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The El Dorado fire still burns, but the pandemic has made 'gender reveals' hotter than ever

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Gender reveals are having a moment, as parents-to-be turn to social media and advancing medical technologies to celebrate at a distance

Advances in Research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

1 week ago from Science Blog

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are the broad range of neurodevelopmental and physical effects that result from prenatal exposure to alcohol. People with FASD may have facial abnormalities and growth...

Video: Advice from an astronaut

1 week ago from Physorg

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano provides words of wisdom to young people on how investing their time wisely today can help build a better tomorrow.

Anthony Rapp, another actor file suit in NYC accusing Kevin Spacey of child sex assault

1 week ago from UPI

Two men have filed a civil lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey, accusing the two-time Oscar winner of sexual assaulting them when they were teenagers in the 1980s.

Diana Rigg, 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Avengers' actress, dies at 82

1 week ago from UPI

Diana Rigg, who played Olenna Tyrell on "Game of Thrones" and Emma Peel on "The Avengers," died Thursday.

Iran's secular shift: New survey reveals huge changes in religious beliefs

1 week ago from Physorg

Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution was a defining event that changed how we think about the relationship between religion and modernity. Ayatollah Khomeini's mass mobilization of Islam showed that modernisation by...

How immigrants expand the U.S. economy

1 week ago from Physorg

In the United States, the economic impact of immigration is a lightning-rod topic that sparks strong feelings on both sides. Opponents have long held that immigrants take away jobs from...

Children transitioning from care to adult life are being badly let down – and falling prey to criminal gangs

1 week ago from Physorg

Across the UK, thousands of children are living in unregulated accommodations, designed to help them transition from living in care to an independent life as adults. But a lack of...

Few US students ever repeat a grade but that could change due to COVID-19

1 week ago from Physorg

With in-person instruction becoming the exception rather than the norm, 54% of parents with school-age children expressed concern that their children could fall behind academically, according to a poll conducted...

Brandi Glanville: Denise Richards can't 'pick and choose' what is shown on 'RHOBH'

1 week ago from UPI

Brandi Glanville discussed her alleged affair with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Denise Richards following the Season 10 reunion.

Researchers discover how worms pass knowledge of a pathogen to offspring

1 week ago from Physorg

When humans see their children about to eat something they oughtn't, we can simply tell them, "Don't eat that. It'll make you sick." Those who listen to this advice are...

Politicians prosecuted for their statements do not risk electoral loss

1 week ago from Physorg

Sentenced or not, a politician prosecuted for statements made does not risk electoral loss due to a criminal case. However, the trust in politics drops, reveals international Vidi research from...

Labor Dept.: 884,000 in U.S. file new jobless claims; unemployment ticks up

1 week ago from UPI

Another 884,000 U.S. workers have filed for new unemployment benefits, the Labor Department said in its weekly report Thursday.

COVID-stricken pastor could barely breathe. He kept fighting for the right of Black people to vote

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Black voters in Wisconsin, a crucial battleground state, face growing threat of disenfranchisement in a pandemic election, says Souls to the Polls leader.

Emotional Labor Is a Store Clerk Confronting a Maskless Customer

1 week ago from Scientific American

The preeminent sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild discusses the control over one’s feelings needed to go to work every day during a pandemic -- Read more on

New York gynecologist charged with sexual abuse

1 week ago from UPI

Prosecutors have charged a former Columbia University gynecologist with sexually abusing six victims, including a minor, under the guise of performing medical procedures over nearly two decades.

Factors linked to college aspirations, enrollment, and success

1 week ago from Physorg

A recent study has identified certain factors associated with a greater likelihood that a high school student will decide to attend college, enroll in college the fall semester immediately following...

Study provides insights on bouncing back from job loss

1 week ago from Physorg

Stress associated with job loss can have a host of negative effects on individuals that may hinder their ability to become re-employed. A new study published in the Journal of...

Body cameras may have little effect on police and citizen behaviors: study

1 week ago from Physorg

A recent analysis published in Campbell Systematic Reviews indicates that body cameras worn by police do not have clear or consistent effects on officers' use of force, arrests, or other...

U.S. revokes visas of 1,000 Chinese students, academics

1 week ago from UPI

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a late May presidential proclamation targeting academics and students accused of having ties to China's...

'No going back' to racist past, L.A. civic leaders say of post-COVID future

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

A new report paints a dark picture of racial and economic inequity in Los Angeles and recommends an overhaul

Trump acknowledged seriousness of COVID-19 privately to Bob Woodward in early February

1 week ago from CBC: Health

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged in February he knew how deadly and contagious the novel coronavirus was but played it down because he did not want to create a panic,...

The Marshmallow Test Revisited

1 week ago from Science Blog

When kids “pass” the marshmallow test, are they simply better at self-control or is something else going on? A new UC San Diego study revisits the classic psychology experiment and...

Did Columbus really introduce syphilis to Europe?

1 week ago from Physorg

Explorer Christopher Columbus, long blamed for bringing syphilis to Europe from the New World, may have gotten a bad rap, new research suggests.

F-1 Doctors help international students to U.S. med schools

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Applying to medical school is an undeniably complicated process, but Azan Virji discovered that it’s even tougher when you’re an international student. The Tanzanian applicant’s options were slim, even though he already had...

Lockdowns Increase Domestic Violence and Potential Harm to Fetuses

1 week ago from Science Blog

One in four women in this country have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. And that’s before the COVID-19 pandemic created domestic hothouses for additional potential abuse due...

Lecturer takes laptops and smart phones away and musters student presence

1 week ago from Science Daily

A Danish university lecturer experiments with banning screens in discussion lessons. A new study looks at the results, which include greater student presence, improved engagement and deeper learning.

Biological roots for teen risk-taking: Uneven brain growth

1 week ago from Science Daily

Why do some adolescents take more risks than others? Research suggests that two centers in the brain, one which makes adolescents want to take risks and the other which prevents...