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Pain in Lab Animals: How Much Is Too Much?

Scientists and their institutions say they’re committed to keeping pain and distress to a minimum where they can. But that’s no easy task.<p>Each year,</i> …

Report card gives U.S. Olympic sports a D for self-governance

The organizations charged with governing Olympic sports in the United States received a median score of D for the way they govern themselves in a …

Colorado Buffaloes

Instagram is loving nature to death

Lesser-known lookouts are suffering under the weight of sudden online fame.<p>There’s a small bend on the Colorado River in northern Arizona that's …

National Parks

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

• Criticizing your partner’s character (“You’re so stupid” vs “That thing you did was stupid”)<br>• Defensiveness (or basically, blame shifting, “I wouldn’t have done that if you weren’t late all the time”)<br>• Contempt (putting down your partner and making them feel inferior)<br>• Stonewalling (withdrawing from an …

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

The Art of Mindful Writing

Writing mindfully is actually … kinda fun<p><i>Before you read this post, you might want to read my little tutorial on</i> <i>Mindfulness Meditation.</i><p>When you do …

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

California is generating so much solar energy, it's paying other states to take it

Massive investment coupled with falling prices has created a perfect renewable storm in the Golden State.<p>The Golden State may want to consider …

Star Rapper Akon Mulls IPO of Chinese-Funded African Solar Unit

Akon, the star rapper and renewable-energy entrepreneur, is considering an initial public offering of his Chinese-funded solar business in Africa to …

Off-grid

25 Wise Quotes on Letting Go, Meditation and Mindful Living From Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ever heard of Jon Kabat-Zinn? If not, he’s one of the main reasons mindfulness is in so popular in the west. A professor of Medicine Emeritus, he …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Green Beauty 101: Where to Start and What to Avoid

Once relegated to the shelves of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, green beauty is now big business. The natural personal care market has been growing by …

The Rare African Park Where Elephants Are Thriving

Wildlife Watch<p>The elephants in Chad’s Zakouma National Park were supposed to have been wiped out by now. Instead their numbers are growing.<p>The visitors had been in Chad’s Zakouma National Park for nearly a week, delighting in the wildlife they’d traveled thousands of miles to see: hoary buffalos; …

Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him

<i>Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, interviewed President Obama about literature on Friday at the White House. Here are excerpts from the conversation, which have been edited and condensed.</i><p><b>These books that you gave to your daughter Malia</b> <b>on the Kindle,</b> <b>what were they? S</b><b>ome</b> …

How scientists are preparing for a world without antibiotics

5 strategies for beating antibiotic resistance<p>The drugs that have protected us from virulent bacteria for more than seventy years are slowly losing their edge, and we need new weapons. Disease-causing bacteria are becoming impervious to antibiotics that once wiped them out, including some drugs …

30 Casseroles That'll Make Cooking Dinner a Little Easier

When you're cooking for a party of "so many people," it's all about making your life a little easier. That's why casseroles are so popular with big families or those who like to cook once and eat all week. The effortless dishes require just a bit of prep, and then the oven takes care of the rest. …

Recipes

A 7-Day Mental Detox For A More Positive Life

When it comes to our bodies, we know that a healthy diet, regular exercise, and the occasional detox or cleanse are beneficial to our health.<p>But what …

The world’s saddest polar bear is just one of thousands of “wild” animals living in malls in China

GUANGZHOU<p>The Grandview, a glitzy shopping mall in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is home to the “world’s saddest polar bear,” three-year-old Pizza. Pizza was brought to the world’s attention in March by NGO Animals Asia, which published a video of her lying on the ground, blinking morosely …

Beluga Whales

Sorry David Attenborough, We Didn't Evolve from "Aquatic Apes"--Here's Why

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Occasionally in science …

Inside The Design Of The World's Most Beautiful Tiny House

I admit it: I’m intrigued by tiny houses. And who can blame me? Diminutive dwellings are basically everywhere these days, with at least a half-dozen cable shows devoted to the topic (yes, <i>Tiny House Hunters</i> and <i>Tiny House Hunting</i> are actually two different shows), and sites such as Curbed and …

7 mountains that (almost) anyone can climb | Adventure Sports Network

There is a perception that mountain climbing is a dangerous, difficult endeavor that pushes climbers to the very limits of their physical and mental …

6 Yoga Poses You Can Do In Bed Before Sleeping For Better Health

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Are Garden Cities Sustainable?

The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of …

Modern Wooden Wardrobe DIY

I have always loved the idea of designing simple pieces of furniture that are both useful and beautiful. So when I came across this DIY, I was …

20 Vegetarian Dinners With 5 (or Fewer) Ingredients

How many times have you spotted a mouthwatering meatless recipe only to flee in panic after one glance at the seemingly endless ingredient …

Healthy Eating

150 DIY Storage Ideas for a Neat Home in Every Room

<b>Here are 150 very clever DIY storage ideas for a neat home in every room, because we’re all for saving some money, especially when it gets our</b> …

Storage Ideas

ICON_SEARCH

Although asparagus is available almost year-round now, it’s always exciting to see the spears — green, white, or purple — in the produce section at …

Young workers in a Bangladesh pot factory – in pictures

Photographer Zakir Hossain Chowdhury visited an aluminium pot factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where most of the workers are children, to document the working conditions

Spectacular Fluorescent Bodyscapes Illuminated with a Black Light

Photographer and artist John Poppleton specializes in creating fantastical works of art painted directly on the human body. His <i>Black Light Bodyscapes</i> consist of gorgeous nature scenes painted with fluorescent pigments on the backs of female models, who are then photographed under black light to …