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A Sixth Mass Extinction Has Begun. Will Your Favorite Wild Animal Die Out?

Thanks to several "overs" - as in overfishing, overdevelopment, overheating (aka, climate change), and overuse of natural resources - the planet is experiencing a "sixth great extinction" of animal sp…

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What If Carbon Dioxide Was Pink?

Here’s one dad's desperate attempt to slow climate change by thinking pink… As a father, I often lie awake nights tossing and twisting with worry about the climate crisis and how it will impact the…

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Your Eyes Need Sun Protection Too

Most people are surprised to learn that their eyes are equally as susceptible to sun damage as their skin. The cornea, a clear layer that covers the pupil and iris, is composed of epithelial cells sim…

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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

Sure, most of us love to enjoy bananas for breakfast or, perhaps, a snack. But bananas have so much more going for them than just a delicious and nutritious treat. In fact, so many of the reasons bana…

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3 Reasons Why Birds Might Actually Be Dinosaurs

Not too long ago I was visiting New York City and enjoying the Museum of Natural History. I arrived at the floor with all the dinosaur fossils—which was the first time I’d ever seen anything like it—w…

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What To Know Before You Hit the Pool This Summer

You know you should use sunscreen and you know the safety rules around the pool, but how much do you know about the water you're about to dive into? A properly maintained pool is fairly safe, but t…

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7 Summer Safety Tips for INSIDE the Home

Happy summer! Have fun swimming, hiking, biking, boating, grilling, and enjoying the great outdoors this summery season -- but don't forget the essentials of outdoor summer safety. Remember too that i…

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Mosquitoes Outsmart DEET Repellents Within 3 Hours

In the same way that many bacteria have learned resistance to antibiotics, mosquitos are learning how to outsmart chemical repellents, according to research in the medical journal Parasites and Vector…

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6 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Actually Good

We hear all the time about all these different habits that could be killing us. But plenty of "bad" habits aren't nearly as bad as they appear to be. And other habits that are not so great in excess a…

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Best and Worst Dads of the Animal Kingdom

With Father's Day just around the corner, everyone is thinking about fathers; whether it's their father, someone they know who's a father, or just the concept of what a father is. There are some great…

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I love nutritional yeast, but my understanding is that unless it's organic, it's likely GMO. I used…