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

4 days 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

4 days 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

4 days 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

4 days ago from Physorg

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

4 days 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

4 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

4 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

4 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?

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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.

Ohio State coach, officials deny allegation of racial comment

4 days ago from UPI

Ohio State officials are issuing denials in response to a report that the father of a former Ohio State player said his son was the target of racial comments.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry 'doing well' after weekend hospitalization

4 days ago from UPI

Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry said he was "doing well" Tuesday after a recent health crisis.

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

4 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.

Cardi B, T.I., Chance the Rapper to judge music competition show

4 days ago from UPI

Recording stars Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. are expected to serve as judges on "Rhythm + Flow," Netflix's new music competition show.

Donald Trump participates in Diwali ceremony

4 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump participated in Diwali, a religious event known as the festival of lights, Tuesday at the White House.

Family of four arrested in 2016 Rhoden family slaying in Ohio

4 days ago from UPI

Four people were arrested in connection with the 2016 killing of an Ohio family of eight, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday.

Emotional intelligence: A new criterion for hiring?

4 days ago from Science Daily

The cognitive skills of a future employee are examined during a job interview. However, qualifications and a nice character don't necessarily mean that the interviewee will be a competent colleague....

Revamping a brain cancer drug

4 days ago from C&EN

Tweaking the structure of a glioblastoma drug improves its ability to enter the brain

Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother

4 days ago from Science Daily

A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners -- married or cohabiting -- often follow the same path. Results suggest that mothers may pass on personality...

Forum plots a ‘Pathway’ to careers in music or entertainment

4 days ago from Harvard Science

The best way to Carnegie Hall, the old joke goes, is practice, practice, practice. But when it comes to the best way to a career in the music or entertainment industries, Harvard...

NFL set to play game in Mexico City despite field concerns

4 days ago from UPI

The NFL plans to play Monday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca despite concerns about the poor field conditions, ESPN's Adam...

Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy

4 days ago from NY Times Health

The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.

Autism behaviors show unique brain network fingerprints in infants

4 days ago from Science Daily

A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 12- and 24-month old children at risk for developing ASD.

The illusion of multitasking boosts performance

4 days ago from Science Daily

Our ability to do things well suffers when we try to complete several tasks at once, but a series of experiments suggests that merely believing that we're multitasking may boost...

FBI: Surge in hate crimes in 2017 the largest since 9/11

4 days ago from UPI

Hate crimes in the United States in 2017 saw the largest increase -- to more than 7,000 -- since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, FBI data said Tuesday.

Why your number of romantic partners mirrors your mother

4 days ago from Physorg

A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners—married or cohabiting—often follow the same path.