Worsening Light Pollution Has Health Costs

Nothing has captured the march of wealth and progress like any society’s ability to light up the night—first with campfires and torches, then with gas lamps, finally with incandescent lights. Franklin Roosevelt’s 1936 Rural Electrification Act was an effort both to bring modernity to the 90% of American farms that lacked electricity and to help jolt the American economy, which…

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World Faces Moment of Reckoning- U.N. Climate Report

The human relationship with the land we live on has evolved over the hundreds of thousands of years humans have roamed the planet, but no period has seen as dramatic change as the last century when humans used land in new ways to extract wealth and build a modern economy.

Now, a landmark new U.N. report warns, humans face a moment of reckoning on how we use the planet’s land: human …

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Why Nursing Homes Hit By COVID-19 Still Need Help

At least 75,000 Americans in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have already died from COVID-19—and the devastation is far from over. After a decrease earlier this summer, the death toll is now rising once again, and as the country heads into the fall and then flu season, millions of Americans who require institutional long-term care remain at the greatest risk.

But, …

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Meet the Siblings Making Hydropower That Actually Protects Rivers and Fish

Hydropower is the world’s biggest source of renewable energy, generating about 16% of the global electricity supply. And it will continue to play a key role as the world looks to meet net-zero targets, not least of all because, like a battery, it can store massive amounts of energy for later and quickly release it in moments of peak demand.

But despite being better for the climate, …

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Why People May Have Pig Organs Inside Them One Day

More than 116,000 Americans are waiting to receive an organ transplant, and about 20 die each day during the wait. Scientists are eager to find solutions to the organ shortage.

That’s why a recent landmark report in the journal Science, which detailed the creation of piglets that could potentially provide organs for human transplants in the future, is being heralded as a &l…

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You Should Still Get Vaccinated Even If You’ve Already Had COVID-19, Study Shows

In one of the first large studies exploring immunity from natural infection with COVID-19, researchers in Denmark found some surprising trends—including evidence that even those who previously contracted the disease should still get vaccinated.

In the study, published March 17 in medical journal The Lancet, researchers took advantage of repeated coronavirus test results fro…

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From Forest Floor to Consciousness – The Journey of Magic Mushrooms


Psilocin, the metabolite of psilocybin, socializes along with serotonin receptors in the mind, triggering changed understandings, improved creative thinking, as well as an elevated feeling of link along with the atmosphere.

The main psychedelic material in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, is actually exchanged psilocin in the physical body. This transformat…

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