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The art and science of glassblowing (video)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 — If you've ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for a glass bottled soda because of taste,...

USDA Provides Tips and Resources for a Bacteria-Free Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 — More than 45 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day, with a never-ending list of side dishes and desserts....

Make Decorating with Holiday Lights Safe, Efficient and Fun

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 20, 2017 - Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey has been devoured and families settle down for an evening of parades and...

From football to kung fu, women use sports to score equality goals

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From using football to highlight women's rights in Africa to defying stereotypes in the Middle East through...

How social media fires people’s passions – and builds extremist divisions

Passionate feelings can lead to extreme divisions. pathdoc/Shutterstock.com November 14, 2017 - The people of the United States continue to learn how polarized and divided the...

Let boys wear tutus, girls wear superhero cloaks, says Church of England

LONDON, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From tiaras to tutus, firemen's helmet and superhero cloaks, boys and girls should wear what they want...

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy may hamper healthcare

Nov. 8, 2017 - Health screening campaigns which target a specific organ may lack effectiveness if the public have a poor knowledge of anatomy...

Why do we believe in gods? Religious belief ‘not linked to intuition or rational...

Nov. 8, 2017 - Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to new research by the universities of Coventry and...

Games People Play

November 6, 2017 - From games of chance to tests of physical skill, ancient North America Indians took their sport and recreation seriously —...

The real story behind the huge crowds gathered at iPhone launches

November 6, 2017 - Apple’s special edition iPhone X release – like the new iPhones before it – brings thousands of people lining up...

Think while you drink: the beer that fights climate change

LONDON, November 3, 2017 - A British craft brewer has launched a beer made from melted polar ice caps, sending a case of "Make...

Eating Us Whole: Zombies Today and Throughout History

Oct. 30, 2017 - Popular depictions of zombies abound, from “The Walking Dead,” now in its eighth season, to Starbucks’ newly released Zombie Frappuccino....

In Landmark Report, Public Health Leaders Outline Steps for Urgent Action on Opioids

BALTIMORE, MD, Oct. 28, 2017 - A group of experts, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration...

I’m a librarian in Puerto Rico, and this is my Hurricane Maria survival story

Evelyn Milagros Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico - Humacao I’ve always been fascinated by storms, particularly Puerto Rico’s own history of them. I think it’s...

The chemistry of Hollywood bloodbaths (video)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2017 — Fake blood is a staple of the Halloween horror film experience, but there's no one recipe to suit every...

How the god you worship influences the ghosts you see

Gallowglass, CC BY-SA Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College October 27, 2017 - If you’ve ever seen a ghost, you have something in common with 18 percent...

U.S. Halloween princesses make way for Wonder Woman, pink ‘pussyhats’

NEW YORK October 25, 2017 - This Halloween, expect to open the door to more pink pussyhats and fewer princesses. Months after the historic women’s...

CHP Helps New Drivers Start Smart

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Oct. 20, 2017 – Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States and a concern...

Tech Experts Split on Whether People and Technology Can Conquer Misinformation Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 19, 2017 – The proliferation of misinformation and false narratives online leaves experts uniformly concerned but deeply divided about the future,...

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2017 - Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take...