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Those home-delivered meal kits are greener than you thought, new study concludes

3 days ago from Physorg

Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad environmental rap due to perceived packaging...

Was the restaurant really that bad—or was it just the rain?

3 days ago from Physorg

There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food—and bad weather.

Researchers outline how humans reduce uncertainty in social situations

3 days ago from Physorg

Do my friends find me funny? Am I making a good impression during this job interview? For most, such questions and concerns are a routine part of life.

Marlins praise manager Mattingly for relatability, patience with young players

3 days ago from UPI

Several Miami Marlins players told UPI they want manager Don Mattingly to remain with the franchise because of his relatability and patience with young players.

Slime mold absorbs substances to memorize them

4 days ago from Physorg

In 2016, CNRS scientists demonstrated that the slime mold Physarum polycephalum, a single-cell organism without a nervous system, could learn to no longer fear a harmless but aversive substance and...

'You're unallocated!' and other BS companies use to obscure reality

4 days ago from Physorg

Corporate America has invented many ways to avoid letting the public know it's laying people off – or telling employees themselves "You're fired."

Was the restaurant really that bad -- Or was it just the rain?

4 days ago from Science Daily

There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food -- and bad weather. A study of 32 Florida restaurants found...

Study suggests overdiagnosis of schizophrenia

4 days ago from Science Daily

In a small study of patients, researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis didn't actually have schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe...

Those home-delivered meal kits are greener than you thought

4 days ago from Science Daily

Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad environmental rap due to perceived packaging...

Empathy often avoided because of mental effort

4 days ago from Science Daily

Even when feeling empathy for others isn't financially costly or emotionally draining, people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort, according to new research.

Group decisions: When more information isn't necessarily better

4 days ago from Science Daily

Modular -- or cliquey -- group structure isolates the flow of communication between individuals, which might seem counterproductive to survival. But for some animal groups, more information isn't necessarily better,...

Look: Jessica Simpson, Hoda Kotb share family photos on Easter

4 days ago from UPI

Jessica Simpson, Hoda Kotb, Kendra Wilkinson, Chrissy Teigen and other stars spent Easter with their loved ones.

Watch: Jenna Bush Hager, Henry Hager expecting third child

4 days ago from UPI

"Today" host Jenna Bush Hager said she's shocked but grateful to be having another baby with husband Henry Hager.

Survey finds teens unaware they are vaping nicotine

4 days ago from UPI

In a new survey, many teens said they regularly used e-cigarettes, but swore they only vaped nicotine-free products -- but urine tests showed they nearly half were wrong.

Study: Paternity leave for disadvantaged father results in strong family relationships

4 days ago from Physorg

Enabling disadvantaged fathers to take time off from work via paternity leave may help these men become more engaged parents and improve relationships with mothers, says a new study from...

Was the restaurant really that bad — Or was it just the rain?

4 days ago from Science Blog

There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food – and bad weather. A study of 32 Florida restaurants found...

What cute dogs can teach us about democracy

4 days ago from Physorg

Dog lovers agree: Round and fluffy, wrinkled and snub-nosed, or skinny and sleek, dogs are cute.

In photos: Busta Rhymes, DJ Khalid perform alongside Marley family at Kaya fest

4 days ago from UPI

The Marley family, alongside acts Busta Rhymes and DJ Khalid, perform at the Kaya music festival at Bayfront park in Miami on April 20, 2019.

Will design-thinking strategies benefit students after class is dismissed?

4 days ago from Physorg

As schools focus on building students' capacity to learn and solve problems outside the formal classroom, many educators have embraced "design-thinking" strategies as a promising approach.

Sri Lanka attacks: Nearly 300 dead; 24 arrested in bomb plot

4 days ago from UPI

Seven suicide bombers carried out the coordinated attacks at churches and five-star hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that killed at least 290 people.

The Checkup: The Search for a Biomarker for Early Autism Diagnosis

4 days ago from NY Times Health

Children with autism spectrum disorder took significantly longer to look away from a video when their names were called, a new study found.

Wary of Chinese Espionage, Houston Cancer Center Chose to Fire 3 Scientists

4 days ago from NY Times Health

The director of the National Institutes of Health said that 55 similar investigations into possible foreign exploitation of American research are happening nationwide.

Watch: Cowboys' Dak Prescott shares motivational message with Kyler Murray

4 days ago from UPI

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott shared an encouraging message with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Look: 'Saved By the Bell' cast reunites for dinner

4 days ago from UPI

Several former cast members of the 1990s teen sitcom "Saved By the Bell" reunited for dinner this weekend.

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky elected as Ukrainian president

4 days ago from UPI

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky defeated incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in a presidential runoff election on Sunday.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 93rd birthday with Easter service

4 days ago from UPI

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday by attending Easter service at Windsor Castle.

Weight-loss surgery just as successful for teens with down syndrome

5 days ago from UPI

Young people with Down syndrome or other cognitive impairments are just as successful in shedding excess pounds after weight-loss surgery as their peers, a new study finds.

Rescued from a war zone, an Iraqi chemist finds a future in pharma

5 days ago from C&EN

A scholarship led Firas Jumaah to graduate studies at Lund University, which then saved him and his family from Islamic State militants