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Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90

18 hours ago from AP Science

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that...

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

20 hours ago from Physorg

HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company.

Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?

1 day ago from Live Science

Nascent supremacists are like atoms missing a proton. They're lacking something socially or emotionally, and white supremacist groups step in to fill the void.

White supremacists use a decision tree to affirm or discount the results of DNA tests

1 day ago from Physorg

Now that science can determine a person's racial and ethnic origins from a cheek swab, those devoted to ideas of racial "purity," are employing methods of mind games and logic...

Mathematical model helps explain C. elegans decision-making process

1 day ago from Physorg

The C. elegans roundworm sees by eating, sucking in big gulps of bacteria to learn about its surrounding environment. As researchers watched, they noticed an odd pattern marked by "bursts"...

Working to Close the Breast-Feeding Gap

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person.

'A broken system': Why workers are fighting mandatory mail-order drug plans

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Denying workers a choice in where they can buy their prescription drugs can save companies money, but many workers say the choice is simply too important.

On This Day: Reform Party nominates Perot for president

1 day ago from UPI

On Aug. 17, 1996, the Reform Party nominated Texas businessman Ross Perot for president.

Computer scientists use music to covertly track body movements, activity

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated how it is possible to transform a smart device into a surveillance tool that can collect information about the body position and movements of the user, as...

PayPal drops white nationalist accounts

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Payments firm says its service may not be used to support groups that promote "hate, violence or racial intolerance"

Facebook bans white nationalist over hate speech

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Mark Zuckerberg says social networking company will monitor extremist rallies and "take down threats of physical harm"

Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr announces new music career

1 day ago from UPI

Derek Carr is the highest-paid player in the NFL. Now the Oakland Raiders quarterback is testing out a music career.

Women coders respond to ex-Googler Damore: Nope.

1 day ago from Physorg

The ex-Google engineer fired for suggesting women are innately less apt at computing has doubled down on his criticism of diversity efforts, suggesting programs to bring women and girls into...

Why teens take risks: It's not a deficit in brain development

1 day ago from Science Daily

A popular theory in neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex explains teenagers' seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. But an extensive literature review finds that much of the...

Japanese bar employs monkeys as waiters

1 day ago from UPI

A Japanese bar is attracting attention from tourists due to the fame of its most popular waiters -- macaque monkeys.

Girls' Generation tops Billboard world chart with new album

1 day ago from UPI

K-pop group Girls' Generation celebrated the success of their 10th anniversary album, "Holiday Night."

Why loneliness can be as unhealthy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Marci O'Conner, a Quebec mother of two teenagers, struggles with her confident, independent self and recurring loneliness — feelings that psychologists say are increasingly posing public health challenges.

Death of baby dolphin triggers outrage in Spain

1 day ago from Physorg

Spanish animal lovers reacted with fury on Wednesday after a baby dolphin approached a holiday beach, where it died as bathers played with it and took pictures.

Heather Heyer remembered for 'passion' at memorial service

1 day ago from UPI

The 32-year-old victim run down by a car during a protest in Charlottesville, was remembered as a passionate woman during her memorial service Wednesday.

Stop thinking your wife is bad with money

1 day ago from Science Daily

When a husband thinks his wife spends too much money, whether it's reality or perception, financial and marriage problems follow, a new study warns.

Duterte calls police killing of 32 in Philippines drug raids 'good'

1 day ago from UPI

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte described the killing of 32 people in drug raids as "good.

'Flip or Flop' star Christina El Moussa files for divorce

1 day ago from UPI

Christina El Moussa responded to Tarek El Moussa's divorce filing by requesting spousal support and joint custody of their children.

Odell Beckham Jr. 'speechless' after seeing himself 'auctioned' off on ESPN

1 day ago from UPI

Many high-profile athletes criticized ESPN for running a fantasy football auction with very poor optics.

Dolly Parton to release her first children's album

1 day ago from UPI

Dolly Parton will release the children's album "I Believe in You" to benefit her Imagination Library charity.

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory: Don't Try to Photograph the Eclipse. Take Pictures of These Instead.

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Unless you have specialized equipment, a tripod, and some good post-production skills, your photos of the eclipse will be mediocre at best--and you risk ruining your phone. Take pictures of...

What to do with Confederate statues? See what Russia did

1 day ago from UPI

Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history?

10-year-old girl stole car from YMCA for joyride with friends

1 day ago from UPI

A young girl in North Dakota stole a car from a local YMCA to take a ride around town with her friends.

Paris Hilton: 'I could have been like' Princess Diana before sex tape

1 day ago from UPI

Paris Hilton told Marie Claire her sex tape with Rick Salomon robbed her of becoming like her "elegant" role models.