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Zazie Beetz mourns 'Deadpool 2' stunt double Joi Harris on Instagram

19 hours ago from UPI

Zazie Beetz mourned the death of "Deadpool 2" stunt double Joi 'SJ' Harris on Instagram Wednesday by sharing a handwritten note.

Binge-watching television may harm quality of sleep, survey suggests

19 hours ago from UPI

Binge-watch a full season of your favorite television series and a night of bad sleep is bound to follow, new research suggests.

Business is booming for social media influencers

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Social media influencer Alexa Mehraban's job sounds too good to be true. Companies pay her to take pictures of food and post them on Instagram

Ohio State Buckeyes football 2017 season preview, schedule, players to watch

1 day ago from UPI

Urban Meyer has set the bar so high at Ohio State that anything short of a Big Ten championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff is a disappointment.

Wyndham Championship 2017: 10 players to watch, picks to win

2 days ago from UPI

Here are 10 players to watch headed into the 2017 Wyndham Championship.

Rickie Fowler trolls himself with Tiger Woods photo

2 days ago from UPI

Golfer Rickie Fowler made fun of himself recently when his friend Justin Thomas took a photo with Tiger Woods.

Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

2 days ago from Physorg

Sierra Leone's president appealed Tuesday for urgent help for the flood-hit capital of Freetown, where more than 300 people are feared dead, as rescue workers continued a grim search for...

Three Brookhaven Lab Scientists Selected to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Three scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have been selected by DOE's Office of Science to receive significant research funding through its Early Career Research...

Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia

2 days ago from Science Daily

How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness to donate...

Coke or Pepsi? Partner’s choices can make you miserable

3 days ago from Science Blog

It might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi — but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in...

On This Day: Woodstock begins on a farm in New York

3 days ago from UPI

On Aug.15, 1969, Woodstock opened on Max Yasgur's farm near Bethel, N.Y., drawing an estimated 400,000 people for three days of music.

Merck’s Frazier resigns from Trump’s advisory board

3 days ago from C&EN

CEO is departing in response to President’s statements following Charlottesville violence

Lower-income children raised in counties with high upward mobility display fewer behavioral issues

3 days ago from Physorg

Children who grow up in urban counties with high upward mobility exhibit fewer behavioral problems and perform better on cognitive tests, according to a study led by Princeton University.

Bacteria can feel their surroundings

3 days ago from Physorg

For humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. Now, University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found that individual bacteria, too, can feel their...

Automated fingerprint analysis is one step closer to reality

3 days ago from Science Daily

The first big case involving fingerprint evidence in the United States was the murder trial of Thomas Jennings in Chicago in 1911. Jennings had broken into a home in the...

How testosterone regulates singing in canaries

3 days ago from Physorg

Testosterone controls specific features of birdsong in two distinct regions of the canary brain that resemble the human motor cortex, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience....

Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a...

British army instructors face court martial over alleged recruit abuse

3 days ago from UPI

Seventeen former British military instructors were charged after a three-year investigation of assaults on recruits, officials said.

Secret to happiness may include more unpleasant emotions

3 days ago from Science Daily

People may be happier when they feel the emotions they desire, even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger or hatred, according to new research.

Understanding smartphone separation anxiety and what smartphones mean to people

3 days ago from Physorg

What factors determine nomophobia, otherwise known as smartphone separation anxiety, and what behaviors and descriptors can help identify people with high nomophobia who tend to perceive smartphones as their extended...

Gwen Stefani celebrates son Zuma's birthday at 'Harry Potter' party

3 days ago from UPI

Gwen Stefani shared photos on Instagram Stories from the epic bash she threw Zuma ahead of his ninth birthday.

Brain scan study adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to dementia

3 days ago from Science Daily

In a study looking at brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability, researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin transporter -- a natural...

Why expensive wine appears to taste better: It's the price tag

3 days ago from Science Daily

Price labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists have discovered that the decision-making and...

Libyans protest at severe water crisis

3 days ago from SciDev

Infrastructure problems linked to conflict lead to disrupted supply in major cities, protest and informal trade.

Spotting a social bot might be harder than you think

4 days ago from Physorg

How do you spot a fake friend? Sometimes, it's easy. Other times, fake friends can be much better disguised as real ones.

Iran regime using rap music as propaganda tool

4 days ago from UPI

The marriage of convenience between rap artist Tataloo and the Iranian regime is a clever move.

Ontario mom mourning her daughter shocked to find she could overrule her wish to donate organs

4 days ago from CBC: Health

An Ontario mother who lost her daughter in a car accident over a week ago is seeking changes to this province's organ donation rules. She says she was asked if...

Why Ontario's Catholic hospitals may no longer be able to pass on offering assisted death

4 days ago from CBC: Health

While more than 630 Ontarians have ended their lives with the help of a nurse or doctor, none of those happened within hospitals that have historic ties to the Catholic...