Autumn McCowan

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The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone

<b>N 47.51575°, W 123.52133°</b>—Amid the panoply of greenery that makes up the Hoh Rainforest, a gap in the old growth forest arises. Well, more accurately …

Mistletoe Somehow Survives Without Protein Needed by All Other Multicellular Life

Mistletoe might be a nice yuletide decoration, but it’s also a nefarious, parasitic badass that preys upon a series of hosts. Apparently one species …

Here's Your Complete Shopping List to Start the Mediterranean Diet

US News & World Report voted the Mediterranean diet as 2018's best overall diet and it's no wonder why. In addition to being effective for weight loss and beneficial to gut and heart health, the "diet" is fairly easy to follow. It's actually less of a diet and more so a regional nutritional …

Wall Street rises on earnings hopes, Netflix soars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes rallied on Tuesday on broad-based gains while Netflix and UnitedHealth earnings impressed investors and boosted optimism about the U.S. corporate reporting season.<p>Shares in Netflix (NFLX.O), the first of Wall Street’s leading momentum stocks to report …

A massive, 'semi-infinite' trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

Researchers have found hundreds of years' worth of critical rare-earth metals beneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a …

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t

By Olga Mecking, Commentary<p>Recently, National Geographic published an article called <i>This Tiny Country Feeds the World,</i> where the author extolled the …

Northern Forest of 50 million trees to be planted between Liverpool and Hull

A Northern Forest of 50 million trees is to be planted between Liverpool and Hull, the Prime Minister has announced. Over the next 25 years, a vast swathe of woodland will be created over an 120 mile area to improve the environment and help prevent 190,000 homes from flooding.<p>On Sunday, Defra …

Lemon water can actually improve your health — here's the best time to drink it

What do you drink first thing in the morning? If it doesn't involve water and a lemon you might be missing out on some pretty fantastic benefits for …

Vegetarian and vegan sources of B-12

Vitamin B-12 plays an essential role in a person's health. A lack of vitamin B-12 in a person's diet can adversely affect their physical and mental …

Sanders on Trump: 'Yes, I do think he should resign'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders has joined the list of lawmakers calling on President Donald Trump to resign.<p>"Yes, I do think he should resign," Sanders said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," citing the multiple allegations against Trump and comparing them to those that resulted in Sen. Al …

How To Make Your Own Space Buckets

The latest cultivation trend: growing lush pot plants in tiny grow chambers that anyone can build. Here’s how to make your own space …

The States and Health Care

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Under Trump, Rethinking How Doctors Charge” (front page, Nov. 13): From most of the media’s coverage of health care issues, one would think that the only items that have mattered have been a flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act website, and the individual mandate.<p>You address …

If CHIP dies, children will, too

Colorado officials have drafted a letter warning tens of thousands of state residents that the children in their care may soon lose coverage under …

Don’t miss Jupiter and Venus at dawn!

Spectacular Venus-Jupiter conjunction on Monday! These are the 2 brightest planets, and they’ll be less than a moon-width apart. If you do miss them …

Astronomy

The Earth's Ozone Hole Is Shrinking And Is Now The Smallest It's Been Since 1988

Here's how we fixed it.<p>Here's a rare piece of good news about the environment: The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and …

Account Suspended

New 'Black Death' FOUND: Deadly virus WORSE than plague and with no CURE breaks out - WHO

The disease, known as Marburg virus disease (MVD), is similar to Ebola and can be lethal in up to 90 per cent of cases.<p>Emergency screening has begun …

Alarming New Link Revealed Between Global Warming and Public Health

The detrimental effects of climate change on the health of the environment have been highly reported within the scientific community, but a startling …

Public Health

How Nanoparticles And a Common Spice Are Killing Cancer Cells

This is not some old wives' tale.<p>Scientists have come up with a potential new way to treat neuroblastoma, the most common kind of cancer in infants, …

Cancer

46 House Republicans join Democrats in backing a US military study on climate-change threats

During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Mattis described global warming as a "driver of instability" requiring a broader, "whole-of-government response."<p>So it was significant that the House on Thursday defeated an amendment to national defense authorization legislation that would have …

Trump's budget screws over climate research, but don't freak out yet

Shots fired.<p>President Donald Trump may be 6,000 miles away from Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, but that didn't stop him from launching an all-out …

Scientific Research

Mexico says Trump won't see a peso for his border wall

Mexico has threatened retaliation if the US imposes a border tax to pay for Donald Trump's wall. The new president says his plans are "way, way, way …

Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity.<p>The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama …

Title IX

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

By Adele Peters and Jennifer V. Cole9 minute Read<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing …

Self-sufficiency

Heroic Plants Are Working Overtime to Gobble Up Our Carbon Emissions

It isn’t enough to halt global warming, but carbon-hungry plants are helping impede the buildup of CO2 in our atmosphere to a measurable degree, a …

The One Muscle You Need To Develop As An Entrepreneur

I realized entrepreneurship has developed my courage in an unexpected way.<p>While a group of friends screamed their way through a haunted house on Halloween, I was fearlessly making my way through. In fact, a few times I scared the actors working as ghosts and ghouls. I wasn't always like this.<p>It got …

Swimming Pools

Lessons From The Greats: How Tesla And Under Armour Can Help You Build Your Startup

Innovation is the heart of any startup and gives it life. It comes in two forms: product innovation and creative design to interface with the market. Product innovation happens when you invent a new product for an existing market like Tesla, or reinvent an existing product like Under Armour. But no …

Under Armour

These Solar Panels Pull Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air

“We started this company to provide water to everyone, everywhere,” says Cody Friesen, CEO of Zero Mass Water, the startup making the new solar …