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When faced with tough choices, your brain secretly tips the scales

1 week ago from PopSci

Science Why choosing between popcorn and Pringles doesn't paralyze us all. Previous research has clearly shown that people come to feel satisfied with most...

Young patients have trouble getting private talks with doctors

1 week ago from UPI

Only half of young people in the U.S. ever get private time with their doctors, according to a new study.

Malta allows 49 African migrants inland after 19 days at sea

1 week ago from UPI

Malta on Wednesday allowed 49 men, women and children to enter the country after spending 19 days on rescue ships.

Accused Kentucky shooter Gregory Bush pleads not guilty to hate crimes

1 week ago from UPI

A man accused of killing two people in what authorities described as a racially motivated shooting at a Kentucky Kroger has pleaded not guilty to hate crimes.

Sex toys all the buzz at Vegas tech show

1 week ago from Physorg

From the printing press and the VCR to virtual reality sex, adult entertainment has always been a major catalyst driving innovation and reshaping technology for the benefit of the porn...

Nicole Kidman recalls 'intense' connection with Keith Urban

1 week ago from UPI

Nicole Kidman recalled the moment she knew Keith Urban was the love of her life and her future husband.

Artificial Sweeteners, Not Good, Not Bad

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Sugar substitutes offered no health benefits, but they didn’t do any harm, either, a review of studies found.

Study finds women and men are equally effective at wage-labor negotiations

1 week ago from Physorg

The gender pay gap in the United States persists across all demographics and industries, according to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a leading voice in promoting equity and...

Diane Kruger pleads for infant daughter's privacy

1 week ago from UPI

Diane Kruger made an emotional appeal after paparazzi photos emerged of her baby girl with "The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus.

Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' video passes 1B views on YouTube

1 week ago from UPI

Lady Gaga reached 1 billion views on YouTube with her music video for "Bad Romance" amid her latest award show wins.

Study: Immigrant kids deliberately build STEM skills

1 week ago from Science Blog

U.S. immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new findings from scholars at Duke...

Study finds link between voter preference for Trump and bullying in middle schools

1 week ago from Science Blog

Bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had supported Hillary...

Former Israeli minister pleads guilty to spying for Iran

1 week ago from UPI

Former Israeli official Gonen Segev said Wednesday he spied for Iran in a plea bargain that could land him in prison for 11 years.

Insomnia has many faces

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have revealed that there are five types of insomnia. Type 1 scores high on many distressing traits such as neuroticism and feeling down or tense. Types 2 and 3...

Are your Facebook friends making you feel sick?

1 week ago from Science Daily

As social networking activity has become pervasive, researchers have been taking a closer look at its impact on our psychological and physical health.

Voter preference for Trump linked to bullying in middle schools

1 week ago from Science Daily

Bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had supported Hillary...

School counselors reflect on their experience following student deaths

1 week ago from Science Daily

When five school counselors who were part of a counseling team were interviewed to learn how they professionally and personally experienced the deaths of multiple students in one year in...

Ontario father struggles with grief after running over and killing daughter

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Jason Butler's two-year-old daughter Foster died in a Hamilton hospital several days after he accidentally ran over her with his truck, and now he's struggling to cope with the grief.

Twitter sentiment

1 week ago from Physorg

Sentiment analysis is an increasingly important part of data mining, especially in the age of social media and social networking where there is endless opinion and commentary that could be...

New Caledonian crows found able to infer weight of an object by watching how it behaves in the wind

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers with members affiliated with the University of Auckland, the University of Cambridge, Bertha von Suttner University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human...

El Paso strained by government shutdown, migrant policies

1 week ago from UPI

A week into the new year, El Paso, Texas, is feeling the twin strains of the U.S. immigration crackdown and the partial shutdown of the federal government.

Buccaneers trade for ex-Cardinals coach Bruce Arians

1 week ago from UPI

Bruce Arians will be the next coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the team traded for his rights from the Arizona Cardinals.

Study shows younger children and chimps less likely to make irrational decisions when social comparison is in play

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Yale University and the University of Göttingen, has found that older children are more likely to make...

Childhood stress of mice affects their offspring behavior

1 week ago from Physorg

Russian neuroscientists report that the stress experienced by mice during their first weeks of life affects not only them, but also their offspring. The data will help to understand how...

Reimagining information processing

1 week ago from Physorg

Because technology is a part of our everyday lives, it may be difficult to imagine what the future of technology will look like, let alone what it has the potential...

Phys Ed: Mind May Trump DNA in Exercise and Eating Habits

1 week ago from NY Times Health

If you tell people they have a genetic predisposition to a low capacity for exercise or a tendency to overeat, their bodies start to respond accordingly.

School counselors reflect on their experience following student deaths

1 week ago from Physorg

When five school counselors who were part of a counseling team were interviewed to learn how they professionally and personally experienced the deaths of multiple students in one year in...

Kosher high-tech office lures Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox

1 week ago from Physorg

The office in central Jerusalem at first glance resembles many other start-ups—until you notice the religious books and entrepreneurs in traditional black suits.