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Amazon tempts lazy snackers with monthly Oreo subscription

Looking for the perfect gift for the Oreo lover in your life? The new monthly Cookie Club subscription might be a welcome offering if you have some …

Wildfires devastate California pot farmers, who must rebuild without banks or insurance

She knew just where she had buried the gold and silver coins — down a ravine from her home by a big Douglas fir.<p>After Cheryl Dumont lost her entire marijuana crop, her income for the year, she was anxious to see whether that savings had survived the Redwood fire.<p>She hiked down to the tree with a …

California

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming<p>Thirty-five years ago an American biologist Terry Erwin conducted an experiment to count insect species. Using an insecticide …

Biodiversity

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

Teaching

Regreening the planet could cut as much carbon as halting oil use – report

Natural solutions such as tree planting, protecting peatlands and better land management could account for 37% of all cuts needed by 2030, says study<p>Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris …

Climate

Over Half of Couples Who Break Up Say It's Because of This (Preventable) Issue

When thinking about failed relationships, issues like infidelity or incompatibility likely come to mind. But as a new national survey produced by …

The Case for Letting Fevers Run Their Course

Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that taking fever reducers hurts your body’s ability to recover from an illness.<p>Fever isn’t an …

Medicine

Inside Cells, Genetic War Could Create New Species

In the complex cells of humans and other organisms, two different genomes collaborate to sustain life. The larger genome, with DNA encoding thousands …

Biology

Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works

As a linguist I dread the question, “what do you do?”, because when I answer “I’m a linguist” the inevitable follow-up question is: “How many …

Can Humans Have Superpowers?

Superheroes are everywhere these days: television shows, blockbuster movies, games. There are even toy-based versions of superheroes, resulting in a …

TV shows

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind is one of the cleanest energy sources available, and the US is sitting next to a gold mine. A new study has found that wind speeds over the …

Antibiotics dosed with quantum dots are 1,000 times better at killing superbugs

Quantum Dots<p>Quantum dots, currently used in place of organic dyes in various experiments using photoelectronics to trace the ways that drugs and …

Medicine

Researchers Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

If you had a choice between going under the knife with a female surgeon or a male surgeon, which would you choose? Would your surgeon’s gender even …

Medicine

Hacking Brain Waves Can Give You an Instant Cognitive Boost, Says Study

"Like three cups of coffee without the jitters."<p>Artificially getting activity in certain parts of the brain to sync up can provide a small mental …