Tuesday, September 18 2018

Life

A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds (VIDEO)

Aug. 3, 2017 - Last year, there was the temperature spiral. This year, it’s the temperature circle that’s making the trend of global warming crystal...

10th Anniversary of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Washington, D.C. Aug. 14, 2018 — Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Kids In Danger (KID), Consumers Union (CU), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),...

What do Americans fear? Chapman University’s 3rd Annual Survey of American Fears released

Oct. 13, 2016 - Chapman University recently completed its third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65...

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...

When water levitates (video)

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 — Have you ever seen a drop of water navigate a maze? It's possible thanks to the same phenomenon that...

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 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...

Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017- New research at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that reading books with a child beginning in early...

Trade: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Video)

Aug. 19, 2018 - Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers. Maybe he would understand that if...

Female firefighters defy old ideas of who can be an American hero

Strong enough to do the job. Peretz Partensky/flickr, CC BY-SA Lorraine Dowler, Pennsylvania State University April 26, 2018 - Five women graduated from New York City’s Fire...

NFPA encourages prompt disposal of Christmas trees,and safe removal of lights (VIDEO)

January 3, 2017 – Dragging your heels on taking down the Christmas tree? Here’s a fact that may motivate you: Nearly 40 percent of...

July 4th Reminder: Fireworks and dogs don’t mix

June 29, 2018 - Independence Day fireworks can be a highlight of the summer season for many.  But for the family dog, fireworks and...

Cooking with cast iron: Fact versus fiction (video)

Dec. 15, 2016 - Cooks around the world prize their cast-iron cookware, which has many advantages over its aluminum siblings. But there are a...

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the...

Cumulonimbus: heavy rain and thunder on the horizon. Shutterstock March 28, 2018 - Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the...

The art and science of glassblowing (video)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 — If you've ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for a glass bottled soda because of taste,...

Do anti-wrinkle creams work? (video)

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 -- Want a younger, more perfect-looking you? Skin can stay firm and stretchy thanks to protein fibers called collagen and...

Bee City USA joins forces with the Xerces Society

ASHEVILLE, NC. June 12, 2018 -  Bee City USA began as a spark from one person and has grown into a nationwide network of...

Think Twice Before Giving Pets as Holiday Gift

Dec. 13, 2017 - Anyone considering a household pet as a gift this holiday season should take the time to carefully think the decision...

‘Milky Way Blues’ – Listen to the Sound of our Galaxy Rotating (VIDEO)

May 1, 2018 - Scientists often transform astronomy data in a way that allows for interpretation with visual plots such as color-coded graphs. UC...

Which country is closest to the United States without sharing a land border?

January 29, 2018 - Here’s a bit of trivia to challenge your geography knowledge: Which country is closest to the United States without sharing...