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Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86

1 day ago from NY Times Health

She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.

Katherine MacGregor, 'Little House on the Prairie' star dead at 93

1 day ago from UPI

Katherine MacGregor, the actress who portrayed Harriet Oleson on NBC's "Little House on the Prairie," has died at the age of 93.

Ben Roethlisberger: Le'Veon Bell did not respond to text prior to deadline

1 day ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told reporters that he did not receive a response after texting running back Le'Veon Bell.

Study finds early career publications as likely source of NIH funding racial gap

1 day ago from Physorg

In seeking to pinpoint why black or African-American scientists are less likely than their white counterparts to receive National Institutes of Health research funding, a group of researchers has identified...

EXO's new album debuts on Billboard 200

1 day ago from UPI

K-pop group EXO debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 with its album "Don't Mess Up My Tempo."

Who joined the Islamic State from France between 2014 and 2016?

1 day ago from Physorg

Radicalized French citizens who adhere to Islamic State propaganda are less likely to disengage from their beliefs if they are married men with children, and from families with married parents....

Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers meet for third time

1 day ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers have already gotten to know each other pretty well this fall.

Debate: How can developing countries balance the rewards and risks of big data?

1 day ago from SciDev

Debate: How can developing countries balance the rewards and risks of big data?

The process of turning Fenway into a football field for Harvard-Yale

1 day ago from Harvard Science

David Mellor might have the most important job before the 135th playing of The Game on Saturday afternoon, but he won’t be found on a roster of Harvard or Yale. He won’t...

ESA’s 25 years of telecom: marking a milestone

1 day ago from European Space Agency

As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the...

Alleged supporter of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect arrested

1 day ago from UPI

A Washington, D.C., man who became a social media follower of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers has been arrested.

Arie Luyendyk Jr., Lauren Burnham expecting first child

1 day ago from UPI

"Bachelor" couple Arie Luyendyk, Jr., and Lauren Burnham said they are so happy to be having a baby.

The video games that improve kids’ social skills

1 day ago from Science Blog

Video games that are specifically designed to test and improve children’s social and emotional skills could enable parents and teachers to spot issues and help children improve their behaviour and...

Katherine Waterston pregnant with first child

1 day ago from UPI

Katherine Waterston debuted her baby bump at the London premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."

'Red Dead Redemption 2,' 'God of War' lead 2018 Game Awards nominations

1 day ago from UPI

The nominations for the 2018 Game Awards have been released with "Red Dead Redemption 2" and "God of War" leading the way with nods in eight categories each.

Keep your friends close

1 day ago from Physorg

Online social networks, such as the well-known Facebook, allow users to form connections with each other quickly and easily. A user might invite another to become their "friend," "like" a...

Black, indigenous rights activists fight for place in Nicaragua's opposition

1 day ago from UPI

Representatives of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast are determined not to be excluded from the growing opposition movement against President Daniel Ortega.

How sex and gender influence how we vote

1 day ago from Physorg

Leading up to the recent midterm elections in the United States, pundits predicted women voters and candidates would alter the race.

Watch: Aunt Chippy pranks Jimmy Kimmel on his 51st birthday

1 day ago from UPI

Jimmy Kimmel received a taste of his own medicine when he was pranked by his aunt Chippy in celebration of his 51st birthday.

The culture of silence that allows sexual harassment in the workplace to continue

1 day ago from Physorg

(All names have been changed to protect the identities of the interviewees mentioned)

Mike Pence challenges Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at ASEAN over Rohingya

1 day ago from UPI

Vice President Mike Pence told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday before a bilateral meeting that violence against Rohingya Muslims was "without excuse."

Wolves at the door, Alpine shepherd can't imagine any other life

2 days ago from Physorg

He sleeps fully dressed, dreading a midnight wolf attack on the flock of sheep penned in close by his hut, high up in the French Alps.

"Secret Sister" gift exchange on Facebook returns — and it's a scam

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Gift exchange circulating on social media asks users to send one gift valued at $10 or more, promising up to 36 presents in return

Pain can be a self-fulfilling prophecy

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new brain imaging study of 34 people found that when people expect to feel intense pain, they do, even if they aren't subjected to painful stimuli. Surprisingly, these false...

So, you think you're good at remembering faces, but terrible with names?

2 days ago from Science Daily

The cringe-worthy experience of not being able to remember an acquaintance's name leads many of us to believe we are terrible with names. However, new research has revealed this intuition...

Lawsuit seeks to force Betsy DeVos to cancel defrauded students' loans

2 days ago from UPI

A California-based non-profit filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to cancel student loans for borrowers whose schools closed.

Reports: 'Game of Thrones' actor Pedro Pascal lands lead in 'Star Wars' series

2 days ago from UPI

Pedro Pascal has been offered the lead role in the Disney+ "Star Wars" series, "The Mandalorian."

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman juror dismissed over anxiety before opening statements

2 days ago from UPI

Opening arguments in the trial of accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were delayed Tuesday after one of the jurors asked to be dismissed.