20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

By: Sofia Adamson/Waking Times  Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to personal health and that it directly contributes to myriad societal problems including violence and drunk driving. We also know that the alcohol industry is exceptionally lucrative while at the same time the…

France’s Effort To Steal America’s Climate Scientists Is Working

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Back in February, before his successful election as the President of the French Republican, Emmanuel Macron had a message for Americans beleaguered federal scientists: come to France. Eventually, details emerged of a program, mischievously entitled “Make Our Planet Great Again,” that set aside $69 million and four-year-long research grants for climate scientists that took their…

Dog Helps Kids Testify Against Abusers — Because He Knows Exactly What They’ve Been Through

By: Jessica Peralta/The Dodo  With scars wrapping his white muzzle, the 5-year-old Siberian husky is a picture of true resilience. Not only has he overcome his emotional scars, but he now spends his days helping others like himself — children who’ve suffered physical and sexual abuse. “Patriot’s work with abuse victims stems from his understanding and empathy…

A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Is Headed For Human Trials In 2018

By: Chelsea Gohd/Futurism TYPE 1 DIABETES By the year 2050, it’s anticipated that in the U.S. alone, 5 million people will be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). This autoimmune disease, which affects children and adults,  is currently unable to be prevented or cured. In order to manage T1D, people with the condition must constantly monitor their blood glucose levels and manage those levels…

Africa Set To “Leapfrog” Over Coal And Choose Renewable Energy Instead

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Despite America’s temporary lack of leadership on the climate crisis, there is a good chance that a prolonged catastrophe can be avoided. Thanks to a combination of market forces, an unprecedented surge in climate activism, and the increasingly concrete global cooperation on the issue, renewable energy is proliferating across the planet like never before. Much…

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