Tuesday, November 20 2018

Life

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...

How Medicare works with other insurance

June 16, 2017 - If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running. Since I...

Tech Experts Split on Whether People and Technology Can Conquer Misinformation Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 19, 2017 – The proliferation of misinformation and false narratives online leaves experts uniformly concerned but deeply divided about the future,...

Little progress for women in Oscar nominations for non-acting awards

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 26, 2018 — A new study finds the number of women Oscar nominees grew only slightly in Academy Awards given for...

Environment America and U.S. PIRG praise Starbucks’ decision to ditch plastic straws

Denver, CO July 9, 2018 - Today, coffee giant Starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws from all of its locations globally...

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...

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...

AAA: 90 percent of senior drivers don’t make vehicle adjustments that can improve safety

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Nov. 30, 2017 - Nearly 90 percent of older drivers do not make inexpensive adaptations to their vehicles that can improve...

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...

Why plastic bottles are recycled into clothes (video)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2018 — Exercise clothes and trendy handbags made from recycled plastic are all the rage and help consumers feel as if...

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...