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Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Blueberry Crumb Buns [Vegan]

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Raw Bounty Cake With Chocolate Ganache [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Trump administration signals a possible crackdown on states over marijuana

The White House on Thursday put states that have legalized recreational-use marijuana on notice that federal law enforcement agents could be targeting them soon.<p>It was the clearest warning yet that the Trump administration may move to disrupt the marijuana trade in the eight states, including …

Scott Pruitt Confirmed To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been confirmed as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency Pruitt has long criticized.<p>The Senate approved Pruitt on a 52-46 vote Friday afternoon, with two Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North …

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Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians …

History

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American …

Donald Trump

Will Massachusetts Become America's First State to Commit to 100% Renewables?

Clean energy supporters in Massachusetts announced legislation Monday, backed by more than a quarter of the state legislature, committing …

Rapid warming and disintegrating polar ice set the stage for ‘societal collapse’

Carbon pollution is destabilizing both the Arctic and Antarctic.<p>The Arctic and Antarctic are seeing an accelerated collapse of both sea and land …

Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown

Extraordinary readings pile pressure on operator Tepco in its efforts to decommission nuclear power station<p>Extremely high radiation levels have been recorded inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, almost six years after the plant suffered a triple meltdown.<p>The …

Fukushima

After Two Years Of Trying 6-Hour Workdays, These Companies Say It Worked

Tell your boss: An experiment in Sweden led to happier and healthier workers–and no loss in production.<p>When some city workers in Gothenburg, Sweden, switched to a six-hour workday–in a two-year experiment that recently ended–they were sick less often, more efficient, and happier. But the municipal …

Red Skittles Spilling Onto Wisconsin Highway Were Headed for Cattle Feed

The candy leaking out of a collapsing box on the back of a truck was being used as an alternative to corn.<p>When a flatbed pickup truck carrying a large box of red Skittles spilled its contents on a Wisconsin road last week, it brought to light a bigger issue—the candy’s destination.<p>On Tuesday, …

Not renewable: Bill would ban utilities from using renewable energy

<b>(AP)</b><p>A new bill would require utilities to use only approved energy sources like coal, natural gas and nuclear power<p>Katie Herzog<p>January 23, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Grist.org.<p>On the first day of the state’s legislative session, nine Republican lawmakers filed legislation …

Climate change summit canceled by CDC amid uncertainty of a Trump presidency

Climate change is a public health issue<p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly canceled a climate change summit scheduled for next month in Atlanta, according to <i>E&E News</i>, a trade publication for energy and environment professionals. The news comes a few days after Donald Trump, …

33 Signs From The Women's March That Will Make You Laugh Harder Than You Should

Further proof that women are way funnier than men.

Hearty Vegan Recipe: Chickpea Noodle Soup

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large soup pot over medium heat until shimmering. Add the garlic, onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and bay leaf and …

This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS

Anecdotally, medical marijuana has been extremely successful for managing symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Researchers now want to find out why.<p>For the more than 400,000 Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis ― an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord ― the currently …

30 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• Flipboard<br>• Yummly<p><i>What’s better than a rich hot chocolate and a batch of homemade cookies? Celebrate the holiday season with</i> …

Vegan lentil, sweet potato and chickpea stew - Recipes

1<p>Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and rosemary sprigs and cook for around 3–4 minutes to soften. Add the sweet potato …

Vegan

Arctic shouting change: This year’s report card shows we’re not in good shape

<b>FILE - In this Friday June 13, 2008 file photo, a polar bear stands on an ice floe near the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Scientists said Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 that Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the</b> …

Global Warming

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

<b>A warmer world will release vast volumes of carbon into the atmosphere, potentially triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.</b><p>Writing in journal Nature, they project that an increase of 1C (1.8F) will release an additional 55 billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere by 2050.<p>This …

Huge Puffin Die-Off May Be Linked to Hotter Seas

Hundreds of birds are washing up dead in the Bering Sea, causing alarm among scientists. It may be linked to climate change.<p>The tufted puffins started washing ashore on St. Paul Island in mid-October—first a handful, then dozens, then so many that volunteers patrolling to collect dead birds began …

These Amazing Maps Show How Wildlife Will Migrate to Survive Climate Change

For most animals, adapting to climate change won’t mean evolving new ways to stay cool—they’ll just pick up and move to cooler habitats. It’s how the …

Tight squeeze: Japan's coolest micro homes - CNN Style

A tiny scrap of land might not catch your eye. But to Japanese architect Yasuhiro Yamashita of Atelier Tekuto, there's nothing more beautiful.<p>A veteran designer of <i>kyosho jutaku</i> -- or micro homes -- Yamashita has built more than 300 houses, each uniquely shaped and packed full of personality.<p>All …

Architecture

Californian sculpture desalinates 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The Pipe is a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative, a competition to combine clean energy production with …

Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the …

If You're Younger Than 31, You've Never Experienced This

Life was cooler in 1985.<p>Still not convinced the Earth is rapidly warming? Consider this: The last time the global monthly temperature was below average was February 1985.<p>That means if you are 30 years old or younger, there has not been a single month in your entire life that was colder than average.<p>…

Correction: Coral Death story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 1 about coral death around Jarvis Island, The Associated Press misidentified another island that also has dead coral. The island is Kiritimati, not Kiribati.<p>A corrected version of the story is below:<p>Scientists: Vibrant US marine reserve now a coral …

Global Warming