Before the 1970s, there were no regulations protecting the environment. It was perfectly legal for a factory to dump toxic waste into streams and spew toxic fumes in the air. In 1962, Rachel Carson, a renowned biologist and nature writer, published "Silent Spring", a work against...

University of Colorado Denver in a press release on April 22, 2014, reports the results of two studies published in the 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences on the most common type of `friend' to be unfriended on Facebook and how "unfriending" them...

"Sometimes, a hug is all that we need." Juan Mann started the Free Hugs Campaign simply because he needed cheering up one day in 2004 when he had to leave London and return to his hometown of Sydney with only a bag full of clothes and...

Did you know that the word "masticate" is derived from the Greek word "mastiha?" Mastiha is a miraculous resin that seeps from the mastic tree (Pistachia Lentiscus var. Chia) only on the Greek Island of Chios in the Eastern Aegean Sea. In 1998, Mastiha was distinguished...

These very strange cloud formations suddenly appeared in the sky around 8:30 p.m. when the sun was setting in Union Square Park in NYC today. Moments before their appearance, people were casually sitting on the steps of the park entrance and carrying on as most New...

After studying 30,000-year-old sedimentary DNA from permafrost deposits in the Yukon a Canadian research team from the University of Alberta and McMaster University have found that microbes "have been building their defences to antibiotics since the time of woolly mammoths". Their research findings published on August...

The mechanics of sleep and the process by which we store and retrieve memories has from ancient times been approached through many myths and theories, but it is only recently that hard science is seriously uncovering these mysteries of the mind. A study in Nature Neuroscience,...