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Study: Pokeberries are “Potent Inhibitors” of HIV, Herpes, Flu and Polio Viruses

August 26, 2019 at 12:30 am

Pokeberry seeds might be the most powerful antivirals on the planet, according to a series of studies

Kids Petition McDonalds to Stop Putting Plastic Toys in Happy Meals, McDonald’s Responds

August 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm

A petition asking fast food companies to stop giving out “single-use plastic” toys gets almost half a million signatures

Hummingbird Nests are as Small as a Thimble, Be Careful Not to Prune Them, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Urges

August 15, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Critically endangered hummingbird eggs are smaller than jellybeans, here’s how to spot and protect them:

Credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service

More Than a Million Hens Crammed Into Dark Warehouses at Three Per Square Foot Counts as “USDA Organic”

August 14, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Did you know the hens that laid your “organic” eggs may have never set foot on bare earth or seen the light of day?

Monsanto Paid Google to Bury Unfavorable News, Investgation Reveals

August 12, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Internal documents reveal Monsanto paid Google to suppress news stories about the Roundup-cancer link

Study: States That Allow Medical Marijuana Have 33% Fewer Deaths From Prescription Opiates

August 7, 2019 at 7:09 pm

Fewer people are overdosing on opioid painkillers in states that allow medical marijuana

Study: Fossilized Teeth Reveal Early Humans Breastfed For Around 6 years

August 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm

Chemical analysis of 2-million-year-old teeth proves breastfeeding 6-year-olds was the norm for early humans

Elephant and Rhino Poachers Could Soon Face Death Penalty in Kenya

August 6, 2019 at 12:03 am

Fines and lifelong jail sentences haven’t stopped wildlife poachers, so Kenya proposes death penalty

Irish Teenager Invents Magnetic Liquid Trap That Can Remove 90% of Microplastics From Water

August 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

Teenager wins Google Science award for genius invention that could cheaply remove most microplastics from the ocean

Why It’s Better to Get a Tan Than Wear Sunscreen

August 2, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Sunscreen blocks vitamin D absorption leading to all kinds of disease, including skin cancer. Building up a gradual tan acts as a natural sunscreen, protecting against burns and allowing us to soak up more of this life-saving vitamin.