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Witherspoon’s WILD movie, featuring the Pacific Crest Trail, explores the transformative power of wilderness

Dec 19, 2014
Witherspoon’s WILD movie, featuring the Pacific Crest Trail, explores the transformative power of wilderness

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Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in a Majority of Seasonal Holiday Products

Dec 18, 2014

ANN ARBOR, MI, Dec. 15, 2014 - A new research study finds that top retailers of holiday decor continue to sell seasonal products containing hazardous chemicals. Researchers found that two-thirds of tested products had one or more hazardous chemicals that have been linked to serious health effects. The study is an update to and...

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Firearm violence trends in the 21st century

Dec 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 17, 2014 - While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found. The study posted online in the Annual...

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The Science of Why Some People Don’t Believe in Climate Science (VIDEO)

Dec 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 - Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Watch Part 1: “The Facts” http://youtu.be/ffjIyms1BX4

Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren’t convinced.

Here’s what psychologists and sociologists have to say...

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FOUR PAWS launches web tool to help consumers choose animal-friendly down

Dec 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 - FOUR PAWS has today launched a unique new web tool which shows consumers how some of the world’s biggest outdoor clothing and equipment brands are performing in terms of the animal welfare standards in the down they use in their products.

With the "Cruelty Free Down Challenge" FOUR PAWS is...

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The surprising history of tinsel (video)

Dec 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2014 — It's been a holiday decoration staple for decades, and it turns out that silver stuff hanging from your tree has quite a storied past. Tinsel has been made out of everything from real silver, to lead to other dangerously flammable materials. This week's Speaking of Chemistry decks your halls...

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Forget Shouting: Guide to Productive Family Arguments Over Holidays

Dec 12, 2014

Dec. 12 2014 - While many people try to steer clear of arguments with family members during holiday celebrations, two Vanderbilt University philosophy professors offer a better solution

Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse co-wrote Why We Argue (and How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement.

The trend to avoid arguments with loved...

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Unleash Your Inner Scientist: A Formula for Success

Dec 11, 2014
Unleash Your Inner Scientist: A Formula for Success

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Top Five Holiday Gifts to Help Birds

Dec 5, 2014
Top Five Holiday Gifts to Help Birds

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Study Explores Ku Klux Klan’s Impact on U.S. Political System

Dec 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2014 — The Ku Klux Klan’s failure to defeat the black civil rights moment is well documented, but the group’s lesser-known legacy may be its lasting impact on the U.S. political system, according to a paper published in the December issue of the American Sociological Review.

David Cunningham, professor and chair...

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