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17 Brands Recall Over 1.5 Million Front Quick Releases – Injuries Reported

In an expansive investigation stemming off of the recent recall of over 1 million quick releases on Trek bikes, 13 more companies (that represent a …

2015 Tour de France: Thibaut Pinot Wins Stage 20

Chris Froome all but sewed up his second Tour de France victory after holding off a stirring fight by Nairo Quintana on Alpe d'Huez on Saturday.<p>Frenchman Thibaut Pinot salvaged something from his disappointing Tour with victory on the 20th stage but it was the battle between Froome and Quintana …

Does Being Vegan Really Help Animals?

More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, owing in part to evidence about human health and environmental sustainability, and in part to the emerging scientific consensus on the breadth and depth of animal consciousness and sentience.<p><i>Full disclosure: I am a pesco-vegetarian — I eat an</i> …

At last! The smart Christmas tree is here to save the holidays and the environment

Let us now discuss one of the more uncomfortable truths about this holiday season.<p>Most of you who celebrate Christmas will soon make your yearly purchase of a Christmas tree. According to the National Christmas Tree Association (which is a real thing!), people in the U.S. buy between 25 million and …

What Obama said, what he meant

President Barack Obama took the stage after receiving another midterm election drubbing. And he stuck to the script.<p>He didn’t take the bait when reporters tried to get him to describe the results as a “shellacking,” as he did after Democrats lost the House in 2010. And he didn’t signal any …

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Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar

Diet sodas and those packets of artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests.<p>High doses of artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose and aspartame can change the population of healthy gut bacteria in mice and in some humans. And those …

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