Saturday, December 15 2018

Life

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...

“Winning the West” Report Reveals Outdoor Issues Dominated Elections in Mountain West States

DENVER, Jan. 18, 2017—The Center for Western Priorities today released its Winning the West: Election 2016 Report, revealing the biggest untold story in the Mountain...

President-Elect Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (VIDEO)

Nov. 13, 2016 - Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. How did we get to this point? And what...

New Stanford research reexamines the story of the U.S. Constitution’s creation

Oct. 22, 2018 - How to interpret and apply the U.S. Constitution – a frequently debated issue – didn’t begin after the document’s framers...

Save the Redwoods League to Provide Free Day-Use Admission to Visitors at Redwood State...

Editor's note on January 10, 2018 - Passes for the first Second Saturday have sold out. Passes for the next free Second Saturday (Feb....

Teddy Roosevelt, the Teddy Bear and the Deep South

September 9, 2016 - It is widely known that President Theodore Roosevelt was a pioneering champion of wildlife conservation in America. He was founder...

Illegal in many countries, cat declawing increases the risk of long-term or persistent pain

May 23, 2017 - Declaw surgery (onychectomy) is illegal in many countries but is still a surprisingly common practice in some. It is performed...

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...

Tasting garlic…with your feet!? Weird food chemistry tricks (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 — Did you know you can "taste" garlic with your feet? Or that chocolate can instantly dissolve that wad of...

Holiday Science: Johns Hopkins Scientists Explain Rudolph, Grinch, Scrooge (Video)

December 6, 2017 - A reindeer with a red glowing nose. A heart, two sizes two small, that suddenly grows three sizes. A trip to the...

Why we choose terrible passwords, and how to fix them

How secure are you? Rawpixel.com via shutterstock.com Megan Squire, Elon University May 4, 2017 - The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, but don’t buy...

Sierra Club’s Reinventing Power Documentary Highlights Clean Energy’s True Backstory

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2018 - Today, the Sierra Club announced the completion of its latest documentary, Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom, which...

Why do some people hate cilantro? (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2017 — Cilantro is a popular seasoning, adding flavor to tacos and noodle dishes across the globe. But to some people,...

The universe in a cup of coffee (video)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2017 — Reactions, the ACS YouTube channel that covers the chemistry of everyday life, is joining PBS Digital Studios, a network...

Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Rising Most Rapidly Among Asians

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 13, 2018 - Income inequality has increased steadily in the U.S. since the 1970s, but it is rising fastest among Asians....

Unveiling the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

NEW YORK, NY July 2, 2018 - Today, the National Audubon Society declared four talented photographers winners in the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards, the...

If your child is bilingual, learning additional languages later might be easier

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 -- It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first...

How And When To Use A Fire Extinguisher

June 9, 2017 - Most fires start small.  If the fire is contained to a single object, such as a trash can, you may...

CA State Archives Releases Nearly 3,000 Newly Digitized Photos of Early 20th Century Life...

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 19, 2017 – The California State Archives has completed one of its largest digitization projects ever. The collection features nearly 3,000 photographs...

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...