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Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison good with any role

4 days ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison told reporters that he has no issue playing in what amounts to a relief role this season.

Trilobites: We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges

1 week ago from NY Times Health

A study of the bacteria that proliferate in kitchen sponges alarmed many readers. But do not despair, there are some simple solutions.

Glen Campbell's daughter Ashley says, 'I owe him everything I am'

1 week ago from UPI

Glen Campbell's daughter Ashley shared on Instagram a personal photo of her holding the late country star's hand.

'Robin Hood effects' on motivation in math

1 week ago from Science Daily

Students from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do students whose parents regard math as important....

Parents' disagreements about bedtime can affect coparenting relationship

1 week ago from Science Daily

Positive parental teamwork is key to promoting healthy child development, but when mothers have stronger opinions than fathers about how to tend to their infants in the middle of the...

Australia to measure gay marriage support in mail-in vote after bill fails

1 week ago from UPI

Australians will be asked to vote on legalization of gay marriage in a non-binding mail-in ballot after lawmakers failed to make it a plebiscite vote this fall.

Do men and women really find different words funny? Here's what the research says

1 week ago from Physorg

Is the word "booty" really funnier than "ass"? And does the word "bondage" raise a laugh more than "giggle"? A new behaviour research study looks at the perceived funniness of...

What algae can tell us about political strategy

1 week ago from Physorg

While single-celled organisms typically only make it into political discussion during insults, it turns out that modeling their behavior may give researchers a better handle on how political movements survive...

What social media reveals about your personality

1 week ago from Physorg

Since the inception of social media, a prodigious amount of status updates, tweets, and comments have been posted online. The language people use to express themselves can provide clues about...

Some workers 'cyberloaf' if they think they can get away with it, so employers need to get creative

1 week ago from Physorg

Sending personal emails, a bit of online shopping, checking out your friend's holiday snaps on Facebook: if you break up your work day with online activities that aren't work-related, you...

Enterprise models that help alleviate poverty

1 week ago from Physorg

While the understanding of how specific business enterprises alleviate poverty continues to grow, research that compares impacts across business models remains scarce.

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality?

1 week ago from Physorg

Public sex offender registries are at the forefront of what I've described in my research as a "war on sex."

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley leaves game with ankle injury

1 week ago from UPI

Cleveland Indians all-star left fielder Michael Brantley left Tuesday's game in the fifth inning with a sprained right ankle.

State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal

1 week ago from Physorg

Evidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress...

Managers can help prevent employees from working while sick

1 week ago from Physorg

A new study indicates that managerial support can help prevent employees who work extremely hard out of an obsessive drive ('workaholics') from forcing themselves to attend work when feeling sick....

Mormon church excommunicates leader for first time in nearly 30 years

1 week ago from UPI

The Mormon church excommunicated one of its leaders Tuesday, a spokesman said, the first time such an action has been taken by the church in 30 years.

2017 PGA Championship: 10 players to watch, picks to win

1 week ago from UPI

Here are 10 players to watch headed into the 2017 PGA Championship.

Fired Google engineer files complaint, weighs legal options

1 week ago from Physorg

A former Google engineer who was fired over a memo he wrote about gender differences says he's exploring all his legal options and has already filed a labor complaint over...

Couple purchased San Francisco street lined with mansions

1 week ago from UPI

Residents of a wealthy California neighborhood are upset after a couple purchased their street in a government auction.

Indianapolis Colts sign Olympic sprinter to play WR, waive Harvey Binford

1 week ago from UPI

The Indianapolis Colts recently added some Olympic speed to their wide receivers unit in the form of Marvin Bracy.

Where Colleges School Google: Creating a Culture That Supports Women, Minorities in STEM

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a "pipeline problem." That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help...

A look at Rwanda’s genocide helps explain why ordinary people kill their neighbors

1 week ago from

New research on the 1994 Rwanda genocide overturns assumptions about why people participate in genocide. A sense of duty, not blind obedience, drives many perpetrators.

Australian cafe charges 18 percent 'gender tax' highlighting wage gap

1 week ago from UPI

A vegan cafe in Australia has implemented an 18 percent "gender tax" for male customers to reflect the nation's gender pay gap.

McDonald's plans 2,000 new restaurants in China by 2022

1 week ago from UPI

McDonald's announced plans Tuesday to increase the number of restaurants in China from 2,000 to 4,500 within five years.

BTS makes list of most-watched singers on YouTube

1 week ago from UPI

K-pop group BTS came in at No. 44 on a New York Times list of popular musical artists in the U.S.

Foxes spotted in a Foxes fan's garden

The eight foxes have started "training" in the back garden of a family in Leicester.

Pet snake spotted riding on Boston train

1 week ago from UPI

A man was spotted riding a train in Massachusetts while holding his pet snake on Monday afternoon.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby shows off Stanley Cup on 30th birthday

1 week ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby celebrated his 30th birthday with a few of his friends on Monday.