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Santa’s reindeer cleared for flight after annual veterinary exam (VIDEO)

SCHAUMBURG, IL, Dec. 13, 2016 - Following a thorough veterinary exam at the North Pole, Rudolph and all of the other reindeer have been...

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 Nickelback to Sesame Street: how music is used to battle crime and fight...

December 6, 2016 - A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with the music of Nickelback. Police in 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...

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...

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...

Can I still eat this? (video)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 — An estimated 133 billion pounds of food gets thrown out every year in the United States, so understanding when...

It wasn’t just ‘fake news’ presenting a fake Hillary Clinton

November 28, 2016 - Despite Hillary Clinton’s long and demonstrable commitment to public service and liberal reform, many voters in the 2016 presidential election...

Why so many people regain weight after dieting

November 28, 2016 - Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems...

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...

USDA’s Five Tips for a Food Safe Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016 – This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for...

When turkeys explode (video)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 — There are three times more cooking fires — the most common cause of house fires — on Thanksgiving than...

Keeping Post-Election Peace at Holiday Gatherings

Nov. 18, 2016 - Keeping the post-election peace when families gather for the holidays may be challenging this year, said Samuel T. Gladding, professor...

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...

The Soundscape of Yosemite (VIDEO)

Nov. 17, 2016 - "When you start to tune in to the soundscape, you realize there's this other dimension to what we're experiencing when...

Three Seconds – #Film4Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner (Video)

1st Prize Short Film Winner of the Film4Climate Global Video Competition 2016. An epic presentation of where humanity stands today and how we must all...

President-Elect Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (VIDEO)

Nov. 13, 2016 - Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. How did we get to this point? And what...

Trash that pop can, trash yourself

Nov. 15, 2016 - Think twice about tossing that pop can, since you might be trashing yourself, too. We are more prone to recycle our...

Pleasure is good: How French children acquire a taste for life

November 14, 2016 - One of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to lose weight by dieting. The idea is that...

How bacteria make it rain (video)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2016 — The oceans are covered with a thin film of organic matter and bacteria, many of which launch out of...