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Obama to Unveil 'Most Important Step' Ever to Combat Climate Change

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Pollution

Best Spots to See Wildlife in the U.S.

Bison! Wolves! Great white sharks! When it comes to walking on the wild side, our nation is home to a big, beautiful array of mammals, birds, and …

Subliminal learning and conscious thought reduce and enhance pain

New research shows that conscious and non-conscious thought processes can both alleviate and enhance the experience of pain<p>When we say that we are “in pain”, we usually mean that an injured body part is hurting us. But the phenomenon we call pain consists of more than just physical sensations, and …

The Brain

Why Peer Pressure Doesn't Add Up To Retirement Savings

People often do what their neighbors do. A firm decided to get more people to sign up for retirement plans by telling employees how many of their coworkers had signed up. What happened next?<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>Researchers have found it over and over that peer pressure works. A company …

Women who want two children 'should start trying by 27'

Scientists create fertility calculator, warning women that if they want to plan a family they need to think about it early<p>Women who who want at least three children should should start trying for a baby by the age of 23, scientists have warned.<p>Those wanting two children should not leave it later …

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

Prominent Scientist Says Consciousness Is Key to a ‘Theory of Everything’

Dr. Robert Lanza, who was selected by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people last year, believes science must recognize the …

5 ways to fuel your brain

<i>Health & Vitality</i><p>Posted by: <b>Team Tony</b><p>We tend to think that a loss of mental acuity is just part of getting older — but age is not the only …

How Arctic ice has made fools of all those poor warmists

The belief that the ice was vanishing has been for the warmists the ultimate poster-child for their cause<p>Two events last week brought yet further twists to one of the longest-running farces of our modern world. One was the revelation by the European Space Agency that in 2013 and 2014, after years …

Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink?

Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.<p>As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few …

Coffee

How A New Type Of Rice Can Fight Global Warming

After three years of field trials in China, a group of international scientists have developed a new type of genetically modified rice that could boost food sustainability without adding to global warming. While some experts hail the findings as an important breakthough, it seems likely to add new …

Climate Change

Global warming: What the U.S. will look like when Earth’s entire polar ice cap melts

Some say global warming isn’t a real phenomenon, yet 2015 is the hottest year yet — at least since humans began measuring temperatures. The increased …