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Survival Tips for Serious Gardeners: Poison Ivy, Ticks and More
Gardening is a great way to get in touch with nature, grow amazing produce, beautify your neighborhood, and attract wildlife; but even the most benevolent activities come with pitfalls. While there are elements of the...
Research shows that blue spaces featuring water can really help human happiness and wellbeing
Blue Spaces Are Associated With Happiness, Research Shows
Stress levels, anxiety, and depression have been on the rise in recent years due to factors such as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic, travel restrictions, and constant policy changes. Scientists from Malaysia and Australia...
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The Unfortunate Facts About Sports Drinks
Sports drinks have become key allies for high-performance athletes. Offering a wide selection of enticing flavors — like “arctic blitz” and “mountain berry blast” — eye-catching colors and added vitamins, these drinks are designed to...
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History Reveals an Ancient Digital Device Stored in the Pocket: The Human Hand
While the human hand is the obvious tool of choice for an astounding number of physical tasks, it was once commonly used as a mnemonic device. Historical records demonstrate the utility of our five fingers...
Spix’s Macaw (Rare Blue Parrot) Experiment: Be Free, and Multiply!
The Spix’s macaw, with fewer than 200 living members — all in captivity — may be the world’s rarest bird.  Due to poaching and habitat destruction, Spix’s macaw is on the verge of extinction. Despite...
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Independence Day–History, Tradition, Inspiration
Regarding Independence Day, most Americans would agree that we owe our freedom largely to The Declaration of Independence, a document written nearly 250 years ago that officially separated us from England; yet another document may...
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Should We Evaluate Animal Intelligence in Assessing the Value of Non-human Life?
As our understanding of animal intelligence and capabilities grows, a growing number of scientists have begun to rethink the way animal cognition is assessed, resulting in compelling findings about unique animal capabilities that surpass human...
Young Origami Artist Achieves Astounding Detail With Clashing Paper Knights
Origami is a centuries-old art that requires focus, attention to detail, and, most importantly, vision. One young origami artist conceived a plan for an intricate pattern that would take him years to complete. The result...
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Turf Alternatives–Going Green Without the Grass
Re-thinking your lawn? You’re not alone. Homeowners across America are looking to improve the environment, starting with their own backyard. Whether you want a lower maintenance walking surface, a pollinator-friendly green space, or an edible...