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CHP Offers Cool Tips for Safe Summer Trips

SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 19, 2019 – Summer road trips are a well-loved tradition for many. To make sure a trip is enjoyable, the California...

Public Highly Critical of State of Political Discourse in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 19, 2018 – Large majorities say the tone and nature of political debate in the United States has become more negative in...

Bats Pose Highest Rabies Risk in U.S.

June 12, 2019 - Bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 rabies deaths among people who are infected with the rabies virus in...

Toxic Algae Blooms: What You Should Know

June 11, 2019 - Toxic algae blooms are a growing epidemic, polluting lakes and other waterways across the U.S., as a 2018 EWG report...

Could you fail a drug test by taking CBD? (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 — Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days....

Tennis World Unites in Fight against Climate Change

June 5, 2019 - All four of the world’s Grand Slam tennis tournaments are uniting in the fight against climate change by joining the...

Largest Nationwide Trails Event to Take Place on June 1, 2019

May 28, 2019 - American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® will establish a trail service world record on June 1, 2019. American Hiking Society...

EWG: Two-Thirds of Sunscreen Products Offer Inferior Protection or Contain Worrisome Ingredients

WASHINGTON May 22, 2019 - Today EWG released its 13th Annual Guide to Sunscreens, which rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1300 SPF products,...

Simply elegant, Morse code marks 175 years and counting

There’s still plenty of reason to know how to use this Morse telegraph key. Jason Salmon/Shutterstock.com Eddie King, University of South Carolina May 22, 2019 - The...

Flying Embers commits to support local fire prevention organizations and First Responders in Ojai...

Ojai, CA (May 6, 2019)—Organic hard kombucha brand, Flying Embers (https://flyingembers.com/), announces their commitment to support fire safety programs and First Responders during Wildfire...

AsapScience: Why we’ve evolved to fall for conspiracy theories (VIDEO)

May 23, 2019 - Here's why we've evolved to fall for conspiracy theories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfVgHRPC7Ao Listen to Sidenote: https://youtu.be/pyNLbJ9VStA Created by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by:...

Sir David Attenborough: Climate Change – The Facts (VIDEO)

May 3, 2019 - After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential...

Count Birds Anywhere For Global Big Day 2019 on May 4th

ITHACA, April 30, 2019 - More than 30,000 people will take part in a massive effort to set a new world record this Saturday,...

The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years

April 29, 2019 - New analysis by academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, predicts the dead may...

How to get rid of that skunk smell? (video)

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2019 -- Skunks are nocturnal animals that prefer to keep to themselves. However, when they sense danger, this lurking purveyor of...

Nils Nilsson, pioneer in robotics and artificial intelligence, dies at 86

April 24, 2019 - J. Nilsson, the Kumagai Professor of Engineering, emeritus, in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, died April 23,...

‘Sticks and stones . . .’ but words can indeed hurt you, UCI study...

Irvine, Calif., April 23, 2019 — Words can hurt or help a person’s psychological well-being, according to a new study from the University of...

How much compost is enough for my garden?

April 15, 2019 -Adding compost to a garden is a good idea. But, like most things in life, is it best to do it...

National Safety Council: 2018 was Deadliest Year on Record for Hot Car Deaths

Itasca, IL April 10, 2019 - Tragically, more children died in hot cars in the United States in 2018 than any other year on...

AAP Urges U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to Recall Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper

Washington, DC April 9, 2019 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue an immediate...