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Kenyan opposition leader calls for strike after disputed election

1 week ago from UPI

Raila Odinga, Kenya's opposition leader, has called for a day of mourning and for his supporters to strike over the disputed results of a general election.

Deep Sleep Reinforces the Learning of New Motor Skills

1 week ago from Science Blog

The benefits of a good night’s sleep have become widely known, and now neuroscientists at UC San Francisco have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep....

Risk for Regretted Sex Heightened Among Women High in Alcohol Sensitivity

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Heavy drinking can have a number of negative consequences, including sex that is later regretted. Low sensitivity (LS) to alcohol's effects - which characterizes the person who can "drink...

Trump Plans to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

1 week ago from NY Times Health

The declaration would help direct more financial resources and attention to the drug problem in communities across the country.

Music therapy may not lead to big benefits for kids with autism

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Children with autism spectrum disorder don't benefit from the addition of music therapy on top of their usual treatments, an international clinical trial suggests.

'Ego-dissolving' psychedelic drugs could assist with mental health

1 week ago from Science Daily

The altered state of consciousness and temporary lack of ego that results from using psychedelic drugs could help some mental health patients recover from their symptoms, according to academics.

Playing with your brain

1 week ago from Science Daily

Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action...

Like father like son? How we balance work, family life may be learned from our parents

1 week ago from Science Daily

The extent to which we prioritize work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study.

Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content, and not with noise

1 week ago from Science Daily

For babies every moment is a new experience -- until the infant brain organizes the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar...

Denver Broncos rookie OT Garett Bolles earns first-team nod

1 week ago from UPI

The Denver Broncos have been insistent that nothing would be given to first-round draft pick Garett Bolles, wanting him to earn his way on the offensive line.

Baltimore Orioles top Los Angeles Angels despite Mike Trout's milestone

1 week ago from UPI

The Baltimore Orioles blew out the candles on Mike Trout's birthday cake.

Broadway star Barbara Cook dead at 89

1 week ago from UPI

Broadway legend Barbara Cook, known for starring in musicals such as "The Music Man" and "She Loves Me," has died at the age of 89.

U.N. report: Venezuelan protesters facing 'systematic' excessive force

1 week ago from UPI

The U.N. said it found evidence of human rights violations and "widespread and systematic use of excessive force" amid anti-government protests in Venezuela.

Boomer Esiason on CTE: All football players 'probably' have it

1 week ago from UPI

Retired NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason said Monday on his WFAN radio show "Boomer & Carton" with Craig Carton that he believe he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, during...

High-tech ideas to fix opioid crisis compete for Ohio grants

1 week ago from AP Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A call by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) for scientific breakthroughs to help solve the opioid crisis is drawing...

Violent news videos can be a moral motivator, says researcher

1 week ago from Physorg

Violent news events present editors with a troubling journalistic decision: How much of the violence, if any, should the audience see as part of the story?

Colin Kaepernick rally planned at NFL headquarters, Spike Lee lends support

1 week ago from UPI

Film director Spike Lee is using social media to invite fans and supporters to gather in support of unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick this month.

NI former-paramilitaries can help deter future generations

1 week ago from Physorg

Former paramilitaries in Northern Ireland still hold powerful political convictions, but most have accepted the peace process and many are determined to use their experiences to demythologise the past and...

Highly skilled workers more likely to have control over their working day

1 week ago from Physorg

People in high-skilled jobs and supervisory roles are more likely to enjoy control over their working hours, new research from a University of Kent expert in work-life balance shows.

Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan scheme

1 week ago from Physorg

The British government's initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England...

Is Caster Semenya playing fair?

1 week ago from CBC: Health

She's one of the most dominant athletes in track and field, but two-time world and Olympic champion Caster Semenya has certain physical advantages that some feel are unfair. The question...

Refugee entrepreneurs 'keep business alive' in upstate New York

1 week ago from UPI

As the local population in Buffalo, N.Y., declines, advocates hope refugees can reinvigorate the city's economy.

RCMP plan to launch study on operational stress, PTSD in Mounties

1 week ago from CBC: Health

The RCMP is seeking a team of researchers to study the physical and mental markers of post-traumatic stress disorders in officers.

Hacking cybersecurity to anticipate attacks

1 week ago from Physorg

Imagine two groups at war. One defends every attack as it comes. The other anticipates threats before they happen. Which is more likely to win?

Multi-nutrient rice against malnutrition

1 week ago from Physorg

ETH researchers have developed a new rice variety that not only has increased levels of the micronutrients iron and zinc in the grains, but also produces beta-carotene as a precursor...

Sinead O'Connor says she is suicidal in Facebook video

1 week ago from UPI

Sinead O'Connor has released a video on Facebook announcing that she is suicidal and living at a New Jersey Travelodge.

Gender quotas can work but it depends on how employees feel about them

1 week ago from Physorg

If you think your boss is in her position only because of a gender quota and not because of merit, it could affect the work you do for her.

Shot in the Dark: College Students Don't Know How Strong Their Drinks Are

1 week ago from Live Science

WASHINGTON — Do you know how much alcohol is in your drink? If you're making a judgment based on taste and smell alone, you may miss the mark, a new...