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Deonna McNeill, Greg Okotie expecting first child: 'What a blessing'

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Married at First Sight" Season 9 stars Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie are expecting their first child together.

Popular films aren't making enough progress toward inclusion, report finds

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In the midst of ongoing protests against racial injustice, a new study shows Hollywood movies perpetuate a lack of inclusive representation of those from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, girls and women,...

Lessons in green schoolyards benefit kindergarteners, especially girls

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Amid one of the strangest back-to-school seasons in modern history, many teachers, parents, and caregivers are struggling to enrich their students' experiences beyond screen-based learning. A new study from University...

COVID-19 tests getting more reliable, experts say

2 weeks ago from UPI

You're feeling pretty sick -- headache, fever, fatigue, a cough -- but your COVID-19 test came back negative. Well, chances are good that you don't have COVID-19 if that's what...

Afghanistan gov't, Taliban set to begin long-sought peace talks

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Afghan government and the Taliban will begin long-anticipated peace talks in Qatar on Saturday after meeting the final precondition for a process that aims to entirely withdraw U.S. forces.

Watch: Miley Cyrus on Stevie Nicks: 'She said you can borrow from me anytime'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Miley Cyrus appeared on "The Tonight Show" and discussed how Stevie Nicks gave her permission to sample "Edge of Seventeen" in her latest song "Midnight Sky."

19 years after 9/11, Americans underplay dangers of domestic terrorism

2 weeks ago from UPI

Focusing solely on Islamist extremism groups like al-Qaida when investigating, researching and developing counterterrorism policies does not necessarily align with what the numbers tell us.

Psychology expertise backs police investigating child abuse

2 weeks ago from Physorg

University of Queensland psychology experts will work with police to develop and upgrade training programs for police investigating child abuse.

New research finds Australian labradoodles are more poodle than lab. Here's what that tells us about breeds

2 weeks ago from Physorg

It all started in the late 1980s. Wally Conron, a breeding manager for Guide Dogs Victoria, noticed that some people needing a guide dog appeared to be allergic to the...

Researchers ID chemical that influences songbirds' song choice

2 weeks ago from Physorg

New research in songbirds sheds more light on the decision-making process in the brain. In this study, researchers discovered that sensory input from the locus coeruleus—the area of the brainstem...

How COVID-19 is revealing the impact of disinformation on society

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided new evidence of the impact of disinformation on people's behavior, according to a new report by researchers in the Department of War Studies, King's College...

Netflix: A zebra among horses

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Netflix is often criticized as a Hollywood-style entertainment behemoth crushing all competition and diminishing local content but a QUT academic says that's a simplistic view.

Letters to the Editor: If anyone deserves a coronavirus stimulus check, it's California's Latinos

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

To the editor: Whatever the outcome of the next COVID-19 relief package from Congress, Latinos in California have already borne the brunt of this crisis.

Tilda Cobham-Harvey channels Helen Reddy in ‘I Am Woman’

2 weeks ago from UPI

When actress Tilda Cobham-Harvey received the screenplay for the Helen Reddy biopic, "I Am Woman," she was shocked to realize she didn't know more about her fellow Aussie -- a...

Harvard rolls out contact tracing effort

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Angela Sigal Poock helped one patient get a letter excusing that person from work and aided another in figuring out grocery deliveries. But the COVID-19 contact tracer really spends most of her time...

Four Houston police officers fired over fatal shooting in April

2 weeks ago from UPI

Four Houston police officers involved in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man experiencing a mental health crisis in April have been fired, Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

Some people more likely to binge eat during pandemic, study says

2 weeks ago from UPI

A lot has been made of the so-called "quarantine 15." Now, a new study suggests certain people are more likely to binge eat during the coronavirus pandemic than others.

Where do we draw the line between life and death?

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

You’d think that it would be simple to determine if someone is dead. But making the call can be fraught, especially when there are cultural, religious and legal definitions of death that...

Experiments reveal why human-like robots elicit uncanny feelings

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Experiments reveal a dynamic process that leads to the uncanny valley, with implications for both the design of robots and for understanding how we perceive one another as humans.

Schools in L.A. County will not be allowed to fully reopen until at least November

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

No school in L.A. County will be allowed to reopen until at least November, but all campuses can host small in-person classes for students with special needs as long as...

Granderson: Trump rewards NFL owners' support with COVID-19 response that emptied stadiums

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Donald Trump has repeatedly told athletes and leagues to stick to sports, but he has not hesitated to marry sports and politics for his own goals.

Colors evoke similar feelings around the world

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

People all over the world associate colors with emotions. In fact, people from different parts of the world often associate the same colors with the same emotions. This was the...

$14M for mental health and addictions services, Ford announces today

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

The provincial government is spending about $14 million to increase mental health and addictions services across Ontario.

Losing a pet can affect children’s mental health, study finds

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

The death of a family pet can trigger a sense of grief in children that is profound and prolonged, and can potentially lead to subsequent mental health issues, according to a new...

Judge bars defiant Los Angeles megachurch from holding indoor services

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Grace Community Church in Los Angeles' Sun Valley neighborhood draws thousands of worshippers, most of whom do not wear masks or socially distance.

Watch: Police chase confused raccoon through Florida home

2 weeks ago from UPI

Police in Florida said they responded to a home to help eject an unusual "masked intruder" -- a lost and confused raccoon.

Cyberattacks from China, Iran, Russia target U.S. presidential election

2 weeks ago from UPI

Microsoft said Thursday it's detected an increase in cyberattacks related to the November presidential election coming from China, Iran and Russia.

Jessica Chastain to play Tammy Wynette in TV limited series

2 weeks ago from UPI

Jessica Chastain has signed on to play country music star Tammy Wynette in a Spectrum Originals/Paramount Network limited series called "George & Tammy."