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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...

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...

2017 California Visitor’s Guide Available Now

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jan. 26, 2017 – Inspiring travel to The Golden State, the 2017 California Visitor's Guide is now available to order online –...

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...

All-new “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de Los Muertos 2016” opens at...

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Sept. 1, 2016 - A journey through life, love and death, “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos 2016”...

Advocacy Groups Tout Product Hazards Database to Give Consumers a Fair Warning

Dec. 1, 2016 - In the years since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission launched SaferProducts.gov in March 2011, more than 29,000 reports of...

Two-thirds of Americans stressed about future of our nation, including majority of Democrats and...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2017 —Two-thirds of Americans say they are stressed about the future of our nation, including a majority of both Democrats and...

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...

Katharine Hayhoe Talks Climate Change with President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio (VIDEO)

Sept. 27, 2016 - Katharine Hayhoe, a professor of political science and director of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center, is having a...

NFPA encourages prompt disposal of Christmas trees,and safe removal of lights (VIDEO)

January 3, 2017 – Dragging your heels on taking down the Christmas tree? Here’s a fact that may motivate you: Nearly 40 percent of...

Why it’s important to just say no to bad drug policy

March 30, 2017 - In all the discussions about the proposed health care law, it was easy to overlook a statement made by Attorney...

Dean Baker Publishes Latest Book on How the Economy is Rigged

Washington, D.C. October 19, 2016 - Today, Economist Dean Baker is publishing his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured...

A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration (VIDEO)

Jan. 25, 2017 - Politicians CAN say what they're actually thinking... Like on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/badlipreading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI

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...

How a native plant ended up on reality TV, and why it’s at risk

Kathryn M. Flinn, Baldwin Wallace University American ginseng about to flower, spring 2016. Photo by C.C. FlinnSeptember 6, 2016 - In one of television’s more bizarre...

Lulu’s Makeup Set wins dreaded TOADY Award for Worst Toy of the Year

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - Horrified by the thought of girls as young as age three wearing makeup which could hurt their skin, members...

The truth about catnip (video)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 — Catnip is notorious for its euphoric effects on our feline companions. What is it about catnip that makes cats...

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....

How often do smoke alarms need to be replaced? A national survey shows most...

Sept. 28, 2016 - How often should the smoke alarms in your home be replaced? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. A national...