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Trump Seizes On Soggy Paper Straws As Campaign Issue: 'Make Straws Great Again'

The president's reelection campaign is now selling reusable and recycled straws in their 2020 online store, because they claim "lberal paper straws don't work."

Study: Sugar Rules The World And Ruins Teeth

The authors of a new study say dental health is especially bad in low- and middle-income countries — and that Big Sugar works to make sure soda and candy aren't targeted as cavity culprits.

Biologist leads pioneering study on stress

A biologist conducted a pioneering research study that could help us to better understand the role of dopamine in stress resilience in humans through analyzing wild songbirds. This study could lead to

'It just didn't make any sense': why Australians are turning away from meat

Australians are among the biggest meat eaters in the world, but that’s changing. Recent converts to diets with less meat explain their motives There is a scene in the documentary Blue Planet II wh

Hawaiian Activists Protest Construction Of World's Largest Telescope In State

Native Hawaiian activists are protesting to prevent the construction of the world's largest telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain. Now, authorities appear poised to break up the protests.

Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Appoints New Election Security Czar

Spy world veteran Shelby Pierson will attempt to centralize election security efforts across the intelligence community with soon-to-be-designated agency leads.

Iran Seizes British-Flagged Oil Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz

Ship-tracking data show the U.K. tanker Stena Impero was traveling to Saudi Arabia when it veered toward Iran's coast. British media report the government warns shipping to stay out of the area.

Give endangered jaguars legal rights, Argentina campaigners ask court

With fewer than 20 left in the South American country’s Gran Chaco forest – the big cats could be classed as a ‘non-human person’ Argentina’s supreme court has been asked to recognize the l

An Imagined Future Speaks In 'Talking To Robots'

If you want to see what that future might look like, David Ewing Duncan's book is a fun place to start; he envisions various bots based on interviews with scientists and engineers, among others.

Trump Administration Repatriates, Charges Citizen Who Allegedly Fought For ISIS

A criminal complaint charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was unsealed in New York City; prosecutors say he was a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State in Syria.

'Fresh Air' Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's Moon Landing

We listen to archival interviews with Michael Collins, of Apollo 11; Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield; and Chuck Yeager, who first broke the sound barrier.

'Fresh Air' Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's Moon Landing

We listen to archival interviews with Michael Collins, of Apollo 11; Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield; and Chuck Yeager, who first broke the sound barrier.

Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Harold Martin committed the massive theft of government documents over decades, storing files in his car and Maryland home. "My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin said.

Does Facebook Need A Humanitarian Partner For Its New Digital Currency?

The aid group Mercy Corps believes that the new Libra currency could help funnel aid to the poor. But critics wonder why the charity has teamed up with a controversial company.

Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law

More than 3,100 are moving out of the Bureau of Prisons system on Friday and the Justice Department is making other changes to comply with a law passed by Congress last year.

The risk to woodland of putting wolves and bears back together | Letters

The animals will need feeding, and the woodland will require ongoing active management to minimise negative impacts on old trees, writes Edward Wilson – sentiments echoed by Abi BunkerRewilding is a

A Young Jeffrey Epstein Made An Impression On His High School Students

Former students at the Dalton School in Manhattan remember Epstein as a young, charismatic teacher. More than four decades later, Epstein stands accused of sexually abusing dozens of underaged girls.

Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science

Scientists at four leading universities have seen their soybean experiments injured by a stealthy vandal: drifting fumes from a weedkiller called dicamba, now popular among farmers.

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Firebugs in Russia, monkeys in India and penguin visitors in a New Zealand sushi shop Continue reading...

What’s really behind the spread of Lyme disease? Clue: it’s not the Pentagon | Peter Beaumont

After my tick bite I realised that the climate crisis was a more likely culprit than any conspiracy theory about weaponisationThe first indication I’d picked up a tick-borne disease three years ago

If you go down to the woods today … will British bears welcome wolves?

Project to recreate ancient habitat prepares for delicate process of reuniting species On a summer’s day the spot is idyllic. Ancient English woodland tumbles towards the broad river valley. The b

Key Moments To The Lead-Up Of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

NPR's Noel King talks to historian Andrew Chaikin about the things that went wrong during the Apollo 11 moon landing. He wrote: Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts.

Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical

Chemical experts say recent refinery explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride was released. Some are calling for a ban on the chemical.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

The dogs have 10 minutes to catch as many waves as they can. Judges look at length of ride, whether they make it back to shore, and how many tricks they do When my golden retriever, Ricochet, was bor

Feline queasy: eight urgent questions about the Cats trailer

If you saw the Cats trailer last night, you won’t have slept and may still be shaking. Here, we begin the process of trying to understand what happened There was a time in your life before you saw

The weird magic of eiderdown

In Iceland, the harvesting of these precious feathers has created a peculiar bond between human and duck. What can this unique relationship teach us? By Edward Posnett In Ísafjörður, the capital

Country diary: if they're not tadpoles what are these little wrigglers?

Stamford, Lincolnshire: These curious creatures won’t grow into cute froglets, they’ll be menacing little blood suckers In a week, heat, then rain. Heavy air settles, and thunder seems hiding aro

Kids And Grownups Alike Wowed By Rocket Projected On The Washington Monument

In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian is treating visitors to exhibits celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. After dark an image of the rocket is projected on the Washington Monument.

Is Climate Change Our No. 1 National Security Threat?

The president has called climate change a hoax, but many in the military consider it a threat we must fight.

Climate change to blame for displacement of 55 species in UK

A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) -

Meet John Houbolt: He Figured Out How To Go To The Moon, But Few Were Listening

In the early 1960s, NASA was considering three different ideas for landing a man on the lunar surface. Houbolt's plan ultimately won out despite concerns within NASA that it was too risky.

Ants that defend plants receive sugar and protein

The aggressiveness of ants in arid environments with scarce food supply helps protect plants against herbivorous arthropods.

If We All Ate Enough Fruits And Vegetables, There'd Be Big Shortages

There's already not enough produce for everyone in the world to get the daily recommended amount. Two new studies urge revamping the food system to feed the growing population and protect the planet.

New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs

Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists

'Intensive' beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases

More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests.

Predators' fear of humans ripples through wildlife communities, emboldening rodents

Giving credence to the saying, 'While the cat's away, the mice will play,' a new study indicates that pumas and medium-sized carnivores lie low when they sense the presence of humans, which frees up t

Avian malaria behind drastic decline of London's iconic sparrow?

London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame.

Salt regulation among saltmarsh sparrows evolved in 4 unique ways

A new study finds that different bird species in the same challenging environment -- the highly saline ecosystem of tidal marshes along ocean shores -- were able to evolve unique species-specific ways

Researchers track how cats' weights change over time

Researchers have accessed data on more than 19 million cats and have learned that most cats continue to put on weight as they age.

Meet Angelica, Senior Zovargo Educator!

Angelica is a Senior Educator at Zovargo. Watch and discover what her passions are and how she grew into her important role at Zovargo!

Zovargo earns GS Friendship Award

At the 2018 Girl Scouts San Diego Conference, Zovargo was awarded the Friendship Award. Through several letters and nominations, we proudly earned this award. We are honored to have earned this speci

Say NO to Palm Oil

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2856 in San Diego, Ca - with help from GSSD community partner, Zovargo - took on the problem with palm on as their Take Action Project. Watch this video to see what they disc

WILD LIFE: A Moonlight Masquerade KNSD TV 10 9 18 web content

Zovargo is the special guest for the San Diego Museum of Man's event WILD LIFE! Bringing along lots of crawling insects and arachnids for educational encounters, Zovargo is proud to partner with this

Zovargo on Fox 5 San Diego!

Zovargo provided an interactive Reptile Show for the Shoppes at Carlsbad in September 2018. To help promote our special Creature Encounter, we visited Fox 5 to spread the word and preview some of our

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa!

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa! Learn about her background and what her experience has been like as a Zovargo Educator. Everyone on our team has a different story and different experiences - enjoy! S

What is Conservation?

Conservation means many different things to everyone. Hear from our Zovargo partners and friends what conservation means to them and how we can all make a difference to help our world. Schools, Scout

Thank You Doyle Elementary HD

This year was our third time coming out to Doyle Elementary! We had a great time with the whole school and really appreciate these letters! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday P

Zovargo on San Diego Fox 5 News!

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo on San Diego's KUSI Morning Show

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

The Self-Awareness Capability in Giant Manta Rays

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis The capacity for self-awareness in marine species is not a newly discovered phenomenon. As Lori Marino […]

Cold Fish or Party Animal: Distinct Personality in Nonhuman Animals

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Personality type has long been a subject of human fascination such as the Myers-Brigg Personality Indicator or […]

Counting Capabilities in Nonhuman Animals

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Everyone remembers singing “The ants go marching one by one/Hurrah, hurrah…” on bus rides home after […]

Capabilities that Only Predators Have for Managing Ecosystems

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Sharks, and predators in general, have been getting a bad rap these days. Between the latest […]

Marmots: Not The Social Butterflies That Prairie Dogs Are

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Many animals, including us, are known to fare better when we have regular social interactions. However […]

Mayhem for Marsupials: How Kangaroo Capabilities Are Being Impacted Down Under

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis A new documentary, Kangaroo, is illuminating a dark side to Australia’s relationship with one of its […]

Dolphins Can Recognize Themselves

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Cetaceans have been known to showcase an array of intricate social, emotional, and physical capabilities. Most […]

“Can You Hear Me Now?” – Impacts of Anthropogenic Noise on Animal Capabilities

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis If you live in a densely populated city, you know there is hardly a moment that […]

Bonobos May Seek Powerful Allies Over Congenial Cooperation

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis According to developmental psychologist Michael Tomasello, cooperation, in terms of our ability to work towards a […]

Jealousy in Titi Monkeys

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Psychologists define jealousy as an integrated and powerful emotion that occurs when a third party intercedes […]

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