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Fewer American kids reading for pleasure, report says

Fewer American kids reading for pleasure, report says

Reading has declined drastically among American children with large section saying they read for pleasure just once or twice a year, a report released by Common Media Sense states. A meta-analysis of seven surveys and various tests by public and private groups show that overall reading among pre-adolescents and youngsters has gone down tremendously in the last 30 years. The ... Read More »

Robotic Deep-sea Vehicle Lost on Dive to 6-Mile Depth

Robotic Deep-sea Vehicle Lost on Dive to 6-Mile Depth

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. local time (10 p.m. Friday EDT), the hybrid remotely operated vehicle Nereus was confirmed lost at 9,990 meters (6.2 miles) depth in the Kermadec Trench northeast of New Zealand. The unmanned vehicle was working as part of a mission to explore the ocean’s hadal region from 6,000 to nearly 11,000 meters deep. ... Read More »

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) celebrates and brings attention to bird migration, one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas. IMBD began in 1993 and is now hosted at more than 600 sites from Canada to Argentina. Environment for the Americas, with the collaboration of international sponsors and partners, fosters bird conservation education in the Western Hemisphere ... Read More »

Valerie Harper : Senate panel holds hearing on cancer research

Valerie Harper : Senate panel holds hearing on cancer research

Valerie Harper, who rose to fame on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Rhoda” will head to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to advocate on behalf of fellow cancer survivors during a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Harper, who was initially diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, found out last year her cancer had spread to her brain. Read More »

Researchers find the Black Death had a silver lining

Researchers find the Black Death had a silver lining

The first Black Death plague which killed millions of people in medieval Europe was good for the health and longevity of generations following it, according to US research. Nearly 600 skeletons from 1347-1351 were studied from London cemeteries to find out whether the deaths of frail people combined with rising living standards after the disease cleared resulted in a healthier ... Read More »

Energy drinks consumption linked to smoking, Study

Energy drinks consumption linked to smoking, Study

Adolescents who drink sports drinks could have an increased risk of participating in unhealthy behavior such as cigarette smoking and excessive screen media use. Data has shown a decrease in the prevalence of sports drink and soda consumption, but energy drink consumption has nearly tripled in adolescents in recent years, an Elsevier news release reported. Read More »