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Increasing Aridity and Land-Use Overlap Have Potential to Cause Social and Economic Conflict in Dryland Areas

1 hour ago from Newswise - Scinews

According to a paper published recently in Ecosphere, Drylands are of concern because broad-scale changes in these systems have the potential to affect 36 percent of the world's human population.

At Phi Beta Kappa ceremony, a call to empathy

1 hour ago from Harvard Science

What is the cultural price of progress? That was the overarching question posed to graduates during Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises Tuesday at Sanders Theatre. In the powerful morning ceremony kicking off Commencement...

Lizards may be overwhelmed by fire ants and social stress combined

1 hour ago from Physorg

Lizards living in fire-ant-invaded areas are stressed. However, a team of biologists found that the lizards did not exhibit this stress as expected after extended fire ant exposure in socially...

More than play: Can video games train sailors and marines?

2 hours ago from Physorg

Blasting video game zombies, aliens and gangsters might not seem intellectually stimulating, but current research shows these computerized conflicts actually sharpen a range of cognitive skills—including better multitasking, increased attention...

DOJ ethics experts clear Mueller as special counsel

3 hours ago from UPI

Justice Department ethics experts cleared Robert Mueller as special counsel although his former law firm has clients possibly linked to his investigation.

This social media site ranked worst for mental health

3 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

New research looks at the positive and negative effects of major social media platforms on young people's health

Gallup: Belief God created humans at record low

3 hours ago from UPI

A record-low percentage of U.S. adults believe that God created humans in their present form, according to a Gallup survey.

Sheldon Richardson: New York Jets see addition by subtraction of Brandon Marshall

3 hours ago from UPI

Brandon Marshall is no longer a member of the New York Jets, but the well-traveled wide receiver remained a talking point for former teammates after organized team activities Tuesday.

Narwhals Use Tusks to Stun Prey, Drone Footage Reveals

3 hours ago from Live Science

New video footage revealed the narwhal tusk's violent purpose.

Alabama woman finds opossums sleeping in her drawers

4 hours ago from UPI

An Alabama woman who found an opossum napping in her dresser drawer said she found a second opossum in another drawer the next day -- followed by a third.

Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to deny Russian collusion evidence

4 hours ago from UPI

Intelligence director Dan Coats declined to say whether Donald Trump asked him to deny there was collusion between his campaign and Russia during the election.

Danielle Staub of 'Real Housewives' engaged to Marty Caffrey

4 hours ago from UPI

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub reportedly said "yes" to Marty Caffrey while filming Season 8.

Grad brings fight to end human trafficking from Uganda to Kennedy School

4 hours ago from Harvard Science

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. From the day of her birth in Uganda, Agnes Igoye confronted a world where girls were not valued....

Ex-CIA chief: 'Russia brazenly interfered in our elections'

5 hours ago from UPI

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan told House legislators Russia "brazenly interfered" in the 2016 presidential election and he was concerned about the influence.

Dual gait testing may be early predictor of dementia

5 hours ago from UPI

Researchers in a new study found gait and cognitive testing may be an effective predictor of progression to dementia in older adults.

Brie Bella details the birth of newborn daughter Birdie in new video

5 hours ago from UPI

Brie Bella has shared the story behind the birth of her newborn daughter Birdie and how she endured 21 hours of labor.

DHS: Nearly 629K visitors overstayed U.S. visas in 2016

5 hours ago from UPI

The DHS said it suspects 628,799 visitors of remaining in the U.S. after overstaying their visas, which is 1.25 percent of all students, workers and tourists.

Study: DNA may have only modest impact on sexual assault arrests

5 hours ago from Physorg

Most arrests in sexual assault cases occur before crime laboratory results are available, a new study found, suggesting that DNA testing may influence arrests in just a small number of...

Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths

5 hours ago from Physorg

Although at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as deviant leisure activities, fulfilling...

Cowbird moms choosy when selecting foster parents for their young

5 hours ago from Physorg

Brown-headed cowbirds are unconventional mothers. Rather than building nests and nurturing their chicks, they lay their eggs in the nests of other species, leaving their young ones to compete for...

Ashlee Simpson shares photo from 'fun' family outing

6 hours ago from UPI

Ashlee Simpson enjoyed a trip to Universal CityWalk with husband Evan Ross, son Bronx and daughter Jagger.

Lady Gaga goes topless for Naomi Campbell's birthday

6 hours ago from UPI

Lady Gaga wished "American Horror Story: Hotel" co-star Naomi Campbell a happy 47th birthday by sharing a topless photo of herself cooking.

Superstar athletes, teams mourn Manchester victims

6 hours ago from UPI

Athletes from around the world took to social media to pay respect to the 22 victims and their families from Monday's Manchester Arena bombing.

School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schools

7 hours ago from Physorg

Despite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty students. A Supreme...

'Worst kind of helplessness': Family struggles to find support for autistic, self-harming teen

8 hours ago from CBC: Health

A northern Ontario family is desperately searching for help after being told their severely autistic, nonverbal teenage daughter will not be able to return to her community care residence because...

Minnesota thrift store finds marijuana in bag of kids clothes

9 hours ago from UPI

Police in Minnesota said they are seeking to "reunite" whoever accidentally donated 4 ounces of marijuana to a second hand children's clothing store.

Los Angeles Rams focus on improved passing game

9 hours ago from UPI

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams have multiple objectives as they begin OTAs. First and foremost is getting second-year quarterback Jared Goff on to the right track early.

Astronaut Leland Melvin Celebrated for Work Championing Women

9 hours ago from Space.com

Leland Melvin, the NFL football player turned NASA astronaut, now spends his days inspiring women and minorities to pursue careers in STEAM fields.