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On National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, Harris, Collins Introduce Legislation to Support Animals Rescued...

April 9, 2018 - Yesterday, in recognition of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day on April 8, Senators Kamala. D. Harris (D-CA) and Susan Collins...

Books: Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves...

April 9, 2018 - A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL...

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis to receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. April 3, 2018 - In recognition of his unceasing efforts to strengthen and support the work of investigative journalists in the U.S....

CDFW Outdoors Q & A: How Do I Catch a Hunter/Trespasser on My Property?

March 30, 2018 - Question: I own property in a rural part of Monterey County although I don't live there all the time. I...

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

What is the origin of Easter eggs? Katie Morrow, CC BY-NC-ND March 28, 2018 - This April 1, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on...

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the...

Cumulonimbus: heavy rain and thunder on the horizon. Shutterstock March 28, 2018 - Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the...

Cali Brown appointed Deputy First Dog

March 28, 2018 - Cali Brown, 2 months, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy First Dog in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Born...

Shorenstein Center’s First Draft Project Launches Free Course on Identifying Misinformation Online

Cambridge, MA, March 19, 2018 - First Draft, a project of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, has...

Tributes pour in for Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who died at age...

Alan Duffy, Swinburne University of Technology; Alice Gorman, Flinders University; Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland; Lisa Harvey-Smith, CSIRO; Matthew Bailes, Swinburne University of...

The chemistry behind the thousand-year-old egg culinary offering (video)

WASHINGTON, Mar. 13, 2018 — Century eggs, or pidan, are a preserved food made by fermenting duck eggs in alkali. The green and black...

Celebrating Marion Walter – and other unsung female mathematicians

Searching for role models in the math world. ImageFlow/shutterstock.com March 12, 2018 -When I was teaching mathematics in the 90s, before the internet, I had a...

What Happens In One Lifetime? (VIDEO)

March 9, 2018 - A lot can happen during your trips around the sun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smjf3M6-1XE What Happens In One MINUTE? https://youtu.be/zhWDdy_5v2w Subscribe, it's free! http://bit.ly/asapsci Created by: Mitchell...

100 years later, the madness of daylight saving time endures

Unfortunately, there’s not an unlimited amount of daylight that we can squeeze out of our clocks. igorstevanovic/Shutterstock.com March 9, 2018 - One hundred years after Congress...

The dark side of daylight saving time

A New York engineer is wheeled away in December 2013, after a train he was driving crashed. Lack of sleep could have been a...

What do crime scene investigators actually do? (video)

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2018 — Television crime dramas have huge audiences, but their popularity has come with some unexpected consequences. They have generated interest...

A chief financial officer (CFO) with an oversized signature could portend narcissism, bad bookkeeping

Feb. 27, 2018 - Does the signature size match the personality? Chad Ham, assistant professor of accounting at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business...

Little progress for women in Oscar nominations for non-acting awards

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 26, 2018 — A new study finds the number of women Oscar nominees grew only slightly in Academy Awards given for...

Consumer Reports Names 10 Top Pick Cars for 2018

YONKERS, NY, Feb. 22, 2018 — Consumer Reports today announced that seven new vehicles that made its 2018 Annual Top Picks list—the Toyota Corolla...

Fire Danger Persists for Polaris Off-Road Vehicles

Feb. 20, 2018 - In recent years, Polaris Industries, the leading producer of off-road vehicles, has recalled hundreds of thousands of its trail machines...

Books: Randall Stross –Want a Great Employee? Hire a Liberal Arts Major

Feb. 20, 2018 - Randall Stross, Ph.D., is on a mission. He wants more employers — including tech companies — to rethink hiring only...