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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...

Secretary Jewell Joins National Park Service and Gill Foundation to Announce Release of First...

WASHINGTON October 11, 2016 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Tim Gill,...

California State Parks Invites Outdoor Enthusiasts to Enjoy the Winter Season Safely

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jan. 16, 2017– California State Parks reminds outdoor enthusiasts that winter recreation can be hazardous. Every year, thousands of individuals and families...

Video: Happy hatch day to Einstein! Zoo Knoxville’s beloved African grey parrot turns 30

Happy hatch day to Einstein! Zoo Knoxville's beloved African grey parrot turns 30 today. from Zoo Knoxville on Vimeo.

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...

How social media fires people’s passions – and builds extremist divisions

Passionate feelings can lead to extreme divisions. pathdoc/Shutterstock.com November 14, 2017 - The people of the United States continue to learn how polarized and divided the...

The chemistry behind the thousand-year-old egg culinary offering (video)

WASHINGTON, Mar. 13, 2018 — Century eggs, or pidan, are a preserved food made by fermenting duck eggs in alkali. The green and black...

Don’t lose sleep over it: Even if you don’t get enough shut-eye, most fixes...

Millions of Americans are sleep-deprived, but stressing over it won’t help. Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock.com Brandon Peters-Mathews, Stanford University August 27, 2018 - The serious consequences of sleep deprivation...

JHU Survey: Americans Don’t Know Much About State Government

Dec. 12, 2018 - Americans trust their state governments to handle issues as important as education and health care and pay them more than...

Nearly half of consumers think manufacturers should be responsible for recycling mobile phones

HONG KONG, Aug. 15, 2016 - Consumers say mobile phone manufacturers are releasing too many new models, according to a survey Greenpeace East Asia...

Keeping Post-Election Peace at Holiday Gatherings

Nov. 18, 2016 - Keeping the post-election peace when families gather for the holidays may be challenging this year, said Samuel T. Gladding, professor...

Hazard a Guess? How much do landslides cost the nation per year? — USGS...

January 31, 2017 - On average, how much are landslides estimated to cost the nation per year?  $38 million  $1 billion  $3.5 billion To see...

Why is my soil so compacted? (VIDEO)

May 1, 2017 - Hopefully, the ground in your yard has thawed by now (regrets to those who still have frozen ground!). So why...

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...

The White House Turns Its Back on America’s Birds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2017—“Christmas came early for bird killers. By acting to end industries’ responsibility to avoid millions of gruesome bird deaths per year,...

Seattle U Law students again produce groundbreaking research on homelessness

May 10, 2018 - City officials, elected leaders and community advocates can now access new research and analysis about cutting edge interventions to address...

‘Hoppy’ beer without exploding bottles and too much alcohol

September 19, 2018 - The forgotten art of "dry-hopping" beer to enhance flavor is back in vogue. But this practice sometimes has undesirable side...

Over a Dozen Children’s, Consumer Advocacy Organizations Request FTC to Investigate Facebook for Deceptive...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 21, 2019 – Earlier today, Common Sense Media, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Center for Digital Democracy, and over a dozen organizations...

Risk-Taking and the Social Science of Wilderness

Sept. 13, 2016 - With a record number of National Park visitors in 2015, more people are facing the challenges and dangers of the...