For girls, learning science outside linked to better grades, knowledge

In a new study, North Carolina State University researchers found that an outdoor science program was linked to higher average science grades and an increase in a measure of science knowledge for a group of fifth grade girls in North Carolina. The findings, published in the International Journal of Science Education, indicates outdoor education could… Continue reading For girls, learning science outside linked to better grades, knowledge

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Hillsborough Commission ponders legal remedies for Piney Point spill

TAMPA — Hillsborough Commissioner Stacy White initially said he had a single question about the Piney Point contaminated wastewater spill: Who’s to blame here? But he thought better of asking it. “The more I think about a situation like this, assigning blame can be complex,” White told the rest of the Hillsborough Commission Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading Hillsborough Commission ponders legal remedies for Piney Point spill

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Should You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine If You Have Allergies?

The COVID-19 vaccines are finally here. And while they signify hope for so many people, others aren’t so enthusiastic about getting them. Among those who might be in the skeptical camp are people who have allergies. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not… Continue reading Should You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine If You Have Allergies?

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Grocery Diaries: How an Avid Baker Who Loves Chocolate Manages Her Prediabetes

Welcome to Grocery Diaries, a new series that illustrates just how varied and personalized “healthy eating” really is. So many factors impact the choices we make at the grocery store, including access and affordability, health conditions, our individual cultural backgrounds, even what simply makes us (and our taste buds) happy. So we asked people across… Continue reading Grocery Diaries: How an Avid Baker Who Loves Chocolate Manages Her Prediabetes

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Rewriting evolutionary history and shape future health studies

The network of nerves connecting our eyes to our brains is sophisticated and researchers have now shown that it evolved much earlier than previously thought, thanks to an unexpected source: the gar fish. Michigan State University’s Ingo Braasch has helped an international research team show that this connection scheme was already present in ancient fish… Continue reading Rewriting evolutionary history and shape future health studies

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Rivers and lakes are the most degraded ecosystems in the world. Can we save them?

When Grand Canyon National Park was established a century ago, the Colorado River running through it was treated as an afterthought. In the decades following, states scrambled to squeeze every drop of water out of the Colorado for farming and drinking, with a cascade of huge dams constructed along its course. Native fish like suckers… Continue reading Rivers and lakes are the most degraded ecosystems in the world. Can we save them?

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How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn’t mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the ability to get to the front of the line isn’t the… Continue reading How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

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Is your house going to flood because of climate change? These maps will tell you

As climate change makes it more likely that many houses in the U.S. will flood—because of rising sea levels, extreme rainfall, or both—federal flood maps, which are used to determine rates for flood insurance, are out of date. A new report maps out where homes now are most at risk, looking at the chances of… Continue reading Is your house going to flood because of climate change? These maps will tell you

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Why Do Men Go Bald? And Is There Anything You Can Really Do About It?

Baldness is a hot topic in research. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or male pattern baldness, is the most common type of progressive hair loss disorder in men. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Half of the men in… Continue reading Why Do Men Go Bald? And Is There Anything You Can Really Do About It?

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Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk

From Louisiana’s battle with two hurricanes and an icy polar vortex in the past year to Kenya’s struggle with locusts, drought and floods, climate risks are piling up – and colliding with other threats like COVID-19, making them harder to manage. “By the time you start to recover from one direct hit, another one is… Continue reading Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk

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