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  1. USPS To Release First-Of-Its-Kind Stamp For Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

    06.19 / 21:36 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoTo celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse, the U.S. Postal Service is releasing its first thermochromic stamp.The stamp reacts to heat. Touching it reveals an image of the moon, and as it cools, it turns back to black.SEE MORE: Just How Popular Is August's Total Solar Eclipse Going To Be?The back of the stamp shows the path of the eclipse across the continental U.S.It mimics what we can expect to see during the celestial event. As the moon passes in front of the…
  2. Study Looks Into Child Gun Deaths –– An American Health Crisis

    06.19 / 16:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoFederal researchers have released their most comprehensive report yet on gun violence and children. Gunshot wounds are the third-leading cause of death among those under 17.  The study found guns killed an average of 1,300 children per year from 2012 to 2014. And firearms wounded another 5,700 each year during the same time period. The researchers say boys, teenagers and black children have the greatest chances of being victims.For older…
  3. Just How Popular Is August's Total Solar Eclipse Going To Be?

    06.19 / 12:38 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoOn Monday, Aug. 21, it'll get dark during the day. For a few minutes, the moon will orbit perfectly between Earth and the sun and cause a total solar eclipse.It's been 38 years since this last happened in the continental U.S., and this one will probably create even more of a buzz: Millions of people in 14 states will see the sun blacked out — and that's before we count the millions of others who will travel to see it."We don't have a precedent for this, so it's h…
  4. Making Fruits And Veggies Cheaper Could Save A Lot Of American Lives

    06.18 / 21:40 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoCardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S.There have been a couple of suggestions on how to fix that, and one of the most common is a "soda tax."But taxing sugary drinks might not actually be the best approach. A new study suggests the best way to fight cardiovascular disease is to make fruits and veggies cheaper.The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that a subsidy on produce could save over 150,000 lives by 2030. That would make…
  5. Former WH Staffers Say Trump Doesn't Care About HIV/AIDS Council

    06.18 / 20:43 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoSix members left the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. They say it's because President Donald Trump doesn't care about it.The former members published an article in Newsweek titled "Trump Doesn't Care About HIV. We're Outta Here."The article notes Trump hasn't appointed a leader to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and the office's website was taken down and never replaced — two examples the group uses as evidence of Trump's apathy.The "final s…
  6. 84 Great Danes Rescued From 'Squalid' Puppy Mill

    06.18 / 16:56 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoEighty-four Great Danes were rescued from a suspected puppy mill in New Hampshire thanks to the Humane Society of the United States and local police.Rescuers described arriving at a terrible scene that smelled like feces, raw chicken and ammonia. The dogs had little access to food or water and many had trouble walking without sliding on the dirty floors. The Humane Society describes puppy mills as "inhumane commercial dog breeding facilities." Often the mills…
  7. The US Has A New Personal Best For Renewable Energy Use

    06.17 / 21:20 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoRenewable energy just set a new record in the U.S.The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports wind and solar power generated over 10 percent of electricity for the first time ever in March.Wind and solar only averaged about 7 percent of total electricity generation in 2016.Breaking down March's record, wind accounted for 8 percent, while solar brought in 2 percent. But last year, in some states, wind and solar made up significantly more than 10 percent of…