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2017 Rogers Cup final: Alexander Zverev upsets Roger Federer to win Rogers Cup

4 days ago from UPI

Roger Federer has been nearly unbeatable this year, but he ran into a young player who may be even hotter at the moment.

The importance of influencers on social media

6 days ago from Science Daily

Tracking the Twitter updates of a random sample of 300,000 active users over the course of a month reveals that this particular corner of social media and social networking is...

Aaron Carter asks out Chloe Grace Moretz on Twitter

1 week ago from UPI

Chole Grace Moretz was invited out on a date by Aaron Carter on Twitter after the actress stated that the pop star was her childhood crush.

Twitter takes action after artist spray-paints hateful tweets

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Shahak Shapira said he reported some 300 tweets over a period of about six months but the social networking site ignored him

John Bailey elected president of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1 week ago from UPI

"Groundhog Day" and "The Big Chill" cinematographer John Bailey has been elected president of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

1 week ago from AP Health

LONDON (AP) -- The Vatican says Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals....

South Korea academic: 'Comfort women' not sex slaves

1 week ago from UPI

A Korean academic said the public is operating under the wrong assumption the women were sex slaves.

When technology discriminates: How algorithmic bias can make an impact

Algorithms are increasingly being turned to as a way for companies to make objective decisions, including ones that have complex social implications. But they're not always as unbiased as you...

Nepal strengthens laws against dowry, menstrual exile

1 week ago from AP Health

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's parliament has passed a bill intended to make women safer by strengthening laws against acid attacks along with...

U.S. Treasury sanctions Mexican soccer star accused of aiding drug cartel

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Treasury Department accused Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez Alvarez and Mexican folk singer Julio Cesar Alvarez of aiding a drug cartel boss.

Former Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson, center Donatas Motiejunas to play in China

1 week ago from UPI

Guard Ty Lawson and center Donatas Motiejunas have decided to leave the NBA and play in China this coming season, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock has felony domestic violence charges dismissed

1 week ago from UPI

Felony domestic violence charges against former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock were dismissed on Wednesday.

Man who suggested random, ever-changing passwords regrets that guidance

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

It turns out something like "SOMETHINGLIKETHIS" is a lot harder to hack than something like "80&3T4!*G$\#ET415"

These smart cities in Italy put Silicon Valley to shame

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

The city of the future could help you find parking, detect potholes and keep you healthier. Sicily's showing the world it can be done on a shoestring budget

Walmart tests app that lets shoppers skip checkout lines

1 week ago from Physorg

Walmart is bringing back an app that lets shoppers skip the checkout line and pay for items themselves on their smartphones.

Interest in science classes is contagious, study shows

1 week ago from Physorg

Excitement is contagious in a science classroom and could lead to greater interest in science careers, a new study has found.

HR startups helping companies engage workers, avoid workplace issues

1 week ago from Physorg

Amy Errett wanted to gauge employee happiness at her e-commerce startup, but surveys weren't working. Responses were often vague, unhelpful or, worse, deceitful. And even if she promised anonymity, some...

JJ Project celebrates new album's success after 5-year hiatus

1 week ago from UPI

K-pop stars JB and Jinyoung discussed their mini-album "Verse 2" after the EP debuted on iTunes and Billboard charts.

Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies' inner world

1 week ago from Science Daily

A novel new experiment to test how aware babies are of their bodies’ internal signals has been developed by researchers. The ability to consciously sense signals from your body is...

How to map the circuits that define us

1 week ago from News @ Nature

Neuroscientists want to understand how tangles of neurons produce complex behaviours, but even the simplest networks defy understanding.Nature 548 150 doi: 10.1038/548150a

Milla Jovovich in talks to play villain in 'Hellboy' reboot

1 week ago from UPI

Milla Jovovich is being eyed to star in Lionsgate's upcoming reboot of "Hellboy" that stars "Stranger Things" alum David Harbour in the title role.

Jake Lamb's two homers help Arizona Diamondbacks cool off Los Angeles Dodgers

1 week ago from UPI

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb once got mad when teams intentionally walked a batter to face him. He respects the choice now, and he is slowly learning to get...

One-third of Tennessee Titans franchise being sold

1 week ago from UPI

For years, the Tennessee Titans and their forerunner, the Houston Oilers, have been solely the property of one family - the Adams family.

Goose soars over British soccer game

1 week ago from UPI

A goose delighted soccer fans at a tournament in England by flying several laps around the stadium.

Parker Bridwell pitches Los Angeles Angels past former team, Baltimore Orioles

1 week ago from UPI

If Parker Bridwell felt any tension about facing his former organization, he certainly didn't show it.

Amid criticism, Iran's Rouhani appoints three female VPs

1 week ago from UPI

Three women have been appointed to vice presidency positions in Iran's government, following recent criticism over President Hassan Rouhani's all-male cabinet.

Tamra Judge renews vows amid drama with daughter

1 week ago from UPI

"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Judge said "I do" to husband Eddie in Aruba after daughter Sidney Barney slammed her online.

Sibling Termites Take Care of Kids While Moms and Dads Produce Millions More

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Imagine mom and dad already have five children and are too busy, or lack the financial resources to raise more children. Sometimes, older siblings must assume some parental duties. That's...