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Watch: 'Child's Play': Chucky is reimagined in new trailer

5 days ago from UPI

Chucky is anything but a regular toy in the latest trailer for MGM and Orion Pictures' upcoming reboot of "Child's Play."

Watch: Couple uses Zion Williamson for dunking baby gender reveal

5 days ago from UPI

A couple employed Duke star Zion Williamson for a unique gender reveal idea for their baby by having him dunk an exploding basketball.

Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?

5 days ago from Physorg

Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they...

India begins second of 7 election phases

5 days ago from UPI

Violence was reported in India's West Bengal as millions started voting Thursday in the second phase of national elections for 95 parliament seats.

Notre Dame Fire Damage Spotted from Space (Photo)

5 days ago from Space.com

A photo taken yesterday (April 17) by DigitalGlobe's sharp-eyed WorldView-2 satellite shows the damage done to the famous 850-year-old Paris church.

Study shows female managers don’t mean higher pay for women

5 days ago from Science Blog

A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women’s and men’s earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by the sex of workers’...

Survey suggests middle-aged Americans drink too much

5 days ago from UPI

Middle-aged Americans are hitting the sauce too hard and too often, according to a new poll showing 33 percent of adults aged 35 to 44 agreed with at least one...

This woman counted literal baby steps, and they walk farther than you'd think

5 days ago from PopSci

Science They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices. It might seem obvious how babies learn...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls on Mideast nations to repel U.S.

5 days ago from UPI

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commemorated National Army Day Thursday by calling on Mideast nations to collectively oppose the United States for supporting of Israel.

New study finds family violence is often poorly understood in faith communities

5 days ago from Physorg

We learned this month that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged A$10 million in the federal budget for couples counselling and mediation for families impacted by domestic violence.

Pete Buttigieg revives progressive ideals of Social Gospel Movement

5 days ago from UPI

Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay presidential candidate -- and has been unguarded in speaking about his religious beliefs, arguing that his faith shapes his politics.

Here's What Scotland's Dogs Looked Like 4,500 Years Ago

5 days ago from Live Science

The re-created, three-dimensional face of a dog that lived 4,500 years ago in Scotland is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and pet its thick fur.

On This Day, April 18: Ireland formally declares independence

5 days ago from UPI

On April 18, 1949, the Republic of Ireland formally declared itself independent from Britain.

University of Buffalo freshman dies days after suspected fraternity hazing

5 days ago from UPI

An 18-year-old University of Buffalo student died Wednesday following a suspected hazing incident at a fraternity, the school's president said.

Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women

5 days ago from Physorg

A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by the sex...

Zap from device may improve aging memory

5 days ago from UPI

Older people with memory problems might get a boost from an electromagnetic device that gives the brain a helpful zap, a new study reports.

Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster: Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins 'best in the world' at 'Fortnite'

6 days ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster said he was "at a complete loss of words" when he played with streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins in 2018.

The Right Way to Use a Public Bathroom (to Avoid Getting Sick)

6 days ago from NY Times Health

The odds of becoming ill from using a public bathroom are slim. But there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk even more. Here’s what to...

Harvard unveils new technique 60 times faster than traditional fMRI

6 days ago from Harvard Science

The speed of the human brain is remarkable. Almost immediately upon being exposed to stimuli, neurons are activated, prompting subconscious reactions and, a fraction of a second later, thought. But the speed at...

Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality

6 days ago from NY Times Health

At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.

Nancy Pelosi, Dwayne Johnson Sandra Oh top TIME 100 list

6 days ago from UPI

Sandra Oh, Dwayne Johnson, Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift and Mohamed Salah headlined TIME Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2019.

School bullying increases chances of mental health issues and unemployment in later life

6 days ago from Science Daily

Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life.

Harvard’s Jesse McCarthy on teaching, reframing the canon

6 days ago from Harvard Science

This article is part of a series introducing new faculty members. In the summer between his junior and senior years at Amherst College, Jesse McCarthy interned at Books for Boys, a literacy program...

Is one toe really better than three? How horse' legs evolved for travel rather than speed

6 days ago from Science Daily

Palaeobiologists have uncovered new evidence that suggests that horses' legs have adapted over time to be optimized for endurance travel, rather than speed.

Espresso yourself: Coffee thoughts leave a latte on the mind

6 days ago from Science Daily

For millions of Australians, each day begins with a hot cup of coffee in order to activate our brains for the working day. The morning coffee run also acts a...

Twitter says it's flagging abusive tweets so you don't have to

Algorithms are now able to proactively report about 38 per cent of abusive tweets, compared to zero last year, said CEO Jack Dorsey.

FBI: Columbine-obsessed woman killed self after threatening schools

6 days ago from UPI

An intensive manhunt ended Wednesday when authorities say they found the body of a woman wanted for making threats against Denver-area schools.

Missouri couple's glove compartment hid nearly-expired lottery jackpot

6 days ago from UPI

A Missouri couple found a lottery ticket in their glove compartment and discovered it was a $50,000 winner just one day before it would have expired.