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Universe May Have Lost 'Unstable' Dark Matter

The early universe may have contained more dark matter than there is today, new research suggests. The findings could help scientists better …

Oldest Puget Sound Orca, 'Granny,' Missing and Presumed Dead

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — The oldest member of the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas has been missing for months and is now likely dead, bringing the toll of dead or missing whales to seven in 2016, researchers in Washington state reported.<p>The orca labeled J2 and nicknamed "Granny" had …

Rowing

23 Must-Try Breakfast Meal-Prep Ideas

Your mornings are short on time and stressful enough! Make breakfast a cinch by taking some time over the weekend for these meal-prep ideas. A healthy, delicious, and filling breakfast will be ready in minutes.

Breakfast

The year of your birth could decide whether you live or die in the next big flu pandemic

The year of your birth could determine whether you live or die in a major flu pandemic, such as the 1918 outbreak that killed an estimated 50 million …

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Climate Change

You Won't Believe How Much Damage These Nine Animals Have Done To America

Zebra Mussel<p>Zebra mussels attach to pipes and boat propellers, costing millions in repairs each year. Image Source: NBC News<p>These tiny bivalves may …

The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

When Anne Biklé and David Montgomery fed their failing soil with organic matter, they were astonished by the results. Stimulating the microbes that live beneath the surface led the garden to flourish. Then, when Biklé was diagnosed with cancer, the couple had an idea…<p>Juicy is the best word to …

Diets

Power plants: how scientists could harness energy from flowers

Researchers at Linköping University have shown it was possible to create an electric circuit within a plant<p>Scientists have woven electronics into the vascular system of living plants for the first time in a breakthrough which could allow them to convert photosynthesis into power.<p>A team at Linköping …

Ponds and their toads cured of dreaded disease

Doctoring whole ponds as well as the tadpoles living in them has turned a disease hot spot back into a healthy home for wild toads.<p>Majorcan midwife …

Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

ALBANY, Mo. (AP) — One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product …

Natural Gas

A mass extinction once replaced giant fish with tiny ones—and it could be happening all over again

When big fish that dominate the seas suddenly disappear, small fish take over—and stay on top for hundreds of millions of years. At least, that’s what happened after a mass extinction some 359 million years ago. Thanks to overfishing, scientists worry it could be happening again.<p>That grim …

Extinction

16 Playful Ways to Decorate With Paper Mache

Once a symbol of all things fashionable in old-world Europe, the eighteenth-century decor fad of paper mache is making a comeback. But this time, it’s more modern than ever. The literal translation is “chewed paper,” which refers to the layers of shredded paper molded together with lacquer to build …

Wall Art

Better Homes & Gardens

Two-Tone Cabinets<p>Kitchen cabinets have traditionally been wood up top and wood below, or white up top and white below. Yet nowadays, the two-tone …

Introducing "Glamping" (aka camping in style)

Dome Garden, Gloucestershire, England<p>The Dome Garden is a camping facility in Gloucestershire, featuring 10 domes in the heart of the Forest of Dean. …

Luxury Lifestyle

3 One-Minute Happiness Hacks

These bite-sized interventions will help you feel happier nearly instantly.<p>Working on your happiness is like saving for meaningful long-term goals such as a comfortable retirement or that dream vacation. You know you should really do it, but often the urgent needs of day-to-day life get in the way. …

Happiness

US names red knot bird a threatened species

A rust-colored shorebird known for a nearly 20,000-mile migration will now receive federal protection, setting the stage for states to coordinate preservation plans for the dwindling species.<p>After a 14-month review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rufa subspecies of the red knot as …

3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities | World Resources Institute

<i>This blog post originally appeared in TheCityFix on December 10, 2014.</i><p>Sustainable, accessible, thriving cities are within our reach. Investing in …

A scientist found a ‘ghost’ bird that hadn’t been seen in half a century, then killed it. Here’s why.

For Christopher Filardi of the American Museum of Natural History, there is nothing like the thrill of finding a mysterious species. Such animals …

Neanderthal genes are everywhere

by Matthew Cobb<p>[EDIT: IN JANUARY 2016, KEY POINTS OF THE STUDY DESCRIBED BELOW WERE DISCOVERED TO BE UNTRUE. Read this to see why.]<p>As regular readers …

How Ants Survive Flooding by Forming Giant Rafts

Behavior seen in South Carolina floods is often used as a last resort by fire ant colonies.<p>Like something out of a Victorian jungle story, big rafts of teeming fire ants have been seen this week floating in South Carolina on high water that has also ruined homes and businesses and killed nearly a …

Saving Uganda’s Lions Through Community Participation

Changing Planet<p>Africa’s remaining wild lions are facing a number of uphill battles as the continent’s human population grows. Nowhere is this dilemma more evident than the Republic of Uganda. A 2013 survey issued on the Lion Alert website gave a rough estimate of 421 felines.<p>The Uganda Carnivore …

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

4 Best National Parks For RVers

The US National Park Service administers a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural, historic, and recreational sites. In an earlier post, Vogel Talks …

National Parks