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Cypress Hill gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

5 days ago from UPI

Hip-hop group Cypress Hill received the 2,660th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday during a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Preschoolers with chronic constipation tend to be picky eaters

5 days ago from Science Daily

In the first study of its kind in the US, researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribute to their difficulties with...

Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder

5 days ago from Science Daily

Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring that link the brain's emotional centers...

Important insight on the brain-body connection

5 days ago from Science Daily

A study reveals that neurons in the motor cortex exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide...

Cypress Hill gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

5 days ago from UPI

Hip-hop group Cypress Hill received the 2,660th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday during a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Harvard professor: Mueller ‘found substantial evidence of obstruction of justice’

5 days ago from Harvard Science

Nearly a month after special counsel Robert Mueller handed in his report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on the 22-month investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, the public finally...

Harvard launches new student survey on sexual misconduct

5 days ago from Harvard Science

On April 2, the University launched the Harvard Student Survey on Sexual Assault & Misconduct, a tool that will be used to continue to guide policies that encourage a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory...

Transgender youths face tough decision on whether to preserve fertility

5 days ago from UPI

For transgender teens and young adults, deciding whether to freeze their sperm or eggs in case they want children later on is a complex decision.

At WHRB, Henna Hundal clues listeners in on current events and trends

5 days ago from Harvard Science

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.  Imagine, if you will, that you could interview anyone alive today — personal heroes, world leaders, or any other...

Harvard student tutors ease challenges for immigrant employees

5 days ago from Harvard Science

Luz Orozco has two families: the one she immigrated for, and the one that helped her become a citizen. Orozco, who is originally from Medellin, Colombia, came to Boston 14 years ago...

Watch: Data shows dramatic decrease in black MLB players, surge in Latin players

5 days ago from UPI

New data shows dramatic changes in ethic makeup experienced by Major League Baseball over a 50-year time period.

Power and Romance Clash in 'Star Wars' Costumes, Analysis Shows

5 days ago from Space.com

They say dress for the job you want, not the job you have, but it doesn't seem like the heroines of the first two "Star Wars" trilogies got that memo.

Jaguars EVP Tom Coughlin criticizes Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith for workout absences

5 days ago from UPI

Jacksonville Jaguars Executive Vice President Tom Coughlin expressed displeasure after Jalen Ramsey and Telvin Smith didn't show up to off-season workouts.

Lottery beginner finds luck after near disastrous mistake

5 days ago from UPI

A first time lottery player in New Jersey said a mistake when checking her tickets nearly landed her $387,391 jackpot winner in the trash.

How superstitions spread

5 days ago from Science Daily

Superstitious beliefs may seem irrational, but they can nevertheless catch on in a society. Using an evolutionary approach to studying the emergence of coordinated behaviors, biologists showed how a jumble...

Amygdala ensembles encode behavioral states

5 days ago from Science NOW

Internal states, including affective or homeostatic states, are important behavioral motivators. The amygdala regulates motivated behaviors, yet how distinct states are represented in amygdala circuits is unknown. By longitudinally imaging...

Spontaneous behaviors drive multidimensional, brainwide activity

5 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

5 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...

Calgary groups look for solutions after Syrian girl, 9, dies by suicide

5 days ago from CBC: Health

The suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian girl last month has organizations in Calgary scrutinizing their many services for newcomers, in hopes of preventing future tragedies.

Brain's imperfect execution of mathematically optimal perception

5 days ago from Science Daily

Human perception is based on mathematically optimal principles, but the brain implements those principles imperfectly, suggests new research.

Watch: Ohio family's missing dog found in Florida

5 days ago from UPI

An Ohio family's missing dog turned up exactly one year later -- and over 1,000 miles away in the Florida Panhandle.

Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown

5 days ago from Science Daily

Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails...

General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out

5 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that general anesthesia induces unconsciousness by hijacking the neural circuitry that makes us fall sleep. They traced this neural circuitry back to a cluster of cells at...

Fund quickly raises nearly $2M for burned Louisiana churches

5 days ago from UPI

A surge in donations pushed a funding project to rebuild three Louisiana churches burned by an arsonist to nearly $2 million in about 36 hours.

Intentions attributed to other people change how we see their actions

5 days ago from Science Daily

Our apparent ability to see the intent in other's behavior leads us to cling to our false judgements.

Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?

5 days ago from NY Times Health

Experts say mirroring another person’s facial expressions is essential not only for recognizing emotion, but also for feeling it.

Watch: Jason Momoa shaves beard to promote recycling

5 days ago from UPI

"Game of Thrones" alum and "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa shaved for the first time since 2012 to tout aluminum over plastic.

How We Roll: Study Shows We're More Lone Wolves than Team Players

5 days ago from Scientific American

Results may explain why collective action on climate change and health policy is so difficult -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com