international NGOs released an open letter calling on the leaders...

What Americans Know About the Holocaust

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on...

Initiative helps the public understand how news works in the digital age

January 22, 2020 - Public distrust in the media has taken on another dimension in the digital age. A poll from...

Books: Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America

Jan. 20, 2020 - “I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between...

What is the California state soil?

January 15, 2020 - As you know, many states have a designated state bird, flower, fish, tree, rock, etc. And, many states...

Popular dating, health apps violate privacy new report says

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 14, 2020 - Nine consumer groups today asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), congressional lawmakers and the state attorneys...

At gun safety events, 40% of gun owners reported not locking all household guns...

January 13, 2020 - While waiting for free firearm storage devices at gun safety events held in sporting goods stores across Washington,...

Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2020 — As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Through...

NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees

January 2, 2020 – If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of...

Group calls on tech review sites to suspend recommendations of Amazon Ring cameras in...

December 30, 2019 - Following harrowing reports of Ring devices being hacked, Gizmodo issued a do not buy warning for Amazon Ring...

Which of these mushrooms could kill you? (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2019 — There are tens of thousands of mushroom species out there, and some of them could kill...

2019 year in review: consumer, public health and environmental highlights

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2019 - Advocates for consumer, public health and environmental issues made great strides in 2019, while simultaneously defending existing...

What will you do with your body after you die? (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2019 — After you die, your body has quite a few options –– from being turned into...

The Sammies: Awards for Government Workers | Full Frontal on TBS

December 16, 2019 - Michael Rubens, Allana Harkin, and Naomi Ekpergin head to The Sammies to give a well-deserved red carpet...

Yule log chemistry trivia – 4 hours of cozy fireplace for your nerdy holiday...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2019 - Ready to kick back and relax by the fire this holiday season? We’ve got you...

Igniting Inspiration for Women in Fire

If our use of fire for managing lands is to improve and expand in the United States, it will need to...

Harris, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Cosponsored by All 25 Women Senators Honoring First All-Female Spacewalk

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 10, 2019 - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan...