Sharon Burrows

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Garden centres selling 'bee-friendly' plants laced with pesticides that harm them, study finds

Garden centres and other retailers are selling supposedly ‘bee-friendly’ plants that contain high levels of dangerous insecticides, according to a …

‘Like it’s been nuked’: Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes

On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers.<p>Death came suddenly to Dorchester County. Stressed insects tried to …

Pesticide ban: New evidence shows 'strong case' for ban on chemicals linked to bird and bee deaths

Evidence that controversial pesticides linked to “large-scale population extinctions” of bees should be banned has got stronger since a moratorium on …

Ecology

Decline of bees threatens evolution of plants, study suggests

The feared demise of bumblebees could bring the evolution of the plants they pollinate grinding to a halt – leaving them vulnerable to new diseases …

Ecology

Here's What Kind Of House You Can Get For $100,000 In All 50 States

Go ahead, own it.

Crime

Students surprise sick classmate in hospital Video

Phinehas Wiley, 11, missed weeks of school and a field trip to Chicago due to Crohn's disease.

Disease

Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia OS has a UI now

We’ve known for a while now that Google is working on a mysterious new operating system known as “Fuchsia.” Unlike Android or Chrome OS that are based on Linux, Fuchsia is built on a new, Google-built kernel called “Magenta” instead.<p>It turns out Fuchsia has come a long way from the command line …

Web Development

What Apple Cider Vinegar Can—and Can't—Do for Your Health

Name a health problem. Any health problem. Chances are, if you poke around the Internet, you’ll find an article touting that apple cider vinegar …

Alternative Medicine

Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier

The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported.<p>Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of icebergs into the Ilulissat icefjord — and possibly for unleashing the iceberg that sank the Titanic — is an …

Global Warming

Cold Shower Benefits for Your Health

Cold Showers<p>Cold showers are any showers with a water temperature below 70°F. They may have health benefits. Water therapy (also called hydrotherapy) …

Wellness

Scientists find 5 life skills which bring health, wealth and success

The five life skills which bring health, wealth and success throughout life have been discovered by scientists.<p>Experts at University College London have found that emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness are the foundation stones of building a fruitful …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Perfect Routine to Uplift Your Mornings and Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

How to Get Your Knives Razor Sharp

Knives are a common fixture in our everyday lives, be it in the kitchen, workplace or the great outdoors. What is fairly uncommon however, is someone …

NASA Released Its Software for Free. Here's What You Need to Download.

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, and everything is available for free download, without any royalty …

Freebies

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

Software

Alzheimer's could be caused by excess sugar: new study finds 'molecular link'

People who eat diets high in sugar could be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.<p>For the first time, scientists have established a "tipping point" link between blood sugar glucose and the degenerative neurological condition.<p>Researchers from the University of Bath found …

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley’s best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.<p>When Stephanie Tilenius, a former senior executive at eBay and Google, decided to start a health-coaching app, many in her network were incredulous. “Everyone thought I …

Silicon Valley

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …

Renewable Energy

Here’s a drone’s-eye view of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 landing

This doesn’t get old<p>Rocket launches are always fun to watch, but witnessing SpaceX (or Blue Origin, for that matter) land a rocket is always an awe-inspiring event. This morning, Elon Musk’s company successfully landed its third rocket on the ground after delivering its payload into space, and …

Elon Musk

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year: winning photos announced

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year<p>'Dancing Octopus' Gabriel Barathieu/UPY 2017<p>The winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year …

U.S. utilities seek solar power as Trump sides with coal, fossil fuels

The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President<p>Donald Trumpis moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels.<p>Solar power represents just about 1% of the electricity U.S. utilities generate today, but that could grow substantially as …

19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Proven ways to control the symptoms of anxiety without medication.

Alternative Medicine

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

Got only 20 minutes to work out? Use it to add years to your life.

It was a crazy day at work, you’re meeting up with your friends later, and now you have less than half an hour to squeeze in some exercise. At that …

What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

Mobile solar-plus-storage device could be an entry-level gateway to clean energy

<b>The SolPad Mobile device offers a scaled-up solar charging and battery solution for both home and off-grid applications.</b><p>For those looking for a solar …

10 Sex-Filled Foreign-Language Films You Can Stream on Netflix

If you think watching a half-naked woman or man whisper sweet nothings into their lover's ear is sexy, imagine how much <i>sexier</i> it is when those sweet nothings are in French. Foreign cinema isn't afraid to bring on the heat when it comes to romance and eroticism, and lucky for us, Netflix is full of …

Entertainment

U.S. roads keep getting more dangerous

The crisis on U.S. roads shows no sign of letting up.<p>New government estimates project that for the second straight year, the United States will see the largest leap in motor vehicle fatalities in 50 years.<p>In the first nine months of 2016, the Department of Transportation estimates that 27,875 …

Autonomous Cars