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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...

What Happens In One Lifetime? (VIDEO)

March 9, 2018 - A lot can happen during your trips around the sun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smjf3M6-1XE What Happens In One MINUTE? https://youtu.be/zhWDdy_5v2w Subscribe, it's free! http://bit.ly/asapsci Created by: Mitchell...

Celebrating Marion Walter – and other unsung female mathematicians

Searching for role models in the math world. ImageFlow/shutterstock.com March 12, 2018 -When I was teaching mathematics in the 90s, before the internet, I had a...

100 years later, the madness of daylight saving time endures

Unfortunately, there’s not an unlimited amount of daylight that we can squeeze out of our clocks. igorstevanovic/Shutterstock.com March 9, 2018 - One hundred years after Congress...

Master of the Universe: ‘Star Trek’ makeup artist Michael Westmore’s work on exhibit at...

October 5, 2016 - If the Borg from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” gave you nightmares, blame Michael Westmore. Ever laugh at the Ferengi?...

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...

This is your brain on alcohol (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2016 — It's almost time to ring in 2017. And since most New Year's celebrations include alcohol, Reactions' latest episode explains...

Book Review: A new era dawns and it won’t be human-friendly

LONDON, April 3, 2017 - Clive Hamilton’s book Defiant Earth – the fate of humans in the Anthropocene is not for the faint-hearted. Basically, its...

Think chicken — think intelligent, caring and complex

Jan. 3, 2017 - Chickens are not as clueless or "bird-brained" as people believe them to be. They have distinct personalities and can outmaneuver...

Need to Impeach Releases New Television Ad as Petition Exceeds Three Million Signatures

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2017 - Today, the Need To Impeach effort announced the airing of a new television ad titled “Raise Your Voice.”...

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...

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...

The top three scientific explanations for ghost sightings

October 31, 2016 - From ghosts to ghouls, witches to wizards, Halloween is the one time of the year when people come together to...

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,...

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,...

Cordelia Fine’s “Testosterone Rex” wins 2017 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

October 5, 2017 - Judges praised Fine’s powerful book, Testosterone Rex, for its eye-opening, forensic look at gender stereotypes and its urgent call for...

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease (VIDEO)

May 3, 2017 - Jimmy and his wife Molly welcomed their second child together, William “Billy” Kimmel. At three days old, Billy had successful...

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,...

Trouble in Toyland 2016: 31st Annual Survey of Toy Safety

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 23, 2016 - For more than 30 years, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has conducted an annual survey of toy safety. These...

Using Private Wells: A Drinking Water Safety Guide

Aug. 14, 2017 - Nearly one in seven Americans get their drinking water from private wells. Federal and state governments set legal limits for...