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Congress moves to make horse soring a thing of the PAST

July 25, 2019 - We have terrific news to report in our long-running fight to protect Tennessee walking horses and related breeds from the...

Swimming at beaches across America can make you sick

CHICAGO July 23, 2019 - With summer in full swing, beachgoers should beware: It might not be safe to go in the water. Nearly...

APA Calls on Amazon’s Bezos to Resist Pressure to Resume Selling Conversion Therapy Books

WASHINGTON July 23, 2019 - Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com’s CEO, should resist calls by some members of Congress to resume selling books that promote “conversion...

AAA: Vehicle escape tools effective in breaking tempered side windows, but not laminated

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (July 16, 2019) – If you ever need to escape your car, a new AAA study on vehicle escape tools reveals...

UC’s showdown with the biggest academic publisher aims to change scholarly publishing for good

  For now, it’s going to be trickier for the University of California community to access some academic journals. Michelle/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND MacKenzie Smith, University of California,...

What’s the difference between weather and climate?

July 16, 2019 - One day, you see a forecast calling for sun, so you don’t bother to pack an umbrella. But just your...

Screen size matters: Consumers less attentive to news content on small screens

ANN ARBOR, July 9, 2019 - If you're getting your news from a smartphone, size matters. Heart rate variability decreases and changes in sweat are...
Warrior is a new UC Davis variety bred for cooler climates from Santa Maria south along California’s coast. (Hector Amezcua/UC Davis)

UC Davis releases five new strawberry varieties

July 9, 2019 - The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers...

CFA Warns – July 4th Is the Most Dangerous Day for Adults and Children...

Washington, D.C. July 1, 2019 - As summer begins, and as the July 4th holiday approaches, Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is issuing an...

Live stream: The Investigation – A live reading of a play in 10 acts...

June 24, 2019 - A live reading by a cast of amazing actors of a play in 10 acts based on the #MuellerReport.

Urgent From PETA: Cruel—and Criminal—to Leave Dogs in Hot Cars

Ridgecrest, Calif. June 21, 2019– Following recent reports that a dog had to be rescued from a hot car in Ridgecrest, PETA is issuing...

What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains

The Northern Hemisphere gets its biggest dose of daylight. Takmeng Wong and the CERES Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center, CC BY Stephen Schneider, University...

Why does the moon smell like gunpowder? (video)

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 -- After walking on the moon, astronauts hopped back into their lunar lander, bringing the heavenly body's dust along with...

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...