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Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why not to

He comes in peace. Matt Bertone, CC BY-ND May 17, 2018 - I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t...

How Milk Becomes Cheese (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 — Making cheese is an ancient exercise in preserving the nutritional value of milk. And it's also pretty tasty. With...

Human Rights Campaign Releases Powerful Video Featuring Survivor of “Conversion Therapy”

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2018 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

May, July peak months for grilling fires (video)

May 16, 2018 – Grilling season is right around the corner and grill gurus everywhere are preparing for many family parties and barbecues. The...

iCivics and Annenberg Public Policy Center Partner to Create Game That Will Teach Media...

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. May 16, 2018 – iCivics, the education nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O’Connor, and the Annenberg Public Policy Center, home of FactCheck.org...

Horrible Hundred report highlights problem puppy mills in the U.S.

May 14, 2018 - A Chihuahua with a large, open wound dead in her cage. Underweight dogs with their ribs and hip bones showing....

Does Melatonin Do Anything as a Sleep Aid? (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2018 — Melatonin is a widely used supplement. Many people turn to the hormone hoping it will improve their sleep, but...

Seattle U Law students again produce groundbreaking research on homelessness

May 10, 2018 - City officials, elected leaders and community advocates can now access new research and analysis about cutting edge interventions to address...

Why do we stay on Facebook? It’s complicated

A protester wears a mask with the face of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, in between men wearing angry face emoji masks, during a protest...

Stanford researcher examines how people perceive interruptions in conversation

May 2, 2018 - We all know that unpleasant feeling when we’re talking about something interesting and halfway through our sentence we’re interup –...

How airbags work (video)

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2018 — Normally, something blowing up in your face is bad. But in the event of a vehicle accident, and in...

‘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...

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...

How the lowly mushroom is becoming a nutritional star

Mushrooms for many are just an addition to a slice of pizza, but the fungi are now gaining a reputation for their nutrients. Subbatina Anna/Shutterstock.com April...

U.S. Holocaust Museum’s New Exhibit Explores American’s Response to Nazism

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 23, 2018 – Marking its 25th anniversary year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum today opened a new special exhibition, Americans and the...

Apocalypse Now? The world isn’t likely to end Monday, despite predictions by conspiracy theorists

April 23, 2018 - A Virginia Tech expert confirms what you probably already know: the world isn’t likely to end Monday, despite predictions by...

Report: The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 17, 2018 – A share of experts predict digital life will mostly be harmful to individuals’ in the next decade. Many...

Nine of America’s 10 Biggest Supermarkets Fail to Publicly Report Food Waste

OAKLAND, Calif. April 16, 2018— Nine out of America’s 10 largest grocery companies don’t publicly report their total food waste, according to analysis by...

Petrichor, the smell of rain (video)

April 16, 2018 - The smell that accompanies a spring shower is so evocative that it has its own word: petrichor. Watch as Reactions...

PETA’s ‘Deport Undesirables’ Billboard Headed for U.S.-Mexico Border

Washington, April 6, 2018 – As President Trump deploys National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help keep asylum-seekers out, PETA is warning...