Mary Riddle

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Is Monsanto’s Roundup linked to a deadly kidney disease?

Entire communities of sugar-farm laborers in Central America are being crippled by a sometimes deadly kidney malady — and nobody knows why. But some …

This Island Is The First In The World To Be Powered Fully By Wind And Water

The smallest and southernmost of Spain’s Canary Islands is about to make an outsized mark on the path toward a more renewable energy-powered …

Playing outside could make kids more spiritual

Children who spend significant time outdoors could have a stronger sense of self-fulfillment and purpose than those who don’t, according to new …

What would happen if bees went extinct?

It would mean a lot more than fewer stings and breakfast options. Maddie Moate reveals just how much we depend on bees, and how close we are to losing them.<p>Where would we be without bees? As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of …

How to convince conservative Christians that global warming is real

<i>This episode of</i> Inquiring Minds, <i>a podcast hosted by neuroscientist and musician Indre Viskontas and best-selling author Chris Mooney, also features a</i> …

Seals

Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago

Green turtles are already endangered, and their lot seems to be getting worse. A new study conducted by the University of Queensland and published in …

ESA Space Recycling System Converts Urine into Water for Moroccan University

Water recycling systems are generally used in remote locations, such as on board the International Space Station and Antarctica-based research bases. …

Wastewater

Urban air is getting so dirty, 7 out of 8 people breathe air that fails to meet WHO safe levels

Are you one of those at-risk urban dwellers?<p>Air quality has been improving over time in many cities. For example, Los Angeles isn't quite synonymous …

THE HONEYBEE POPULATION IS COLLAPSING — Here's The Awful Way That Will Affect The World

Nearly one-third of the world's crops are dependent on honeybees for pollination, but over the last decade the insects have been dying at unprecedented rates both in the United States and abroad.<p>A new study strengths the evidence linking pesticides to a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder, …

Honey Bees

A Guy Talks About Rape From A Man's Perspective. (And It's Not What You Think, Either.)

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10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

Luxury Travel

San Diego Wildfires Continue Destructive Path as Crews Fight Flareups

Crews in Southern California tamed some of the wildfires burning across San Diego County, thanks to cooler temperatures and calmer winds Friday. But the blazes still posed threats to residents and structures.<p>A 57-year-old man pleaded not guilty to an arson charge that accuses him of having tried to …