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Narcissists fall out of love with themselves as they get older

When it comes to human foibles, there isn’t much that aging doesn’t cure. Most of us eventually grow out of all that petty self-puffery — the vanity, pride and arrogance of youth. But narcissism is a tough nut to crack….

City shuts down preschool's farm stand

At Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, outside of Atlanta, the young students do typical preschool things. They work on spelling and draw interesting creations, but they also get to play and learn in an amazing garden. The…

Scientists taught rats how to play hide-and-seek and they really got into it

Scientists don’t know exactly why rats are so fond of playing hide-and-seek. But, as a research paper published this week in the journal Science suggests, they really get into it — and they don’t do it strictly for food rewards….

​It's time to stop hugging your chickens

If you’re an urban or suburban chicken farmer, there’s a chance you may consider your egg-producing, feathered friends family. You may have even given your chickens names, and you certainly care about them deeply. But do you cuddle and kiss…

Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting

(University of Southern California) USC scientists discover coral pass beneficial algal symbionts to offspring to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures. The process occurs during reproduction sans nuclear DNA. It’s the first time this has been observed.

Our chicken just laid a $7,000 egg

Wondering what “Atlanta to Appalachia” is all about? It’s part of an occasional series about life in the wilds of West Virginia through the eyes of a couple who never dreamed they’d love it there. Read previous installments here. *…

Naomi Klein: ‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’

Why are you publishing this book now?I still feel that the way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too siloed from the other crises we face. A really strong theme running through the book is the links…

Cheetah cubs need best friends, too

There’s a long-held misconception that dogs and cats can’t be friends. You’d be surprised at how well they can get along sometimes. That’s what keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo were hoping when cheetah cub Kris was recently introduced to a…