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Siberia might as well be where the world begins to end.

Already a bleak place, the northern Russian region is looking much bleaker of late. It is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world, with …

Can hipsters stomach the unpalatable truth about avocado toast?

Avocados are bountiful in our food culture and all over Instagram. But communities in Mexico are suffering because of our fetishisation<p>Are avocados now toast, at least for the thoughtful eater? There was only ever one way for avocado adulation to go, and that was down. Just have a look at …

Agriculture

Breastfeeding: Not just for the women who give birth

Karin Peeling was in the process of compiling her profile book for an open adoption when she was contacted about a potential match — of twins. She and her husband, Brett, were thrilled and started making preparations in their Alexandria, Va., home. Then Peeling came across an idea published in an …

Pregnancy

Jaw-dropping pics show the world is screwed

These confronting before and after photos of shrinking glaciers and disappearing lakes may well change your mind.<p>The images released by NASA’s …

Portugal Just Ran For 4 Straight Days Entirely on Renewable Energy

Awesome!<p>As renewable energy matures into an ever more popular and cost-effective source of electricity, we're getting used to seeing some historic …

Renewable Energy

Storing Heat to Make Solar Electricity All the Time

COLOGNE, Germany—At Germany’s aerospace agency, the next frontier is capturing the sun here on Earth and keeping it on tap.<p>In a 4-year-old glass and …

Clean Energy

Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary

A roster of nutrition-myth-busting studies were published this week.<p>The biggest nutrition fads of the last few years have all taken huge blows in the last week. But will anyone listen?<p>Over the last seven days, a roster of myth-busting nutrition studies were published showing probiotics are …

Diets

Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields.<p>The …

Climate Change

Mississippi town's schools finally ordered to desegregate

More than six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "separate but equal" has no place in the nation's public school system, a federal court has ordered the schools in a small Mississippi town to finally integrate.<p>Cleveland, a city halfway between Memphis and New Orleans in the Mississippi …

5 Baby Tummy Troubles and How to Spot and Soothe Them

When baby arrives into the world, his digestive system is especially busy, learning to process nutrients and waste as baby eats and drinks. What’s …

Pregnancy

Georgia plans government dating service to boost births

Georgia has launched a nationwide survey of singles in a bid to revive the Caucasian country’s flagging birth rate.<p>The Demographic Development Fund, a non-profit organisation set up in 2016 in a bid to tackle a looming population crisis in the country, says it has launched a census of the country’s …

Vladimir Putin

‘Natural caesareans’ could soon be available on the NHS

Natural caesareans, which are said to increase bonding and reduce complications after birth, could be offered to all women across the NHS.<p>The procedure allows the baby to partly emerge from the womb by itself, rather than being rapidly removed by doctors and ‘whisked away’ from the mother.<p>It can …

Mom Responds to Controversy Over Viral Video of Swimming Baby

Live Like Jake Foundation founder Keri Morrison weighs in on the controversy over a viral video of her baby falling into a swimming pool.<p>Responding to why she did not help her baby, Morrison said, “Because I knew exactly what she was gonna do. She had already been in lessons for about three weeks …

Mom whose son drowned defends controversial video of her baby learning to swim

A viral video showing a baby girl learning to float in a pool has some parents outraged, with many saying the girl appears to be struggling to float on her back. The girl’s mother said the action was to teach her daughter to self-rescue after the family lost their son to a drowning accident when he …

Women will compete to help their children, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A lot of research suggests women are less competitive than men. Study after study has found that, when given the choice of how they want to be compensated for tasks, men prefer to compete with peers for bigger but riskier payoffs, whereas women usually opt not to engage in competition and …

TV

Swaddling babies is tied to heightened risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Swaddling a baby — the age-old technique of snugly wrapping an infant in a cloth or light blanket, with only the head exposed — is believed to create a calmer child who cries less and sleeps better.<p>However, might swaddling affect a baby’s risk for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)?<p>This …

Pregnancy

Why the baby brain can learn two languages at same time

Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a …

Language Learning

How Babies Quickly Learn to Judge Adults

Even if toddlers can’t tell us, they are making hard and fast judgments about adults<p>Adults often make snap judgments about babies. First impressions lead us to assign them personalities, such as fearful, active or easy to please, and with good reason. Fifty years of evidence shows that babies begin …

InterAct

Family Dogs Brought To Hospital To Comfort The Baby In Her Final Moments

Advertisement<p>Dogs are man’s best friend, but they can also play the roles of loving guardians, especially to children.<p>When the Halls brought home …

Pets

A New Samsung App Brings Mothers Closer To Their Premature Babies

Voices of Life mimics the womb to help mothers communicate with infants stuck in neonatal intensive care.<p>Look, we know that face swapping and dubsmashing are a lot of fun, but turns out that apps and mobile tech can be used for a completely different kind of good. Samsung is the latest to prove …

Intensive Care

Stop Wasting Food to Slow Global Warming

If Americans made changes to their diets and stopped wasting food, they could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help conserve global natural …

Agriculture

Millennial Farmers Fight An Uphill Battle. It's Time To Support Them.

American agriculture has a big problem to deal with. And there’s no easy fix on the table.<p>According to the most recent data from the Department of Agriculture, the average age of an American farmer is 58 years old, and that number has been continually increasing for some three decades.<p>The trend is …

Agriculture

88% Of Americans Will Soon Find The Weather Quite Unpleasant

Mild winters are nice, but dreadfully hot summers are something else–and they’re coming.<p>Americans have been enjoying more and more pleasant weather since the 1970s, says a new report published in <i>Nature</i>, but that’s about to change. While the overall climate has warmed, the biggest changes have been …

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

What will the next decade, century, or millennium look like?<p>Although no one knows for sure, many writers have imagined the future in their work, …

DEA Green Lights Clinical Trials for Medical Marijuana | Inc.com

In a historic move, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency granted approval for a nonprofit to study marijuana's medical benefits on military veterans suffering from combat-related psychological disorders.<p>The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a California-based nonprofit that …

Cannabis

The Carbon Footprint Of Tesla Manufacturing

<i>What is the carbon foot print of manufacturing a Tesla? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mike Barnard, Executive Consultant, Energy and Cloud at IBM, on Quora:</b><p>The Union of Concerned Scientists …

Tesla

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Weight: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>In this piece, Dr. Sara Gottfried, hormone expert and Harvard-trained MD, explains how hormonal imbalances can hold you back from weight loss. If</i> …

The world's trash crisis, and why many Americans are oblivious

As nations around the globe observe Earth Day, one of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem, which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens to drown some poor countries in toxicity.<p>More than half the world’s population does not have access to …

Zero-waste bloggers: the millennials who can fit a year's worth of trash in a jar

These bloggers treasure taking a sleek, modern approach to reducing waste in their efforts to save the planet – but they face their fair share of criticism, too<p>In pictures: how to produce nearly zero waste<p>Kathryn Kellogg, a 25-year-old print shop employee, spends four hours a day on her lifestyle …

Sustainability

These companies decided to let employees bring their babies to work every day

Like many moms, Phoenix resident Cara Christ was back in the office just six weeks after giving birth. But unlike the rest of us, she didn’t have to …

Parenting