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Annie’s Sells Out to General Mills for $820 Million

Annie’s Sells Out to General Mills for $820 Million

It’s a sad week for many bunny fans as news of Annie’s acquisition by General Mills makes waves. According to an Annie’s press release, General Mills has swooped in and bought up the

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The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice in newborns is a common condition, particularly in preterm infants and babies less than a week old. However, jaundice is sometimes hard to see, which is why a team of physicians and engineers

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Too Much Screen Time May Prevent Kids from Being Able to Read Facial Emotions

Too Much Screen Time May Prevent Kids from Being Able to Read Facial Emotions

It’s no secret that kids spend far too much time sitting in front of screens and plenty of research says this growing screen addiction is far from healthy. Now though, new research out of the

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Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

In a recent study led by Duke University, 100% of mothers and children tested were positive for TDCIPP, a common flame retardant in furniture. Research shows that TDCIPP is a very likely carcinogen to

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‘Story Time from Space!’ Astronauts Read Stories from The International Space Station to Kids Around the World!

‘Story Time from Space!’ Astronauts Read Stories from The International Space Station to Kids Around the World!

Form an orderly queue, kids. Same goes for you too, parents! It seems that every budding astronaut’s wildest dreams really have come true. With the new Story Time From Space program you can soon

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ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

Scientists recently reported that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to possible health problems linked to antibacterial products. The research, presented at the 248th National

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Cindy Crawford Pulls Her Two Kids Out of Malibu High School Due to Concerns Over Toxic Chemicals in the Classrooms

Cindy Crawford Pulls Her Two Kids Out of Malibu High School Due to Concerns Over Toxic Chemicals in the Classrooms

As we recently reported in a previous post, a coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, scientists, experts, public figures and environmental groups from across the U.S., collectively

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Second Graders Start ‘Dr. Seuss Wants You!’ Campaign to Raise Money for their School Library

Second Graders Start ‘Dr. Seuss Wants You!’ Campaign to Raise Money for their School Library

When Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California, lost its library last year due changes in the school district, two of the plucky second graders who attend the school decided to do something about it.

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Designers Breathe New Life into an Old School Library in Los Angeles, Revitalizing an Increasingly Obsolete Space

Designers Breathe New Life into an Old School Library in Los Angeles, Revitalizing an Increasingly Obsolete Space

Leafing through the pages of a library book to garner information is becoming an almost archaic notion in an age when students have instant access to endless information via a few clicks and swipes of

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Policy Paper Says Wildlife Decline is Triggering Violent Crime and Child Labor Worldwide

Policy Paper Says Wildlife Decline is Triggering Violent Crime and Child Labor Worldwide

According to a new policy paper led by UC Berkeley researchers, published in Science, worldwide decline of wildlife populations may be directly linked to increases in conflict, organized crime and child

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Millions of LEGO Pieces Lost at Sea are Washing Up on British Beaches

Millions of LEGO Pieces Lost at Sea are Washing Up on British Beaches

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U.S. Kids are Showing Widespread Acceptance of New, Healthier School Lunches

U.S. Kids are Showing Widespread Acceptance of New, Healthier School Lunches

Feeding kids healthier meals at school has been a major uphill battle for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). First of all, it took a whopping 15 years for the USDA to even kick off

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EPA Proposes Ban of HFCs in Cars & Grocery Stores to Help Halt Global Warming

EPA Proposes Ban of HFCs in Cars & Grocery Stores to Help Halt Global Warming

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced a proposal that would ban the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) where climate-friendly alternatives are available instead. HFCs are a group

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Research Links Popular Pesticides to Declining Bird Population

Research Links Popular Pesticides to Declining Bird Population

New research that some are dubbing a second “Silent Spring” shows that neonicotinoid insecticides have an adverse effect on non-target invertebrate species, such as birds. Neonicotinoids

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New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced a bill that would ban Bisephenol-A, (BPA) from all food packaging. Reps. Lois Capps (Calif.) and Grace Meng (N.Y.), along with Sen. Ed Markey

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Child Laborers May Have Made Your Samsung Smartphone

Child Laborers May Have Made Your Samsung Smartphone

Over 20,000 individuals took action with Green America in March, asking the Apple company to improve labor conditions in its supplier factories, and it turns out Apple is listening! Now Green America

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C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

According to a new study, infants born via Cesarean section as opposed to vaginal birth, may experience epigenetic changes. Epigenetics are factors that can influence genetics. Basically, epigenetic

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Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Over the years, in the quest to find out what, if any one thing causes Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), most researchers have been stumped. Now however, scientists from 13 institutions around the world,

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