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What is Pollination?

<b>Everything You Need to Know About Pollination</b><p>Pollination is when pollen grains from an anther, the male portion of a flower, are transferred to a …

Pollination

NASA and Beekeepers Use Satellites and Scales To Monitor Climate Change Impact on Bees

<i>Weighing hives on Pine Branch to help compile a national "land use" map and see if bloom rates are different than they were in the past. Using the</i> …

Ecology

9 Bike-to-Work Myths, Busted

Don't let these common misconceptions about bike commuting keep you from participating in Bike to Work Day this year<p>“Bike to Work” season is upon us, and there’s pretty much only one way to celebrate—by getting on your bike and riding to work (eating donuts afterward is optional). But what sounds …

Bike Lanes

Why I love bees: five enthusiasts spill the buzz

Five bee-lovers tell us why they are so passionate about these fascinating insects<p>Brands of Inspiration: this article has been created by Positive …

Michael Gove

Five ways to make your garden or green space more bee-friendly

Gardeners have a role to play in helping bees, no matter how small the growing space available. Read on for five tips to make your green patch more …

Gardening

There is a cost to Trump. We are seeing it now in Gaza

Imagine the outrage western governments would express if terrorists were to kill more than 50 Israelis on the streets of Tel Aviv in a single day. Yet when it comes to the killing that Israeli forces carried out on Monday at the gates of Gaza – and have been doing for the past several weeks – the …

Israel

US threatens European companies with sanctions after Iran deal pullout

Donald Trump is prepared to impose sanctions on European companies that do business in Iran following his withdrawal of the US from the international nuclear deal, his administration reiterated on Sunday.<p>Pompeo: US firms could invest in North Korea and Kim may get ‘security assurances’<p>Read …

South Asia

UN: Racism has risen since Brexit vote

A UN special rapporteur has found a link between Brexit and a rise in racism and intolerance. The growth of racist discourse has spread to mainstream …

United Kingdom

Oh good, Starbucks is selling ‘premium bananas’ in plastic bags

The war on plastic is in full force.<p>Everyone’s carrying around reusable bags these days and loads of us have swapped disposable coffee cups for keep …

Selling

Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World's Deepest Ocean Trench

Even one of the most remote places on Earth couldn't hide from the scourge of plastic trash.<p>The Mariana Trench—the deepest point in the ocean—extends nearly 36,000 feet down in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. But if you thought the trench could escape the global onslaught of plastics pollution, …

Pollution

Call for government to subsidise e-bikes to drive mass uptake

Cycling

What gives bees their sweet tooth?

Scientists have discovered bees linger on a flower, emptying it of nectar, because they have sugar-sensing taste neurons which work together to …

Ecology

A black Yale graduate student took a nap in her dorm's common room. So a white student called police

<b>(CNN) —</b> A white person voices suspicions about an innocuous person of color. Police are summoned. And the encounter is posted on social media, sparking outrage about racial profiling.<p>In what is becoming an all-too familiar episode, a black Yale University graduate student was interrogated by campus …

College & University

Trump Picks TV Snake Oil Salesman Dr. Oz, of All People, to Serve on Health Council

Lo and behold, President Donald Trump has appointed none other than widely ridiculed quack Dr. Mehmet Oz—yes, the Dr. Oz so infamous for his dubious …

Donald Trump

Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a “dirty ops” campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the <i>Observer</i> can reveal.<p>People in the Trump camp contacted private …

Donald Trump

How Do I Make A Compost Bin? Here's What You Need To Know

Calling all green-fingered eco warriors.<p>The scale of the UK’s food waste problem is overwhelming. In the UK, we throw away seven million tonnes of …

Gardening

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

Gardening

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Gardening

A Basic Guide to Choosing Your ISO Setting

One feature of our digital cameras that evolves with every single generation of sensors and processors is ISO performance. With astronomical ISO …

Sony Alpha

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

Government 'deported 7,000 foreign students after falsely accusing them of cheating in English language tests'

The government may have mistakenly deported more than 7,000 foreign students after falsely accusing them of cheating in English language tests.<p>Most …

Students

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Aquaponics

Six of the best one-pot meals

Borlotti, parsley and bread soup (pictured above)<p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 30 min</b><br>Serves <b>6-8</b><p><b>6 tbsp olive oil</b><b><br>3 red onions</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>5 garlic cloves</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>3 carrots</b>, roughly chopped<b><br>2 heads celery</b>,outer branches removed, hearts roughly chopped<b><br>1 bunch parsley leaves</b>, roughly …

Northern Italy

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as …

Architecture

I Ditched My Hiking Boots for Cycling Shoes and Fell in Love with Bikepacking

Flat pedals win medals is what I’m chanting in my head as I rocket down a dirt Forest Service road in the mountains outside Asheville, North …

Bikepacking

EU votes to ban outdoor use of bee-harming pesticides

The move has been described as a 'historic turning point' for the welfare of bees and pollinators.<p>The European Union has voted in favour of a …

Ecology

Guide: How To Put Together an Ultralight Bikepacking Kit

<b>Want to minimise your luggage setup by putting together an ultralight bikepacking kit? You’ve come to the right place.</b><p>Lots of people in the …

Backpacking

Video shows former football player involved in violent arrest

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> A Georgia police officer involved in the arrest of former NFL prospect Desmond Marrow has been placed on administrative duty as investigators look into the use of force, part of which was captured on video by a bystander.<p>Video that Marrow posted to social media Thursday shows the …

Crime

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming

Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The major scientific discoveries reported last week by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium in <i>Nature Genetics</i> are a hard-won breakthrough …

Genetics

'What's this world coming to?' Mom arrested while trying to see dying son at hospital

YORK, Pa. — Late Tuesday afternoon, Cheirha Rankins had run an errand and then stopped by a cemetery to visit her grandmother's grave, arriving home not long after 5 p.m.<p>As she approached the door to her house, her phone rang. It was her son's father. He had bad news.<p>"Nylik's been shot," he told …

Crime