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Disability

Wildlife Habitat Restoration:

Facebook Twitter Pintrest Email<p>It turns out that the highest road in the state of Washington can be a nerve racking experience to drive as it is a …

Environmental lawyers seek legal rights for the natural world

Environmental lawyers are claiming in court that land, rivers and other natural features have intrinsic rights and should own themselves, rather than being considered property — similar to how the law treats corporations as "persons."<p>In his book, "The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could …

Trophy hunting may cause extinction in a changing environment

Trophy hunting and other activities involving the targeting of high-quality male animals could lead to the extinction of certain species faced with …

NASA finds Virginia metro area is sinking unevenly

A new NASA-led study shows that land in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, metropolitan area is sinking at highly uneven rates, with a few trouble spots …

Roads

Common pesticide can make migrating birds lose their way, research shows

The experimental study is the first to directly show harm to songbirds, extending the known impacts of neonicotinoids beyond insects<p>The world’s most widely used insecticide may cause migrating songbirds to lose their sense of direction and suffer drastic weight loss, according to new research.<p>The …

Birds

Drones Spray Tree Seeds From the Sky to Fight Deforestation

These innovators are combating climate change and restoring forests with the latest technology.<p>Every year, about 15 billion trees are cut down to make way for agriculture, mining, logging, and urban sprawl. Such mass deforestation has accelerated global warming and imperiled the survival of …

How Birth Order Relates To Job Success

New social science research explores the relationship between who becomes a CEO and family birth order. First-born sons are far more likely to be represented among the ranks of CEOs.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Parents are not supposed to play favorites with their kids, but we have known for a …

Demographics

We spend most of the year eating really, really old apples. Why do they taste so good?

How about them apples? Them apples are older than you think.<p>By all rights, we shouldn’t be eating apples in the dead of winter. Every bite you take from that juicy Honeycrisp is an affront to Mother Nature. We are defying her will and her seasons.<p>It’s fantastic.<p>You probably don’t often consider how …

Neil deGrasse Tyson called out flat-earthers — here's what would happen if the Earth were actually flat

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently called out flat-earthers in one tweet:<p>It's not just lunar eclipses that would look different if Earth were actually flat. Sports, plants, and even the oceans would be radically different. With help from Caleb Scharf — author of "The Zoomable Universe" and director of …

Flat Earth

Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, …

Biology

One small Florida city tries to adapt to climate change, mostly alone

In a tranquil lagoon on Florida’s east coast, Harold Wanless and Lynn Bauer catch sight of a manatee swimming just a few feet away from them.<p>The couple has driven up for the day from their home in South Florida to the small city of Satellite Beach, just south of Cape Canaveral, and watch with …

Some People Can't See Any Pictures in Their Imagination, And Here's Why

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Imagine an apple floating in front of you. Now see if you can rotate it around in your mind. Look at it from the …

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

For the first time in the United States, a woman who had a uterus transplant has given birth.<p>The mother, who was born without a uterus, received the transplant from a living donor last year at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and had a baby boy there last month, the hospital said on …

Pregnancy

Jamestown could be wiped off the map

The rising ocean could submerge Jamestown in Virginia — the first permanent English settlement in the US — along with thousands of other historical …

The Wind And Solar Lobby Is Terrified of The New Senate Tax Plan

Say goodbye to green energy tax breaks!

Renewable Energy

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

Of Course, Sesame Street Has The Perfect Stranger Things Parody

It's officially holiday season, and that can mean <i>a lot</i> of family time. We already know that talking to your parents about <i>Stranger Things</i> is a great …

Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand seventeen witnessed many significant historically …

Antarctic Warming Threatens World’s Second Largest Ice Shelf

By Tim Radford<p>German scientists have worked out the process that could destroy an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Iraq.<p>They predict that, in a few …

Global Warming

Companies Spurned by Supreme Court on $1 Billion Michigan Tax Change

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to question a Michigan tax change that companies including IBM Corp. and Procter & Gamble Co. say will hit them …

U.S. Supreme Court
Research
North Carolina

Texas lawmakers pass controversial bathroom, adoption bills

<b>(CNN) —</b> Texas lawmakers call it a push for conservative values. Critics call it discrimination.<p>In a flurry of activity before the state's legislative session wraps May 29, Texas lawmakers are pushing through controversial bills that affect children and touch on hot-button issues of sexuality and …

LGBTQI

Harvard student graduates with honours after submitting rap album as final year thesis

An Ivy League student will be graduating with one of the highest accolades after submitting a 10-track rap album for his final thesis, the first to …

Government

Gene-altered ants show how animal societies work

How much is societal behavior dictated by genetics? Scientists at Rockefeller University might just find out through ant colonies. They've modified the genes of clonal raider ants (not shown above) to see how the changes affect social behavior, both individually and on a grander scale. Knocking out …

Climate Change

Why Donald Trump Could — and Should — Return Americans to the Moon

Despite the “carnage” President Donald Trump described in his Jan. 20 inauguration speech, the fact is, former President Barack Obama left his …

Space Exploration

After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day One to-do list

NAFTA and the TPP could be on the chopping block immediately — but sees Monday as the first day of his presidency<p>WASHINGTON — Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans …

Donald Trump