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Citizens prefer landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure

6 days ago from Physorg

Citizens prefer to enjoy natural landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure, and that are close and accessible. This is apparent from the results of a pioneering study developed by...

Too busy for the PTA, but working-class parents care

6 days ago from Physorg

There is a persistent perception among public high school administrators and staff that working-class immigrant parents are disinterested and uninvolved in their children's education.

Privacy at risk from Canadian political parties, says U.K. watchdog

Canada's political parties have a privacy problem — and with less than a year to go until the next federal election, it's more critical than ever that Canadians start asking...

Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler lose homes to California wildfires

6 days ago from UPI

Miley Cyrus and Gerard Butler have announced on social media that they have lost homes to the wildfires in California.

Prosecutors: Woman in Australian strawberry needle plot sought 'revenge'

6 days ago from UPI

An Australian woman was denied bail after she was charged with placing sewing needles into strawberries -- police say a revenge plot against an associate.

Political blogs by teenagers promote tolerance, participation and public debate

6 days ago from Physorg

When it comes to being politically active, young people typically have a bad reputation. In democracies such as the United States and the United Kingdom, young voters tend to have...

Keeping animals out of home key to improved nutrition

6 days ago from SciDev

Children whose parents keep animals at home have worse health outcomes and are more likely to be stunted, a study has found.

Look: Harry Shum Jr., wife Shelby Rabara expecting first child together

6 days ago from UPI

Harry Shum Jr. and his wife Shelby Rabara have confirmed on Instagram that they are expecting their first child together.

Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

6 days ago from Physorg

For kids growing up in today's cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual.

The Checkup: The War to End All Measles

6 days ago from NY Times Health

Young people who went to war 100 years ago often died from what are now preventable childhood diseases. We can try to keep today’s children a little safer.

ESA’s 25 years of telecom: the beginning

6 days ago from European Space Agency

As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the...

North Korean Pungsan dog gives birth to puppies in Seoul

6 days ago from UPI

A female Pungsan dog, a gift from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, gave birth to six puppies last week.

Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram

6 days ago from Physorg

Akihiko Kondo's mother refused an invitation to her only son's wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn't such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram.

'Avengers,' 'Shadowhunters' win big at People's Choice Awards

6 days ago from UPI

"Avengers: Infinity War" was voted Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie at the People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Community choirs reduce loneliness and increase interest in life for older adults

6 days ago from Science Daily

An innovative San Francisco program of community choirs for older adults found that singing in a choir reduced loneliness and increased interest in life, but did not improve cognition or...

Nursing science could help reduce firearm violence and its impact

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new article frames firearm violence as a health and public policy problem and shows how nurses are in a prime position to understand the complex factors leading to firearm...

Autism and zinc deficiency in early development

6 days ago from Science Daily

Autism has been associated with zinc deficiency in infancy. While it is not yet known whether zinc deficiency in early development causes autism, scientists have now found a mechanistic link....

Psychological science can make your meetings better

6 days ago from Science Daily

Meetings are the bane of office life for many professionals but they don't have to be. Drawing from almost 200 scientific studies on workplace meetings, a team of psychological scientists...

Chadwick Boseman, Kevin Hart win early People's Choice Awards

6 days ago from UPI

"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman won the People's Choice Award for Male Movie Star of 2018 in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 days ago from UPI

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

6 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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.