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In photos: Moments from the People's Choice Awards red carpet

4 days ago from UPI

Celebrities arrive on the red carpet for the 44th annual E! People's Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on November 11, 2018.

Why modest goals are so appealing

4 days ago from Science Daily

Study finds that people feel it's easier to achieve a small incremental goal than to maintain the status quo.

'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce

4 days ago from Physorg

Sneakers on a popular Chinese e-commerce platform look like Adidas, but are branded "Ababis". Underwear resembling Calvin Klein are called "Caiwen Kani". Toys with an uncanny resemblance to a certain...

Rams' Andrew Whitworth to donate game check to shooting victims

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Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth will donate his game check to victims and the families of this week's shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Saints' Michael Thomas fined $30,000 for cell phone celebration

4 days ago from UPI

The NFL fined New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas $30,000 for retrieving a cell phone from within the goal post padding and celebrating a touchdown.

Emmanuel Macron renounces 'nationalism' at World War I commemoration in France

4 days ago from UPI

World leaders commemorated the end of World War I 100 years ago. French President Emmanuel Macron rebuked "nationalism," which President Donald Trump favors.

Emmanuel Macron renounces 'nationalism' at World War I commemoration in France

4 days ago from UPI

World leaders commemorated the end of World War I 100 years ago. French President Emmanuel Macron rebuked "nationalism," which President Donald Trump favors.

Look: Kate Upton gives birth; shares first photo of daughter

4 days ago from UPI

Supermodel Kate Upton has given birth to her first child, a daughter.

Macron renounces 'nationalism' at World War I event in France

4 days ago from UPI

World leaders commemorated the end of World War I 100 years ago. French President Emmanuel Macron rebuked "nationalism," which President Donald Trump favors.

Directory of academic chemists from underrepresented groups aims to inject diversity into conferences, job searches, and awards

4 days ago from C&EN

Diversify Chemistry founder Anne McNeil talks about how she started and maintains the online directory

Neonicotinoid impairs bees’ social behavior

4 days ago from C&EN

Researchers peer into the nest, observing that bumblebees exposed to the pesticide neglect their young

Project SEED scholars Elaine Gomez and Luis Mendez

4 days ago from C&EN

High school sweethearts follow each other through summer research experiences and careers in chemical engineering

Will railroad, neighbor settle diesel-emissions-related dispute? Time will tell

4 days ago from Science Blog

There is a to-do astir, a dust-up if you prefer, in Pennsylvania’s Kutztown borough. It mostly has to do with one resident’s complaint directed at the neighbor, in this case,...

On the front line of a crisis, overdose-prevention staff could use some help

4 days ago from CBC: Health

The job can be stressful and demanding, and witnessing constant loss can take a mental toll. Community support has helped workers cope, but it can only go so far.

Avalanche aim to keep Oilers from cooking at home

5 days ago from UPI

Now that the Edmonton Oilers are back home, their immediate focus is on ending a three-game losing streak in which they gave up an average of more than four goals...

Facebook drops forced arbitration in sexual harassment

5 days ago from UPI

Following Google's lead, Facebook has now also decided to do away with forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims.

Saliva test distinguishes children on autism spectrum from non-autistic peers

5 days ago from Science Blog

Newly published research shows that a saliva-based biomarker panel and associated algorithm could improve the ability to accurately identify children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in its earliest stages, announced...

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament amid political crisis

5 days ago from UPI

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the country's parliament overnight and called for new elections as political conflict grows.

'Scitt's Creek' star Emily Hampshire and Teddy Geiger get engaged

5 days ago from UPI

Songwriter-producer Teddy Geiger announced via Instagram that she is engaged to "Schitt's Creek" actress Emily Hampshire.

Penguins seek solutions against Coyotes to five-game skid

5 days ago from UPI

An early November home game against an out-of-conference team that hasn't made the playoffs the past six years has added importance for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Neurons that fire together, don't always wire together

5 days ago from Science Daily

As the adage goes 'neurons that fire together, wire together,' but a new article demonstrates that, in addition to response similarity, projection target also constrains local connectivity.

Trae Young gets car filled with popcorn for rookie prank

5 days ago from UPI

Trae Young got the rookie treatment from his Atlanta Hawks teammates, getting his new Audi filled with popcorn.

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

5 days ago from Physorg

Facebook on Friday said it will no longer require employees to resolve sexual harassment claims via arbitration, mirroring a move by Google.

Questions surround Carolina Panthers following blowout loss

6 days ago from UPI

Contender or pretender? That's an obvious question surrounding the Carolina Panthers in the wake of a humbling 52-21 loss at the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brain learns to recognize familiar faces regardless of where they are in the visual field

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new study finds that recognition of faces varies by where they appear in the visual field and this variability is reduced by learning familiar faces through social interactions. The...

"We can hold him in contempt": Will Zuckerberg address officials?

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

As more nations investigating election influence demand meeting with Facebook's CEO, pressure is building for the social media baron to respond

Exposure to pesticides makes bees less social, reduces colony size

6 days ago from UPI

Exposure to pesticides can reduce the size of bee colonies and cause the insect to become less social.

At War: What Stereotypes Do You See Around Veterans and PTSD?

6 days ago from NY Times Health

We’re asking readers to tell us what stereotypes they have observed around military service and PTSD and how they challenge them.