Nicole Vasquez

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Sochi Rounds Up Stray Dogs for Slaughter, Calls them Biological Trash

While Sochi’s security forces are on high alert against potential terrorist attacks, there’s a different kind of horror sweeping the Russian city’s …

Map shows how to travel across America without a car

Many Americans travel to Europe or Asia and are amazed at the ease of traversing long distances via rail or bus. But when it comes to the land of the …

Amazing Interactive Map Shows Carbon Footprint of all 31,000 U.S. ZIP Codes

Amidst numerous discussions about reducing greenhouse gases stands a glaring question: what <i>are</i> the greatest sources of household emissions? To answer …

7 reasons why cloth diapers are more awesome than you might think

This conversation repeats itself on a regular basis. Some parent sees my toddler wearing a bulky cloth diaper and asks in surprise, “You use cloth …

Diapers

If You Like To Eat, You Should Really Be Worried About California's Drought

California had record low rainfall in 2013. It was potentially the driest year in the last 500 years, according to tree rings, and dry weather is expected to last through 2014. The state's $44.7 billion agriculture industry may take a significant hit, and prices for foods that are water-intensive …

Researchers turn adult cells back into stem cells

If the research done in mice can be repeated in people, it may lead to a new understanding of how the body heals from injury.<p>The future of medicine got a giant step closer Wednesday with the publication of new research showing what may be a much easier way to turn regular cells into flexible stem …

Atlanta chaos: Like a scene from 'The Walking Dead'

The usually bustling roadways in the Atlanta metropolitan area resembled a scene in a post-apocalyptic world during and after Tuesday's snow and ice storm.<p>Cars abandoned at odd angles on side streets, thoroughfares and major interstates. People in this car-dependent city walked for miles, hunched …

Police carry special drug to reverse heroin overdoses

A drug that is highly successful in reversing heroin overdoses is being carried by some police agencies as a way to give quicker treatment before paramedics arrive<p>As Boston celebrated its World Series victory last fall with a grand parade through downtown, a distraught young man burst through the …

'He wouldn't give up': Hero boy follows hunch to save elderly woman

Ten-year-old Danny DiPietro was on his way home from lacrosse practice with his dad on Saturday night when he thought he spotted a dog lying in the open garage of a condo complex near his home in Howell, Mich.<p>“It was really cold out and something didn’t seem right,” Danny told TODAY.com.<p>DiPietro’s …

Senior Citizen

Baby polar bear meets snow for the first time [video]

The polar vortex may be keeping Chicago's polar bear inside, but this cub is out for an adventure. Born on November 9, 2013, the bear cub is the …

Monsanto is Trying to Create Perfect Non-GMO Produce to Win Over Consumers

<i>Photo by Shutterstock</i><p>Monsanto, a name synonymous with Big Ag NOT organics, is changing up their game plan, perhaps in an effort to win over …

Army of goats enlisted to battle back invasive plants

Non-native vegetation can be a pernicious and formidable foe, invading unsuspecting landscapes and choking out plant life that actually belongs …

Why Has The Magnificent Monarch Butterfly Migration Slowed To A Trickle?

Every November, one very special forest in central Mexico is transformed into a quivering cathedral of monarch butterflies. The Oyannel fir forest in …

The number of monarch butterflies that made it to Mexico is at all-time low

Monarch butterflies have it tough. Farmers have eradicated milkweed, the butterflies’ favorite food, and drought and heat are messing with butterfly …

Mexico

World's largest solar bridge now officially launched

It's been a while since we reported on plans to turn the Blackfriars railway bridge in central London into a massive solar power station. That plan …

England

Bees exposed to neonic pesticides suck at gathering pollen

First plant STDs, and now this? Bees these days just can’t catch a break: New research shows that bumblebees that have been exposed to neonic …

Insects

Years after mating, stingrays finally give birth

<i>Photo: chucklepix / CC</i><p>The marine biologists at Australia's Oceanworld Manly aquarium may be well-versed in the facts of life, but it's never too late …

Marine Mammals

Great Barrier Reef will be smothered with silt, because coal

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park — a supposedly protected natural area containing thousands of reefs, which together are visible from space …

Fossil Fuels

2.5 Acre Underground Farm Could Grow Fresh Veggies Below London Streets

Entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Dring are planning to transform the passageways under London’s Northern Line into the world’s largest …

We're All Rooting For The Snowy Owl Hit By A Bus In Downtown D.C. (PHOTOS) (UPDATED)

We can very much understand if this incident stirs up more anti-Washington sentiment.<p>A snowy owl was, and this is hard to even think about, <i>hit by a bus</i> in the nation's capital on Thursday.<p>But after a day's worth of somewhat tempered updates about the raptor's condition, City Wildlife -- the …

Galápagos Park Rangers Protect Nesting Turtles, Mating Sea Lions

<i>Co-authored by George Lewis</i><p>They are like ninjas, dressed completely in black, spying and moving stealthily in the night to avoid detection. These are not military commandos, but rather a trio of Galápagos National Park rangers, backed up by an international group of volunteers, monitoring the …

National Parks

Seriously, Are Credit Cards Safe Anywhere? Hotels Appear to Be Latest Victims of Data Breach.

The data breaches just keep com­ing, and now it looks it might not even be safe to use your plastic to pur­chase a good night’s rest at an up­scale …

Credit Cards

China's polluted air is changing the weather - Futurity

Air pollution over Asia, most of which is coming from China, is affecting the world's weather.

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Universe

Supermoon 2014 Dates: Next Supermoon on January 30

One of the supermoon dates in 2014 has already passed, and another is coming up on January 30.<p>January is the only month with two supermoons until …

Contagious Cancer In Dogs Leaves Prehistoric Paw Prints

Our four-legged friends suffer from many of the same cancers that we do. But one type of dog tumor acts like no other: It's contagious.<p>The tumor spreads from one pooch to another when the dogs have sex or even just touch or lick each other.<p>"It's a common disease in street dogs all around the …

New River Dolphin Species Found in Brazil, First Since 1918

True river dolphins are amongst the rarest and most endangered animals.<p>Researchers have discovered a new species of river dolphin in Brazil, named the "Araguaian boto," the first such finding in nearly 100 years. Genetic work shows that it diverged from other river dolphins more than 2 million …

Astronomers say Monet's 'Sunset' masterpiece was painted at 4:53PM on February 5th, 1883

Forensic astronomy sheds new light on impressionist work<p>Researchers from Texas State University have used forensic astronomy to uncover new details about Claude Monet's <i>Étretat: Sunset</i> — a stunning seascape that the impressionist master painted during a trip to the Normandy coast in 1883. Their …

A warming Atlantic Ocean is changing Antarctica's climate - Futurity

Gradual warming of the Atlantic Ocean is contributing to climate change in Antarctica, scientists say.