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World Jan 15

The last decade was the hottest on record

2019, the second-warmest year on record, capped off a decade plagued by raging wildfires, melting ice and extreme weather that researchers have repeatedly tied to human activity.

Health Jan 13

A swallowtail butterfly on a flower. Image by Rob Liptak/Ohio Lepidopterists
How immersing yourself in nature benefits your health

A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how…

Jan 11

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A neuroscientist lays out the keys to aging well

As a neuroscientist, professor emeritus of psychology, musician and best-selling author, Daniel Levitin has extensively studied the brain and its impact on aging. His latest book, "Successful Aging," explores the questions: what happens in the brain as we age and…

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