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Provincial health officer calls on B.C. to 'urgently' decriminalize possession of illicit drugs

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry is recommending that B.C. immediately decriminalizes possession of controlled substances for personal use.

Human settlements in Amazonia much older than previously thought

1 day ago from Physorg

Humans settled in southwestern Amazonia and even experimented with agriculture much earlier than previously thought, according to an international team of researchers.

Mandy Moore: Ryan Adams 'never affected how I feel about love'

1 day ago from UPI

"This is Us" star Mandy Moore said her relationship with Ryan Adams didn't make her "apprehensive" of falling for Taylor Goldsmith.

Point of View | My son's addictions killed him. His death shows how our systems need to change

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Addiction must be addressed as a health issue.  Our systems are ass-backwards. 

Hailey Baldwin finds strength in Justin Bieber, friends and family

1 day ago from UPI

Hailey Baldwin explained how Justin Bieber and her loved ones keep her centered and optimistic during personal struggles and anxiety.

A neural implant can translate brain activity into sentences

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

With electrodes in the brain, scientists translated neural signals into speech, which could someday help the speechless speak.

Watch live: Donald Trump speaks at drug abuse summit in Atlanta

1 day ago from UPI

President Donald Trump will speak Wednesday afternoon at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.

Twitter users younger, better educated than general public: survey

1 day ago from Physorg

Twitter users in the United States are younger, better educated and more left-leaning than the general population, a survey showed Wednesday.

Sarah Hyland says self-care helps her mental health

1 day ago from UPI

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland explained how self-care has given her a sense of control over her body amid her health issues.

Getting fertilizer in the right place at the right rate

1 day ago from Science Daily

In-soil placement of phosphorus can decrease phosphorus loss in snowmelt runoff

Alcohol and cannabis companies form pot-beverage group to push changes

1 day ago from CBC: Health

A group of alcohol and cannabis companies have formed an industry alliance to push for changes to proposed rules governing pot-infused beverages before edibles become legal in the coming months.

Corruption contagion: How legal and finance firms are at greater risk of corruption

1 day ago from Physorg

Companies with fewer levels of management such as legal, accountancy and investment banking firms could be up to five times more susceptible to corruption than similar sized organisations with a...

Classroom crowdscience: UC students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes

1 day ago from Physorg

Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, systems biologist Trey Ideker used...

Lucy Liu to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star May 1

1 day ago from UPI

Lucy Liu will become the second Asian-American woman, after Anna May Wong in 1960, to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Key witness in South Korea actress suicide under fire

1 day ago from UPI

An exchange of messages between a key witness in the suicide case of South Korean actress Jang Ja-yeon and local prosecutors is casting a shadow on the veracity of her...

Girls and boys on autism spectrum tell stories differently, could explain 'missed diagnosis' in girls

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study examined differences in the way girls and boys on the autism spectrum used certain types of words during storytelling. This study found that autistic girls used significantly...

Schadenfreude: Your pain is my gain

1 day ago from Science Daily

If someone in the workplace is mistreated, their colleagues may respond with empathy -- or with schadenfreude. The latter emotion, according to a new study, occurs primarily in highly competitive...

We're all influenced by people in our networks – how to make this a force for good

1 day ago from Physorg

As the social and economic divides between groups grow ever wider, and social mobility declines, the bonds that tie people together, within families or communities, have weakened over time.

Watch: Britney Spears assures concerned fans 'all is well'

1 day ago from UPI

Britney Spears spoke out on Instagram following reports her father, Jamie Spears, forced her to seek treatment at a mental health facility.

Strongly agree: Number of response options matters when using a Likert Scale

1 day ago from Science Blog

You’ve probably seen a Likert Scale even if you don’t know the ubiquitous measurement tool by name. In its traditional form, a researcher presents a statement followed by five response...

Study: Pregnant women see drop-off in career encouragement

2 days ago from UPI

Many American women feel less welcome at work once they become pregnant, a new study finds, but researchers say expectant and new fathers often get a career boost.

In photos: 'Avengers' cast cement their hand and footprints in ceremony

2 days ago from UPI

The cast of "Avengers: Endgame" participate in a hand and footprint ceremony immortalizing them in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on April 23, 2019.

Gifted kids turn 50: Most successful followed heart, not just head

2 days ago from Science Blog

New findings from an ongoing 45-year Vanderbilt study reveal that patterns found in test scores and a psychological assessment measuring the personal values of nearly 700 intellectually gifted adolescents were highly predictive of...

North Korea delegation receives special treatment ahead of Beijing forum

2 days ago from UPI

As Kim Jong Un prepares to hold his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korea is sending a foreign trade delegation to Beijing ahead of China's One Belt...

Experiences of ‘ultimate reality’ or ‘God’ confer lasting benefits to mental health

2 days ago from Science Blog

People over the millennia have reported having deeply moving religious experiences either spontaneously or while under the influence of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms or the Amazonian brew ayahuasca,...

Seven seconds of Spiderman viewing yields a 20% phobia symptom reduction

2 days ago from Science Blog

As the Marvel Avenger Endgame premieres in movie theaters this week, Israeli researchers are revealing that exposure to Spiderman and Antman movie excerpts decreases symptoms of spider and ant phobias,...

Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness.

Look: Seth MacFarlane receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

2 days ago from UPI

Seth MacFarlane received the 2,661st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard attended by celebrity friends of the comedian and voice actor.