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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...

Tributes pour in for Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who died at age...

Alan Duffy, Swinburne University of Technology; Alice Gorman, Flinders University; Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland; Lisa Harvey-Smith, CSIRO; Matthew Bailes, Swinburne University of...

How the lowly mushroom is becoming a nutritional star

Mushrooms for many are just an addition to a slice of pizza, but the fungi are now gaining a reputation for their nutrients. Subbatina Anna/Shutterstock.com April...

LA Medical Examiner: manner of death undetermined in Carrie Fisher passing

June 16, 2017 - The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner conducted an examination on the body of Carrie Francis Fisher, age 60,...

24% of Americans Earned Money from the Digital ‘Platform Economy’ in the Past Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 17, 2016 – Nearly one-quarter (24%) of Americans have recently used digital commerce platforms to earn money by taking on tasks...

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...

Soaring Medical Costs from Bicycle Accident

June 2, 2017 - Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing...

Celebrating a decade of Earth Hour for a future of climate action on March...

SINGAPORE/GLAND, March 10, 2017 - Ten years after the world’s first Earth Hour in Sydney put climate change in the spotlight, WWF’s landmark movement...

What shaped King’s prophetic vision?

January 16, 2017 - The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. The outgoing 44th president, Barack Obama, spoke of...

On National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, Harris, Collins Introduce Legislation to Support Animals Rescued...

April 9, 2018 - Yesterday, in recognition of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day on April 8, Senators Kamala. D. Harris (D-CA) and Susan Collins...

I’m a librarian in Puerto Rico, and this is my Hurricane Maria survival story

Evelyn Milagros Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico - Humacao I’ve always been fascinated by storms, particularly Puerto Rico’s own history of them. I think it’s...

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,...

Number of Female Oscar Nominees for Behind-the-Scenes Roles Drops

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 29, 2017— Women represent only 20 percent of the non-acting categories in the 89th annual Academy Award nominations, according to a...

Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

What can you do to ensure a more perfect brew? Chris Hendon, CC BY-ND October 2, 2017 - Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that...

Eating Us Whole: Zombies Today and Throughout History

Oct. 30, 2017 - Popular depictions of zombies abound, from “The Walking Dead,” now in its eighth season, to Starbucks’ newly released Zombie Frappuccino....

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...

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...

Fire Danger Persists for Polaris Off-Road Vehicles

Feb. 20, 2018 - In recent years, Polaris Industries, the leading producer of off-road vehicles, has recalled hundreds of thousands of its trail machines...

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2017 - Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take...

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...