During an experiment, marketing professor Remi Trudel noticed a pattern in what his volunteers were recycling versus throwing in the garbage. He then went through his colleagues' trash and recycling bins at Boston University for more data.
He found the same pattern, says NPR's Shankar Vedantam: "Whole sheets of paper typically went in the recycling, but paper fragments went in the trash."
Same type of paper, different shapes, different bins.
As Republicans try to figure out how to defund President Obama's health care law, some members of the party are attacking Obamacare on other fronts, too.
One House committee is investigating groups that were contracted to educate people about how to enroll, and the tactics are slowing down preparation for the rollout of the health care exchanges scheduled next Tuesday.
As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles continues to grow, a state legislator says it is imperative that laws are put in place to protect the privacy rights of citizens from unwarranted surveillance by the government.
Moore Republican Rep. Paul Wesselhoft held a study on the use of drones Thursday before the House Energy and Aerospace Committee.
The U.S. Senate resumed consideration Thursday of the House continuing resolution to fund the government for the next fiscal year that begins Tuesday.
But Oklahoma's junior U.S. Senator says he won't vote for any continuing resolution. Speaking to MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says CRs don't allow managers at federal agencies any opportunity for long-term planning.
Oklahomans will be able to shop for and purchase insurance on the new health insurance exchange created under the federal Affordable Care Act beginning Oct. 1. Under the law, most Americans will be required to have health insurance coverage by Jan. 1, 2014, or face a tax penalty.
Many people are uncertain how much it will cost to purchase insurance through the exchange, or if they will be eligible for subsidized coverage or Medicaid.
Environmentally-conscious waste disposal has been a mainstream movement for nearly half-a-decade, but journalist Emma Marris says conservation in the modern era can go beyond the mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker says the nation "did everything possible" to stop a 4-year-old Cherokee girl from being transferred to her adoptive parents in South Carolina.
Baker released a statement Wednesday about the custody transfer of 4-year-old Veronica. The Cherokee Nation and Veronica's biological father, tribal member Dusten Brown, had been fighting with the toddler's adoptive parents to keep Veronica in Oklahoma.