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Virtual schools face rocky start — with delays, confusion and technical problems

2 days ago from CBC: Health

Some parents might have envied provinces with e-learning options this fall, but getting virtual schools off the ground has proven to be challenging, with parents feeling left in the dark,...

COVID-19, risk and rights: The 'wicked' balancing act for governments

2 days ago from Physorg

COVID-19 has caused a global public health emergency, a global economic emergency, and a global human rights emergency. The crisis is detrimentally affecting all recognized human rights in every country.

Taylor Hanson, wife Natalie expecting 7th child

2 days ago from UPI

Taylor Hanson and his wife, Natalie Hanson, shared the "surprise" news that they are expecting their seventh child.

Column: One family's COVID-19 nightmare shows the pandemic's unjust burden on Latinos in California

2 days ago from LA Times - Health

If you're Latino in California, even if you have the luxury of a white-collar job, it's almost a certainty that COVID-19 will stalk the life of someone you love.

Cardi B files for divorce from Offset

2 days ago from UPI

"WAP" rapper Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset amid new rumors the Migos rapper cheated.

Claims Conference survey: Over 60% of millennials, Gen Z adults lack knowledge of Holocaust

2 days ago from UPI

According to a new survey, nearly two-thirds of young American adults are not aware that 6 million Jewish victims died during the Holocaust -- and some even believe they themselves...

Why didn't these L.A. hotels house homeless people? A new report offers some answers

2 days ago from LA Times - Health

The city's report looked at hotels in L.A. that received taxpayer assistance or were built on city land. None of them took part in Project Roomkey.

Denver overcomes 3-1 series deficit for 2nd time in NBA playoffs, eliminates LA Clippers

2 days ago from UPI

For the second time in the 2020 NBA playoffs, the Denver Nuggets have finished off their opponent by winning three straight elimination games after falling behind in the series three...

Scientific American supports Joe Biden in 1st-ever presidential endorsement

3 days ago from UPI

For the first time in Scientific American's 175-year history, the popular science magazine has made an endorsement for president, urging its readers Tuesday to vote for former Vice President Joe...

Slower growing chickens experience higher welfare, commercial scale study finds

3 days ago from Physorg

Slower growing broiler chickens are healthier and have more fun than conventional breeds of birds, new evidence from an independent commercial scale farm trial has shown. The study carried out...

Can connecting passengers leave the airport? Your COVID-19 travel questions answered

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Why can’t you get a COVID-19 test instead of quarantining after travel? Can connecting passengers leave the airport? Your questions answered.

Two men charged with hacking U.S. websites in retaliation for Soleimani's death

3 days ago from UPI

The Justice Department said it has indicted two men on charges connected to the hacking of dozens of websites in retaliation for the U.S. assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

FBI: Murders climbed amid a decrease in violent crime in 2020

3 days ago from UPI

Murder rates in the United States increased drastically during the first six months of the year while other violent crimes such rape and robbery offenses dropped, the FBI said in...

Ransomware attack hits Newhall schools, halting online classes

3 days ago from LA Times - Health

A ransomware attack at the Newhall School District over the weekend has put online learning on hold for roughly 6,000 students.

Future autonomous machines may build trust through emotion

3 days ago from Science Daily

Research has extended the state-of-the-art in autonomy by providing a more complete picture of how actions and nonverbal signals contribute to promoting cooperation. Researchers suggested guidelines for designing autonomous machines...

A look at how Trump’s pointed rhetoric binds him to his tribe — and it to him

3 days ago from Harvard Science

As the presidential race enters its final weeks, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both hope to compel voters to the polls by drawing contrasts with their opponent, swapping barbs intended...

Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer's at risk of falls

3 days ago from Science Daily

Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia, according to a new...

Higher Education Was Already Ripe for Disruption. Then, COVID-19 Happened.

3 days ago from Science Blog

Back in the spring, when COVID-19 was emerging around the world and leading to widespread shutdowns, schools at all levels had to adapt quickly. Classes went online. Students were sent...

Watch: Treasure visits beach in 'I Love You' video teaser

3 days ago from UPI

K-pop group Treasure shared a preview of its video for "I Love You," a song from its single album "The First Step: Chapter Two."

Watch: 16-year-old uses both hands to write 40 words in one minute

3 days ago from UPI

A 16-year-old girl in India is seeking Guinness World Records recognition for her latest accomplishment: writing 45 words in one minute by using both hands at the same time.

Pink reflects on 'awful' and 'wonderful' aspects of marriage

3 days ago from UPI

Pink candidly discussed her relationship with Carey Hart and how couples therapy has been "worth it" for their marriage.

How the brain creates the experience of time

3 days ago from Science Daily

On some days, time flies by, while on others it seems to drag on. A new study from JNeurosci reveals why: time-sensitive neurons get worn out and skew our perceptions...

Teacher stress linked with higher risk of student suspensions

3 days ago from Science Daily

Just how stressed are teachers? A recent Gallup poll found teachers are tied with nurses for the most stressful occupation in America today. Unfortunately, that stress can have a trickle-down...

In first, Scientific American magazine endorses Biden

3 days ago from Physorg

For the first time in its 175-year history, US magazine Scientific American has endorsed a White House candidate, saying Tuesday it wanted Democrat Joe Biden to prevail because President Donald...

Gender harassment and institutional betrayal in high school take toll on mental health

3 days ago from Physorg

High school students who endure gender harassment in schools that don't respond well enter college and adulthood with potential mental health challenges, according to a University of Oregon study.

Watch: Idaho men take on Guinness record for party blower toots

3 days ago from UPI

A pair of Idaho men broke a Guinness World Record when together they managed 108 toots from party blowers in 1 minute.

Risk gene for Alzheimer's has early effects on the brain

3 days ago from Science Daily

A genetic predisposition to late-onset Alzheimer's disease affects how the brains of young adults cope with certain memory tasks. Researchers find are based on studies with magnetic resonance imaging in...

People react better to both negative and positive events with more sleep

3 days ago from Science Daily

New research finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day -- and they don't find as much joy in the...