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Fish oil vs. lard – why some fat can help or hinder your diet

July 31, 2016 - A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study in...

Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause?

Lauren Griffin, University of Florida and Ann Christiano, University of Florida - THE CONVERSATION July 29, 2016 - Given that 2016 is expected to be the hottest...

After Moving at a Crawl, U.S. Revs Up Interest in Slowing Heavy Trucks and...

Sept. 22, 2016 - For more than a decade, most large commercial trucks have been equipped with electronic technology that can limit the speed...

Do you burn more fat in the cold? (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 — With the holidays in full swing, all of those feasts and festivities can lead to a few extra pounds....

Used Cars: Very Safe, Except for One Thing…

March 27, 2017 - Can a used car be marketed as “safe” or “certified” even if it has defective air bags, a faulty ignition...

BLM firefighters save dozens of endangered pygmy rabbits from wildfire

July 7, 2017 - BLM firefighters helped save dozens of endangered pygmy rabbits after a central Washington wildfire swept across a state-managed breeding ground...

HRC Releases 5th Annual Municipal Equality Index, Scoring Cities’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Laws, Policies and Services

WASHINGTON October 17, 2016 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and...

Books: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Jan. 25, 2017 - The Nature Fix is an intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author. For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled...

Tired of Daylight Saving Time, Lawmakers Look to Lock the Clock

AVONDALE, AZ, April 11, 2017 — In every room of his stucco two-story house in this Phoenix suburb, Ray Harwood has a clock, or...

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,...

New specialty steak cut, the Bonanza Cut, unveiled by meat science professor

RENO, Nev. August 24, 2016 - Like a diamond in the rough, a small cut of beef that meat cutters throw in with ground...

It wasn’t just ‘fake news’ presenting a fake Hillary Clinton

November 28, 2016 - Despite Hillary Clinton’s long and demonstrable commitment to public service and liberal reform, many voters in the 2016 presidential election...

What Should Anti-Trump Protesters Do Next? The ‘Handbook’ for Getting Results

February 3, 2017 - Millions of protesters have marched in cities around the country and world since President Trump took office, and many more...

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...

How Columbus, of all people, became a national symbol

Agricultural Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1893. University of Maryland Digital Collections October 8, 2017 - Christopher Columbus was a narcissist. He believed...

Are You a Jerk?

RIVERSIDE, CA, Sept. 26, 2016 – Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel,...

This is your brain on alcohol (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2016 — It's almost time to ring in 2017. And since most New Year's celebrations include alcohol, Reactions' latest episode explains...

Use Your Zip Code to Attract Brilliant Birds to Your Yard This Spring

NEW YORK, March 28, 2017— With spring arriving earlier than usual and bird migration currently underway, the National Audubon Society invites nature enthusiasts to...

A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds (VIDEO)

Aug. 3, 2017 - Last year, there was the temperature spiral. This year, it’s the temperature circle that’s making the trend of global warming crystal...

U.S. DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...