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Do you have a zillion tabs open? It's OK

It probably means you're deeply curious and love to learn.<p>There's so much great stuff to read on the internet, from fascinating new science that …

Rafts of fire ants are terrorizing survivors of Hurricane Florence

As if the hurricane and flooding wasn't terrorizing enough.<p>The worst devastation caused by Hurricane Florence is likely to come in its aftermath, …

Floods

Atlanta, Seattle named first winners in American Cities Climate Challenge

They'll receive big help from Bloomberg Philanthropies.<p>At first thought, Atlanta and Seattle don't have that much in common aside from high sushi …

American Cities

Stunning video captures a triple whale breach off coast of Nova Scotia

A boat full of lucky whale-watching tourists saw the spectacle of a lifetime when three humpback whales launched themselves out of the water …

Whale Watching

People like you more than you might think

(No, seriously, they do ... we have research to prove it.)<p>For many people, the moments after a conversation — and sometimes even <i>during</i> the …

Harvard

There are only 4 personality types, study finds

Are you average, reserved, self-centered or a role model?<p>Admit it: You've taken a personality test. Whether it's an online version or something in …

Northwestern University

Free admission to national parks this Saturday

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with a free visit to one of your favorite national parks or forests.<p>Inside and out, there is so much free stuff …

National Parks

7-year-old girl wants to throw her unique pitch at every MLB stadium

Hailey Dawson has a 3-D printed hand and team spirit for days.<p>Hailey Dawson was born with Poland syndrome, a condition that resulted in her not …

Texas Rangers

What's the difference between green, orange and red peppers?

Let's clear up the confusion about this and other myths.<p>Where I live in New Jersey, it's the best time of year to buy a variety of colored bell …

Healthy Recipes

This fashion company is doing something about textile waste — using it

Just like our food systems, clothing production can be extraordinarily wasteful. It's a disturbing and upsetting fact that at least as much energy, …

Zero Waste

This compact wind turbine is perfect for blustery cities

Student-designed device is U.K. winner of the James Dyson Award.<p>Just ask anyone who lives in blustery Wellington, New Zealand; or Boston; Amarillo, …

Turbines

Drone ballet at Burning Man mesmerizes crowd

Backed by a live piano performance, hundreds of illuminated drones took to the sky to perform a beautiful aerial dance.<p>An autonomous flying swarm of …

Burning Man

Watch the U.S. Coast Guard rescue people trapped by Hurricane Florence flooding

North and South Carolina are still reeling from almost five days of record-breaking rainfall from Hurricane Florence.<p>The powerful storm may have …

Coast Guard

These baby squirrels were found in a hopeless tangle of tails

Some siblings can't wait to leave the nest and make their own way in the world.<p>But for five baby squirrels in Wisconsin, that wasn't an option.<p>The …

Siblings

She's 102 and runs a mean 100-meter dash

Man Kaur is an inspiration to anyone pondering a return to fitness.<p>Age is only a number — Man Kaur is living proof of that.<p>The 102-year-old Indian …

Shot Put

Who says animals don't have a sense of humor?

Check out the finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>From a smiling shark to an elephant playing in the dirt and a whole bunch of bears …

Nature Photography

How older Americans got stuck in the suburbs

It's all just collateral damage from the Cold War.<p>After reading The issue for boomers won't be 'aging in place,' Jason Segedy, director of planning …

Urban Development

Everything you need to know about mooncakes (including why they're so expensive)

After Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the most important celebration in China. It falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the …

Healthy Recipes

Just when you thought they couldn't re-invent the pillow, along comes NASA ...

Surely, the last fortress against technology in our home is the good old-fashioned pillow.<p>It hasn't undergone any radical changes since that ancient …

Mesopotamia

How much hotter will your hometown get over the next century?

Every August when I was growing up, my family stuffed an obscene amount of vacation gear into a wood-paneled station wagon and drove four hours …

New York City

Artist celebrates nature and its impermanence with morning altars

When Day Schildkret was about 5 years old, he would rescue worms stranded after rainstorms, making holes for them in the wet earth.<p>"I’ve always been …

San Francisco

Are we headed for a world without turtles?

Six in 10 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, yet this crisis is 'generally unrecognized or even ignored,' a new study warns.<p>About 61 …

Turtles

Why was Rome invaded by seagulls?

Whether you see them as pests, urban nature, or a side effect of municipal mismanagement, Rome's seagulls are here to stay.<p>The Eternal City has long …

Municipal Government

How to peel and cut a mango like an expert

Simple, safe ways to get more fruit with less hassle.<p>Mangoes bring their tropical goodness to everything from salads to salsa to smoothies. But …

Healthy Recipes

These 10 cities are embracing 100% renewable energy

St. Louis, Orlando and Denver have more in common than you'd think.<p>A new report published by the Sierra Club serves as proof that despite the …

Santa Barbara

There are no extra dimensions in our universe, says gravitational wave data

Theories that posit extra dimensions in our universe take a hit.<p>Extra dimensions are a favorite plot device within the science-fiction genre, but …

Gravitational Waves

Volunteers rally around the planet for Clean Up the World Weekend

Millions of people will spend this weekend hunkering down amid Hurricane Florence and Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which are battering the Eastern U.S. …

Marine Conservation

The helpers come out for Hurricane Florence

Fred Rogers, host and creator of "Mister Roger's Neighborhood," often shared his mother's words of wisdom in times of trouble. "My mother would say …

North Carolina

A young narwhal far from home gets adopted by beluga whales

The 'unicorn of the sea' blows bubbles and plays just like a beluga.<p>In the summer of 2016, a research assistant on a boat in Quebec’s St. Lawrence …

Beluga Whales

Videos show Hurricane Florence in action

Despite being downgraded to a Category 1 storm, it's still destructive.<p>Hurricane Florence made landfall around 7:15 a.m. on Friday near Wrightsville …

North Carolina