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New England Patriots: Tom Brady refuses to compare 2017 team to 'magical' clubs

2 days ago from UPI

Expectations understandably are high for the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, but just be careful when addressing that topic with quarterback Tom Brady.

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will appeal six-game suspension

3 days ago from UPI

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will appeal a six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy because of alleged domestic violence.

Oakland Raiders sit star players in preseason loss to Arizona Cardinals

5 days ago from UPI

Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton each threw first-half touchdown passes and the Arizona Cardinals overpowered an Oakland Raiders team that sat its star players.

Conor McGregor says he 'whupped' sparring partner, Dana White releases video

5 days ago from UPI

With his mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather just weeks away, Conor McGregor says he dominated his sparring partner, leading him to quit.

Transgender TV characters have the power to shape audience attitudes

6 days ago from Science Daily

Watching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues, according to new research.

Missing Connecticut llama reunited with owners

6 days ago from UPI

Police in Connecticut used social media to help reunite a missing llama with its owners on Thursday afternoon.

Higher income individuals more physically active, yet more sedentary

6 days ago from Science Daily

New research finds that higher income individuals are more likely to be 'weekend warriors,' getting most of their activity on only a few days a week.

Supportive relationships linked to willingness to pursue opportunities

6 days ago from Science Daily

Psychologists have discovered that people with supportive spouses were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges and that those who accepted the challenges experienced more personal growth, happiness, psychological...

WWE: Triple H, Shawn Michaels and more celebrate 20th anniversary of DX

6 days ago from UPI

WWE Superstars and legends including Triple H, Shawn Michaels and The New Day have been celebrating the 20th anniversary of group D-Generation X on social media

Salma Hayek cooks dinner for Ryan Reynolds and his family

6 days ago from UPI

Salma Hayek shared a photo with "The Hitman's Bodyguard" co-star Ryan Reynolds and his daughter Inez from a night at the actor and Blake Lively's house.

Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson tell fans to avoid 'The Last Jedi' marketing

6 days ago from UPI

Mark Hamill and director Rian Johnson have urged fans to avoid upcoming marketing for the next entry in the "Star Wars" saga, "The Last Jedi."

Study suggests water-cooler gossip good for offices

6 days ago from UPI

Psychologists and sociologists call it reputational information sharing, but you know it better as gossip.

Opposition grows to Macron plan for formal first lady role

6 days ago from UPI

More than 300,000 people signed a petition, enough to apparently put plans on hold by French President Emmanuel Macron to create a formal role for his wife.

HBO offered 'bounty' to hackers: report

6 days ago from Physorg

HBO offered a reward of $250,000 in response to a data breach at the television group that produces "Game of Thrones," according to a report from a leaked memo.

Police test cadets' focus with squeaky rubber chicken

6 days ago from UPI

An Indiana police academy shared video of officers testing the recruits' focus by squeaking a rubber chicken next to their faces.

Katy Perry says she feels 'so liberated' with short hair

6 days ago from UPI

Katy Perry discussed her new look and sense of freedom in the September issue of W magazine.

Imagining an action-consequence relationship can boost memory

1 week ago from Science Daily

Imagining an action between two objects (the umbrella being lodged in the door lock) and a potential consequence (not being able to lock the door) may help people improve their...

A new tool for multilayer networks

1 week ago from Physorg

Sophisticated network analysis means finding relationships that often aren't easy to see. A network may have many layers—corresponding to different types of relationships in a social network, for example—but traditional...

What the Google gender 'manifesto' really says about Silicon Valley

1 week ago from Physorg

Five years ago, Silicon Valley was rocked by a wave of "brogrammer" bad behavior, when overfunded, highly entitled, mostly white and male startup founders did things that were juvenile, out...

Alabama judge: law criminalizing teacher-student sex unconstitutional

1 week ago from UPI

An Alabama judge ruled that a state law that criminalizes high school teachers having sex with students is unconstitutional and dismissed charges in two cases.

Social psychology sheds light on Trump's appeal

1 week ago from Physorg

The surprising election of Donald Trump prompted a widespread desire to understand the factors at play in his unexpected victory, with various analyses attributing his win to strong support among...

Netflix renews 'GLOW' for a second season

1 week ago from UPI

Netflix says it has ordered a second season of "GLOW," its women's wrestling dramedy starring Alison Brie.

China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'

1 week ago from Physorg

China has launched probes into three of its largest social networking platforms over the suspected dissemination of violence and obscenity—the latest move aimed at sanitising the country's increasingly closed-off internet.

Decision systems that respect privacy, fairness

1 week ago from Physorg

Increasingly, decisions and actions affecting people's lives are determined by automated systems processing personal data. Excitement about these systems has been accompanied by serious concerns about their opacity and threats they...

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

1 week ago from UPI

On Aug. 11, 2007, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to refrain from disciplining members of the clergy involved in same-sex relationships.

Disney sued for collecting private information from children via game apps

1 week ago from UPI

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Disney and three software companies for allegedly collecting personal information about children playing games on Disney apps.

Attitudes on Human Genome Editing Vary, but All Agree Conversation Is Necessary

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

In a study published Aug. 11 in the journal Science, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Temple University assessed what people in the United States think about the uses...

Remembering Fred Glimp

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Fred Lee Glimp Jr. ’50, Ph.D. ’64, whose nearly 50 years of service to Harvard left an indelible mark on generations of students, alumni, and the University itself, passed away in June...