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12 Wacky Weather Facts: From Moonbows to Blood Rain

With our warming climate, weird weather is making headlines nearly monthly - abominable snowstorms, crippling heat waves and  flash flood of biblical proportions. But weird weather has been around lon…

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The Best Superfoods for Travelers (Infographic)

Ever wonder why you feel awful after a long flight? Flying above 30,000 feet is unusually hard on your body. The air pressure affects blood flow and the altitude exposes your skin cells to cosmic radi…

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Warning: #BearSelfies Are A Dumb Idea

Just because someone owns a smart phone doesn't make them "smart." Could this be any more apparent than in Lake Tahoe, California, where a disturbingly stupid trend to rush toward wild bears in an eff…

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8 Ways to Spot A Witch (Circa 1692)

October is the month of vampires, ghouls, werewolves and witches. We celebrate these creatures of the night now, but once-upon-a-time they haunted the darkest recesses of our imaginations. In late 17t…

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Ebola in Cats and Dogs: What We Know (And Don’t Know)

Raging across West Africa like the Grim Reaper, the horrific Ebola virus has already claimed 4,500 lives - and is showing no signs of slowing down. David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy for Ebola, ann…

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Quick Guide to Green & Healthy Travel

Travel Green: Pack your eco-friendly responsibilities (and healthy habits)! Some airline carriers have carbon offset programs, while certain hotels have been built with sustainability in mind, but …

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Free-Range Rats: A Growing Market?

Free-range and organic. Those are two of the redeeming qualities that Cambodian farmer Chhoeun Chhim, 37, likes to tout when promoting his newest export from his rice fields - wild rats. BBC report…

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5 National Parks With Beautiful Fall Foliage

Autumn is my favorite time to visit our national parks. Not only are the summer crowds gone as families get their kids back to school, but fall is when the leaves start changing colors, offering awe-i…

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Deadly Ebola Outbreak Fueled By Conspiracy Theories & Rumors

If you ever read Laurie Garrett's book, The Coming Plague or saw the Hollywood movie, Hot Zone, you are already familiar with the potential horrors of highly infectious and deadly disease pandemics in…

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Stigmatized and Misunderstood, Hepatitis Kills 1.5 Million People a Year

It's ignored, stigmatized, and misunderstood, but it kills 1.5 million people every year, as many as HIV/AIDS. It's the leading cause of liver cancer. Hepatitis is a serious inflammation of the liver,…

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