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How the lowly mushroom is becoming a nutritional star

Mushrooms for many are just an addition to a slice of pizza, but the fungi are now gaining a reputation for their nutrients. Subbatina Anna/Shutterstock.com April...

U.S. Holocaust Museum’s New Exhibit Explores American’s Response to Nazism

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 23, 2018 – Marking its 25th anniversary year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum today opened a new special exhibition, Americans and the...

Apocalypse Now? The world isn’t likely to end Monday, despite predictions by conspiracy theorists

April 23, 2018 - A Virginia Tech expert confirms what you probably already know: the world isn’t likely to end Monday, despite predictions by...

Report: The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 17, 2018 – A share of experts predict digital life will mostly be harmful to individuals’ in the next decade. Many...

Nine of America’s 10 Biggest Supermarkets Fail to Publicly Report Food Waste

OAKLAND, Calif. April 16, 2018— Nine out of America’s 10 largest grocery companies don’t publicly report their total food waste, according to analysis by...

Petrichor, the smell of rain (video)

April 16, 2018 - The smell that accompanies a spring shower is so evocative that it has its own word: petrichor. Watch as Reactions...

PETA’s ‘Deport Undesirables’ Billboard Headed for U.S.-Mexico Border

Washington, April 6, 2018 – As President Trump deploys National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help keep asylum-seekers out, PETA is warning...

On National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, Harris, Collins Introduce Legislation to Support Animals Rescued...

April 9, 2018 - Yesterday, in recognition of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day on April 8, Senators Kamala. D. Harris (D-CA) and Susan Collins...

Books: Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves...

April 9, 2018 - A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL...

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis to receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. April 3, 2018 - In recognition of his unceasing efforts to strengthen and support the work of investigative journalists in the U.S....

CDFW Outdoors Q & A: How Do I Catch a Hunter/Trespasser on My Property?

March 30, 2018 - Question: I own property in a rural part of Monterey County although I don't live there all the time. I...

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

What is the origin of Easter eggs? Katie Morrow, CC BY-NC-ND March 28, 2018 - This April 1, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on...

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the...

Cumulonimbus: heavy rain and thunder on the horizon. Shutterstock March 28, 2018 - Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the...

Cali Brown appointed Deputy First Dog

March 28, 2018 - Cali Brown, 2 months, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy First Dog in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Born...

Shorenstein Center’s First Draft Project Launches Free Course on Identifying Misinformation Online

Cambridge, MA, March 19, 2018 - First Draft, a project of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, has...

Tributes pour in for Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who died at age...

Alan Duffy, Swinburne University of Technology; Alice Gorman, Flinders University; Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland; Lisa Harvey-Smith, CSIRO; Matthew Bailes, Swinburne University of...

The chemistry behind the thousand-year-old egg culinary offering (video)

WASHINGTON, Mar. 13, 2018 — Century eggs, or pidan, are a preserved food made by fermenting duck eggs in alkali. The green and black...

Celebrating Marion Walter – and other unsung female mathematicians

Searching for role models in the math world. ImageFlow/shutterstock.com March 12, 2018 -When I was teaching mathematics in the 90s, before the internet, I had a...

What Happens In One Lifetime? (VIDEO)

March 9, 2018 - A lot can happen during your trips around the sun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smjf3M6-1XE What Happens In One MINUTE? https://youtu.be/zhWDdy_5v2w Subscribe, it's free! http://bit.ly/asapsci Created by: Mitchell...

100 years later, the madness of daylight saving time endures

Unfortunately, there’s not an unlimited amount of daylight that we can squeeze out of our clocks. igorstevanovic/Shutterstock.com March 9, 2018 - One hundred years after Congress...