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American student freed in prisoner swap with Iran

4 days ago from UPI

An American graduate student held in an Iranian prison for more than three years was freed Saturday in a prisoner swap involving an Iranian citizen being held in the United...

Dogs may be smarter than we think — and can benefit our health in ways we don't realize

4 days ago from CBC: Health

New research suggests dogs may actually be smarter than we give them credit for and they can also have profoundly positive effects on our health. 

White House refuses judiciary's invite to participate in impeachment probe

5 days ago from UPI

The White House notified the House judiciary committee on Friday it won't participate with the panel's impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.

Virtual visits to the doctor good for many with neurological disorders

5 days ago from UPI

If you have a neurological disorder, a video chat with your doctor might be as good as an office visit for checking on your condition.

In photos: Hemingway watches, 'Dupont Emerald' on display at Christie's preview

5 days ago from UPI

It's "Luxury Week" at Christie's auction house in New York City, where items ranging from rare handbags and exquisite jewelry to a watch that belonged to Ernest Hemingway await buyers....

Esper: U.S. never discussed, considered sending 14K more troops to Middle East

5 days ago from UPI

Reports that the U.S. is considering sending an additional 14,000 troops to the Middle East are "flat out wrong," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said in a statement Friday.

Greta Gerwig was 'frustrated' by being called Noah Baumbach's muse

5 days ago from UPI

"Little Women" director Greta Gerwig discussed her working relationship with her partner, Noah Baumbach.

Gallup: 43% of U.S. families have at least 1 member with pre-existing condition

5 days ago from UPI

More than four out of every 10 American families have at least one member with a pre-existing medical condition, a new survey said Friday.

NYPD promotes 2 officers -- Rodney Harrison and Fausto Pichardo -- to historic leadership roles

5 days ago from UPI

After years of criticism about a lack of minority officers in senior ranks, the New York City Police Department has named two to leadership positions -- including its first African-American...

Astronomy fellowship demonstrates effective measures to dismantle bias, increase diversity in STEM

5 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Joyce Yen of the University of Washington worked with the Heising-Simons Foundation to dismantle bias and promote diversity in a prominent grant that the Foundation awards to postdoctoral researchers. Here,...

Medical marijuana cards often sought by existing heavy users

5 days ago from Science Daily

Young adults who seek enrollment in state medical marijuana programs are often those who already use heavily rather than those with mental or physical issues that could be addressed by...

Short-term radon test kits are not effective in measuring radon gas exposure

5 days ago from Science Daily

A new study finds the only reliable way to measure exposure to radon gas is with a long-term testing kit, 90 or more days. Researchers placed two test kits, a...

Large-scale education tests often come with side effects

5 days ago from Physorg

When results come out for big education tests like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which primarily measures 15-year-old students' knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science, the...

Emails outside working hours: Are they against employment law?

5 days ago from Physorg

It is common for many employees to send, read and reply to work emails at all hours of the day and night, including weekends. This change in work culture developed...

Watch: Harry Styles befriends fish in 'Adore You' video

5 days ago from UPI

Former One Direction singer Harry Styles shared a video for "Adore You," a new single from his album "Fine Line."

Reparations for slavery and genocide should be used to address health inequities

5 days ago from Physorg

As soon as I entered Elmina Castle (the dungeons) in Cape Coast in Ghana, I felt haunted by over 400 years of brutality and the enslavement and genocide of millions...

Research: A country's degree of gender equality can affect men's ability to recognize famous female faces

5 days ago from Physorg

Our ability to recognize faces is a complex interplay of neurobiology, environment and contextual cues.

Look: 'Jersey Shore's' Mike Sorrentino celebrates four years of sobriety

5 days ago from UPI

"Jersey Shore" star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino is celebrating four years of sobriety on Instagram.

Report: Crimes rising against migrants waiting in Mexico to seek U.S. asylum

5 days ago from UPI

More than 600 migrants who are seeking asylum in the United States have been the victims of violent crimes in Mexico after being sent there under a controversial immigration policy,...

Watch: Camila Cabello, Jimmy Fallon perform Google translated songs on 'Tonight Show'

5 days ago from UPI

Camila Cabello and Jimmy Fallon performed popular songs with lyrics changed through Google translate on "The Tonight Show."

What happens when governments crack down on scientists just doing their jobs?

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On a sunny day in March 2016, Turkish forensic physician Şebnem Korur Fincanci drove into Cizre, a town in southeastern Turkey. The government had just lifted a 79-day curfew meant to help...

How engineers of the Montreal Massacre generation are changing the world

On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman fatally shot 14 young women studying to be engineers at Montreal's École Polytechnique. Thirty years later, other women of that generation have made their...

Marianne Jean-Baptiste says 'In Fabric' character is 'a regular woman'

5 days ago from UPI

"In Fabric" is a horror movie about a haunted dress, but star Marianne Jean-Baptiste says it was a rare chance for her to play a regular woman.

True crime fan Octavia Spencer plays detective in 'Truth Be Told'

5 days ago from UPI

"Truth Be Told" stars Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer as Poppy Parnell, a true crime podcaster with a history of solving major crimes.

Concussions Damage the 'Bridge' Between the Two Halves of the Brain

5 days ago from Live Science

The bridge between both halves of the brain fundamentally changes after concussion.

Mother of beaten Illinois 5-year-old AJ Freund pleads guilty to murder charge

6 days ago from UPI

The mother of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose beaten body was discovered after he was missing for a week pleaded guilty to murder Thursday.

Designing Workplaces with Sound Disturbances in Mind

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Workplaces are full of sound, most of which is not helpful to workers trying to do their jobs. Scientists are using physics to understand how conversation, music and other ambient...

Controlling attention with brain waves

6 days ago from Science Daily

Having trouble paying attention? Neuroscientists may have a solution for you: Turn down your alpha brain waves. In a new study, the researchers found that people can enhance their attention...