Life

What the Finnish concept of sisu can offer the world

April 8, 2019 - If you ask Finns about what defines Finnishness, the word sisu is sure to come up--even if they can't always...

The chemistry behind color-changing birds (video)

WASHINGTON, April 04, 2019 — There are thousands of species of birds here on Earth, and with those numbers come great biodiversity. Birds are...

Study Names Top Cities Emitting Light that Endangers Migratory Birds

Ithaca, NY April 2, 2019 - An estimated 600 million birds die from building collisions every year in the United States. Scientists at the Cornell...

Henry David Thoreau’s notes show climate impact on plants

LONDON, March 27, 2019 - Henry David Thoreau, author of the memoir Walden, or Life in the Woods, in 1854, did more than just...

Study Finds Nearly a Third of Cat Owners Use Food Puzzles

March 27, 2019 - Cat food puzzles are exactly what they sound like. The puzzles can be any object that holds food and requires...

On Cosmetics Safety, U.S. Trails More Than 40 Nations

March 25, 2019 - U.S. regulation of chemicals and contaminants in cosmetics is falling behind the rest of the world, according to an EWG...

Heroines of the periodic table (video)

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2019 — In 1871, Dimitri Mendeleev presented his periodic table to the world. Many of the current 118 elements were missing,...

Wild Horse Advocates Credit BLM for Sales Policy Change

March 14, 2019 - Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation today credited the Bureau of Land Management for rescinding a 2018 wild horse and...

Humane Society investigation shows plight of dogs in a laboratory being dosed with pesticides...

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2019 - Update: This press release has been corrected. The original draft incorrectly named the University of Vermont as directly connected with these particular experiments. Today the...

How can we REALLY prevent birds from flying into our windows?

March 12, 2019 - Nothing is more heart-breaking than hearing that familiar dull thud, and running to find a dusty, bird-shaped imprint on your window....

Oceana Finds U.S. Seafood Fraud Persists, More Than 20% of Samples Mislabeled

March 12, 2019 - Oceana released the results of a new seafood fraud investigation, finding that 1 in every 5 fish tested was mislabeled. The study...

Higher, further, faster: Marvel’s first female cinematic superhero

Introducing Captain Marvel: she’s a smartass fighting intergalactic evil. Chris Reid and Marvel Kenneth MacKendrick, University of Manitoba “Being a woman in a male-dominated industry sort of...

Books: The Uninhabitable Earth, Life After Warming

February 25, 2019 - It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level...

Report: Despite Efforts by Regulators, Credit Bureaus Still Need Serious Reform; Consumer Complaints Skyrocket,...

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2019 - Ten years ago, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) issued a landmark report on the serious dysfunctions in the...

Popular weed killer found in top beer and wine brands

HOUSTON February 25, 2019 - Many beers and wines sold in the U.S. contain the weed killer glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, according...

Carnegie Science: Help name five newly discovered moons of Jupiter!

February 22, 2019 - In July 2018, Carnegie's Scott Sheppard announced the discovery of 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter—11 “normal” outer moons, and one that he...

Over a Dozen Children’s, Consumer Advocacy Organizations Request FTC to Investigate Facebook for Deceptive...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 21, 2019 – Earlier today, Common Sense Media, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Center for Digital Democracy, and over a dozen organizations...

Wallace Broeker, Prophet of Climate Change, Dies

Feb. 19, 2019 - Wallace Broecker, a geochemist who initiated key research into the history of earth’s climate and humans’ influence upon it, died...

The science behind big ’80s hairstyles (video)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2019 — The '80s was a decade full of neon leg warmers, power ballads and big hair. But how did we...

They call it puppy love, but what is it really? Animals teach humans a...

Feb. 13, 2019 - Humans just love seeing animals demonstrate love: cuddly chimps grooming each other, say, or penguin pairs carefully passing their egg...