Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

The Lush Billion-Tree Spectacle of China’s Great Green Wall

A desert doesn’t sound like the most promising place to plant a tree. Yet, since 1978, China has planted at least 66 billion of them across its arid northern territories, hoping to transform its sandy steppes and yellow dunes into … Continue reading

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Here Are The Worst Traffic Hotspots In America

Traffic on the coasts is very bad, but you probably already knew that! Here, though, are the spots where it’s very specifically bad, like I-95 from Exit 133A to Fairfax County Parkway in Virginia, which, a new study says is … Continue reading

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Hulu Drops Prices Just as Netflix Raises Theirs

Hulu’s cutting its subscription price, just in time for the fall television season, and right after Netflix’s own subscription price hike. The best part? Both new and returning Hulu subscribers can take advantage of the promotional discount. The promotional discount, … Continue reading

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Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical ‘glue’ for closing wounds

Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, … Continue reading

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Amazon reportedly wants one-time access to your home for deliveries

The extensive lengths Amazon goes to deliver packages can be stymied by a different kind of last-mile problem: Thieves nabbing stuff left on the doorstep. To combat these so-called ‘porch pirates,’ Amazon is considering a new program that would give … Continue reading

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Dirty Birds Are Refining Climate Models

Enterprising researchers working at the Field Museum in Chicago dusted off a collection of Horned Larks to get a better look at the dirt trapped in their wings. That’s because these birds, some more than a century in age, together … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Works by ‘Re-Wiring’ the Brain, Evidence Suggests

Acupuncture is a form of traditional medical therapy that originated in China several thousand years ago. It was developed at a time bereft of tools such as genetic testing or even a modern understanding of anatomy, so medical philosophers did … Continue reading

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