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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...

The top three scientific explanations for ghost sightings

October 31, 2016 - From ghosts to ghouls, witches to wizards, Halloween is the one time of the year when people come together to...

Years of Living Dangerously Returns To Television Sunday

October 31, 2016 - This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. This year sees the implementation of the world's first agreement to combat climate change. An...

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...

Groups to National Park Service: Do Not Partner With Alcohol Companies, Display Alcohol Ads...

Oct. 27, 2016 - Allowing alcohol company logos within America’s national parks disregards public health and puts youth at risk of dangerous drinking behavior,...

Upcoming Movie ‘Loving’ Focuses on Fight for Interracial Marriage and ‘Absolute Commitment,’ Says Virginia...

Oct. 26, 2016 - Nearly 50 years after a landmark civil rights case ruled state laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional, the movie “Loving,”...

How much Halloween candy would kill you? (video)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2016 — Halloween is almost here, which means costumes, scary movies and lots of candy. This week, Reactions tackles this spooky...

Planned Parenthood Celebrates 100 Years of Care, Education, and Activism

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 20, 2016 - On October 16, Planned Parenthood celebrated its centennial with more than 150 community events worldwide, including an...

Dean Baker Publishes Latest Book on How the Economy is Rigged

Washington, D.C. October 19, 2016 - Today, Economist Dean Baker is publishing his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured...

U.S. DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...