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Watch: Ohio family's missing dog found in Florida

1 week ago from UPI

An Ohio family's missing dog turned up exactly one year later -- and over 1,000 miles away in the Florida Panhandle.

Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown

1 week ago from Science Daily

Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails...

General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that general anesthesia induces unconsciousness by hijacking the neural circuitry that makes us fall sleep. They traced this neural circuitry back to a cluster of cells at...

Fund quickly raises nearly $2M for burned Louisiana churches

1 week ago from UPI

A surge in donations pushed a funding project to rebuild three Louisiana churches burned by an arsonist to nearly $2 million in about 36 hours.

Intentions attributed to other people change how we see their actions

1 week ago from Science Daily

Our apparent ability to see the intent in other's behavior leads us to cling to our false judgements.

Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Experts say mirroring another person’s facial expressions is essential not only for recognizing emotion, but also for feeling it.

Watch: Jason Momoa shaves beard to promote recycling

1 week ago from UPI

"Game of Thrones" alum and "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa shaved for the first time since 2012 to tout aluminum over plastic.

How We Roll: Study Shows We're More Lone Wolves than Team Players

1 week ago from Scientific American

Results may explain why collective action on climate change and health policy is so difficult -- Read more on

Watch: 'Child's Play': Chucky is reimagined in new trailer

1 week ago from UPI

Chucky is anything but a regular toy in the latest trailer for MGM and Orion Pictures' upcoming reboot of "Child's Play."

Watch: Couple uses Zion Williamson for dunking baby gender reveal

1 week ago from UPI

A couple employed Duke star Zion Williamson for a unique gender reveal idea for their baby by having him dunk an exploding basketball.

Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they...

India begins second of 7 election phases

1 week ago from UPI

Violence was reported in India's West Bengal as millions started voting Thursday in the second phase of national elections for 95 parliament seats.

Notre Dame Fire Damage Spotted from Space (Photo)

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A photo taken yesterday (April 17) by DigitalGlobe's sharp-eyed WorldView-2 satellite shows the damage done to the famous 850-year-old Paris church.

Study shows female managers don’t mean higher pay for women

1 week ago from Science Blog

A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women’s and men’s earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by the sex of workers’...

Survey suggests middle-aged Americans drink too much

1 week ago from UPI

Middle-aged Americans are hitting the sauce too hard and too often, according to a new poll showing 33 percent of adults aged 35 to 44 agreed with at least one...

This woman counted literal baby steps, and they walk farther than you'd think

1 week ago from PopSci

Science They may be slow, but they cover entire football fields if left to their own devices. It might seem obvious how babies learn...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls on Mideast nations to repel U.S.

1 week ago from UPI

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commemorated National Army Day Thursday by calling on Mideast nations to collectively oppose the United States for supporting of Israel.

New study finds family violence is often poorly understood in faith communities

1 week ago from Physorg

We learned this month that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged A$10 million in the federal budget for couples counselling and mediation for families impacted by domestic violence.

Pete Buttigieg revives progressive ideals of Social Gospel Movement

1 week ago from UPI

Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay presidential candidate -- and has been unguarded in speaking about his religious beliefs, arguing that his faith shapes his politics.

Here's What Scotland's Dogs Looked Like 4,500 Years Ago

1 week ago from Live Science

The re-created, three-dimensional face of a dog that lived 4,500 years ago in Scotland is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and pet its thick fur.

On This Day, April 18: Ireland formally declares independence

1 week ago from UPI

On April 18, 1949, the Republic of Ireland formally declared itself independent from Britain.

University of Buffalo freshman dies days after suspected fraternity hazing

1 week ago from UPI

An 18-year-old University of Buffalo student died Wednesday following a suspected hazing incident at a fraternity, the school's president said.

Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women

1 week ago from Physorg

A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by the sex...

Zap from device may improve aging memory

1 week ago from UPI

Older people with memory problems might get a boost from an electromagnetic device that gives the brain a helpful zap, a new study reports.

Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster: Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins 'best in the world' at 'Fortnite'

1 week ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster said he was "at a complete loss of words" when he played with streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins in 2018.

The Right Way to Use a Public Bathroom (to Avoid Getting Sick)

1 week ago from NY Times Health

The odds of becoming ill from using a public bathroom are slim. But there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk even more. Here’s what to...

Harvard unveils new technique 60 times faster than traditional fMRI

1 week ago from Harvard Science

The speed of the human brain is remarkable. Almost immediately upon being exposed to stimuli, neurons are activated, prompting subconscious reactions and, a fraction of a second later, thought. But the speed at...

Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality

1 week ago from NY Times Health

At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.