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The science of laughter – and why it also has a dark side

13 min ago from Physorg

When you hear someone laugh behind you, you probably picture them on the phone or with a friend – smiling and experiencing a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Chances are just...

London police shoot woman, arrest six in counter-terror raid

43 min ago from UPI

London's Metropolitan Police said it carried out a counter-terrorism raid in which officers arrested at least six people and shot a woman.

When people work together, they’re literally on the same wavelength, brain waves show

1 hour ago from LA Times - Science

Thanks to scientists who have ventured outside the laboratory, we have learned that tight-knit groups of females experience synchronized menstrual periods over time, that cohesive groups engaged in decision-making discount...

Variations in tuition at public universities have grown, masking the cost of attendance

5 hours ago from Physorg

Differences in undergraduate tuition rates by a student's degree program or year of study have become increasingly prevalent over the past 25 years, finds a study by New York University's...

Protesters storm Macedonia parliament after Albanian elected as speaker

9 hours ago from UPI

About 200 hundred Macedonian nationals stormed the parliament in Skopje and beat several lawmakers after an ethic Albanian was elected speaker, police said.

New Jersey third-graders find boa constrictor in classroom

11 hours ago from UPI

A 4-foot boa constrictor discovered by students in a New Jersey elementary school may have been drawn to the smell of the class pet, also a boa, officials said.

Strong parent connections enhance children's ability to develop healthy response to stress

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Children in low-income families have an increased chance of thriving when their caregiver relationships include certain positive characteristics, according to new research. Using data from more than 2,200 low-income families...

Can Facebook solve its violent video problem?

13 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

As more videos of slayings appear on the social network, the pressure is mounting for Facebook to gain control

Your Brain Waves May Show Whether You're Paying Attention in Class

14 hours ago from Live Science

You really can get on the same wavelength as someone else: In a new study, the brain waves of high school students synced up when they were highly engaged during...

Harvard professor recognized with portrait

14 hours ago from Harvard Science

A portrait of Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard, is now among the University-wide collection. To date, 17 portraits (including Patterson’s) have been commissioned and hung throughout the Harvard...

Kasich urges that political cooperation replace rancor

14 hours ago from Harvard Science

In a visit to Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich urged Americans to commit to finding common ground to make politics and government work more effectively. “We’re all focused on [President]...

Students 3D print prosthetic for disabled chihuahua

15 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

"I thought it was going to be a university with a 3D printer lab, but to find out it's high school kids – 14, 15 years old, who are just...

Crime and virtual punishment

15 hours ago from Physorg

When it comes to crime and punishment, how judges dish out prison sentences is anything but a game.

Bobcat chased pet dog through Texas woman's home

15 hours ago from UPI

A bobcat left a Texas woman in distress after chasing her pet dog into her home through an open back door.

Can early experiences with computers, robots increase STEM interest among young girls?

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and...

Staking self-worth on the pursuit of money has negative psychological consequences

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the US often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper suggest...

Sign reminds Little League parents: 'This is a GAME'

16 hours ago from UPI

A Wisconsin Little League program is targeting overzealous parents with a sign reminding them that their kids are "not being scouted by the Brewers today."

New study shows a positive side to worrying

17 hours ago from UPI

A new study by the University of California at Riverside shows there are many positive effects that can result from a person's worry.

Gender differences in depression appear at age 12

18 hours ago from Science Daily

A new analysis has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

'Southern Charm's' Cameran Eubanks expecting first child, a baby girl

18 hours ago from UPI

"Southern Charm" star Cameran Eubanks has announced on Instagram that she is expecting her first child, a baby girl.

Ellen DeGeneres celebrates 'Ellen' coming out episode 20 years later

18 hours ago from UPI

Ellen DeGeneres reflected on becoming the first-ever gay or lesbian TV lead in an interview with "Ellen" co-stars Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern.

New Orleans woman takes engagement photos with Popeyes chicken

18 hours ago from UPI

A Louisiana woman celebrated her love for fast-food chain Popeyes by taking engagement photos with boxes of fried chicken.

New analysis of brain network activity offers unique insight into epileptic seizures

19 hours ago from Science Daily

Little is known about which specific areas of the brain contribute to a patient's epileptic network or the roles these different areas play. As a group of researchers now reports...

New Apache helicopter participates in US-South Korean exercises

19 hours ago from UPI

The new South Korean version of the AH-64 Apache helicopter participated in war games with US forces on April 26th.

WCS Statement on Rerouted Nigeria Superhighway

19 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

NEW YORK (April 27, 2017) - The following statement is from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs: "We did it. The superhighway has been rerouted and wildlife...

Haim returns with music video for new song 'Right Now'

19 hours ago from UPI

Haim is back with a new single titled "Right Now" and an accompanying music video directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.

Jessica Biel on Justin Timberlake: 'He's a wonderful partner'

19 hours ago from UPI

Jessica Biel said husband Justin Timberlake has done nothing but support her "dark" role in the new USA Network series "The Sinner."

Speak up! Why some TV dialogue is so hard to understand

21 hours ago from Physorg

Within 24 hours of the first episode of wartime drama SS-GB being broadcast the BBC received 100 complaints. Viewers took to Twitter to vent their frustrations with the sound. Many...