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How We’re Creating Superbugs

In 1970 the US Surgeon General William Steward told Congress that it is “time to close the book on infectious diseases.” He, like most people in the seventies, believed that in large part due to moder…

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Dog Flu Outbreak in American Midwest: What Dog Owners Should Know

Dogs, like their human companions, can catch the flu, and when they do they suffer from uncomfortable upper respiratory symptoms and fevers. However, unlike human flu which is winding down for the sea…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We don’t like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials aren’t very sustainable, so let’s…

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How Many Planets Does It Take To Support Your Lifestyle?

You know what size shoe you wear. But do you have any idea how big the footprint is you leave behind? I’m not talking about how long your foot is from toe to heel, or how wide it is. I’m talking ab…

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4 Myths About Sunglasses

By now, it's probably been drilled into your head that you always, always need to wear sunscreen when you're spending time outdoors. But your skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the g…

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3 Incredible Reasons You Should Walk More

With our go-go-go lives, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the world of smart phones, fast transportation, and instant gratification. And many people follow the go-big-or-go-home attitude in their e…

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Mountain Gorillas and Virunga National Park Still Need Protecting

Virunga National Park is the oldest and most biologically diverse park in Africa. Located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the park is famously home to dozens of endangered species, includin…

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Irish Girl Saves Sheep With Facebook

A doe-eyed Dublin girl with a big heart saved her sheep, Ernie, at the eleventh hour from being turned into a Sunday night Irish stew. According to a local Irish newscast, a few weeks ago, Orlaith O …

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Daily Cute: Escaping Baby Pandas

This little pandas are amazing escape artists. Watch the cutest panda babies escape from their cribs time after time -- it never gets old! Related Startled Red Panda's Dramatic Reaction (Video) …

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The Herb Growing Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Has spring sprung? The weather might still be deciding, but it's not too early to start thinking about your indoor and outdoor herb gardens. With the help of this infographic, you can provide your her…

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