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Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People

The microbial community in the ground is as important as the one in our guts.<p>A small pine tree grown in a glass box reveals the level of white, finely branched mycorrhizal threads or "mycelium" that attach to roots and feed the plant. (<i>David Read</i>)<p>We have been hearing a lot recently about a …

How to help wildlife

Reporter, BBC Nature<p>A stocktake of UK nature suggests 60% of animal and plant species studied have declined in the past 50 years.<p>The State of Nature report, compiled by 25 wildlife organisations - from the RSPB to the British Lichen Society - collates assessments of 3,148 species.<p>Conservationists …

Environment: News & features

New insights on climate change and species interactions

Scientists provide important new details on how climate change will affect interactions between species as temperatures continue to rise.<p>UCLA life …

Got A Wound? Science Says Rub Some Dirt In It

Antibacterial clays can kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli and MRSA, researchers found.<p>The colloquial medical advice "rub some dirt in it" appears to have some merit. Researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have been experimenting with different clays, and it appears in …

Peering at bright screens after dark could harm health, doctor claims

Watching TV or using computers, tablets or smartphones after dark may cause sleep loss and resultant health problems, a leading doctor has …

Inside A Tart Cherry Revival: 'Somebody Needs To Do This!'

Some fruits, like apples, you can find anywhere. But others have gotten a little bit lost in today's global food business.<p>Take tart cherries, also known as sour cherries. Unlike sweet cherries, America's tart cherries are too fragile to ship very far, so most people never get to taste a fresh …

Video: Baby elephant sees ocean for the first time

To celebrate World Elephant Day … It’s an EarthSky favorite!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of …

Social Media

You, the Superhero! 5 Ways You Can Develop a Superpower

Maybe you're not leaping tall buildings in a single bound, but remember your care, kindness and love have the power to transform many things. Cultivate your heart coherence and you'll be surprised by the number of things in a day that you can improve for yourself and others.<p><i>By Catherine …

Positive Thinking

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Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Food supply under assault as climate heats up

Business News<p>American eaters, let’s talk about the birds and the bees: The U.S. food supply – from chickens injected with arsenic to dying bee colonies – is under unprecedented siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, meaning some of your favorite treats someday may vanish from your plate, experts …

Agriculture

Making Your Own Furniture? Yes, You Can Do That

Six years ago Ana White, now 32, was pregnant and living with her electrician husband in a one-room structure on their property in Delta Junction, …