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Belichick: Experience with McDaniels will help Decker

1 week ago from UPI

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said that wide receiver Eric Decker's previous experience with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will help him get acclimated to his new team.

Graduate earns M.D. and M.P.P. so he can serve many

1 week ago from Harvard Science

“I wanted to explore issues beyond the boundaries of health and health care,” says Elorm Avakame, M.P.P./M.D. ’18. Avakame chose to pursue a concurrent M.P.P./M.D. degree at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard...

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

1 week ago from Physorg

In times of economic difficulties, having to pay a child through college could be a major reason for a family to lose their home. This is according to two US...

Watch: Police find coke disguised with Minnie Mouse gift wrap

1 week ago from UPI

Police in New York said they seized nearly nine pounds of cocaine disguised as children's gifts with Minnie Mouse wrapping paper.

Ellie Goulding engaged to Caspar Jopling after 18 months of dating

1 week ago from UPI

Singer Ellie Goulding is engaged to her boyfriend Caspar Jopling after 18 months of dating.

Women in Fisheries website launched

1 week ago from Physorg

New research exploring women's roles in fishing families officially gets going this week, as the Women in Fisheries project launches its new website.

The value of pride

1 week ago from Science Daily

The intensity of pride people feel for a given act or trait is set by an implicit mental map of what others value, according to new research.

How a computer learns to dribble: Practice, practice, practice

1 week ago from Science Daily

Basketball players need lots of practice before they master the dribble, and it turns out that's true for computer-animated players as well. By using deep reinforcement learning, players in video...

Study of 21 retired NFL and NHL players doesn't find evidence of early onset dementia

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research is adding important information to the body of knowledge about the cognitive and behavioral status of a group of retired professional athletes who spent their careers in contact...

Men are still more likely than women to be perceived as leaders, study finds

1 week ago from Physorg

Women hold just 26 percent of executive-level positions in S&P 500 companies—and sadly that is no accident, according to a new study by researchers in the University at Buffalo School...

Wildfire uncovers hidden World War II-era landmark

A wildfire in Ireland has uncovered a World War II-era landmark that was hidden for years by vegetation.

Astros getting by, seek sweep of Giants

1 week ago from UPI

SAN FRANCISCO -- Earlier on Monday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch was pleased to share some relatively positive updates regarding the avalanche of injuries that have befallen his club. Later that...

Retired officer reunited with long-missing badge

1 week ago from UPI

A retired police officer in Illinois has been reunited with a badge he lost while out on a call more than 30 years ago.

Students allege inhumane treatment of lab animals at U of C's psychology department

The University of Calgary says a "professional climate review" of the department of psychology will be launched in the fall, while a separate review is underway after allegations of mistreatment...

Horwath, health experts say rollback of sex-ed curriculum could harm students

1 week ago from CBC: Health

More than 1,780 health care professionals are calling on Ontario Premier Doug Ford to stop the province's plan to revert to an old curriculum on sex education.

Serena Williams offers words of encouragement for mothers with postpartum depression

1 week ago from UPI

Serena Williams said she had a rough week last week, referencing postpartum depression and not feeling like a good mother.

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

1 week ago from Science Blog

In times of economic difficulties, having to pay a child through college could be a major reason for a family to lose their home. This is according to two US...

A possible evolutionary tie to domestic violence

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers with members from institutions in France and the U.S. has found a case of people engaging in a behavior that seems to support the notion of...

Virtual reality pilot project allows seniors to escape their dementia

Sharon Quinn just saw a tiger at the Calgary Zoo without leaving her home and she’s loving it.

In photos: Rosie O'Donnell, Broadway performers protest at the White House

1 week ago from UPI

Rosie O'Donnell and Broadway performers protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on August 6, 2018.

WWE Raw: Ronda Rousey dominates Alicia Fox, Paul Heyman gives tearful interview

1 week ago from UPI

Ronda Rousey took on Raw Women's champion Alexa Bliss' new friend Alicia Fox on WWE Raw.

Saudi state media group apologizes for tweet suggestive of 9/11

1 week ago from UPI

Saudi Arabia state media appeared to threaten Canada with a 9/11-style attack in a tweet that depicts an Air Canada airliner heading toward CN Tower in Toronto

Artist's paper cup pyramid highlights waste problem

After walking past bags of rubbish in Oxford, artist Simon Mandarino decided to illustrate the issue in a rather more visual way.

B.C. researchers using A.I. to change the face of anonymous interviews

Interviewing an anonymous source with their face blurred or pixelated out is a common practise in the media. But what if a source could be made anonymous while also better...

Transcript: Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz said 'demon' drove him to 'evil'

1 week ago from UPI

The Parkland high school shooter told police a demon voice in his head the night before the attack drove him to evil, a transcript of the interrogation shows.

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

1 week ago from Physorg

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

Hitler: Election campaigner with limited influence?

1 week ago from Physorg

While history has cast Adolf Hitler as a trailblazing propagandist, he has also been portrayed as a successful political campaign speaker—but does this narrative stand up to scientific scrutiny? Political...

South Korea sends second disaster relief team to Laos

1 week ago from UPI

South Korea sent a second team of disaster relief workers to a flood-hit area in Laos on Tuesday.