Susan Potts

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Do It Yourself Soil pH Test

We're always told to test for our soil pH. It's not one of the more fun or interesting tasks of tending a garden, but it really is crucial. Plants …

Gardening

Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo's wildlife

<b>(CNN) —</b> He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo's protected wildlife "are held responsible for their actions."<p>"Even if I or …

The Greatest Story Ever Told - Science Edition

That's a big, existential question, one that the world's religions try to answer by invoking their particular version of "God." But Dr. Krauss …

All the Ways Trump’s Budget Cuts Science Funding

From the EPA, to the NIH, and NASA, research is not a priority in the administration’s fiscal blueprint.<p><i>Updated on March 16 at 1:30 p.m. ET</i><p>President Trump’s budget blueprint, released Thursday morning, is supposed to lay out the administration priorities, and science is clearly not among them. It …

Obama Administration

Neil deGrasse Tyson torches Trump’s budget with a testy tweetstorm

From the looks of things, Neil deGrasse Tyson has had more than his fill of the Trump administration. On Sunday morning, Tyson directed a furious …

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Barefoot and coated in …

Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen …

10 Things About the Universe You May Not Have Known

The universe is a big place and how could anyone possibly know everything there is to know about it? While some people like to walk around in a …

This Scientist Created a Birth Control App That Uses Science Instead of Pills

With the rise of the smartphone, we’ve created apps for basically everything to make our lives easier. For women’s health, we often see period tracker apps, or ovulation apps, to help us get pregnant, but what about apps that do the opposite? With many women moving away from hormonal birth control …

Apps

Alt-right leader expelled from CPAC after organizer denounces ‘fascist group’

Richard Spencer, a founder of the alt-right movement that seeks a whites-only state and that strongly backed Donald Trump for president, was expelled from the Conservative Political Action Conference after being criticized from its main stage, then giving interviews to a growing crowd of …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump’s attack on the First Amendment

Two things stagger belief: President Trump’s menacing tweet Friday that the media “is the enemy of the American People” and the lack of any GOP response. The tweet is Hitlerian. It is not hysterical to say so. This is an attack on the First Amendment. When a president uses the word “enemy” in …

Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say | NOLA.com

The flood of "fake news" this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading …

The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate

“A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.”<p>Trees dominate the world’s the oldest living organisms. Since the dawn of our species, they have been our silent companions, permeating our most enduring tales and never ceasing to inspire fantastical cosmogonies. Hermann Hesse called …

Nature

15 Vegan Mexican Fiesta Favorites That Will Make You Forget All About Meat and Cheese - One Green Planet

September 16th is a celebration of the day in 1810 when the war that led to Mexico’s independence began. Today, it is known as Mexican Independence …

Chickpeas Stuffed Eggplants Recipe - Armenian Cuisine - Heghineh Cooking Show

Chickpeas

After-School Snack Attack: 7 Healthy Recipes That Won't Ruin Dinner

Be ready when the kids drop their backpacks and make a beeline to the kitchen. Before they devour the cookies and chips, let them go to town on one of these healthy after-school snacks. From Crispy Roasted Chickpeas to Homemade Granola Bars, these snacks will satisfy their hunger without ruining …