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Jacksonville Jaguars feel good after preseason opener

5 days ago from UPI

JACKSONVILLE -- They are called preseason games for a reason. Mainly because they don't count and they give teams a chance to evaluate border-line roster players, and they give players...

Colin Kaepernick: Longtime Baltimore Ravens star Bart Scott says city 'right place' for QB

5 days ago from UPI

He played in the city for the better part of a decade and Bart Scott says Baltimore would also be the "right place" for Colin Kaepernick.

Taboo words' impact mediated by context, listeners' likelihood of being offended

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new paper suggests that the physiological and psychological effects of profanity and other taboo words on people who read or hear them may be due largely -- but not...

Belief in neuromyths is extremely common

6 days ago from Science Daily

Neuromyths are common misconceptions about brain research, many of which relate to learning and education. Researchers have surveyed educators, the public and people who have completed neuroscience courses, to assess...

In terms of health, having any job is not necessarily better than not having a job

6 days ago from Science Daily

People employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed.

Evidence shows efficacy of mental health programs in schools

1 week ago from UPI

A new study has found school-based mental health programs are effective at reaching a large number of children and adolescents and improve outcomes.

How the brain recognizes familiar faces

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have located two areas in the brain that help us recognize familiar faces. The discovery will help them delve deeper into the relationship between face recognition, memory, and social...

De-jargonizing program helps decode science speak

1 week ago from Physorg

Science is fascinating to many, but sentences that are full of expert-level terms and description can scare away even the most passionate readers. Can scientists learn to talk about their...

Political party influences lawmakers' tweets more than gender

1 week ago from Science Daily

Politicians are often expected to have expertise in certain areas, based on their gender. A researcher looked at whether US representatives' tweets support this stereotype. She found that political party...

Health happenings: Eat better, skip the treadmill and try a triathlon

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

A summary of classes and activities that help you feel good and live well.

Jaromir Jagr keeping options open

1 week ago from UPI

Jaromir Jagr finds himself in unfamiliar territory as the future Hall of Famer is without a job with the NHL season under two months away.

Response to Comment on "Permanent human occupation of the central Tibetan Plateau in the early Holocene"

1 week ago from Science NOW

Zhang et al. contest that Chusang was part of an annual mobility round that "more likely" included seasonal use of high-elevation environments than permanent use. We show that their probabilistic...

Pavlovian conditioning-induced hallucinations result from overweighting of perceptual priors

1 week ago from Science NOW

Some people hear voices that others do not, but only some of those people seek treatment. Using a Pavlovian learning task, we induced conditioned hallucinations in four groups of people...

Analyst gauges the political bias of lawyers

1 week ago from Harvard Science

News that special counsel Robert Mueller has empaneled a second grand jury in Washington, D.C., and has hired 16 top attorneys to work on the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign...

'Lions' soccer team takes on actual lion in tug-of-war

1 week ago from UPI

A British animal sanctuary celebrated World Lion Day by pitting a youth soccer team called the Lions against a real African lion in a tug-of-war.

Pediatricians offer strategies for talking to kids about bad news

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Parents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or attacks have a new resource.

Judge orders search for more of Hillary Clinton's Benghazi emails

1 week ago from UPI

A federal judge has ordered the Department of State to search for additional emails Hillary Clinton may have written about the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissors

1 week ago from Science Daily

Chimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game rock-paper-scissors.

Mother dog allows abandoned kitten to nurse

1 week ago from UPI

An abandoned kitten found in a trash can in Greece was saved thanks to a mother dog that allowed the newborn cat to nurse.

Luann de Lesseps: 'I was on a mission' to make marriage work

1 week ago from UPI

Luann de Lesseps confessed on "The Real Housewives of New York" finale that it was challenging to keep her relationship with Tom D'Agostino, Jr., afloat.

Genes and motor skills development linked

1 week ago from Science Daily

Genes for many may be widely associated with determining certain traits and characteristics. Now a study is demonstrating that they could also influence neural motor skills. This could lead to...

Sacramento Kings: Zach Randolph arrested on marijuana charge

1 week ago from UPI

Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday night.

Researchers calculate new compensation 'benchmark' for victims of violent crime

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers have calculated a new benchmark for compensation pay-outs that are awarded to victims of violent crime.

Viral ad seeks assistant for couple and 'high-maintenance' dog

1 week ago from UPI

A Craigslist post that rapidly went viral is seeking applicants to act as "personal assistant" to a needy professional couple and their high-maintenance dog.

Top aides to U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley resign

1 week ago from UPI

Two top aides to U.S. diplomat Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, have resigned due to family concerns.

Unzipping Zipf's Law: Solution to a century-old linguistic problem

1 week ago from Physorg

Did you know that in every language, the most frequent word occurs twice as often as the second most frequent word? This phenomenon called 'Zipf's law' is more than one...

Want to fix America's infrastructure? Build in the places that need help the most

1 week ago from Physorg

Political debates over U.S. infrastructure spending are painfully incomplete. The discussion focuses almost exclusively on how much money should be spent, ignoring important questions about what projects are most needed...

Kylie Jenner celebrates 20th birthday at surprise party

1 week ago from UPI

Kylie Jenner attended Travis Scott's concert before partying with the rapper, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian.