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The scientifically proven explanation for why better gun control really will stop school violence

On the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, the US honors the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools today (April 20). Debating the best way to control gun violence in the US often seems like a daunting exercise. But social science research points to a simple …

Guns

Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”<p>Once upon a time, there was a city so dazzling and kaleidoscopic, so braided and water-rimmed, that it was often compared to a single living body. It clustered around a glimmering emerald spine, which astronauts could glimpse from …

Global Warming

Airstream sheds its aluminum shell with the Nest fiberglass glamper

With outdoor travel and recreation big business among the young and adventurous, Airstream is making a play to broaden its appeal. In 2016, it …

Airstream

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

Click here for reuse options! Some brewers and vintners are taking steps to avoid contamination from glyphosate.The past few years have revealed some …

Glyphosate

Bale Breaker Brewing Company: Making Local Connections in Washington

With climbing bines already firmly rooted in their DNA, a craft brewery seemed like the next logical step for a family of fourth generation hops …

Beer

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s fiery statement about Sessions’s decision to fire him

“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played ... in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.”<p>Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been in the news a lot over the past two years, most recently for being fired by the Trump administration right on the eve of his …

Why I could no longer serve this president

<i>John D. Feeley, who retired this week as a U.S. diplomat, will soon be working with Univision and the Fusion Media Group on immigration-themed content.</i><p>Shortly after the Charlottesville riots last August, I made the private decision to step down as President Trump’s personal representative and …

Donald Trump

Dragonman, the Man Who Sells "People-Hunting Guns" | GQ

Meet Mel Bernstein. He goes by the name Dragonman, and he’s one of the largest independent purveyors of firearms in the western United States, and the self-proclaimed most armed man in America. At Dragonland—his home, shop, shooting range, and military museum outside Colorado Springs—no gun sells …

A presidential milestone: Trump has spent 100 days in office at one of his golf clubs

<b>WASHINGTON (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump reached a presidential milestone at his Palm Beach County, Florida, golf club on Saturday: One hundred days in office at a golf club that bears his name.<p>Trump, once a critic of presidential golfing, has ignored his own advice and made a habit of visiting …

Donald Trump
Trump Administration
Trump Administration

Sen. John McCain, Ill With Brain Cancer, Tells Western Allies 'I Am Counting on You... to Never Give Up'

Cindy McCain accepted an award on behalf of her husband John McCain, who is ill with brain cancer, on Saturday night at the Munich Security …

Joe Biden

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

These trails were burned by the Eagle Creek Fire. Here’s how they look now

The U.S. Forest Service has finished assessing 20 miles of trail burned by the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge.<p>Crews found a range of …

Hiking

Bannon's brutal ouster from Trump and Breitbart circles should frighten Americans

Conservative institutions have embraced Bannon's political slaughter not for his past sins but because he criticized the president. That's chilling.<p>Steve Bannon — the loathed architect of President Trump’s alt-right hate machine, Breitbart lies, racism, misogyny and Twitter thug troll factory — is …

Donald Trump

15,000 Scientists Issue Urgent Warning: Humanity Is Failing to Safeguard the Planet

A year ago, we revisited the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity." Signed by a majority of Nobel laureates in sciences at the time and more …

Climate

Rumors Of Our Demise: The Science And Economics Of Climate Change

Anthropogenic global warming is being superimposed on a highly variable natural system; it is not obvious how much of the change is natural.<p>Estimates …

Climate Change

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitt’s EPA Has Already Done

Don’t be overwhelmed by bad environmental news—itemize it.<p>No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet …

Scott Pruitt

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

The president of the United States is not well.<p>The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.<p>Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it …

Donald Trump

Fake news is a threat to humanity, but scientists may have a solution

“Technocognition” proposes that we use technology and psychology to break through the mental barriers that make people deny threats like climate change<p>People are very good at finding ways to believe what we want to believe. Climate change is the perfect example – acceptance of climate science among …

Critical Thinking

What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

By Jeremy Lent<p>For a moment, the most important news in the entire world flashed across the media like a shooting star in the night sky. Then it was …

Jane Goodall

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Donald Trump

Kids Don’t Have Parents Anymore—They Have ‘Sharents’

Your kid could be your ticket to likes, fame, and money. Or your kid could be your kid.<p>Who and what is a “sharent” exactly? If you have both a child …

Parenting

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

UC Berkeley

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.<p>The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality …

Net Neutrality

Katharine Hayhoe: 'The true threat is the delusion that our opinion of science somehow alters its reality'

In her 2009 book, co-authored with husband Andrew Farley, <i>Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions</i>, Katharine Hayhoe wrote: …

The moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party

The GOP strategy on taxes and climate: reject evidence and expert opinion, lie, and wage culture wars<p>The parallels between the Republican Party positions on taxes and climate change are striking. Both are morally appalling and reject the available evidence and expert opinion.<p>The Initiative on …

Economics