Audible Change

Feb 15, 2013 by

Life can be complicated. You know it. I know it. Complications can create obstacles and obstacles can get in the way of fixing what...

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School on wheels brings classe...

Apr 22, 2012 by

HYDERABAD, India — On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, parking...

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FDA ordered to Examine Antibio...

Apr 12, 2012 by

From the ASPCA Blog On March 22, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must address the overuse of...

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Reflections on a Thirsty Plane...

Apr 4, 2012 by

By Sandra Postel of National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative Water, I have learned, means different things to different...

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Hungry For Change

Mar 28, 2012 by

I’m a life-long carb-o-holic.  As a child, our house usually had home-baked cakes, cookies or pies hanging around.  Homemade...

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Lessons from Fukushima nuclear...

Mar 15, 2012 by

“While triggered by the tragic March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Fukushima disaster was ultimately caused by the Japanese...

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China says ‘no’ to...

Feb 13, 2012 by

The origins of rice cultivation can be traced to the valleys of China’s Yangtze River, with some estimates putting it at over...

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The Music of Trees

Feb 9, 2012 by

From Michelle Werts for American Forests As covered in the autumn issue of American Forests, tree rings tell compelling stories. Far...

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A Nutritional Clue Offers Hope...

Feb 7, 2012 by

It’s not often enough that we get to report some good news about suicide and the military — for months now, the numbers...

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Dragonfly

Jan 20, 2012 by

Lately, I have been paying close attention to the details of the many species of Dragonfly that can be seen swarming on these long...

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Forget about resolutions. Inst...

Jan 18, 2012 by

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. It seems to me that besides being notoriously hard to keep — there’s a lot of negative...

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Eyes Are the Windows to the So...

Jan 11, 2012 by

From Discover Magazine by Valerie Ross Some might call skin the unsung hero of organs. It provides waterproofing, mediates sensation,...

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A Good Death and How to Achiev...

Jan 9, 2012 by

Is it possible to create a good death? Or is someone simply lucky if he or she dies well? These are the fascinating questions Dr. Ira...

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NIH Agrees, Nearly All Chimpan...

Jan 3, 2012 by

From Discover Online After seven months of deliberation, the US Institute of Medicine has released a report that marks a turning...

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From Here to There and Back

Dec 20, 2011 by

If your goal is to go from Los Angeles to San Francisco it is a simple procedure to look at a map and determine the route you wish to...

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Portraits from Kathputli Nagar

Dec 18, 2011 by

(Text and Photos by: Isaak J. Liptzin ) I arrived in Jaipur intending to stay only for a few days, but I ended up meeting a group of...

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The Open Prosthetic Project

Dec 14, 2011 by

This story is a Google search story, one used to help you understand the power of being able to search for what information you need...

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Earthlike Planet Found Orbitin...

Dec 12, 2011 by

By Ker Than for National Geographic News Kepler-22b is first planet confirmed “smack in the middle of the habitable...

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Most Vertebrates — Inclu...

Dec 4, 2011 by

From ScienceDaily People experience the world through five senses but sharks, paddlefishes and certain other aquatic vertebrates have...

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Lucid Dreaming

Nov 30, 2011 by

Through lucid dreaming, we have the power to generate any experience we desire. Recently, upon realizing I was dreaming, I chose to...

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Got the Rainy Day Blues?

Nov 28, 2011 by

I was standing in a shop looking out the window at the rain, the other day, when a man commented that it was awful when it was...

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Is it homophobic to split up g...

Nov 26, 2011 by

From Alex Needham for The Guardian When Toronto zoo bought African penguins Pedro and Buddy from Pittsburgh’s National Aviary,...

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Visualizing How A Population G...

Nov 18, 2011 by

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Green Tea Helps Mice Keep Off ...

Nov 14, 2011 by

From ScienceDaily Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity, according to Penn State...

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