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USGS: Just how early is spring arriving in your neighborhood? Find out …

Feb. 27, 2017 - Get your flip-flops and shorts out because spring is arriving very early this year . . . at least 2-3...

Psilocybin, active compound in hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms,” eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening...

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for...

How do I keep the soils in my raised bed healthy?

April 4, 2017 - As thoughts of spring enter our minds, many people are starting to design and develop their perfect spring and summer...

How often do smoke alarms need to be replaced? A national survey shows most...

Sept. 28, 2016 - How often should the smoke alarms in your home be replaced? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. A national...

A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration (VIDEO)

Jan. 25, 2017 - Politicians CAN say what they're actually thinking... Like on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/badlipreading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI

Video: All That We Share

January 31, 2017 - We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what...

Advocacy Groups Tout Product Hazards Database to Give Consumers a Fair Warning

Dec. 1, 2016 - In the years since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission launched SaferProducts.gov in March 2011, more than 29,000 reports of...

Hollywood’s gender pay gap is ‘crazy’ – Natalie Portman

LONDON, Jan. 12, 2017 - New complaints of discrimination have hit the film awards season after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman slammed the gender pay...

Consumers Should Still Avoid Sucralose (SPLENDA) Pending More Testing

May 9, 2017 - In 2016, the Center for Science in the Public Interest downgraded its safety rating of the artificial sweetener sucralose, the...

Lulu’s Makeup Set wins dreaded TOADY Award for Worst Toy of the Year

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - Horrified by the thought of girls as young as age three wearing makeup which could hurt their skin, members...

The chemistry of whiskey (video)

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2017 — Derby Day is around the corner, and with it comes big hats, horses with funny names, and bourbon. The...

Should you pee on a jellyfish sting? (video)

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 — Sure, jellyfish look pretty serene, but we all know the evils that come from a run-in with those tentacles....

2017 California Visitor’s Guide Available Now

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jan. 26, 2017 – Inspiring travel to The Golden State, the 2017 California Visitor's Guide is now available to order online –...

Book Review: Maude Barlow’s “Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis”

September 26, 2016 - We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises...

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health

Feb. 27, 2017 - People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress,...

Physics of poo: Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of...

Defecation duration is surprisingly similar throughout the mammal world. Elephant image via www.shutterstock.com. David Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology and Patricia Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology May...

How a native plant ended up on reality TV, and why it’s at risk

Kathryn M. Flinn, Baldwin Wallace University American ginseng about to flower, spring 2016. Photo by C.C. FlinnSeptember 6, 2016 - In one of television’s more bizarre...

Americans Express Positive Views on Local Libraries

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 9, 2016) – Most Americans view public libraries as an important part of their communities, according to a new survey by...

More than 400 People May Be Killed in Car Crashes During Memorial Day Weekend

Itasca, IL May 26, 2017 - National Safety Council estimates indicate that 409 people may be killed on the roads during the upcoming Memorial...

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...