Stephanie Mosko

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Donald Trump is making America more Russian by the day

Our news sounds more Russian, the way we think about our government is more Russian, and what we accept as fact starts to slip away.<p>Trump is fomenting conspiracy theories and delegitimizing the media and the government. Russia watchers know well that that's a Kremlin tactic. The way the Russian …

Why It's Time to Map the Microbiome (Kavli Roundtable)

<i>Alan Brown, writer and editor for The Kavli Foundation, edited this roundtable for Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights<i>.</i><p>Microbes make life …

Microbiology

Super efficient perovskites are dazzling solar cell researchers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Courtesy of University of Oxford Press Department, Flickr Creative Commons<p>There’s a lot of excitement about a class of …

A bleak future and population crisis for South Korea

In 1980, there were 5.7 million students in elementary schools in South Korea. Today there are three million. That's not population decline. That's population collapse.<p>South Korea is about to get much, much smaller, posing huge challenges for its economy and aging population. All because one of the …

America's Rooftop Solar Panels Are Probably Facing The Wrong Direction

But they make more money this way.<p>The direction of your rooftop solar panels benefits your wallet more than the environment, according to multiple energy officials interviewed by The New York Times.<p>Virtually all homes point their solar panels south, where they can best capture rays from the sun …

California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers.<p>California Governor Jerry Brown …

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

The 20 Most Influential Billionaires Behind The Scenes Of US Politics

The Brookings Institute released a ranking of U.S. billionaires according to their political influence.<p>The billionaires' influences are measured by the "use of great wealth for campaign expenditures, activism through non-profit organizations and foundation, holding public office, media ownership, …

Wrap Your Head Around This One: Potentially Immortal Bacteria That Eat Electricity and Could Become Living Batteries

One of the stranger (and little known) facts of nature is that our living cells are electric, or can carry electricity. Every thought, feeling and …

Climate Hack? How Plastics Could Help Save Us From Greenhouse Gases

What's the fix for a warming planet? Just one word: Plastics.<p>As the world grapples with greenhouse gas emissions still rising despite years of political wrangling over how to combat global climate change, a technology to convert carbon dioxide and methane into plastic is emerging as one potential …

Sustainability

Popular iOS note taking app Notability comes to Mac

Popular iOS note taking app Notability is today making its way to the Mac, allowing users to seamlessly switch between platforms with notes synced via iCloud.<p>The Mac app has been designed specifically for the desktop but features a familiar look and feel to users of the mobile apps. It also …

15 Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Is Over

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Made with black beans, fresh corn, crisp bell peppers, creamy avocado and a smoky-sweet chipotle vinaigrette, this is the ultimate crowd-pleasing summer salad. It's perfect for a potluck because you can make it ahead of time. <b>GET THE</b> …

Cooking

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.<p>Instagram

Fitness

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

Millions in farm subsidies flow freely to DC residents who don't actually farm

Washington, D.C., doesn't have many farms, or farmers. Yet thousands of residents in and around the nation's capital receive millions of dollars every year in federal farm subsidies, including working-class residents in Southeast, wealthy lobbyists on K Street and well-connected lawmakers on …

Crop pests advancing with global warming

Fungi and insects migrate towards the poles at up to 7 kilometres per year.<p>Crop pests and diseases are moving towards the poles at about the same …

Extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture creating public health crisis, researcher says

Citing an overabundance in the use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries that poses a threat to public health, economics …

The World Health Organization Declares Air Pollution an Official Carcinogen

It’s official – air pollution causes cancer. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) just announced that …

Healthy eating: nutritious indigenous foods you may never have heard of

The proliferation of the western diet, which is high in refined sugars, fats, processed grains and meat, has been blamed for a rise in global obesity and diet-related illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. As awareness of healthy eating has grown in the west, sales of once …

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Fracking Found in Colorado River

<i>The Colorado River flows through the town of Rifle in Garfield County, Colorado. Photo (taken 1972) by David Hiser, courtesy of U.S. National</i> …

2013: The year in wildlife

From lakes of death to the first moments of life, get up close and personal with our ten favourite images of nature at its most stunning.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture

Nature

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks

10 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

<i>Photo Courtesy Michael Mohr. Article by Ian Crouch, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Just what is travel writing? Sometimes it tells the story of a journey -- the initial excitement of a ship leaving port or the joy of watching the sun rise in a brand-new place. Often it celebrates the act of …