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Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea

Sustained ocean warming could greatly reduce catches of fish like these herring photographed off Norway<p>Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from climate warming is still near the surface and will …

Climate Change

Sunscreen poses another threat to coral reefs | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 13.04.2018

Some chemicals in sunscreen can kill corals, researchers have discovered. So how to protect your skin and reefs at the same time? DW reports from …

Coral Reefs

How Jerry Brown pulled a fast one on Trump

Gov. Jerry Brown found himself caught in no man’s land when it came to deploying the California National Guard to make President Trump happy. He …

Jerry Brown

Two terrific Scientific American Articles About Climate Change--evidence and logic.

Some of the corporate liars on climate change and their Republican buddies get away with this because the evidence so far is often somewhat garbled. …

National Science Foundation

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

Time-lapse Photography

People From Around the World Explain How They Can Spot a Person From Their Home Country

In a determinate episode of the Condé Nast Traveler series <i>Many People from Many Countries Say Things</i>, 70 different people from 70 different countries …

Travel

Marijuana is Illegal at Most Campgrounds, But Not These Ones

If you love camping, and you love cannabis, it’s only natural to be curious about combining those interests. But cannabis-friendly campgrounds are …

Cannabis

The scientifically proven explanation for why better gun control really will stop school violence

On the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, the US honors the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools today (April 20). Debating the best way to control gun violence in the US often seems like a daunting exercise. But social science research points to a simple …

Guns

Here’s What Exploitation Of Domestic Workers Looks Like

"The risk of exploitation is real in domestic work — especially because it has been purposely excluded from various federal labor laws meant to protect workers from abuse." An excerpt from Bernice Yeung's In a Day's Work.<p><b>Most afternoons, June Barrett leaves</b> the Miami apartment that she shares with …

Sexual Harassment

Bottlenose Dolphins Spotted Off Canada's Pacific Coast For The First Time

A researcher was surveying seabirds off the coast of Vancouver Island when he spotted something unexpected: a huge group of common bottlenose dolphins — about 200 of them — breaching and swimming.<p>This was a bizarre sight because this kind of dolphin <i>(Tursiops truncatus)</i> has never before been spotted …

Dolphins

21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

13 Misused Book Quotes & What They Actually Mean When Read In Context

Whether it's printed on an inspirational sweatshirt or posted in an Instagram caption, no one can resist a good book quote. The only problem is, some …

Literature

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

Race & Ethnicity

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Comedy

A Beginner’s Guide to Zero-Waste Living: 10 Tips from Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is an advocate for the zero-waste movement who leads by example—and by very engaging videos (“DIY deodorant,” “What do you do about …

Sustainability

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

Ocean Heat Waves Are Devastating Marine Life — And It’s Only Going To Get Worse

In the middle of a heat wave, nothing feels better than jumping into cool water. But it turns out heat waves don’t just happen on land, they’re also …

Climate Change

An Insiders’ Guide to the National Parks

Happy hour in Rocky Mountain National Park, the best float trips in the Grand Canyon, moonlit bike rides in the Smoky Mountains and a dozen other in-the-know tips<p>IN 1872, when Congress earmarked land for the first national park, Yellowstone, as a “pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of …

National Parks

Cancer surgery might make the disease more likely to recur

Surgery weakens the immune system, which might make bodies more vulnerable to more tumors.<p>When the body works to heal itself after surgery to remove …

Cancer

Climate Change Is Messing With Your Dinner

A fisherman cleans his catch offshore from Newlyn, U.K. Credit: Annie Sakkab/Bloomberg<p>By Agnieszka de SousaAgnieszka de Sousa and Hayley WarrenHayley …

North Sea

Supply chains at risk as pollinators die out

Even intensive modern agriculture still relies on wild birds, bees and beasts for pollination. But these species — and whole industrial supply chains …

Insects

Bao, Pixar's first short by a woman, is the story of a Chinese dumpling

<b>The story is simple and sweet: an aging and lonely Chinese mother, suffering from empty nest syndrome, receives an unexpected second chance at motherhood when her homemade dumpling comes to life.</b><p>Disney Pixar has now released the short trailer and first glimpse of its much-awaited short film 'Bao', …

Animation

Are supplements giving you cancer?

You take supplements to stay healthy — but some of them may be doing more harm than good.<p>Certain dietary iron supplements may aid the development of …

Cancer

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

Sustainability

Stonefish are already scary, and now scientists have found they have switchblades in their heads

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're interested in fish who are scary-looking, poisonous and chock-full of elaborate defense mechanisms, look no further than the stonefish, a genus of fish that populate coastal waters of the Indo-Pacific region.<p>As if their deadly venom and spiny exteriors weren't enough, scientists …

Fish

I'm a Feng Shui Expert—and I Would Never Lay Out My Entry This Way

<b>We all want to come home to a healthy and happy home and leave our place in the morning with a good mindset too. But often, little things we barely</b> …

Home Decorating

People Save Baby 'Kitten' — Then Realize She's Not What She Seems

"When I took the baby in my hands, she seemed really big and it felt totally different how a kitten should feel."<p>Last week, Martine Vos was called …

Cute Animals

Recycled wood waste makes concrete stronger and more watertight

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel new method to recycle wood waste by incorporating it into …

Engineering

NASA may fly crew into deep space sooner, but there’s a price | Ars Technica

The Exploration Upper Stage seems nowhere near readiness.<p>NASA will likely launch its first astronauts into deep space since the Apollo program on a …

Space Exploration

16 Creative Ways to Use Old Coffee Grounds

Coffee is a popular beverage consumed all over the world.<p>People usually discard the grounds left behind after it’s brewed, but after reading this …

Gardening