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Where Has This Nutty, Creamy Yogurt Flavor Been All Our Lives?

I remember one time, when I was little, begging my mom for whipped strawberry yogurt in the supermarket. I can’t remember the year or the brand—early 2000s? Yoplait Whips?—but I remember wanting it—please, <i>please</i>—because I saw a commercial and it looked like yogurt meets mousse meets cloud meets …

Breakfast

Flowers killed dinosaurs, the asteroid just finished them off

A new analysis doesn't dispute that a space rock wiped out the thunder lizards, but finds that some nasty angiosperms were already doing them in.<p>There's strong scientific evidence to suggest an ancient asteroid impact off the coast of Mexico wiped out the dinosaurs, but new research suggests the …

Paleontology

Can you spot the baffling letter in this headline that 72 per cent of people miss?

What is in ‘everything’ yet is rarely spotted? The answer, somewhat surprisingly, is the letter ‘g’.<p>Despite seeing it millions of times, a new study has found that 72 per cent of people cannot identify the lowercase ‘looptail g’ - the form of the consonant where the lower arc is completed to form …

Research

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday took steps to challenge California’s decades-old right to set its own air pollution rules, setting up a showdown between the federal government and a state that has emerged as a bulwark against the Trump administration’s policies.<p>The E.P.A. statement …

Trump Administration

You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

Research has shown that sharp reductions in the amount of food consumed can help fish, rats and monkeys live longer. But there have been very few studies in humans.<p>Now, some researchers have found that when people severely cut calories, they can slow their metabolism and possibly the aging …

Nutrition

Adding peanut butter to your grilled cheese will change your life

It seems like a strange idea, adding peanut butter to a grilled cheese sandwich, but once you try it, your perception of what a grilled cheese …

Breakfast
Climate Change

These Amazon HQ2 finalist cities could be partially underwater in our children's lifetimes

Though not every proposal is fully public, none of the finalist cities — nor Amazon in its RFP — have openly mentioned the ramifications of climate change on HQ2. Climate change-linked events like sea-level rise, hurricanes, and heat waves could affect HQ2's employees and infrastructure in coming …

Sea Level

What you learn by giving 200 Senate speeches on climate change

Every week the Senate has been in session since April 2012, one lonely Democratic senator from Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse, has taken to the …

Trump's FDA chief challenges cigarette makers with giant nicotine cut

Big Tobacco is getting an unprecedented challenge from the Trump administration.<p>For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has …

21 Ways to Get More Protein Without Eating Meat

There are lots of wholesome ways to increase your protein intake without resorting to meat.<p>fThese days, protein seems to be the superstar nutrient – …

Nutrition

Vegetarian sections on restaurant menus encourage meat eating, study finds

Restaurants which include specific vegetarian sections on their menus may be inadvertently encouraging customers to eat meat, a new study suggests.<p>Although it may seem counterintuitive, the London School of Economics (LSE) found that if non-meat dishes are included amid the main courses, they are …

Activists place thousands of shoes on Capitol lawn in gun death memorial

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In the shadow of the Capitol dome Tuesday was a sobering display of thousands of pairs of shoes, organized neatly across the grass said to represent children who have died in the US from gunshot wounds since the Newtown elementary school massacre in 2012.<p>The global advocacy group …

Guns

British river has worst recorded microplastic pollution in the world, study finds

A British river has the worst microplastic pollution in the world, researchers have found, with levels even greater than hugely built-up areas such as in South Korea and Hong Kong.<p>Geographers at The University of Manchester are calling for tighter regulations to prevent plastic entering waterways …

Flooding has flushed 43 billion plastic pieces out to sea

The Mersey River Basin near Manchester, U.K., is the most plastic polluted watershed in the world, with more than half a million plastic particles …

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Clean Energy

Endangered animals could get life-saving boost from oil, gas funds under new bill

<i>CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS: An earlier version of this story misidentified the home state of the pygmy rabbit and wolverine and misnamed the yellow-billed cuckoo.</i><p>The Texas horned lizard. Moose in New Hampshire. The pygmy rabbit of Idaho.<p>These and thousands of other wildlife species are slinking, …

Wildlife

‘What am I gonna go home to? Water?’: The climate refugees settling in America’s heartland

A new home, somewhere else<p>Marshallese move to Arkansas seeking a better life<p>A new home, somewhere else<p>Marshallese move to Arkansas seeking a better …

Could More Snow in Antarctica Slow Sea Level Rise?

Some experts are heralding the news as a silver lining: Scientists have found snowfall recently escalated in East Antarctica, which could lessen the …

Global Warming

Universal coverage, courtesy of the corporate world? It's possible

Took 'em long enough.<p>After decades of government leaders fumbling efforts to introduce some rational thinking to the over $3-trillion U.S. healthcare system, the corporate world has finally stepped in with an initiative that, in the best of all possible worlds, could provide a breakthrough that …

There's Only One Carbon Negative Country in the World (Here's How They Do It)

In 2017, the small nation of Bhutan became the first and only carbon negative country in the world. That's right: not carbon neutral, carbon …

Britain and Europe must tighten palm oil supply chains to save forests, EU parliament told

Forest peoples affected by plantations urge EU to tighten supply chain controls despite diplomatic opposition<p>If Britain and other European nations are to fulfil forest protection goals, they must tighten oversight of supply chains for palm oil and other products, a delegation of forest peoples told …

Forests

Plastic straw makers brace for bans

Plastic straw manufacturers are bracing for big changes. The tide is turning against their product.<p>Cities and countries around the world are stepping up pressure on businesses and consumers to ditch the plastic drink accessory because of the pollution it causes. Research shows there will be more …

Pollution

Fishermen are harvesting more than half of the world’s oceans

No one really knows how many of the world’s seas are being fished by commercial vessels—some scientists say nearly all of them. But a new study, …

Land plants arose earlier than thought—and may have had a bigger impact on the evolution of animals

We have land plants to thank for the oxygen we breathe. And now we have a better idea of when they took to land in the first place. While the oldest …

Renewable Energy Surges to 18% of U.S. Power Mix

Eighteen percent of all electricity in the United States was produced by renewable sources in 2017, including solar, wind, and hydroelectric dams. …

Renewable Energy

A eureka moment for the planet: we’re finally planting trees again

China plans to plant forests the size of Ireland. Latin American countries have pledged to restore 20m hectares of degraded forest and African countries more than 100m hectares. India is to plant 13m hectares, and on a single day last year 1.5 million people planted 66m trees in Madhya Pradesh …

Forests

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

3 plans to avoid blackouts using 100% renewable energy - Futurity

"Based on these results, I can more confidently state that there is no technical or economic barrier to transitioning the entire world to 100% clean, …

We’re Killing Our Lakes and Oceans. The Consequences Are Real.

We only need to look to the Mediterranean Sea and the North American Great Lakes for dramatic illustrations of what lies in store if we don’t act now.<p>…