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Reliance on ‘gut feelings’ linked to belief in fake news

COLUMBUS, OH, Sept. 19, 2017 - People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased...

Sushi’s sublime secrets (video)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2017 — Sushi is sublime. Just fresh fish and seasoned rice in its simplest form served one on top of the...

How Can I Prevent Erosion and Runoff in My Yard?

Sept. 18, 2017 - Erosion – the displacement of soil from one place to the other – can happen on large properties and small....

U.S. Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities: Fail

Sept. 18, 2017 - The United States earns failing grades when it comes to the number of people walking to work and school plus...

UNHCR welcomes launch of Olympic Refuge Foundation

September 18, 2017 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warmly welcomed the launch by the International Olympic Committee of the Olympic Refuge Foundation, with...

How ‘Drop-Off’ Voters Differ From Consistent Voters and Nonvoters

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 14, 2017) – A new Pew Research Center analysis combining people’s voting histories from a national voter file with their attitudes...

The Human Rights Campaign Remembers Marriage Equality Pioneer Edith Windsor

WASHINGTON September 12, 2017 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

ACLU Mourns Edie Windsor

NEW YORK September 12, 2017 - Edith Windsor, whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted...

Scientists: Nanoparticles from tattoos travel inside the body and reach lymph nodes

Sept. 12, 2017 - The elements that make up the ink in tattoos travel inside the body in micro and nanoparticle forms and reach...

Why do phone batteries sometimes explode? (video)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2017 — Lithium-ion batteries have become a ubiquitous part of the digital revolution, but not without a serious setback. They keep...

LOng-term opioid prescription use jumps threefold over 16-year period, large-scale study suggests

September 7, 2017 - A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that opioid prescription use increased significantly between...

The chemicals we leave behind (video)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 — Everything we use is made out of chemicals. So it's not surprising that we pick up a lot of...

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 7, 2017 – Two thirds (67%) of U.S. adults report getting at least some of their news on social media, with...

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Aug. 28, 2017 - As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions...

Fighting Fire with Fire (video)

August 25, 2017 - For 112 years, the United States Forest Service has been caretaker of America’s most cherished natural resources: our public lands. Through...

What If Everyone Lived Like Americans? (VIDEO)

Aug. 24, 2017 - Subscribe: http://bit.ly/asapsci Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Gregory Brown Illustrated by: Max Simmons Edited by: Sel Ghebrehiwot & Mitchell Moffit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7knPYg5S4hY

Using Private Wells: A Drinking Water Safety Guide

Aug. 14, 2017 - Nearly one in seven Americans get their drinking water from private wells. Federal and state governments set legal limits for...

How animals glow (video)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2017 — Fireflies, frogs, jellyfish, mushrooms and even parrots have the ability to emit light from their bodies. These creatures use...

New CDC Report: More Americans have epilepsy than ever before

August 10, 2017 - The number of U.S. adults and children with epilepsy is increasing, with at least 3.4 million people living with the...

10 awesome owl photos for International Owl Awareness Day

August 4, 2017 - More often seen than heard, owls are amazing birds. With fluffy feathers, large eyes and dramatic facial expressions, these birds of...