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October 10, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: You never hear anything about ozone depletion anymore. Have we solved this problem and, if so, why can’t we get a handle on global warming as well? –Lia Smith,Reno, NV More...

SAVVY SENIOR

A Cheap Death: How to Donate Your Body to Science

Dear Savvy Senior,  What can you tell me about body donation programs? With little to no savings, I’m looking for a free or cheap way to dispose of my body after I die.  Old and Broke   Dear Broke,  More...

Reduce Eye Damage from Computer Screens

According to a 2015 report published in the Daily Mail, many people spend more time on their devices than they do sleeping. More...

TRIVIA

The average person's hair will grow approximately 590 inches in a lifetime.  The average person loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.  The average person drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime. More...

Helping Youngsters Find Hobbies

Much like adults can benefit from participating in hobbies, children can reap rewards from engaging in hobbies. According to the Child Development Institute, hobbies give children a chance to express themselves. More...

Plan, Plant in Fall for Three Months of Spring Color

It’s time to think spring and get busy planning and planting for months of colorful blooms.  The key to getting a continuous parade of spring flowers is to plant bulbs that bloom at different times. More...

TRIVIA

There’s an octopus city off the coast of Australia. “Octlantis” is home to about 15 octopods who built their dens with beer bottles and leftover shells from their prey. More...

Take Steps to Lower Risk of Liver Cancer

Between 2004 and 2015, liver cancer incidence increased 46 percent in Michigan. More...

Apple Cider Vinegar Cures Variety of Ills

Vinegar is a fermented liquid made from a wide array of ingredients that’s used primarily to preserve and flavor food. The uses for vinegar, however, are almost as extensive as the variety of flavors available.  More...

Follow Quick Tips to Prevent Spread of Forest Pests

October is Firewood Awareness Month, and Michigan is joining the U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Nature Conservancy to encourage smart firewood choices that protect forests and landscape trees.  More...

Dental Products Abound for Infants, Toddlers

These days, even the local grocery store has many dental products on the shelf, and parents may find it challenging to figure out what is really needed for their infant or toddler. More...

Kids Korner

Activity on the Sun’s surface creates a type of weather called space weather. More...