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China Just Tested a Hypersonic Weapon That Could Launch Nukes at 6 Times the Speed of Sound

1 week ago from Space.com

The successful launch puts China "shoulder to shoulder" with the U.S. and Russia in the hypersonic nuke race.

Early mediation leads to better outcomes, study says

1 week ago from Physorg

A new study from researchers at Singapore Management University (SMU) has identified three crucial factors that influence the likelihood of a case being settled through mediation. According to the study,...

Well-being of 'left behind' children in Kyrgyzstan focus of study

1 week ago from Physorg

Growing up can be hard no matter what a family's circumstances, but it is often more so for children living in the Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia, one of the...

Okinawa governor who opposed U.S. base relocation dies

1 week ago from UPI

The Okinawa governor who became known for his critical views of the U.S. military on the Japanese island died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer.

Carrie Underwood expecting baby No. 2 with Mike Fisher

1 week ago from UPI

Carrie Underwood said she's "over the moon" to be having another baby with husband and former NHL player Mike Fisher.

How to trigger innate fear response?

1 week ago from Science Daily

There are two types of fear: learned versus innate. The latter is known to be induced without any prior experience and is thus naturally encoded in the brain. A research...

Gina Rodriguez engaged to actor Joe LoCicero

1 week ago from UPI

"Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez said she's "very, very blessed" to be marrying Joe LoCicero.

At Edinburgh Fringe, a Spotlight on Mental Health

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Even as many performers focus on psychological well-being in their work, the grueling annual event can take a toll.

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app.

Do mothers' parenting attitudes & behaviors change with their first- and second-born?

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research reveals that mothers hold similar views and attitudes when parenting their first and second children, but their parenting behaviors with their two children differ.

'It's human life': Woman with schizophrenia deteriorated after bed-bug infestation

1 week ago from CBC: Health

A Moncton man is speaking out after his sister with schizophrenia was left in her apartment for days without her caregivers and deteriorated so much she's now in a catatonic...

How the town of Inuvik, N.W.T. went from 1 doctor to 11, in just 6 years

1 week ago from CBC: Health

'It would be a win for any rural community,' says David Maguire, with the N.W.T. health authority. Doctors point to recruiting, work-life balance and making community connections as reasons to...

Despair as crippling drought hammers Australian farmers

1 week ago from Physorg

A crippling drought is ravaging vast tracts of Australia's pastoral heartlands, decimating herds and putting desperate farmers under intense financial and emotional strain, with little relief in sight.

Jerry O'Connell says Kelly Ripa prepped him for talk-show career

1 week ago from UPI

"Carter" and "Sliders" actor Jerry O'Connell is crediting "Live!" star Kelly Ripa with guiding him towards a second career as a talk-show host.

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Razak charged with money laundering

1 week ago from UPI

Najib Razak was charged with three counts of money laundering Wednesday in relation over alleged links to multibillion-dollar state fund scandal.

Pentagon bars fitness trackers, geolocation services in some high-risk and sensitive areas

Military troops and other defence personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to...

Early mediation leads to better outcomes

1 week ago from Science Daily

The sooner a case is referred to mediation the better, according to the first empirical analysis of mediation in Singapore's courts.

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana possession

1 week ago from UPI

Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway's off-field troubles have extended into the professional ranks.

Credits Extension School with helping her career and confidence

1 week ago from Harvard Science

It wasn’t just a master’s of liberal arts in software engineering that Lena Hajjar of Stoughton, Mass., walked away with. The Harvard Extension School graduate credits her work there as a confidence-builder. Now...

Got the 'drunchies'? New study shows how heavy drinking affects diet

1 week ago from Science Daily

After seeing an ad in a campus newspaper promoting unhealthy late-night foods, researchers decided to look at a sample of college students to better understand how drinking affects what they...

Police rescue Indonesian woman held captive for 15 years

1 week ago from UPI

Police have rescued a 28-year-old Indonesian woman who was held captive in a cave for 15 years.

U.S., China, each disclose new tariff proposals

1 week ago from C&EN

Escalation of trade war would affect some critical materials, including rare earths

Football and hockey players aren’t doomed to suffer brain damage

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

A comprehensive look at the brains and behavior of retired professional football players and retired hockey players finds no signs of early dementia.

Families with college kids more likely to lose their home during recessions

1 week ago from Science Daily

In times of economic difficulties, having to pay a child through college could be a major reason for a family to lose their home, according to a new study by...

How people view crime depends on the politics of when they were growing up

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study indicates that the different political periods in which people 'came of age' has an important influence on their perception of crime, even decades later.

Double time limit for embryo research, say ethics experts

1 week ago from Science Daily

In countries which already permit embryo research, there are no 'compelling moral arguments' why the time limit for experimentation should not be doubled, say ethics experts. This could enable synthetic...

Lawyer: Ohio St. never contacted ex-wife of accused coach

1 week ago from UPI

The attorney for Courtney Smith claimed that Ohio State "has never contacted" her client about domestic abuse allegations made against her ex-husband, former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.

Indonesia promises to ban trade in dog, cat meat

1 week ago from UPI

The Indonesian government has vowed to halt the trade of dog and cat meat, citing a possible decline in tourism over perceived animal cruelty.