Life

Study Measures Light’s Dramatic Impact on Bird Migration

ITHACA, NY, Oct. 3, 2017 - Billions of birds undertake migratory journeys each spring and fall. Most of these spectacular movements go unseen, occurring...

Decadent-sounding descriptions could lead to higher consumption of vegetables, Stanford research finds

June 12, 2017 - Would you be more likely to eat vegetables if they were described as “dynamite,” “caramelized” and “sweet sizzlin’”? According to new...

Here’s What Happens When NASA Has a Pumpkin-Carving Contest

October 26, 2018 - While it may not be your typical Halloween fare, a pumpkin held aloft by a parachute and an air blower...

Over 70 Million Vehicles On The Road With Open Recalls

Washington D.C. Sept. 18, 2018 - 70 million vehicles on the road with open recalls poses a significant highway safety danger.  “While these open...

Drive With Caution: CFA Data Shows Most Off-Highway Vehicle Deaths Occur on Fourth of...

Washington, D.C. July 2, 2018 - As summer begins and the July 4th holiday approaches, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is issuing an...

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...

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....

Lab results show many school supplies safe, but some contain asbestos, lead and other...

Aug. 9, 2018 - Many parents and teachers shopping for their students’ 2018-19 school supplies look for a “non-toxic” label on the products, but...

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...

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...

What happens to your body when you freeze to death? (VIDEO)

Jan. 31, 2019 - Good reason to stay inside during this Polar Vortex! Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Tharsan Kana,...

Continental Divide: Photo Exhibit Explores Border Wall’s Impact on Wildlife

Washington, DC, June 14, 2018 —A new photo exhibit on Capitol Hill examines how a US-Mexico border wall could cause irreversible damage to human...

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...

Upcoming Movie ‘Loving’ Focuses on Fight for Interracial Marriage and ‘Absolute Commitment,’ Says Virginia...

Oct. 26, 2016 - Nearly 50 years after a landmark civil rights case ruled state laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional, the movie “Loving,”...

More than 23% of funeral homes fail to tell consumers about options for simple...

Washington DC/Burlington VT September 12, 2016 - Today, the Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Consumer Federation of America released a survey of 142 representative...

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...

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.”...

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...

Used Cars: Very Safe, Except for One Thing…

March 27, 2017 - Can a used car be marketed as “safe” or “certified” even if it has defective air bags, a faulty ignition...

Hydrangeas, the strange color-changing flowers (video)

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2018 — Savvy gardeners know that they can adjust the color of hydrangea blossoms between pink and blue by altering the...