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Websites aim to exile white nationalists in wake of violence

17 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against white nationalist groups in the U.S. on Wednesday as more technology companies denied their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.

New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers for Senior Living

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

From sophisticated sensors to assistive staircases to VR systems, new technologies promise to help older people live independently for longer.

Former U.S. presidents condemn Charlottesville violence

1 day ago from UPI

Four former U.S. presidents have condemned racism and hatred after the deadly car attack and violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie RB Leonard Fournette, WR Marqise Lee out vs. Tampa Bay Bucs

2 days ago from UPI

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette and wide receiver Marqise Lee have been ruled out of the team's upcoming preseason game.

Giancarlo Stanton breaks Miami Marlins' homer record in win over San Francisco Giants

3 days ago from UPI

Dee Gordon, normally quiet around the media, strutted into the interview room and started talking happily even before the first question was asked.

Smartphone tracking shows fear affects where youth spend time

3 days ago from Science Daily

Youth spend less time in their neighborhoods if area residents have a high fear of crime, according to a new study that used smartphones to track kids' whereabouts. Researchers found...

Trump: KKK, neo-Nazis, white nationalists 'criminals and thugs'

3 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump on Monday said "evil" racists who generate violence -- such as the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists -- are "criminals and thugs."

Cognitive abilities seem to reinforce each other in adolescence

3 days ago from Science Daily

One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related, which allows researchers to summarize people's skills on a wide range of domains...

Charlottesville crash suspect had Nazi sympathies, ex-teacher says

4 days ago from UPI

The suspect in the automobile killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Va., held extreme beliefs and sympathized with Nazi views, a former teacher said.

Rookies impressive in San Francisco 49ers preseason opener

4 days ago from UPI

Anyone claiming you can't learn a lot about a team in the preseason opener clearly wasn't watching the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tre Jones follows brother, becomes Duke Blue Devils' first recruit for 2018-19 recruiting class

4 days ago from UPI

Tre Jones, the highly regarded brother of former Duke standout Tyus Jones, is following his brother's lead.

Chicago Cubs claim series win with 7-2 victory over Arizona Diamondbacks

4 days ago from UPI

Javier Baez broke up the game on a breaking ball Sunday.

'Wonder Woman,' 'Guardians' win Teen Choice Awards; Miley Cyrus is a no-show

4 days ago from UPI

"Wonder Woman," "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and "Riverdale" were big winners at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse

4 days ago from Science Daily

Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new research.

Being bullied may dramatically affect sleep

4 days ago from Science Daily

New research, using a mouse model simulating human bullying, suggests that being bullied produces long-lasting, depression-like sleep dysfunction and other effects on daily biological rhythms.

NCAA football Top 25 preseason poll: Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide leading way

4 days ago from UPI

Alabama is No. 1. It just makes too much sense. Best program, best players, best coach. Yeah, Alabama.

Florida Gators suspend WR Antonio Callaway, six others for season-opener vs. Michigan

4 days ago from UPI

The Florida Gators suspended seven players, including standout wide receiver Antonio Callaway, for their Sept. 2 season-opener against Michigan.

Procaffinating

4 days ago from Science Blog

I don’t know about you but the first thing I do after arriving at work in the morning is grab a cup of coffee. Like many say ‘I can’t function...

Racial profiling of Latino immigrants influences families differently

4 days ago from Physorg

Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according...

Texas doctor seeks to stop child abuse before it can happen

5 days ago from AP Health

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A Texas doctor is hoping to stop child abuse and neglect before it can happen by adapting a...

Tim Tebow hit by pitch in head with fastball, stays in game

5 days ago from UPI

A scary scene unfolded Saturday night in a minor league game when St. Lucie Mets left fielder Tim Tebow was hit on the helmet at the plate by a fastball.

Iran's parliament votes to increase spending on missile program

5 days ago from UPI

Iran's parliament has voted to funnel more funds to the nation's ballistic missile program.

Cancer lingo: How one person's thoughtful metaphor can be another's cliché

5 days ago from CBC: Health

'He's a warrior. A real fighter.' These all-too-common battle metaphors are regularly aimed at people trying to get through a cancer diagnosis. While the words may be well-intentioned, doctors say...

Links between parents' earnings, gender roles, mental health

5 days ago from Science Daily

New research suggests that some mothers' and fathers' psychological well-being may suffer when their work and family identities - and the amount of financial support they provide - conflict with...

When DNA Evidence Challenges Ideas of A Person's Racial Purity, White Supremacists Use a Decision Tree to Affirm or Discount the Results

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Now that science can determine a person's racial and ethnic origins from a cheek swab, those devoted to ideas of racial "purity," are employing methods of mind games and logic...

New Orleans Saints feeling good about their defense

6 days ago from UPI

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- It's only the preseason, it's only one game and it was against the Cleveland Browns.

Social media star puts Instagram’s anti-troll technology to the test

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Social media star Iskra Lawrence knows how to put "fat-shamers" in their place. Now she helps "CBSN: On Assignment" test out Instagram's anti-troll technology

Carrie Underwood and her family enjoy superhero-themed pajama party

6 days ago from UPI

Carrie Underwood shared photos from her fun night in with husband Mike Fisher and son Isaiah following the NHL star's retirement.