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Michael Bloomberg to write $4.5 million check for Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday he will write a $4.5 million check to cover this year's U.S. financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.<p>President Donald Trump last year pulled the United States out of the pact, making the …

Climate

Reading Aloud To Kids Has Major Behavior Benefits

Reading aloud to your children benefits their behavior and attention<p>We all know reading aloud to children can offer plenty of advantages, but a new …

Research

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

Landscaping

Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

Gardening

21 Super Cool Shots Of The Animal Eye That Will Make You Stare

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animal eyes in this photo contest with chances to win a Fire HD 8 Table and …

Nature Photography

Why I Made My First Online Course: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Photography on Udemy

Dear friend,<p>I am very excited to share the news of my first online course, “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Mastering Photography” on Udemy. First of …

Street Photography

How to clean shoes in the washer (without ruining them)

Casual shoes are washer-friendly... with these tips.<p>Stepping in a mud puddle doesn't mean you need to handwash your shoes. You can get them clean quickly in the washing machine, instead. There are some important tips to follow to keep your shoes from falling apart in the washer, though. Here's what …

Washing Machines

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Mini ponds for compact gardens

Bring a small plot to life with a water feature – however tiny<p>Of all the ingredients that make up a garden – trees, boundaries, seating areas, planted beds, lawns – in my experience there is nothing that captures the interest of the visitor time and time again quite like a water feature. Place one …

Gardening

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Psychology

In A Few Centuries, Cows Could Be the Largest Land Animals Left

Throughout our entire history, humans and other hominins have selectively killed off the largest mammals.<p>There used to be a type of elephant called <i>Palaeoloxodon</i> that could have rested its chin on the head of a modern African elephant. There was a hornless rhino called <i>Paraceratherium</i>, which was at …

Extinction

Dogs and Humans Share More Than a Psychological Bond, Gut Science Reveals

'We are more similar to man's best friend than we originally thought.'<p>For thousands of years, dogs and humans have kicked it side by side. Over the …

Microbiome

The 14 coolest 'Shark Tank' products under $100

Since 2009, <i>Shark Tank</i> <i>—</i> the reality show that invitesentrepreneurs to show off their weirdest, wildest, and most innovative inventions — has brought …

Christmas Trees

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

7 Surprising Things You Can Do with Cream of Tartar

Many of us have cream of tartar in our cabinets, an infrequently used ingredient for baking that we break out about twice a year. I always just …

Chemistry

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

20 Summer Night Activities For Kids That Will Make Their Freedom Feel Even More Magical

Danny and Sandy sang about it in <b>Grease</b>. ABBA, Richard Marx, and Rascal Flatts also paid homage to it through song. And in a few months, Timothée Chalamet is starring in a movie about a hot one. We're talking about those Summer nights. They're the stuff of legend, inspiring artists and the rest of …

Kids

TOP 10 MEDICINAL PLANTS YOU CAN GROW YOURSELF

Traditional healers have taught the benefits of easing illness with a healthy lifestyle and the use of herbs and botanicals. Healing plants were used …

Alternative Medicine

These legless baby amphibians feed on their mother's skin

These amphibians may look like mutant worms, but they are actually a little-known species called a caecilian, amphibious creatures which dwell …

Amphibians

Rhapsody in blue: Which fruit tree is worth the work?

Story by Pamela A. Keene<p>Some backyard plants carry more weight than others, especially those that deliver edible rewards. If you’ve dreamed of …

Gardening

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

With its punky green mohican the striking Mary river turtle joins a new ZSL list of the world’s most vulnerable reptiles<p>It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the …

Zoology

Native women are going missing at epic rates. A 19-year-old wants you to know why.

<b>Some college students spend their spring break partying in the Caribbean. This student walked 80 miles in four days to help Native American …

Indigenous Peoples

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Gardening

Substance that gives birds mysterious power to see Earth’s magnetic field discovered by scientists

The “sixth sense” birds use to visualise Earth’s magnetic field has been demystified, as two teams of scientists claim to have identified the source …

Earth Science

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Devon

25 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Totally True

They don't teach you this stuff in school.

Fish

Here’s how the US needs to prepare for the age of artificial intelligence - MIT Technology Review

Politicians worldwide are stealing one of the US government’s best ideas by drawing up ambitious plans to make the most of advances in artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Strange ‘star bursts’ unlike anything astronomers have seen

Dark matter. Dark energy.<p>Essentially, it’s the 80 per cent of the universe we know should be there — but we can’t see.<p>Instead, they found something …

Universe

'Nightmare Bacteria' Hits Washington: CDC

Hundreds of the virtually un-treatable "superbug" bacteria have been found in the U.S., including in Washington.<p>SEATTLE, WA — Antibiotic-resistant …

Public Health