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Waterlogged Venice reels from highest tide in 50 years

Italy’s sinking city is struggling after the highest tide in more than 50 years hit Venice on the night of Nov. 12. The “Alta Acqua” (high tide water) rolled in late Tuesday night, peaking at about six feet in the…

​The link between chronic illness and shame

Chronic illnesses take a toll on both the body and mind. Not only is there suffering and sickness, but many people with chronic illness or pain often experience depression as well. Feelings of sadness are normal, but there’s one feeling…

Can a glut of fake horns save real rhinos?

Soon, anyone looking to buy a rhino horn on the black market will have a new problem on their hands. How to tell a real horn from a fake. In a bid to save the imperiled rhino, scientists have designed…

What ailments does medical marijuana help?

People talk a lot these days about medical marijuana. On the most recent count, 33 states plus Washington, D.C., have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana. Cannabis as a health treatment is lauded for illnesses ranging from cancer to migraines,…

Documentary shines a light on how service dogs are helping veterans heal

When veterans return from combat, many can’t leave behind the terrors they witnessed. In the U.S., roughly 22 veterans commit suicide every day — or one every 65 minutes — according to a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs….

A Tribute To Paradoxes

One of the most dramatic paradoxes relates to climate change: we tell our children we love them and while doing so, we actively decide to live a life that loads their future with unprecedented tragedy, pain, and destruction. 

10 reasons swearing is good for you

There’s something about a good curse word that has a healing effect. Whether it’s a G-rated oath or a full-scale f-bomb, profanity helps in some situations, and science backs that up. Researchers say there are plenty of ways that cursing…