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Attorneys preparing lawsuits cite 12,000 cases of sex abuse in Boy Scouts

2 days ago from UPI

Attorneys have identified more than 180 people with the Boy Scouts of America in New York and New Jersey who they say sexually abused children over the years.

New Zealand and France seek an end to terrorism and violent extremism online

The leaders of New Zealand and France said on Wednesday they will work together in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism.

Supreme Court shows split during arguments on 2020 census citizenship question

2 days ago from UPI

A divided Supreme Court heard opening arguments Tuesday about whether the 2020 U.S. census should include the controversial question about citizenship status, a landmark case that can affect elections for...

Interview: 'Cobra Kai' star Ralph Macchio: 'I said 'yes' at the right time'

2 days ago from UPI

Ralph Macchio says countless people over the past 35 years pitched him ways to revive "The Karate Kid."

Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

2 days ago from NY Times Health

By raising levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, our phone time may also be threatening our long-term health.

The working-at-home blues: Loneliness, depression a risk for those who are isolated

2 days ago from CBC: Health

More Canadians are working at home than ever before, but for those who do it full-time, there's a risk of isolation and depression.

Getting fertilizer in the right place at the right rate

2 days ago from Physorg

We've all heard about the magical combination of being in the right place at the right time. Well for fertilizer, it's more accurate to say it should be in the...

Policies valuing cultural diversity improve minority students' sense of belonging

2 days ago from Physorg

Societies and schools are facing new, culturally diverse populations and how they respond to these changes can have lasting impacts for everyone involved. Examining middle school diversity policies, a team...

San Francisco kicker Robbie Gould requests trade from 49ers

2 days ago from UPI

49ers kicker Robbie Gould has informed the franchise he won't negotiate a long-term contract in San Francisco and requested a trade.

A new window into macaque brain connections

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers can now see how the two sides of the living brain mirror each other thanks to a new combination-imaging technique. The method dubbed 'opto-OISI' takes advantage of rapidly developing...

Stressed, anxious? Ask the brain!

2 days ago from Science Daily

Our actions are driven by 'internal states' such as anxiety, stress or thirst -- which will strongly affect and motivate our behaviors. Little is known about how such states are...

Philippines' 'war on drugs' is tearing families apart, analysts say

2 days ago from UPI

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs is taking a toll on the country's poorest women and children.

First African American dean of Harvard’s Education School seeks to inspire

2 days ago from Harvard Science

In May of last year, Bridget Terry Long, A.M. ’97, Ph.D. ’00, was appointed dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), becoming the first African American to hold the position since...

Dr. David Hamburg, Leader in Conflict Resolution, Dies at 93

2 days ago from NY Times Science

As a behavioral scientist and president of the Carnegie Corporation, he took on policy issues that bring about “hatred and violence and ignorance.”

Lakers to have second meeting with Tyronn Lue

2 days ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Lakers have a second interview planned with former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue about their vacant coaching position.

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

2 days ago from Science Daily

In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists shed that label after their encounter,...

A global database of women scientists is diversifying the face of science

2 days ago from Science Daily

Underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere perpetuates the stereotype of the white male scientist and fails both to reflect the true diversity of people practicing science today and...

Look: Woman wins lottery prize thanks to mistake about kid's age

2 days ago from UPI

A Michigan woman said she owes her $78,000 lottery jackpot to a mistake she made about her own child's age.

Playing video games generally not harmful to boys' social development

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new longitudinal study conducted in Norway looked at how playing video games affects the social skills of 6- to 12-year-olds. It found that playing the games affected youth differently...

People with happy spouses may live longer

2 days ago from Science Daily

Research suggests that having a happy spouse leads to a longer marriage, and now study results show that it's associated with a longer life, too.

Short period of parental sexual contact prior to pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophrenia

2 days ago from Science Daily

Children may be at a slightly increased risk of schizophrenia when their parents were in sexual contact for less than three years before conceiving them, according to new research.

Scott Disick to star in E! series 'Flip It Like Disick'

2 days ago from UPI

"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" regular Scott Disick will flip houses and complete celebrity renovations in the E! series "Flip It Like Disick."

Jamie Lynn Spears voices loyalty to Britney Spears: 'I love my sister'

2 days ago from UPI

Jamie Lynn Spears responded to critics following reports Britney Spears was forced to seek treatment in a mental health facility.

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's attorneys for defamation

2 days ago from UPI

Two brothers are suing defense attorneys who represented actor Jussie Smollett over claims he staged a hate crime against himself, arguing they made numerous false statements that hurt their reputations...

Harvard economist, sociologist win prestigious Carnegie fellowships

2 days ago from Harvard Science

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program marked its fifth year with the announcement of the 2019 class of fellows, comprised of 32 scholars, including Raj Chetty, the William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics,...

Strongly agree: The number of response options matter when using a Likert Scale

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers often tweak the number of response options in the traditional five-point Likert Scale with little empirical justification for doing so. Now a psychologist has tested the test. Leonard Simms...

India begins third election phase with deadly clashes

2 days ago from UPI

India began voting Tuesday in the third phase of its lengthy national elections process to determine who will fill 117 seats in the nation's lower house of parliament.

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban attend church as a family

2 days ago from UPI

Nicole Kidman discussed motherhood and how she's raising Sunday and Faith, her daughters with Keith Urban, to be religious.