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This Teen's Grandparents Wait Outside Her Bus Route Every Morning To Wave To Her On Her Way To Work

The fraction-of-a-second gesture has tears welling up in people's eyes.<p>So, her grandparents have taken it upon themselves to wait outside their house every morning around the same time.<p>They try to catch a glimpse of their granddaughter on her bus, and give her a wave hello.<p>"My grandparents have …

Plastic fibers pervasive in tap water worldwide, new study shows | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 07.09.2017

Microplastics aren't just fouling the world's oceans - invisible plastic fibers are polluting drinking water tapped by millions of people. Where do …

Pollution

There Is No Precedent for What America Wants From North Korea

South Africa is the only country in history to have given up nuclear weapons it controlled. The man who made that decision compares it to the current crisis.<p>There’s one statistic that underscores just how difficult it will be for the Trump administration to achieve its goals regarding North Korea. …

North Korea

Meet the Man Who Turned His Furniture Stores Into Shelters for Harvey Victims

When Jim McIngvale woke up on Sunday morning, his home was filled with about two to three feet of floodwater. Once he was able to get out, the …

Extreme Weather

Bacterial Cell Wall Mopping Agents Could Treat Chronic Inflammatory Diseases like Type 2 Diabetes

Bacteria may be responsible for more than we suspect. Especially when it comes to inflammatory diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.<p>Prof. Resia Pretorius …

Medical Research

Transplantees Find Catharsis in Holding Their Old Hearts

An initiative reunites transplant recipients with their former organs for education and therapy.<p>Kamisha Hendrix’s heart lay on the table between us. Seventy days ago, this heart had been beating inside of her, back behind the dark scar that plunged into the neckline of her blouse.<p>“No—my heart …

Kamala Harris Slams Donald Trump's 'Many Sides' Rhetoric On Charlottesville

“‘Many sides’ suggests that there is no right side or wrong side, that all are morally equal. But I reject that."<p>Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) criticized President Donald Trump’s refusal to directly condemn the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, instead choosing to blame “many …

Gray Whale Swims With Beachgoers In Incredible Aerial Video

Onlookers feared the young whale may have been lost or disoriented, but one expert explained there's more to the story.<p>When a young California gray whale made a pitstop in a southern California harbor Tuesday morning, crowds of people gathered to watch the young mammal as it swam with and …

Why These Whales Are 'Standing' In the Ocean

One photographer captured a rare glimpse of what it looks like when whales snooze.<p>When one of the largest animals in the ocean takes a nap, it can look pretty weird.<p>Popular photos have surfaced online showing sperm whales gathered together, seemingly motionless and arranged vertically in the water. …

Without Bugs, We Might All Be Dead

There are 1.4 billion insects per person on this planet and we need (almost) every one of them.<p>There are 1.4 billion insects for each one of us. Though you often need a microscope to see them, insects are “the lever pullers of the world,” says David MacNeal, author of Bugged. They do everything …

Insects

The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts

First-generation students are finding personal and professional fulfillment in the humanities and social sciences.<p>Growing up in Southern California, Mai-Ling Garcia’s grades were ragged; her long-term plans nonexistent. At age 20, she was living with her in-laws halfway between Los Angeles and the …

Doctor in hospital to give birth stops to deliver patient's baby

Dr. Amanda Hess, an obstetrician-gynecologist, was preparing to have labor induced for the birth of her second daughter at a Kentucky hospital when …

The U.S. will face a staggering shortage of pilots

Over the next two decades, 87 new pilots will need to be trained and ready to fly a commercial airliner every day in order to meet our insatiable demand to travel by air.<p>That's one every 15 minutes.<p>Passenger and cargo airlines around the world are expected to buy 41,000 new airliners between 2017 …

Is Surfing More Sport or Religion?

Even hardcore devotees disagree, though many acknowledge there’s something profoundly spiritual about catching waves—a feeling scientists attribute to the power of being in the water.<p>A decade ago, working my first journalism job while also pretending I surfed for a living, I rented a cheap loft in …

The Success of Paying People to Not Cut Down Trees

A first-of-its-kind experiment validates a powerful way for rich countries to cost-effectively reduce carbon emissions.<p>The world’s tropical forests are living exemplars of the tragedy of the commons, where the needs of the world clash with those of individuals. The trees in those forests lock away …

Forests

We Spoke To Women Who Married Into ISIS In Syria. These Are Their Regrets.

“We were looking for paradise but all we got was hell.”<p>AIN AL-ISSA, Syria — Aisha Khadad was an English teacher, a wife and mother to two small children with another on the way, when Syria’s violent convulsions caught up with her.<p>A Syrian regime sniper’s bullet felled the 30-year-old’s husband in …

Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over’

BAGHDAD — Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran.<p>A new building goes up? It is likely that the cement and bricks came from Iran. And when …

Middle East

These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse

Even the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.<p>The world's most robust animals may very well survive until the sun stops shining.<p>Also known as water bears, tardigrades are tiny water-dwelling creatures famed for their resiliency. The …

Universe

What the World's Toughest Animal Is Really Made Of

Scientists investigating the genome of a tiny aquatic invertebrate called the tardigrade, or water bear, made a very peculiar discovery.<p><i>Update: Another</i> <i>recent study looking at the genome of</i> Hypsibius dujardini <i>did not find evidence for a massive transfer of foreign DNA.</i><p>When humans are resilient, we …

Biology

Want to save the planet? Don't have children! Study finds bringing new life into the world is the most destructive thing you can do to the environment

• <b>Study finds carbon footprints are drastically reduced by not having children</b>• <b><br>Avoiding air travel, eating a plant-based diet and not driving a car also</b> …

Even if every country on the planet cuts emissions, the climate would still be screwed

Worldwide, the mean rate of sea level rise increased 50% in the last two decades. In 2017, temperatures have already reached their highest levels in history in some areas, from California to Vietnam. The past three years were the hottest on record.<p>These changes are caused by increasing levels of …

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Hundreds of Cities in the Near Future

Many shore communities in the U.S. face inundation in the coming decades.<p>Sea level rise caused by global warming is usually cast as a doomsday scenario that will play out so far into the future, it’s easy to ignore. Just ask anyone in South Florida, where new construction proceeds apace. Yet …

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

'Forest Bathing': How Microdosing on Nature Can Help With Stress

The practice, long-popular in Japan, is gaining traction in the U.S. as a way of harnessing the health benefits of being outdoors.<p>On first glance, it looked like a two-hour walk in the woods. Our guide had already tackled the hard part of finding a trail with minimal elevation gain and limited …

California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth - Vox

The maternal mortality rate in the state is a third of the American average. Here's why.<p>Kristen Terlizzi woke up on July 16, 2014, in the intensive care unit at Stanford University to the news that the placenta connecting her to the child she'd just given birth to had spread like a cancer through …

Public Health

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 24764<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

antibioticresistant

Would Your Dog Eat You if You Died? Get the Facts.

You might not look at your beloved Bella or Buddy the same way after reading this.<p>In 1997, a forensic examiner in Berlin reported one of his more unusual cases in the journal <i>Forensic Science International</i>. A 31-year-old man had retired for the evening to the converted garden shed behind his …

The U.S. Wants Assad — Not ISIS In The Middle East

This post The U.S. Wants Assad — Not ISIS In The Middle East appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Two Syrian aircraft have been shot down by U.S. forces …

64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup

Declassified documents released last week shed light on the Central Intelligence Agency’s central role in the 1953 coup that brought down Iranian …

This Drug Could Help End Opioid Addiction

So why are only 3 percent of doctors prescribing it?<p><i>Read the rest of Tonic's opioid coverage here.</i><p>By just about all accounts, buprenorphine is a pretty good way to help those who are addicted to heroin and other opiates reduce their use or quit altogether. Since it was approved for clinical use by …