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CHP Helps New Drivers Start Smart

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Oct. 20, 2017 – Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States and a concern...

Tech Experts Split on Whether People and Technology Can Conquer Misinformation Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 19, 2017 – The proliferation of misinformation and false narratives online leaves experts uniformly concerned but deeply divided about the future,...

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2017 - Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take...

During crisis, exposure to conflicting information is linked to stress, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017 — Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and...

Planned Parenthood Encourages Parents to Talk with Their Children About Sex, get involved in...

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 16, 2017 -  October is Let’s Talk Month, aimed at encouraging families to talk about sex and relationships. Planned Parenthood...

Most Large Auto Insurers Charge 40 and 60-Year-Old Women Higher Rates Than Men

Washington, D.C. – Female motorists with perfect driving records often pay significantly more for auto insurance than male drivers with identical driving records and...

How to “cook” an egg without heat — and other weird egg science (video)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2017 — You can learn a lot from eggs. The versatile, delicious, humble chicken egg. You can unlock the secrets of...

How Columbus, of all people, became a national symbol

Agricultural Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1893. University of Maryland Digital Collections October 8, 2017 - Christopher Columbus was a narcissist. He believed...

27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Oct. 6, 2017 - Edited by Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., Organizer of Yale's "Duty to Warn" Conference The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists...

Top Chefs Urge Congress to Protect 40 Million Americans From Hunger

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017 – As Congress begins debate on food and farm policy, some of the nation's top chefs gathered on Capitol Hill...

New vehicle infotainment systems create increased distractions behind the wheel

WASHINGTON, D.C.Oct. 5, 2017 - New vehicle infotainment systems can take drivers' eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for...

Cordelia Fine’s “Testosterone Rex” wins 2017 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

October 5, 2017 - Judges praised Fine’s powerful book, Testosterone Rex, for its eye-opening, forensic look at gender stereotypes and its urgent call for...

Study Measures Light’s Dramatic Impact on Bird Migration

ITHACA, NY, Oct. 3, 2017 - Billions of birds undertake migratory journeys each spring and fall. Most of these spectacular movements go unseen, occurring...

Another Chance to Put Your Name on Mars

October 3, 2017 - When it lands on Mars in November of 2018, NASA's InSight lander will be carrying several science instruments -- along...

If your child is bilingual, learning additional languages later might be easier

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 -- It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first...

Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

What can you do to ensure a more perfect brew? Chris Hendon, CC BY-ND October 2, 2017 - Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that...

American women died in Vietnam, too

There are more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. Eight of them belong to women. Derek Key, CC BY-SA October 2,...

Why 23 million Americans don’t have fast internet (VIDEO)

Sept. 27, 2017 -High-speed internet service is lacking in much of rural America. The causes are complicated, but non-competitive cable markets, misguided government funding,...

Prostitutes, nurses and maids: no gain for British actresses in 100 years

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2017 - Women are cast in less than a third of roles in British films, often in nameless parts like prostitute,...

Reliance on ‘gut feelings’ linked to belief in fake news

COLUMBUS, OH, Sept. 19, 2017 - People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased...