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Crimea death toll rises to 20; authorities question if shooter acted alone

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A 20th person died Thursday as a result of a mass shooting and explosion at a school in Crimea.

‘Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

It’s hard to find material online countering white supremacists’ claims that genetic research backs their beliefs up. I wanted to find out why.

A Wave of Child Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

Rockefeller University Hospital said it has credible allegations of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children with growth problems.

Panel discusses the rulings that took the most effort, biggest toll

3 hours ago from Harvard Science

It’s uncommon for judges to speak publicly about their hardest cases, the ones that tested their impartiality and independence and exerted an emotional toll. In the new book “Tough Cases,” 13 trial judges...

Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83

3 hours ago from NY Times Science

Despite facing racism and sexism, she became the first person to design a Navy ship using a computer program. She was recognized nationally only later in life.

DoJ investigating Pennsylvania clerical sex abuse

4 hours ago from UPI

The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed two Catholic dioceses in a probe into the child sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church of Pennsylvania.

PETA supporters go topless in NYC to oppose outfitter Canada Goose

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Activists covered in "bloody body paint" demonstrated topless in New York City on Thursday to protest outfitter Canada Goose over the treatment of animals.

Study finds racial disparities in student debt increase after young people leave college

4 hours ago from Physorg

Racial disparities in student debt between blacks and whites may perpetuate the racial wealth gap according to a study in the online first edition of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

Report: Former OSU star Bosa to be ready for pre-draft workouts

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Former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa should be healthy enough to participate in workouts prior to the NFL Draft.

ALCS: Astros' hopes rest with Verlander in Game 5

5 hours ago from UPI

HOUSTON -- The dire moments are casually familiar for Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander, who many seasons ago assumed the responsibility bestowed upon a staff ace.

Social media for medical journals operates in 'wild west,' needs more support to succeed

6 hours ago from Physorg

Much of the published medical research goes unread by the general public and medical community, despite being largely funded by the federal government and private foundations. To reach more people,...

Indiana couple seeking author of message in a bottle

6 hours ago from UPI

An Indiana couple is trying to track down the author of a message in a bottle that traveled 250 miles down the Wabash River.

Israeli court overturns deportation of Lara Alqasem

6 hours ago from UPI

Israel's high court ordered the release of a U.S. student prevented from attending college due to her alleged connection to a Palestinian movement.

The more equal women and men are, the less they want the same things, study finds

6 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Imagine an egalitarian society that treats women and men with equal respect, where both sexes are afforded the same opportunities, and the economy is strong. What would happen to gender...

Government corruption tops 5th annual Chapman University survey of American fears

6 hours ago from Physorg

More Americans are afraid than ever, according to the 5th annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears. The 2018 survey revealed that government corruption remains Americans' primary concern, and the...

Facebook cybersecurity executive talks election "war room"

6 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

The social media giant says the "war room" will streamline decision-making if midterm threats emerge

Relationship of gender differences in preferences to economic development and gender equality

6 hours ago from Science NOW

Preferences concerning time, risk, and social interactions systematically shape human behavior and contribute to differential economic and social outcomes between women and men. We present a global investigation of gender...

Facebook not legally liable in case where killer posted shooting video online

7 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The posting of a video showing a 74-year-old man's shooting death on Facebook is raising questions about whether social media sites and their users have a role to play in...

Bee social or buzz off: Study links genes to social behaviors, including autism

7 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study found that the social lives of sweat bees -- named for their attraction to perspiration -- are linked to patterns of activity in specific genes, including ones...

Norway PM Erna Solberg apologizes to 'German Girls' for post-WWII treatment

7 hours ago from UPI

Norway has formally apologized to Norwegian women who were vilified after World War II for having relationships with German soldiers after the Nazi invasion.

ICE relying on jails and prisons to net illegal immigrants

7 hours ago from UPI

Workplace raids have sparked fear in immigrant communities. But most ICE arrests rely on a tactic developed during the Bush administration: pickups at jails.

'Geek Girl' gamers are more likely to study science and technology degrees

7 hours ago from Science Daily

Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, according to new research.

Neo-colonial attitudes to security in war-torn nations out-of-date and unhelpful

7 hours ago from Science Daily

Developed countries imposing their own Security Sector Reform (SSR) processes onto nations recovering from war often rely on entrenched colonial attitudes with no guarantee of success. Researchers looked at the...

Meijer customer says Catholic pharmacist denied her miscarriage meds

8 hours ago from UPI

A Michigan woman says a Meijer pharmacist, citing his religious beliefs, refused to fill her prescription during a miscarriage.

Study links genes to social behaviors, including autism

8 hours ago from Physorg

Those pesky bees that come buzzing around on a muggy summer day are helping researchers reveal the genes responsible for social behaviors. A new study published this week found that...

'Geek Girl' gamers are more likely to study science and technology degrees

8 hours ago from Physorg

Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, according to new research from...

Peter Dinklage helped Jamie Dornan learn 'Fifty Shades' lines

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"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage said he ran lines with Jamie Dornan prior to the actor's reshoots for "Fifty Shades Freed."

Kristen Bell questions message of 'Snow White' to daughters

9 hours ago from UPI

"Frozen" star Kristen Bell expressed concern about "Snow White" and its depiction of strangers and consent.