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It's 2019 – where's my supersuit?

52 min ago from Physorg

I loved the "Thundercats" cartoon as a child, watching cat-like humanoids fighting the forces of evil. Whenever their leader was in trouble, he'd unleash the Sword of Omens to gain...

Look: Woman wins $10,000 while following bread delivery route

1 hour ago from UPI

An out-of-work Connecticut woman helping her boyfriend on his bread delivery route said a couple of lucky stops led her to a $10,000 lottery prize.

Watch: Firm offering to document fake vacations with fake photos

1 hour ago from UPI

A Nebraska-based business is offering to bolster social media pages with expertly faked photos of the user on vacations they never took.

DoD to conduct federal government background checks

1 hour ago from UPI

President Donald Trump has ordered the Defense Department to conduct federal government background checks instead of the Office of Personnel Management.

UMBC program to support diverse students in STEM successfully replicated at PSU, UNC

1 hour ago from Physorg

UMBC's Meyerhoff Scholars Program has been lauded as a national model for supporting diverse students in STEM fields. Other institutions across the United States have begun to ask if UMBC's...

Oxytocin analogs show promise for developing drugs for social behavior challenges

2 hours ago from C&EN

Effects of the analogs in mice genetically engineered to have autism- and depression-like symptoms lasted as long as 24 hours

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan cleared in ethics probe

2 hours ago from UPI

Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan has been cleared by the Pentagon's inspector general after an investigation into possible ethics violations involving ties to Boeing, his former employer.

'This is the face of the health-care crisis:' Woman issues plea to N.S. premier

3 hours ago from CBC: Health

Inez Rudderham posted an emotional video this week asking Stephen McNeil to “tell me there is no health-care crisis.” She said her cancer went undiagnosed for two years because she...

Urging party supporters to sign up for postal votes is ineffective

3 hours ago from Physorg

Research carried out by the University of Kent and Kings College London (KCL) into a common postal vote recruitment tactic found it to be ineffective in persuading people to change...

How cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Psychologists have studied how the application of the stress hormone cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. The researchers knew from earlier studies that extinction learning, which constitutes the foundation...

Florida public defender withdraws from Nikolas Cruz trial over life insurance payment

3 hours ago from UPI

Because confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz is entitled to $430,000 from a life insurance policy, he no longer needs a public defender, South Florida attorneys say.

Watch: Bradley Cooper suggests 'Star is Born' live reading with Lady Gaga

4 hours ago from UPI

Bradley Cooper hopes to reunite with his "A Star is Born" co-star Lady Gaga at an event in the future.

Buccaneers pick up fifth-year option on CB Vernon Hargreaves III

4 hours ago from UPI

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have picked up the fifth-year contract option on cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III.

Being too harsh on yourself could lead to OCD and anxiety

4 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study has found that people who reported intense feelings of responsibility were susceptible to developing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Trigger region found for absence epileptic seizures

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a neurological origin for absence seizures -- a type of seizure characterized by very short periods of lost consciousness in which people appear to stare blankly at...

Donald Trump turns the screw on Iran

4 hours ago from UPI

Donald Trump's decision to cancel the waivers enabling countries like Iraq, Turkey, India, Japan and China to keep purchasing Iranian oil without breaching sanctions has hammered the final nail into...

Watch: FKA twigs pole dances in 'Cellophane' video

5 hours ago from UPI

FKA twigs returns in an emotional and surreal video for "Cellophane," her first new single in three years.

DOJ: Prison populations fall with crime rate as drug sentencing declines

5 hours ago from UPI

The prison and jail populations have dropped 10 percent over the last decade, showing that changing attitudes on crime and sentencing are working, experts said.

The Momo Challenge: A digital ghost story

6 hours ago from Physorg

Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT, at the University of Plymouth, and Emma Bond, Professor of Socio-Technical Research, at the University of Suffolk, have worked together to analyse...

Preparing for a changing population — what it means to age successfully

6 hours ago from Science Blog

A paper by Columbia Mailman School’s John Rowe, MD, Julius Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, in the journal Health Affairs outlines the challenges we face as the U.S. becomes an...

Scouts BSA denies shielding sex abusers in 'perversion files'

6 hours ago from UPI

Responding to new accusations involving the sexual abuse of children, the Boy Scouts of America has said it hasn't shielded the names of any abusers who've been involved with the...

In photos: Moments from the Tribeca Film Festival

6 hours ago from UPI

Stars of film and television participate in the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City starting April 24 through May 5, 2019.

Hypersociability in Williams syndrome result of myelination deficits

7 hours ago from Science Blog

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that gene deletion or deficiency in neurons is responsible for the abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome (WS), a rare disorder affecting 1 in...

Who really hit the basketball out of bounds?

7 hours ago from Science Daily

When a basketball is knocked out of bounds, it matters who touched it last. Determining which player touched last is often not so simple but can have consequences, especially during...

Central American women fleeing violence find more trauma in seeking asylum

7 hours ago from UPI

The number of Central American women who make difficult, often harrowing, journeys to the United States to flee domestic and gang violence is rising.

Scouts BSA reject claims it's withheld names in 'perversion files'

7 hours ago from UPI

Responding to new accusations involving the sexual abuse of children, the Boy Scouts of America has said it hasn't shielded the names of any abusers who've been involved with the...

Watch: Madonna, Maluma fall in love in 'Medellin' music video

7 hours ago from UPI

Madonna and Latin music star Maluma begin a steamy romance that ends in marriage in the new music video for their collaborative song "Medellin."

Schadenfreude: Your pain is my gain

8 hours ago from Physorg

If someone in the workplace is mistreated, their colleagues may respond with empathy—or with schadenfreude. The latter emotion, according to a new study by the University of Zurich, occurs primarily...