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Video: “Nasty Man” by Joan Baez

"Nasty Man" (©️Gabriel Earl Music, 2017) words and music by Joan Baez. https://youtu.be/AHQ7N9lEl_E

Another Chance to Put Your Name on Mars

October 3, 2017 - When it lands on Mars in November of 2018, NASA's InSight lander will be carrying several science instruments -- along...

Message in a Brain Scan

August 15, 2016 - What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”? To the casual listener,...

24% of Americans Earned Money from the Digital ‘Platform Economy’ in the Past Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 17, 2016 – Nearly one-quarter (24%) of Americans have recently used digital commerce platforms to earn money by taking on tasks...

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...

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...

How Can I Prevent Erosion and Runoff in My Yard?

Sept. 18, 2017 - Erosion – the displacement of soil from one place to the other – can happen on large properties and small....

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...

How the homeless create homes

June 29, 2017 - The number of people facing housing insecurity, already on the rise, began to climb more steeply as a result of...

Are You a Jerk?

RIVERSIDE, CA, Sept. 26, 2016 – Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel,...

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...

Celebrate Your Birds and 30 Years of Project FeederWatch

ITHACA, NY, Oct. 27, 2016 - One Northern Cardinal, Carolina Chickadee, or Tufted Titmouse at a time, Project FeederWatch participants are making new scientific...

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...

From football to kung fu, women use sports to score equality goals

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From using football to highlight women's rights in Africa to defying stereotypes in the Middle East through...

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...

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...

During crisis, exposure to conflicting information is linked to stress, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017 — Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and...

How ‘Drop-Off’ Voters Differ From Consistent Voters and Nonvoters

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 14, 2017) – A new Pew Research Center analysis combining people’s voting histories from a national voter file with their attitudes...

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...

Where It’s Christmas Every Day

December 26, 2017 - According to popular lore, Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. However, there are a few other locations that the trackers atNorth American...