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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...

‘Cramming’ information and sleep deprivation reduce your academic performance

Sept. 21, 2016 - A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month;...

So you want to build a Death Star? Here’s how to get started

December 16, 2016 - I’m very excited about seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which tells the tale summarised in the original Star...

Rising Appalachia Releases Music Video, Honors World Water Day

March 22, 2017 - The Atlanta-born, Appalachian-bred, New Orleans-seasoned soulful Folk/World troubadours Rising Appalachia released their latest music video today in honor of World...

Do anti-wrinkle creams work? (video)

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 -- Want a younger, more perfect-looking you? Skin can stay firm and stretchy thanks to protein fibers called collagen and...

During crisis, exposure to conflicting information is linked to stress, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017 — Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and...

Fake news ‘vaccine’: Online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics

Feb. 19, 2018 - A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of...

Hydrangeas, the strange color-changing flowers (video)

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2018 — Savvy gardeners know that they can adjust the color of hydrangea blossoms between pink and blue by altering the...

Yes, your pet can tell time

October 24, 2018 - Are you taking your time when feeding your pet? Fluffy and Fido are on to you — and they can...

Study Names Top Cities Emitting Light that Endangers Migratory Birds

Ithaca, NY April 2, 2019 - An estimated 600 million birds die from building collisions every year in the United States. Scientists at the Cornell...

Saturday Night Live: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Town Hall Debate Cold Open (VIDEO)

Oct. 16, 2016 - Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) take questions from undecided voters (Leslie Jones, Beck Bennett, Michael Che,...

Tumble Quartet CD release concert at the Nevada Theater on Feb. 10

NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 20, 2017 - The Northern California-based world music jazz group Tumble announces its first CD release with a celebration concert...

Video: “Nasty Man” by Joan Baez

"Nasty Man" (©️Gabriel Earl Music, 2017) words and music by Joan Baez. https://youtu.be/AHQ7N9lEl_E

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...

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....

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...

California State Parks Encourages Visitors to End Summer Safely this Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 27, 2018 - Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of the summer, but for many outdoor enthusiasts it is another opportunity...

10 Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday Season

Dec. 12, 2018 - Did you know Americans throw away about 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve? (CDC 2018). Statistics like...

Live stream: The Investigation – A live reading of a play in 10 acts...

June 24, 2019 - A live reading by a cast of amazing actors of a play in 10 acts based on the #MuellerReport.