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When ignoring your spouse can help your relationship

6 days ago from Science Daily

It is a classic relationship stalemate: One partner asks the other to change something and the partner who is asked shuts down. But that type of response may actually be...

Look: Madonna wishes daughter Lourdes a happy 22nd birthday

6 days ago from UPI

Madonna dedicated sweet posts to Lourdes, her daughter with Carlos Leon, on the model's 22nd birthday.

Watch: Patriots fans throw beer in Tyreek Hill's face after TD

6 days ago from UPI

New England Patriots fans gave Tyreek Hill the middle finger and threw beer in his face after one of his three touchdowns in Week 6.

Eating royal poop improves parenting in naked mole-rats

6 days ago from Physorg

Have you ever seen a picture of a mother dog caring for an unusual baby, like a kitten? This sort of animal adoption story is an example of a phenomenon...

Feminine leadership traits: Nice but expendable frills?

6 days ago from Science Daily

The first study to examine tradeoffs in masculine versus feminine leadership traits reveals that stereotypically feminine traits -- like being tolerant and cooperative -- are viewed as desirable but ultimately...

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids

6 days ago from Science Daily

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids -- and not necessarily only their own, according to new research.

League of (responsible, respectful, resilient) Legends

6 days ago from Physorg

Teamwork. Respect. Responsibility. Positivity. What if our children could learn these things while engaged in their all-time favourite pastime? Video games.

Americans spend $70 billion on pets, and that money could do more good

6 days ago from Physorg

Sylar, the border collie, has his own mansion along with a trampoline and indoor pool. The dog's adorable features, along with his notable intelligence, earned his owner's devotion along with...

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle expecting first child

6 days ago from UPI

U.S. actress Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry are expecting their first child, the royal family announced Monday.

Quebec dissident believes Saudis used spyware to eavesdrop on his chats with Jamal Khashoggi

Fellow critic Omar Abdulaziz fears his relationship with Khashoggi may have put the Saudi journalist in further danger, given the spyware that was planted on Abdulaziz's phone.

Postpartum depression linked to mother’s pain after childbirth

6 days ago from Science Blog

While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process, suggests...

VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home.' But is it really a substitute for travel?

6 days ago from Physorg

Tourism is often about seeking deeper emotional and personal connections with the world around us. It's a quintessential part of the "experience economy", creating memories that can be recalled, re-lived...

Reports: Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson split

6 days ago from UPI

Singer Ariana Grande and "SNL" star Pete Davidson have ended their engagement, according to multiple reports.

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids

6 days ago from Physorg

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids—and not necessarily only their own, according to new research published by anthropologists at Northwestern University.

Half of mental health disorders arise in adolescence

1 week ago from SciDev

Use of technology for psychological care, and training for caregivers and teachers to detect early mental disorders: WHO strategies on World Mental Health Day.

Du Bois medals honor outstanding contributions in black arts, culture

1 week ago from Harvard Science

With powerful, poignant speeches from presenters and honorees alike, this year’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal awards felt more like a gospel church service-cum-rock concert than an academic award ceremony. Athlete and social activist...

$100M gift will support sciences and math at Harvard

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Harvard announced today that an alumnus and his wife made a $100 million gift to support the Science Center, enhance mathematics scholarship, and provide unrestricted resources for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences...

Radcliffe hears from NPR journalist Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Patience and compassion: Even in an age of electronic media moving at breakneck speed, these old-fashioned virtues are essential to getting the story — and getting it right. That was the message conveyed...

How parenting affects antisocial behaviors in children

1 week ago from Science Daily

In a recent study of the parental caregiving environment, researchers found that within identical twin pairs, the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was at a greater...

Age at which women experience their first period is linked to their sons' age at puberty

1 week ago from Science Daily

The age at which young women experience their first menstrual bleeding is linked to the age at which their sons start puberty, according to the largest study to investigate this...

Clues that suggest people are lying may be deceptive, study shows

1 week ago from Science Daily

The verbal and physical signs of lying are harder to detect than people believe, a study suggests.

How the grid cell system of the brain maps mental spaces

1 week ago from Science Daily

How exactly the grid cell system works in the human brain, and in particular with which temporal dynamics, has until now been speculation. A much-discussed possibility is that the signals...

Sidestepping the pitfalls of overconfidence with plausible deniability

1 week ago from Science Daily

Although confidence can serve as both a blessing and a curse, new research shows how people can reap the rewards without risking the social penalties for overconfidence.

Postpartum depression linked to mother's pain after childbirth

1 week ago from Science Daily

While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process.

Robot runs and leaps through obstacle course

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Just another legs day at the gym for Atlas the backflipping robot from Boston Dynamics

The Flat Earth movement: A society of disbelievers in scientific fact

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Scathing of science and spinners of conspiracies, Flat Earthers proudly hold onto their beliefs that man never walked on the moon, our planet is a disc surrounded by ice, and...

Scientists find clues to mystery of Williams Syndrome’s peculiar symptoms

1 week ago from Science Blog

Patients with Williams Syndrome often are extremely social and possess a remarkable affinity and talent for music. They also experience life-threatening cardiovascular problems and developmental disabilities. The mystery is what...

Applying physics modeling to voting of SCOTUS ‘Super Court’

1 week ago from Science Blog

The maelstrom surrounding the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was to be expected, when one justice’s vote could change the country’s moral compass for...