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Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists

4 min ago from Physorg

It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people...

Large bale of marijuana washes up on Florida beach

4 min ago from UPI

A Florida man taking a morning walk on the beach made an unusual find -- a huge bundle of marijuana rolled up like a giant cigar.

Our Aging Scientific Workforce Raises Concerns

5 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get older in coming years. Economists...

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Words Inspire Cosmic Song and Music Video for Kids

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The inspiring words of Neil deGrasse Tyson are at the heart of a beautiful new song and space-themed music video for kids.

Nashville reporter without NCAA clips gets 'a little creative'

1 hour ago from UPI

A Nashville local news anchor charged with recapping the Elite Eight basketball games without NCAA clips decided to get "a little creative."

Children with poor vitamin B12 status early in life struggle more with tasks, recognition and interpreting feelings

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Small children with low levels of vitamin B12 had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s feelings.

Emotion: An important link to HIV prevention in black adolescents with mental illnesses

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with mental illnesses?

Police: 'No evidence' Westminster attack suspect linked to terrorists

2 hours ago from UPI

The Metropolitan Police Service said it has found "no evidence" the suspect in the attack in Westminster was linked to the Islamic State or al-Qaida.

Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 season preview: Loaded, but ailing, roster

2 hours ago from UPI

Spring training, a time associated with hopeful optimism, began with ominous familiarity for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jared Padalecki, wife Genevieve welcome third child

2 hours ago from UPI

Genevieve Padalecki shared a first photo of daughter Odette Elliott after welcoming the infant with "Supernatural" star Jared Padalecki on March 17.

Ezekiel Elliott, Rob Gronkowksi party shirtless in Miami

2 hours ago from UPI

Sophomore sprinting sensation Ezekiel Elliott has been on a roll lately when it comes to the party scene.

Drug development: Subtle steric differences reveal a model for Ni cross-coupling success

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a predictive model may enable challenging metal-catalyzed cross couplings reactions that are indispensable to drug development.

Why are primates big-brained? Researchers' answer is food for thought

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of anthropologists indicates. These results call into question “the social brain hypothesis,” which has posited that humans...

Conflict between the sexes maintains diversity in brain hormones

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus?  Whiles this stereotype is extreme and controversial, gender differences in behavior nonetheless are common in nature. Much variation in animal, including...

Language learning: 'Say it fast, fluent and flawless'

3 hours ago from Science Daily

A researcher explores the different functions of prefabricated phrases in young learners' oral language production. These phrases provided learners with an instrument to overcome their lack of knowledge, to improve...

Improving memory with magnets

3 hours ago from Science Daily

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence,...

The deep story behind ‘red state rage’

3 hours ago from Harvard Science

After Donald Trump won election as president in November, many pundits, pollsters, and political scientists pinned his surprise victory on the Democratic Party’s failure to anticipate the “red state rage” that drove rural...

Study finds social media course impacts online behavior in first-year medical students

4 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences found a majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media...

Israel's airstrike on Syria spooks Middle East

4 hours ago from UPI

Israeli warplanes carrying out airstrikes on a shipment of Iranian arms to Hezbollah guerrillas in Syria demonstrates the war's potential to inflame the region.

Watch: UNC March Madness hero Luke Maye goes to 8 a.m. class, gets standing ovation

4 hours ago from UPI

What is more impressive: sinking Kentucky in the Elite 8, or showing up for an 8 a.m. class less than 12 hours later 724 miles from the arena?

Can robots write meaningful news?

6 hours ago from Science Daily

Robots and computers are replacing people everywhere; doctors, pilots, even journalists. Is this leading to a dystopian society, or could it be something positive?

Florida alligator takes revenge on head-bopping golf ball

7 hours ago from UPI

An alligator at a Florida golf course took swift revenge on a ball that beaned it on the head by introducing the ball to its powerful jaws.

Is personal adversity contributing to political polarization?

7 hours ago from Science Blog

Unexpected life events ranging from illness to relationship stress can lead to political polarization, pushing moderates toward the spectrum’s extremes, according to a recently published study that’s breaking new ground...

Flexible working increases job satisfaction but it depends on how you arrange it

7 hours ago from Physorg

Research from Cass Business School and Cranfield School of Management has confirmed that flexible working can increase employee job satisfaction and organisational commitment.

35 years of chiptune's influence on electronic music

8 hours ago from Physorg

It can be hard to write about the music of videogames while we are bathed in the projected glory of today's high-definition, 4K, 60-frames-per-second photorealistic graphics. And given that in...

How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Priests?

9 hours ago from Live Science

Recent comments of Pope Francis suggest an openness to priestly marriage. A scholar shows how early church practices did not include mandatory celibacy for priests.

Opening a Window into the Minds of Language-Impaired Children

9 hours ago from Scientific American

Researchers are using eye-tracking technology to learn more about children afflicted with specific language impairment -- Read more on

Poor communication main cause of marriage, cohabitation breakdown

9 hours ago from Physorg

The most common reasons given for the breakdown of marriages or live-in partnerships in Britain are communication problems and growing apart, according to analysis by UCL researchers of the latest...