Debbie Kaskus

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Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?

He disdains the rule of law. He’s trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he’s bringing vital institutions down with him.<p>Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-informed about the nature of his office, …

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

Psychology

Sony Trade Up Event. Trade up any DSLR towards a Sony A9 or A7 Series Camera!

Hey guys! If you have been wanting to trade up or into Sony, they are making it easier than ever..see press release below from Sony… PRESS RELEASE: …

Best (and Worst) Words to Include in Your Resume

Best and Worst Resume Buzzwords<p>Updated October 02, 2017<p>Resumes don’t necessarily have to be a single page long anymore, but that real estate is …

Solar Eclipse Glasses: Why Everyone Needs Them and Best Places to Buy Them

As people across the country prepare to watch what is being called “The Great American Solar Eclipse,” experts warn that viewing the phenomenon can …

Astronomy

Publish and don’t perish – how to keep rare species' data away from poachers

Highly collectable species, especially those that are rare and threatened, can potentially be put at risk from poaching if information describing …

Biodiversity

Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats could be decimated by climate …

Climate Change

Allison Hanes: We should all be worried about 'biological annihilation'

Seven dead North Atlantic right whales were found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this summer, a catastrophe for a species with a population of …

More Evidence That Ravens Are Ridiculously Intelligent Birds

New research shows that ravens can plan ahead for different types of events, and even resist the urge to take an immediate reward in favor of getting …

We’re getting closer to understanding what animals’ facial expressions really mean

Scientists are starting to be able to accurately read animal facial expressions and understand what they communicate.<p>Facial expressions project our internal emotions to the outside world. Reading other people’s faces comes naturally and automatically to most of us. Without your best friend saying a …

Psychology

Researchers know about some deadly storms early with system

After general forecasts showed that severe weather could develop in the eastern Texas Panhandle or western Oklahoma on May 16, National Severe Storms …

Weather

Environmentalists say Earth undergoing ‘biological annihilation’ — and they say you’re to blame

According to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Earth is now possibly facing a “mass extinction” for only the sixth time in past 500 million years — and humans are allegedly to blame.<p>The study’s authors examined population trends for 27,600 species of …

How changing your diet could save animals from extinction

Transforming large swaths of the tropics into farmland could render almost one-third of wildlife there extinct, new research suggests.<p>From the Amazon …

Agriculture

How the mass extinction event that killed dinosaurs gave us the majority of frogs alive today

Nearly 90% of the short-bodied, tailless amphibians roaming our planet right now first appeared in the years following the cataclysmic event.<p>There …

National Academy of Sciences

Did life begin on land rather than in the sea?

For three years, Tara Djokic, a Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales Sydney, scoured the forbidding landscape of the Pilbara region of …

The Challenge of Healing Animals Who Suffer From PTSD

As a baby orangutan, Pony was kidnapped from the forest in Borneo and sold into sex slavery. For the first several years of her life, she was kept …

Scientists Are Digging Up 'Ghost Ponds' And Bringing Zombie Plants Back to Life

Lawn of the dead.<p>Aquatic plants buried underground for more than a century can be revived and regrown, according to a new study investigating the …

Habitats

Acidifying Oceans Favor Sea Vermin

Scientists predict that in the next twenty years, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere will rise from the roughly 404 ppm it is now …

Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

Support the news<p>When my editors asked me to report on forest bathing, I packed a swimsuit. I assumed it must involve a dip in the water.<p>It turns out, …

Duke University

What makes red algae so different and why should we care?

The red algae called <i>Porphyra</i> and its ancestors have thrived for millions of years in the harsh habitat of the intertidal zone—exposed to fluctuating …

Examples of Indicator Species

Valuable as an early warning system for environmental problems, indicator species are chosen for their sensitivity to environmental conditions. If …

Grizzly Bears

Newly described algae species toughens up corals to endure warming oceans

Global climate change has increased water temperatures in the world's oceans, often causing mass coral bleaching and mortality, which harms not only …

How humans can avert mass extinctions of animals

For millions of years, Australia had no human inhabitants. When people finally arrived there some 45,000 years ago, the continent had 24 different creatures weighing 100 pounds or more. Within a few millennia, 23 were wiped out.<p>In his book "Sapiens," Yuval Noah Harari notes: "Long before the …

Extinction

Volaris Stock Has Surged 39% Since February: Here's Why It Could Keep Rising

Volaris stock has rebounded along with the Mexican peso in the past few months. The Mexican budget carrier's results are likely to perk up in the …

Insurers, Governors Join Ranks of People Who Hate the GOP Health-Care Bill

With a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare nearing a vote on the Senate floor as soon as this week, the GOP’s proposal to radically reshape the …

25 Percent of Australian Homes Have Switched to Solar, and Other Green Triumphs This Week

By <b>Juan Cole / Informed Comment</b>Renewables continue to take the world by storm, which is good news for the climate.Related Entries • Trump Threatens …

The future of the smartwatch should be smart watch bands

The smartwatch didn’t work. What comes next?<p>Despite the best efforts from Apple (with the Apple Watch), Google (with Android Wear), Samsung (with the Galaxy Gear), Pebble (with the, uh, Pebble), and dozens of other companies, the dream of the smartwatch hasn’t really taken off. Turns out that …

Smartwatches

Apple reportedly shifts App Store policy to stop adblockers outside of Safari [U: Apple clarifies]

<b>Update:</b> When reached for clarification, Apple said “This is not a new guideline. We have never allowed apps on the App Store that are designed to interfere with the performance or capabilities of other apps.” It also said it would remove other apps that offer features that block advertising in …

7 Quick Tips for Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom can be a powerful tool in your photography workflow. There are a lot of features that are included, but as a new user or even someone …