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Bedroom Corner Decorating Ideas, Photos, Tips

So what is the biggest challenge that many of us face when it comes to decorating our homes? Undoubtedly <i>‘space’</i> is the answer that tops the list …

How To Make Dark Colors Work In ANY Room

30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!

Does mankind need to get serious about global threats?

Is humanity prepared for a catastrophic disease or a man-made environmental crisis that could wipe out our species? Or are we incapable of taking threats seriously enough until it is too late?<p>Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett fears humanity is taking a lacklustre approach to facing up to …

Council on Foreign Relations

This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Opinion: The Case Against Species Revival

Conservation of species still alive should take precedence, the author argues.<p><i>Editor's note: Stuart Pimm is the Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology at Duke University, and the 2006 laureate of the Dr. A. H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of</i> …

Fact Checking 6 Persistent Science Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories that are easily debunked by science still persist.<p><b>Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie. A national poll released this week by Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that some popular conspiracy theories in the United States have persisted for years, like the belief that a</b> …

May 2013

Watch the Solar Eclipse Live

Northern Hemisphere observers can watch the event via live feed.<p><b>Sky-watchers took to Twitter today to share their experiences watching the solar eclipse, which was visible from Australia and parts of the Pacific.</b><p>Tweeted @xoxoalbertxoxo: "Instead of studying for my AP tomorrow, I'm just gonna watch …

Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation

WASHINGTON (June 3, 2013)—Dr. Alberto Yanosky, leader of an environmental organization in Paraguay that works to safeguard habitats and species across the country, and Charles Tumwesigye, chief of conservation area management in the Uganda Wildlife Authority, have been selected as the 2013 winners …

Rescuing the Endangered Cape Parrot

North American Birds Declining as Threats Mount

Global warming, habitat loss, wind turbines, and cats are factors.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Throughout the year, birders look forward to changing seasons and avian scenes as they explore woods, grasslands, and wetlands: the spectacle of spring migration, the</b> …

Ecuador Scraps Plan to Block Rain Forest Oil Drilling

Idea had been hailed as a revolutionary way to combat climate change.<p><b>The decision by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to abandon a plan to spare the species-rich Yasuní rain forest in eastern Ecuador from oil development has dashed hopes for what environmentalists had hailed as a historic</b> …

August 2013