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Mother alligator lunges at Florida tour guide for pointing at her babies

53 min ago from UPI

A mother alligator offered a sharp rebuke to an air boat tour guide pointing at her babies in the wetlands of Seminole County.

Even Penguins Have Children Who Won’t Leave the Nest

1 hour ago from NY Times Science

Even fully fledged chicks will hound their parents for food, researchers find.

A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals

1 hour ago from NY Times Science

A group of researchers created a ruse to draw attention to the seamy side of open-access journals, some of which will publish just about anything for a fee.

Jodie Sweetin and fiance Justin Hodak call it quits

1 hour ago from UPI

Jodie Sweetin's publicist has confirmed the "Fuller House" co-star is no longer engaged to Justin Hodak.

Matthew McConaughey to star in drug drama 'White Boy Rick'

2 hours ago from UPI

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern and Rory Cochrane are to star in "White Boy Rick," a film based on true events and set in 1980s Detroit.

Parents' perceptions play key role in teens' driving preparedness, study finds

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Overall, parents believe their teens are safer than other drivers. A new article offers insight into how parents can react when their teen gets licensed.

Last call for the phone booth?

3 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Yes, there's nothing like reaching out and touching someone from a phone booth. They used to be everywhere, but they are now rare coin-operated curiosities. Mo Rocca looks into the...

'Dr. Fraud' gets a lot of job offers, and songs to save a life to

6 hours ago from CBC: Health

Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health.

Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson roll into Match Play quarters

9 hours ago from UPI

AUSTIN, Texas -- World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, crowd favorite Phil Mickelson and surprising Soren Kjeldsen of Norway were among the easy winners Saturday morning.

New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

11 hours ago from AP Health

ATLANTA (AP) -- Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to...

Shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia

18 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study indicates that the causes of ALS/MND and schizophrenia are biologically linked. The scientists say that the new findings have major implications for how we classify diseases and...

Liam Payne, girlfriend Cheryl, celebrate birth of first child

20 hours ago from UPI

Former One Direction singer Liam Payne and girlfriend Cheryl Cole celebrated the birth of their first child, a son, on Wednesday.

Martin Clunes resumes filming 'Doc Martin' in Cornwall

1 day ago from UPI

Martin Clunes has returned to Cornwall film fresh episodes of his ITV dramedy "Doc Martin."

What the Heaven's Gate Suicides Say About American Culture

1 day ago from Live Science

Twenty years ago, the paranoia that consumed cults like Heaven's Gate existed on the margins of American society. Such beliefs in conspiracies has moved toward the center of our culture,...

Amanda Seyfried gives birth to her first child, a daughter

1 day ago from UPI

"Mean Girls" and "Mamma Mia!" star Amanda Seyfried has given to her first child, a daughter.

Ex-PSU president guilty of misdemeanor in Sandusky case, acquitted on felony counts

1 day ago from UPI

Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier was acquitted of two felonies Friday, but convicted on a misdemeanor count stemming from the school's sex abuse scandal.

Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol Have Academic Difficulties

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Despite greater awareness of the dangers of prenatal exposure to alcohol, the rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders remain alarmingly high. This study evaluated academic achievement among children known to...

Anti-aging breakthrough? This one looks authentic

1 day ago from Science Blog

Yes, there are too many reports the last few years of people announcing the end of aging.  But this, I feel, is the first time a drug has been discovered...

'Sure you want to send that photo?': Approaching the issue of sexual extortion with youth

Are you sure you want to send that photo? That’s the question the Uncertain Terms campaign is hoping teenagers will ask themselves before they send compromising photos that could be...

Should organ donor consent be assumed? N.L health minister not convinced

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Newfoundland and Labrador is looking at reforming how organ donation is done but the health minister says it's unlikely the province will adopt a system that assumes everyone is a...

Talented cat excels at cup and ball trick

1 day ago from UPI

A talented cat has mastered the cup and ball gambling trick known as the "shell game" or "old army game."

Tamron Hall on her former 'Today' job: 'It doesn't define me'

1 day ago from UPI

Tamron Hall dismissed the importance of "Today" to her life and career while discussing her departure from the NBC morning show.

Director of ‘A Quiet Passion’ talks Emily Dickinson ahead of Houghton screening

2 days ago from Harvard Science

Terence Davies comes to the Harvard Film Archive Monday for a screening of “A Quiet Passion,” his new biopic on Emily Dickinson. The 71-year-old British screenwriter and director, a careful craftsman himself, has...

Chris Pratt says he's not 'impervious' to 'body shaming'

2 days ago from UPI

"Jurassic World" star Chris Pratt responded to criticism of his "skeletal" figure with a candid message and a photo of a T-Rex skull.

Vanessa Hudgens: 'I completely lost contact' with Zac Efron

2 days ago from UPI

Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens confessed she no longer talks to ex-boyfriend and "High School Musical" co-star Zac Efron.

The Foehn feeling

For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

University history uncovered in Harvard Square restaurant

2 days ago from Harvard Science

It normally takes one or two days for a demolition team to gut out an old store to prepare it for a new owner, but something stopped one rugged crew in its...

Manafort to testify before House Intel panel on Russia

2 days ago from UPI

Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump's campaign, will interview with the House intelligence panel for its probe of Russia's election interference.