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Morel Mushrooms Have Finally Been Reliably Cultivated Indoors For the First Time

Spring is fully waking up the woodlands of the Northern Hemisphere, which means under apple, elm, and sycamore trees—one might find themselves a tasty treat. Black morel mushrooms, in the world of edible fungus, are highly prized and are for North Americans what the boletus is for the Europeans. However, before long one might be […]

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Spectacular Aquariid Meteor Shower Next Week – See Dozens of Shooting Stars Per Hour

There’s an excellent chance to watch a meteor shower in the pre-dawn hours next week. From May 4th, 5th, and 6th, at a few hours past midnight in the Northern Hemisphere, go outside in a dark area away from artificial lights and look to the south. The Eta Aquariid meteor shower could reveal as many […]

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Two-Thirds of Brits Love The Mood Boost They Get When Doing Something Eco-Friendly

Two-thirds of Brits admit to loving the mood boost they get when doing something environmentally conscious, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 adults found they take pride when buying products that reduce their impact on the environment, and when washing out tubs to reuse them—as well as disposing of food waste in […]

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Couple Buys Real Life Cottage From ‘The Holiday’ Without Realizing – Now Tourists Are Showing Up to Share in the Joy

A couple bought the real-life cottage from Christmas romcom The Holiday without realizing —and now have tourists turning up taking photos. 57-year-old Jon Bromley and his 5-year-old wife Cressida live in the house which inspired Cameron Diaz’s rural retreat in the 2006 festive flick. They had no idea it was the quintessential cottage from the […]

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It Started With 5 Families, Now Hundreds are Biking to School Together With The Bike-bus

Every Friday morning in Barcelona, a special kind of bus collects kids on their way to school in the Eixample district. Dubbed the “Bicibus” or Bike Bus, it’s more like a caravan or an escort, one which started when five families decided to ride their bikes to school to advocate for bike lanes and safer, […]

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Want to Learn to Code? This Nintendo-Style Video Game Will Teach You – And It’s Free

Writing code is a skill almost anyone can make use of, and now there’s a video game that will teach you how. Set in an old school, Super Nintendo-like, 16-bit world, TwilioQuest teaches common coding languages like Python, JavaScript, and Open Source and combines the satisfying sense of progression inherent in role-playing games, with actual […]

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Their Dream Home Tipped as They Pulled It Across the Water – Then Neighbors Came to the Rescue

If a place that truly floated your boat was about to be torn down, you could try to move heaven and earth to save it—or, you could just move the house. And that’s just what one determined couple did—but they didn’t take an overland route, they went by sea. Daniele Penney fell in love with […]

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It’s a Myth That Adults Can’t Learn Languages as Easily as Kids – And the Benefits Multiply if Your Family Learns Together

Adults can learn a second language as fast as children, reports a new study—and it’s only the conditions in which a child learns a second language that’s given kids a reputation as such fast learners. This means that adults can develop the increased neural connections typical of bilingual individuals that can, by themselves, stave off […]

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Don’t Worry, Birds Won’t Become Dependent on You Feeding Them, Study Suggests

Oregon State University researchers have some good news for the well-meaning masses who place bird feeders in their yards: The small songbirds who visit the feeders seem unlikely to develop an unhealthy reliance on them. “There’s still much we don’t know about how intentional feeding might induce changes in wild bird populations, but our study […]

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Science Shows What Actually Repels and Doesn’t Repel Mosquitoes: DEET, Citronella, Blood Type Myths Busted

With summer barbecue season well underway in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us are wondering if those citronella candles are even working to keep away the biting bugs. Science tells us that mosquitoes are peculiar insects that can’t be generalized as much as we would wish, which is why, at the end of your BBQ, […]

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