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Here’s What Happens When NASA Has a Pumpkin-Carving Contest

October 26, 2018 - While it may not be your typical Halloween fare, a pumpkin held aloft by a parachute and an air blower...

Yes, your pet can tell time

October 24, 2018 - Are you taking your time when feeding your pet? Fluffy and Fido are on to you — and they can...

Auto Fuel Efficiency Saves Consumers Almost Four Times Its Technology Cost

Washington, D.C. October 24, 2018 - In advance of comments being submitted on Friday, opposing the government’s rollback of fuel economy standards, the Consumer...

Roundup for Breakfast, Part 2: In New Tests, Weed Killer Found in All Kids’...

WASHINGTON October 24, 2018 - A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed...

New Stanford research reexamines the story of the U.S. Constitution’s creation

Oct. 22, 2018 - How to interpret and apply the U.S. Constitution – a frequently debated issue – didn’t begin after the document’s framers...

Americans are not financially prepared for living longer lives, Stanford study finds

October 22, 2018 - Americans are living longer than past generations, and for many that means working longer, too. While for some this might...

How do they make those crazy designs on major league baseball outfields?

October 22, 2018 - Does baseball have you seeing stripes, diamonds, and circles? The Oct. 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains the turf maintenance and...

New Planned Parenthood Video Series Helps Parents Talk with Children About Bodies, Gender, and...

New York, NY, Oct. 16, 2018 — Planned Parenthood Federation of America has launched the first set of videos in a new series for...

Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment

Oct. 16, 2018 - A study published today in the BMJ Open shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all...

Auto Insurers often charge identical neighbors considerably higher premiums because of ZIP Code differences

Washington, D.C. October 15, 2018 - Many good drivers in ten American cities tested by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) are paying far too...

Breast cancer survivors, who lose muscle mass, can benefit from strength training, studies suggest

Breast cancer is more survivable than ever. Strength training is a key to helping women survive well. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Lynn Panton, Florida State University and Ashley...

What’s the difference between hay and straw?

Oct. 9, 2018 - There are a lot of fun sayings out there that involve the word “hay”. “We better make hay while the...

Studded winter tires cost more lives than they save

Oct. 2, 2018 - Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have now shown that studded winter tyres cost more lives than they save....

Millions of Drowned Pigs, Other Animals Prompt ‘Stop Eating Meat’ Ad

Asheville, N.C. Oct. 1, 2018– In response to the deaths of more than 5,500 pigs and 4.1 million chickens and turkeys during Hurricane Florence—all...

New Planned Parenthood Video on How to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 26, 2018 — The public discourse around the accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has included...

Books: Why vaccines are important — A plea against vaccinophobia

Sept. 241, 2018 - The increasing distrust in vaccinations has triggered an extensive scientific and public debate over whether or not it is useful,...

CHP Promotes Child Passenger Safety

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Sept. 21, 2018 – Every day, thousands of parents and caregivers in California travel with children in their vehicle.    During Child Passenger...

‘Hoppy’ beer without exploding bottles and too much alcohol

September 19, 2018 - The forgotten art of "dry-hopping" beer to enhance flavor is back in vogue. But this practice sometimes has undesirable side...

Over 70 Million Vehicles On The Road With Open Recalls

Washington D.C. Sept. 18, 2018 - 70 million vehicles on the road with open recalls poses a significant highway safety danger.  “While these open...

What consumers should do to get fair claims payments in the wake of Hurricane...

Washington, D.C. September 18, 2018 - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) today warned consumers to prepare to file claims for damage resulting from...