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‘Othello’ still resonates 400 years later

2 days ago from Harvard Science

For one Harvard alumnus, it’s clear why the more-than-400-year-old story of doomed love between a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his bride is so relevant today. “The way in which...

Home buyers, low-income families likely feeling sting of shutdown

2 days ago from UPI

As the shutdown continues, home buyers, seniors and low-income families are feeling the pain of delayed mortgage approvals and housing reimbursements.

Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no

2 days ago from Science Daily

Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly between tasks.

Look: Scott Grimes, Adrianne Palicki 'so happy' to be engaged

3 days ago from UPI

Scott Grimes and Adrianne Palicki, who play Gordon Malloy and Kelly Grayson on "The Orville," plan to marry.

Watch: Alligator makes for unusual emotional support pet

3 days ago from UPI

A Pennsylvania man says his pet alligator is an emotional support animal, and he has been taking the reptile to visit the elderly.

Arab economic summit faces defections over concerns for Syria, Iran

3 days ago from UPI

The Arab Economic and Social Development summit in Lebanon this weekend has seen several heads of state drop out of the event, over concerns about Syria and Iran.

Technology near for real-time TV political fact checks

3 days ago from Physorg

A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable...

'Make love, not CO2': Swiss students march for climate action

3 days ago from Physorg

Thousands of school children and university students across Switzerland skipped class on Friday to march in the streets and demand climate action, telling politicians "There is no planet B".

Mother of 3-year-old killed by flu shares story, advocates for vaccine

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Caylee Donovan's three-year-old daughter died as a result of the flu. Now, she's sharing her daughter's story with others to help them make the right choices for their families.

Debate brews over ruling that sends Kitchener, Ont. nurse back to work after stealing drugs

3 days ago from CBC: Health

A Kitchener, Ont. nurse who was fired in 2016 after admitting to stealing and using opioids from the care home where she worked will get her job back. She'll also...

Kevin Hart in talks to star in live-action Monopoly movie

3 days ago from UPI

Kevin Hart is in talks with Lionsgate to star in a live-action film based on Hasbro board game Monopoly.

Viewpoints: should teaching students who fail a literacy and numeracy test be barred from teaching?

3 days ago from Physorg

Starting this month, teaching students who fail or haven't yet taken the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) will not be able to teach in Victorian schools....

Watch: Girl, 7, shows off hair cutting skills at barbershop

3 days ago from UPI

A barber in training at a Houston shop is drawing attention due to her high level of skill -- and the fact that she's only 7 years old.

'Riverdale' to stage 'Heathers: The Musical' in new episode

3 days ago from UPI

"Riverdale" stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse will tackle "Heathers: The Musical" in an episode in March.

A Spartan’s guide to crushing your 2019 fitness goals

3 days ago from LA Times - Health

If anyone can teach you how to keep going when the going gets tough, it’s Joe De Sena, endurance athlete and founder and chief executive of the grueling Spartan obstacle...

We tried it: A grueling fitness class inspired by the brutal Spartan Races

3 days ago from LA Times - Health

Why are Spartan events - and training for them - so popular? People often cite that human connection as what they like most. You can't go it alone. I was...

Frailty could make people more susceptible to dementia

3 days ago from Science Daily

New research suggests that frailty makes older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer's dementia, and moderates the effects of dementia-related brain changes on dementia symptoms. The findings suggest that frailty should...

Violence in PG-13 rated movies not linked to violence in US society

3 days ago from Science Daily

New research suggests that policy makers should remain focused on issues that have been demonstrated to impact criminal behavior, such as family environment, mental health, poverty and education.

Watch: Lakers' Michael Beasley forgets shorts when checking into game

3 days ago from UPI

Michael Beasley forgot one important thing when checking into the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder: His shorts.

Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and Social Behaviors

3 days ago from Science Blog

A new study in rodents has shown that the brain’s cerebellum—known to play a role in motor coordination—also helps control the brain’s reward circuitry. Researchers found a direct neural connection...

Ronda Rousey is Sonya Blade in new 'Mortal Kombat 11' gameplay trailer

3 days ago from UPI

WWE star Ronda Rousey is taking on the role of classic video game character Sonya Blade in "Mortal Kombat 11."

New Jersey priest charged in state's first case by Clergy Abuse Task Force

3 days ago from UPI

New Jersey officials said the first arrest has been made by its Clergy Abuse Task Force -- a team created months ago to prosecute abuse in the Catholic Church.

2017 Women's March solidarity events drew 100 times national protest average, study shows

3 days ago from Physorg

As the next Women's March approaches, a new study of the 2017 Women's March solidarity events led by University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Sociology Kraig Beyerlein is likely...

Former VA secretary Shulkin committed ethics violations, says government watchdog

3 days ago from UPI

Former Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin violated federal statutes and ethics regulations, the VA office revealed Thursday.

Overseas employees, get back to work: State Department

3 days ago from UPI

The U.S. State Department Thursday ordered diplomats and overseas employees furloughed by the ongoing partial government shutdown to return to work by Jan. 22.

Naturopaths still making 'unacceptable' number of dubious claims face minimum $500 fines

3 days ago from CBC: Health

B.C.'s naturopathic college is promising immediate action against practitioners who make false claims and spread anti-vaccination disinformation after finding an "unacceptable" number of violations of its policies.

Donald Trump denies military plane for Nancy Pelosi's Afghanistan trip

3 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump withdrew House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's access to the military plane for a weekend trip to visit troops in Afghanistan.

Can a critic-turned-believer sway others? The case of genetically modified foods

3 days ago from Science Daily

When an advocate for one side of an issue announces that he or she now believes the opposite, can that message affect others' views? Research shows that such a conversion...