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Should you pee on a jellyfish sting? (video)

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 — Sure, jellyfish look pretty serene, but we all know the evils that come from a run-in with those tentacles....

Illegal in many countries, cat declawing increases the risk of long-term or persistent pain

May 23, 2017 - Declaw surgery (onychectomy) is illegal in many countries but is still a surprisingly common practice in some. It is performed...

How GMOs are, or are not, regulated (video)

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 - Pink pineapples, non-browning produce and other genetically modified organisms are becoming part of our food system. Though most scientists say...

Why a crackly crust is essential to a baguette’s aroma and taste

May 17, 2017 - An authentic French baguette is one of those key staples that foodies hunt for. Now scientists have gained new insight...

When water levitates (video)

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 — Have you ever seen a drop of water navigate a maze? It's possible thanks to the same phenomenon that...

New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled over Five Years

May 11, 2017 - Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a...

Consumers Should Still Avoid Sucralose (SPLENDA) Pending More Testing

May 9, 2017 - In 2016, the Center for Science in the Public Interest downgraded its safety rating of the artificial sweetener sucralose, the...

Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017- New research at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that reading books with a child beginning in early...

Why we choose terrible passwords, and how to fix them

How secure are you? Rawpixel.com via shutterstock.com Megan Squire, Elon University May 4, 2017 - The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, but don’t buy...

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease (VIDEO)

May 3, 2017 - Jimmy and his wife Molly welcomed their second child together, William “Billy” Kimmel. At three days old, Billy had successful...

The chemistry of whiskey (video)

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2017 — Derby Day is around the corner, and with it comes big hats, horses with funny names, and bourbon. The...

Why is my soil so compacted? (VIDEO)

May 1, 2017 - Hopefully, the ground in your yard has thawed by now (regrets to those who still have frozen ground!). So why...

Physics of poo: Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of...

Defecation duration is surprisingly similar throughout the mammal world. Elephant image via www.shutterstock.com. David Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology and Patricia Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology May...

Comedy Central’s Hasan Minhaj roasts Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner (WATCH)

May 1, 2017 - From C-SPAN coverage, Hasan Minhaj remarks at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Watch the complete video here: http://cs.pn/2pcQM7I https://youtu.be/Z7oG74nHSTQ

Why chemists marched for science (video)

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2017 — Tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., and many more at hundreds of satellite marches around the...

Hartzog Awards: John L. Goar wins Individual Volunteer Award

In 1970, the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program started with a few hundred volunteers. Today, more than 246,000 VIPs donate their time, skills, and talents to...

“The Wild President” Film Highlights Jimmy Carter’s River Conservation Legacy

WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2017 - Former President Jimmy Carter’s connection to rivers and his leadership in river protection is celebrated in the new...

Scoop the poop! (video)

April 24, 2017 - When a walk in the park becomes a walk in the poop! More than 100 piles of poop on less...

Greenpeace: U.S. retailers show improvement on responsibly-sourced canned tuna, but big brands continue to...

Washington, DC April 18, 2017 - In its second-ever canned tuna ranking, Greenpeace USA found that a number of U.S. retailers have made significant...

Tax Day 2017: Where Your Tax Dollar Goes

April 13, 2017 – Americans typically have strong feelings about paying their taxes. And yet, many of us do not know what our taxes actually pay for. National...