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Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis, Snoop Dogg to judge 'Roast Battle II'

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Karen Butler Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik and John Mayer are to serve as celebrity judges for "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II: War of the Words."

Number of women who take maternity leave has stalled

2 hours ago from Science Daily

The number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed in 22 years despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, a new study found. During the same time,...

Why George W. Bush and his rain poncho are trending on social media

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Karen Butler George W. Bush is trending on social media after photos went viral of him struggling to put on a plastic rain poncho during Donald Trump's inauguration.

Psychologists ask: What makes some smart people so skeptical of science?

5 hours ago from LA Times - Science

In Washington, D.C., revelers and protesters are marking the ascendance of a new president and the populist movement he says he has mobilized. Some 1,600 miles away in San Antonio, thousands of...

All climate change references deleted from the White House website

19 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

A dramatic shift in language foreshadows a dramatic shift in policy

Stress may explain digestive issues in kids with autism

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HealthDay News New research suggests the gastrointestinal problems children with autism often experience may stem from a heightened response to stress.

Many women with eating disorders do recover, study finds

19 hours ago from UPI

Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News The media often portrays women with anorexia and bulimia as untreatable, and sadly, in about one-third of cases that may be true, new research suggests.

Science 'Trumped' by belief: Bob McDonald

20 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Donald Trump has stated clearly that he believes climate change is a hoax and that vaccines cause autism, two topics that have been clearly proven by science to be untrue....

Al Gore stays mum on Trump meeting, says 'it's not the last'

21 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Speaking to a packed auditorium at the Sundance Film Festival following the premiere of his new climate change documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, former U.S. vice president Al...

Britney Spears on new beau Sam Asghari: 'He is really cute'

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Annie MartinJan. 20 (UPI) -- Britney Spears recalled how she and boyfriend Sam Asghari met on the set of her "Slumber Party" music video.

Nick Lachey enjoys the 'craziness' of having three kids

22 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinJan. 20 (UPI) -- 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey discussed his home life after welcoming son Phoenix with wife Vanessa Lachey in December.

Could Eating Chili Peppers Help You Live Longer?

22 hours ago from Live Science

People who eat chili peppers may have a lower risk of dying over a two-decade period, a new study finds.

Baby hedgehog transfixed by big pink balloon

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Ben HooperJan. 20 (UPI) -- A pet owner shared video of a curious baby hedgehog getting worked up while playing with a big pink balloon.

Photo of teen 'eating' ramen from toilet creates stir online

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Daniel UriaJan. 20 (UPI) -- A pair of teens from Washington created a stir online by pretending to eat ramen from a toilet bowl.

'This has not been an easy journey': Saskatoon woman welcomes review into sterilization

1 day ago from CBC: Health

A Saskatoon woman who says she was sterilized against her will is welcoming the launch of an external review of the Saskatoon Health Region's tubal ligation policies.

Cinemax picks up 'King of the Hill' creator Mike Judge's animated country music series

1 day ago from UPI

Daniel UriaJan. 20 (UPI) -- Cinemax has greenlit a new animated series from, "Beavis & Butt-head" and "King of the Hill" creator Mike Judge.

If Trump Keeps His Promise on Paid Family Leave, Will Working Women Feel They Can Take It?

1 day ago from Scientific American

An analysis reveals that the percentage of new mothers who use family leave has remained flat since 1994 -- Read more on

Melania Trump's gift to Michelle Obama came in Tiffany's box

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Eric DuVallJan. 20 (UPI) -- Incoming first lady Melania Trump maintained a tradition, offering outgoing first lady Michelle Obama a gift as the couples met for coffee at the White...

Women’s cognitive decline begins earlier than previously believed

1 day ago from Science Blog

FINDINGS UCLA researchers have found that mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. The study, which followed the same group of healthy women for 10...

Chief asks: Could courts force Canada to spend more on First Nations suicide prevention?

1 day ago from CBC: Health

It's time for First Nations leaders to consider a class action suit against the federal government on behalf of Indigenous youth who have died by suicide, says Isadore Day, the...

Dennis Hastert wants $1.7M back from sex abuse accuser

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Andrew V. PestanoJan. 20 (UPI) -- Dennis Hastert, imprisoned on charges of fraud and lying to federal agents, is looking to get $1.7 million back from one of his sexual...

No. 3 UCLA routs Arizona State 102-80

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The Sports Xchange Arizona State tried time and time again to get back into the game, but No. 3 UCLA had enough firepower to blow by the Sun Devils 102-80...

Cuba Gooding Jr. files for divorce from wife Sara Kapfer

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Wade SheridanJan. 20 (UPI) -- Cuba Gooding Jr. has filed for divorce from wife Sara Kapfer after more than 20 years of marriage.

For teens, a higher minimum wage could be an effective form of birth control

1 day ago from LA Times - Science

It doesn’t work to stop pregnancy like the birth control pill or an intrauterine device. But for teenage girls flipping burgers, sorting widgets or working retail, a bit more bling...

Most Women Who Freeze Their Eggs Don't Use Them

1 day ago from Live Science

Egg freezing has been touted as a way for women to put off having children. But few women who freeze their eggs actually end up using them, a new study...

Viruses Overheard Talking to One Another

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

For the first time, viruses have been found to communicate with one another, leaving short "posts" for kin and descendants. The messages help the viruses reading them decide how to...

$70,000 worth of cocaine found inside Jamaican beef patties

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Daniel UriaJan. 19 (UPI) -- A passenger traveling from Jamaica to New York was found carrying a box of Jamaican beef patties filled with four pounds of cocaine.

[Book Review] Born this way?

1 day ago from Science NOW

How and why do the sexes differ? And why do we care? Few questions generate as much controversy and debatein both scientific and public arenas. In her book Testosterone Rex:...