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Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest

While honeybees and their buzzing hives and hyper-fertile queens get all the press for pollinating our food supply, the hard-working blue orchard bee is one of 4,000 bee species native to North America that does its solitary work in relative obscurity. That is, until now.<p>In the video, you can see …

Insects

25 Depression-Era Desserts Worth Trying Today

The Depression Era was a time of limited ingredients, which lead to some inventive desserts! Whether it’s a pie made with green tomatoes or a cake …

Dessert

Traveling While Muslim: The Case of the Exploding Chocolate

I got harassed at the airport by Customs and Border Patrol. Good thing I’m a lawyer—in the Trump era, others aren’t so lucky.<p>After a week of exhausting travel in London, I wanted nothing more than to see my wife and children.<p>Customs and Border Patrol at Dulles had other plans.<p>On Aug. 6, I landed on …

Civil Rights

This Colorful New Seahorse Is the Size of a Grain of Rice

AnimalsVideo<p>Researchers have discovered a tiny new species of pygmy seahorse that inhabits the boulder-strewn coasts of Japan.<p>AnimalsVideo<p>Meet the Japan pig, a newfound species of pygmy seahorse discovered in Japan.<p>Only the size of a grain of rice, these colorful creatures inhabit shallow waters …

Fish

Here's How America Uses Its Land

Although most of the people in the United States live in cities, you'd never know it by looking at a map of the country, because those urban areas …

Outdoors

What If We Actually Create Reality By Observation?

August 2, 2018 by Keith Giles<p>If we’re not here to observe the Universe, does it cease to exist?<p>What if Christ in us is what created the Universe, and …

Quantum Physics

10 Ways to Make the Best Vegan Burgers

Gone are the days when vegans have to miss out on arguably one of the best parts of summer—burgers on the grill. We're sharing our top 10 meat- and …

Cooking

Koch-backed study finds ‘Medicare for All’ would save U.S. trillions

An estimated cost of $32.6 trillion over 10 years is less than the US would spend over the next 10 years under the current system.<p>A single-payer …

Health Care

17 Comfort Foods From Around the World You Need to Try

Including fairy bread, marshmallow hot dogs, and chocolate rice porridge with salted dry fish.<p>If you've never tried hot cocoa with cheese in it, a …

Recipes

Four people who’ve made farming and conservation work in perfect harmony

Farmers are often blamed for damaging wildlife populations, but, here, four land managers whose passion for conservation is making a difference tell …

Farming

Report: 'Law and order' Trump soft on corporate offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Donald Trump has positioned himself as a tough, "law and order" president, he has mostly excluded one group of offenders from his sights: those of the corporate class, according to a report released Wednesday by Washington-based watchdog Public Citizen.<p>The report found that …

Donald Trump

'I tended to the bodies': attacked by the Philippine army

I urge people not to buy coffee from this region. It has caused us so much suffering Marivic Danyan, T'Boli community<p>When the soldiers opened fire on Datal Bonglangon village, there was first confusion, then terror, then grief. But Marivic Danyan – one of the younger, quieter members of the …

Plantations

If You Hate Burpees With A Passion, Try These 5 Full-Body Workouts At Home Instead

If there's one thing I'm certain about in this life, it's that burpees suck. For emphasis, I will repeat this: burpees <i>suck</i>, fam. If you enjoy the …

Cinnamon Rolls 101

Hey! I have a great idea. Why not start a holiday tradition of delivering these delicious cinnamon rolls to your friends and cohorts?<p>Growing up, my …

Baking

This is *exactly* what to say during the most awkward conversations

Awkward conversations can be funny—if you’re observing them while binging episodes of <i>The Office.</i> But if you’re actually a party to one? Insert …

The US is fighting one of the world's poorest countries over trade

Second-hand clothes donated by Americans have sparked a bitter trade dispute between the United States and one of the world's poorest countries.<p>The obscure conflict is playing out in the apparel markets of Rwanda, where the government has increased import duties on used clothing from the United …

Trump Administration

This Bible passage is helping Christians better understand trans and nonbinary genders.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”<p>As a kid, I would read these first words in my children’s Bible over and over again. I liked …

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.<p>Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare …

Immigration

Four of the biggest food companies band together to change food and farm policy

A year after the United States’ powerful food lobby began to implode, four of the world's largest food companies are launching an association of their own.<p>The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, unveiled Thursday by the U.S. divisions of Danone, Mars, Nestle and Unilever, says it will fight for …

Agriculture

US opposition to breastfeeding motion stuns world health officials

Russia saves measure to promote breastfeeding after US move to defend interests of formula makers

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls

A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator …

Immigration

'What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?' Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech still resonates in 2018

“Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?” Frederick Douglass asked a packed hall of fellow Americans in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852, a full 10 years before Lincoln would sign an executive order freeing enslaved persons in southern and bordering states. Douglass, who …

Black History

Racism and authoritarianism go hand in hand

Two features of American politics are omnipresent in the current media landscape. First, Donald Trump’s rhetoric regarding nonwhites routinely betrays a dehumanizing prejudice. Second, there has been a proliferation of what Duke University law professor Jedediah Purdy sardonically labels …

The Most Dangerous Countries For Women List Puts The U.S. In A Surprising Position

There are some rankings that you just don't want to top. A recent survey from the Thomas Reuters Foundation created a ranking of the most dangerous …

These Are the 'White Moderates' MLK Warned Us About

Trump officials have recently been on the receiving end of less than pleasant dining experiences. Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and …

Trump wants to reshape the US food safety system. The idea is great, and terrible.

The American food safety system is poised for a big shake-up. This week, president Donald Trump released a plan (pdf) that would bring the nation’s sprawling food safety forces under the watch of a single agency.<p>It would be a significant change to the US regulatory system, with merits and pitfalls. …

Agriculture

26 Dessert Recipes Made in an 8×8 Pan

Indulge away! These desserts are the perfect size for a sweet treat without a ton of tempting leftovers.<p>Blueberry Buckle with Lemon Sauce<p>This recipe …

Those "Use By" Dates on Food Are Confusing a Lot of People — Food News

People throw away billions of dollars worth of perfectly good food every year. Nobody wants to waste food, but it's an easy thing to do when you're …

Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States | No Más Bebés | Independent Lens | PBS

Coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America’s history, and one doesn’t have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of …