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Seafood Is the Next Animal Protein Coming Out of Labs

Lab-grown salmon, tuna and more could mean less mess and no nets Continue reading

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Why It Feels Like Seagulls Are Everywhere but the Sea

If they are moving inland, it’s probably our fault. Continue reading

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Booster Vaccines Are Actually Pretty Common

Whether its targeting COVID-19 or other diseases, our immune system sometimes needs a little help remembering what it’s fighting against. Continue reading

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Can Housing Instability and Homelessness Lead to Health Problems?

When someone devotes all their energy to keeping a roof over their head, their health can slip out of focus. Continue reading

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How ‘Guerrilla Gardening’ Can Change Your City

Tending illegal gardens on public or private property can spark ideas about how to manage local land Continue reading

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Taking a Vacation Might Save Your Life

Research shows that people who take time away from work are happier, less stressed and may even live longer. Continue reading

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See Ominous Supercell Storm Clouds as They Barrel across the U.S.

These storms can unleash hail, lighting and—most notoriously—tornadoes

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How Scientists Are Bringing Back Sturgeons, Fish That Once Swam With Dinosaurs

After thriving for 200 million years, ancient sturgeon were wiped out in the U.S. by fishing and industry. Now they’re on their way toward making a comeback. Continue reading

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How Do Dogs Sniff Out Diseases?

Researchers don’t always know how the dogs get the job done — but they know how to train them. Continue reading

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How Do Dogs Sniff Out Diseases?

Researchers don’t always know how the dogs get the job done — but they know how to train them. Continue reading

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Standing Next to Your Microwave Isn’t Dangerous

The decades-old concern that the humble kitchen appliance exposes people to radiation is just a myth. Continue reading

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Are European Sunscreens Better Than Those in the U.S.?

How the glamorous process of FDA regulation determines what kinds of sunblocks are available and where. Continue reading

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See Bizarre Seeds and Fruits from around the Globe

Photographer Levon Biss reveals the amazing world of plant reproduction

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How Fast Fashion Harms the Environment — and People’s Health

From start to finish, the push for trendy, cheap clothing creates problems felt around the world. Continue reading

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How to Donate Your Body to Science

It’s the last kind of citizen science you could ever do — but the donation process isn’t exactly an easy thing to navigate. Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Workout Routine Into Old Age

Keep it up, but give yourself the time you need to cross the finish line. Continue reading

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Loons in Canada and Wisconsin Are Struggling, But Not in New England. Why?

Scientists have different ideas about what’s threatening loon survival in some parts of North America. Continue reading

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Menthol Cigarettes Are Getting Banned — Here’s Why

The minty extract makes starting smoking easier and quitting harder. Continue reading

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See Iridescent Jellyfish and Glowing Wonders of the Sea in World Oceans Day Photos

Mysterious creatures of the deep shine in images by marine biologist Alexander Semenov

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Frozen or Canned Produce Is Just As Good for You As Fresh

When it comes to the nutritional value of your produce, time is the enemy — freezing and and canning can help stop it. Continue reading

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Your Gym Teacher Was Wrong — You Don’t Have to Stretch Before Working Out

In some cases, static stretching might do more harm than good. Continue reading

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Yes, Wisconsin Has a Wildfire Season. Here’s Why It Ramped Up This Spring

Midwest fire season is a different beast than Western blazes. Many questions about how the burns could harm people or play out in the future remain unanswered. Continue reading

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Why Extreme Heat Might Cancel Your Flight

In some cases, offloading passengers or the cargo isn’t enough to solve the problem. And climate change may only make the problem worse. Continue reading

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Even Tiny Phytoplankton Have Microbiomes

These algae exchange vital chemicals with bacteria that live around their surface

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December’s Total Solar Eclipse as Seen from Space

The shadow of the moon is a brown blob moving across the face of Earth

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Itsy-Bitsy 3-D Spider Web Is as Strong as Human-Made Materials

Lobster pot spiders spin their webs with a superior thread

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From Defiled to Wild–Can a Spent Coal Mine Be Reborn as a Nature Conservation Center?

Kentucky’s first mountaintop removal coal mine is being turned into grassland to support valuable game species

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Treating Toxins with Tree Microbes

Specialized bacteria help trees clean up Superfund site

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Top news from around the world

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