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Harvard Club of Seattle sponsors field trip to Cambridge for ninth-graders

2 days ago from Harvard Science

When Lenora Fuaga got called to the office at Highline High School in Burien, Wash., she was worried she was in trouble (she wasn’t). And when she found out the real reason,...

Loose emu spends night in New York state family's basement

3 days ago from UPI

An emu found wandering loose in a New York state neighborhood was captured by a local family and spent the night in their basement.

Look: Prince Louis appears in new photos ahead of 1st birthday

3 days ago from UPI

Prince William and Kate Middleton shared three new pictures of son Prince Louis in honor of his first birthday.

Shakespeare: research blows away stereotypes and reveals teenagers actually love the Bard

3 days ago from Physorg

When you think of inner-city teenagers, what springs to mind? For many, it's hoodies, video games – and probably hating Shakespeare. But my research proves that this stereotype is far...

Study: Mediterranean diet deters overeating

3 days ago from Science Blog

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true. But in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists...

Disadvantages in life add up to increased smoking risk, difficulty quitting

3 days ago from Science Blog

The more disadvantages you face, the more likely you are to smoke — and have difficulty quitting, according to a new USC study in JAMA Internal Medicine that sheds light on...

Many Gen Xers desolate as they reach middle age, study says

3 days ago from UPI

So-called indicators of despair -- depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse -- are rising among those in their late 30s and early 40s, and it's occurring across-the-board, researchers say.

How Elizabeth May is making her wedding low-carbon

Elizabeth May and her partner, John Kidder, are getting married today in Victoria. The couple is trying to make the wedding a low-carbon event.

Rep. Tim Ryan shies from socialism in 2020 run for president

3 days ago from UPI

Rep. Tim Ryan is separating himself from a large group of Democratic presidential andidates by shying away from socialism.

Sri Lanka: Officials say bombs revenge for New Zealand attacks; IS claims credit

3 days ago from UPI

The suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka were retaliation for the mosque shootings in New Zealand last month, government officials said Tuesday as they continued searching for conspirators.

1969 Moon Landing Heads Up ABC Documentary Series About That Memorable Year in the US

3 days ago from

A new documentary series about the tumultuous year 1969 shows how the first human moon landing fit into a year also known for murder and music.

On This Day, April 23: Rhythm Club fire kills 209 African Americans

3 days ago from UPI

On April 23, 1940, a fire at the River Club in Natchez, Miss., claimed the lives of 209 people, all African Americans.

Duke Blue Devils land Cassius Stanley over Oregon, UCLA, Kansas

3 days ago from UPI

The Duke Blue Devils had 4-star prospect Cassius Stanley commit to the school, likely securing the top recruiting class in the country.

Study documents electoral corruption in Hungary

3 days ago from Science Blog

Politicians and powerbrokers in Hungary use a variety of illicit election strategies to secure people’s votes, including making access to public benefits contingent on supporting preferred candidates, according to a...

What does it take for supporters to lose faith in a politician?

3 days ago from Science Blog

When you discover that someone has told a lie, does the discovery change your feeling about that person? If that person is a politician you support, the answer is: probably...

How humans reduce uncertainty in social situations

3 days ago from Science Daily

A new perspective paper establishes a framework to apply rigorous mathematical models of uncertainty originally developed for non-social situations, such as whether or not to purchase a lottery ticket, to...

Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing, study shows

3 days ago from Science Daily

Research uses functional MRI to identify two differences in the brains of blind individuals -- differences that might be responsible for their abilities to make better use of auditory information.

Watch: Pet python found slithering across roof in Detroit

3 days ago from UPI

A large python caused a scene on a Detroit street when a crowd of onlookers and police gathered to watch it slither across a rooftop.

Spontaneous behaviors drive multidimensional, brainwide activity

3 days ago from Science NOW

Neuronal populations in sensory cortex produce variable responses to sensory stimuli and exhibit intricate spontaneous activity even without external sensory input. Cortical variability and spontaneous activity have been variously proposed...

Thirst regulates motivated behavior through modulation of brainwide neural population dynamics

3 days ago from Science NOW

Physiological needs produce motivational drives, such as thirst and hunger, that regulate behaviors essential to survival. Hypothalamic neurons sense these needs and must coordinate relevant brainwide neuronal activity to produce...

Debate on daylight saving time and school start time

3 days ago from Science Daily

A switch to permanent daylight saving time will undo any positive effects on sleep of delaying school start times, according to researchers.

Dylan Dreyer to begin IVF amid infertility struggle

3 days ago from UPI

"Today" weather anchor Dylan Dreyer went public about her miscarriage and secondary infertility in an emotional post.

Coyote co-existence policies mean pets are never safe, group of homeowners say

As coyotes increasingly take up residence in cities and towns across Canada, both provinces and municipalities have adopted "living with coyotes' policies. A group in Collingwood, Ont., is demanding action,...

Watch: Pink explains why she is done posting photos of kids

3 days ago from UPI

Pink will no longer share pictures of her children following backlash to a photo of son Jameson not wearing a diaper.

Wakeup call: Pervasiveness of sexual harassment and its effect on female physics students

3 days ago from Physorg

A survey of 471 undergraduate women who attended the 2017 American Physical Society's Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) revealed that sexual harassment in physics is insidious and experienced...

Watch: Dylan Scott, wife Blair expecting baby girl

3 days ago from UPI

Dylan Scott and wife Blair Scott, who are parents to 16-month-old son Beckett, announced the sex of their unborn child on Easter.

Supreme Court to decide if U.S. law covers LGBT job discrimination

3 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether existing civil rights law bans discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation.

At War: The Military Wants Better Tests for PTSD. Speech Analysis Could Be the Answer.

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Using computerized voice analysis, a new study found 18 features of speech that identify markers of PTSD in veterans.