Life

Flight of Fancy: 12 Amazing Birds

January 5, 2017 - Birds are all around, connecting people with nature and adding beauty, sound and color to our world. While this allows...

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...

Putting Sidewalks on Low-Sodium Diet

Jan. 3, 2017 - Wintry weather can pack a slippery punch. While use of salt on roads and sidewalks can return surfaces to a...

Think chicken — think intelligent, caring and complex

Jan. 3, 2017 - Chickens are not as clueless or "bird-brained" as people believe them to be. They have distinct personalities and can outmaneuver...

This is your brain on alcohol (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2016 — It's almost time to ring in 2017. And since most New Year's celebrations include alcohol, Reactions' latest episode explains...

Do you burn more fat in the cold? (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 — With the holidays in full swing, all of those feasts and festivities can lead to a few extra pounds....

PPP Poll: 2016 Made Us Lose Our Belief in Santa

Dec. 21, 2016 - The 2016 election sapped us of our hope and joy. When PPP did a poll on the holidays immediately following the...

Northern Spotted Owl named Audubon California’s 2016 Bird of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec. 19, 2016 - Online voters this month have named one of the most high-profile conservation touchstone species as the 2016...

So you want to build a Death Star? Here’s how to get started

December 16, 2016 - I’m very excited about seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which tells the tale summarised in the original Star...

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...

What’s in a Name

Despite the nation’s growing racial and ethnic diversity, the five most frequent American surnames in 2010 remained the same as in 2000 and were...

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...