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Jacksonville Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey responds to Tom Coughlin's criticism

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Jacksonville star cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded Friday to Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin's criticism of his absence.

How Did a Neck Crack Leave a Woman Partially Paralyzed?

7 hours ago from Live Science

For a young woman in the U.K., an accidental neck crack had a devastating outcome.

What They Left Behind: Legacies of the Recently Departed

8 hours ago from NY Times Science

Some gems from the life’s work of people remembered in obituaries in The New York Times.

Before Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing

8 hours ago from NY Times Health

The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents.

Parents who shackled, tortured a dozen children get 25 years in prison

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A California judge on Friday sentenced two parents to 25 years to life in prison for holding 12 of their 13 children captive and abusing some of them.

Children judge people based on facial features, just like adults

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Children judge and adjust their behavior toward people based on the person's facial features, just like adults do.

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

9 hours ago from Science Daily

New evidence suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a...

Angered by Notre Dame donations, Yellow Vests plan Saturday protest

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French Yellow Vest protesters -- some angered by hundreds of millions of dollars in donations made toward rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral -- plan to demonstrate this weekend.

Watch: 'Sesame Street' teaches respect in 'Westworld,' 'Game of Thrones'

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Cookie Monster and Elmo brought peace to "Westworld" foes Dolores and Bernard and warring "Game of Thrones" siblings Cersei and Tyrion.

Watch: Woman trapped inside closed Walmart garden center

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A Texas woman was locked inside a Walmart garden center for nearly an hour after the section of the store closed.

Madonna, Maluma to perform 'Medellin' at Billboard Music Awards 2019

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Madonna and Maluma will take the stage with the new song "Medellín" at the Billboard Music Awards in May.

Jerrie Cobb, member of NASA's secret 'Mercury 13', dies at 88

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Jerrie Cobb, the first woman in the world to complete astronaut training in the early 1960s, has died at the age of 88, her family said.

Young children judge others based on facial features as much as adults do

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Just like adults, children by the age of 5 make rapid and consistent character judgements of others based on facial features, such as the tilt of the mouth or the...

Look: Kim Richards' daughter Brooke Brinson gives birth to baby boy

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"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" alum Kim Richards took to Instagram after her daughter Brooke Brinson gave birth to a baby boy.

Afghan peace conference canceled over Taliban concerns

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A weekend peace conference in Qatar seeking a first-of-its kind agreement between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban has been abruptly canceled over concerns about who would be at the...

Look: Al Roker meets Hoda Kotb's daughter Hope

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Al Roker spent time with "Today" co-host Hoda Kotb and her daughters, baby Hope Catherine and Haley Joy.

The role of digital technologies in mobilizing the alt-right

13 hours ago from Physorg

In "Misogynistic Men Online: How the Red Pill Helped Elect Trump," published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Pierce Alexander Dignam and Deana A. Rohlinger examine the...

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity

13 hours ago from Science Daily

More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates...

Angels star Mike Trout shares cute letter, drawing from little girl

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Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout took a timeout to thank a little girl who wrote him a letter and drew him a picture, posting it to his Instagram account.

Sociologist recalls academic crackdown in Cairo

13 hours ago from Harvard Science

It was a straightforward proposal and seemingly benign research topic. In 2016, as a newly tenured associate professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Amy Austin Holmes — now a...

How do we make moral decisions?

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Some people may rely on principles of both guilt and fairness and may switch their moral rule depending on the circumstances, according to a new study on moral decision-making and...

Research provides important insight on the brain-body connection

14 hours ago from Science Blog

A study conducted by University of Arkansas researchers reveals that neurons in the motor cortex of the brain exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists...

Study could explain why people choose to have multiple relationships at the same time

14 hours ago from Science Blog

Being interested in a polyamorous lifestyle, or pursuing multiple relationships, may go beyond simple titillation, a new study says. Led by researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health, the study...

War games shed light on real-world strategies

15 hours ago from Physorg

Want to try your hand at negotiating during a crisis? Think you have a plan that could get the U.S. out of Afghanistan? Confident you could keep a nation secure...

A wellness program at work may make you feel good, but it won’t improve your health

16 hours ago from LA Times - Science

More than half of U.S. companies offer workplace wellness programs to their employees, but a new study suggests they do very little — if anything — to improve workers’ health....

Jerrie Cobb, Record-Breaking Pilot and Advocate for Female Spaceflight, Has Died

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Jerrie Cobb, the first woman to pass all the same preflight tests as NASA's seven Mercury astronauts, has died.

In photos: Kate Hudson turns 40: A look back

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Actress Kate Hudson, daughter of actress Goldie Hawn, turns 40 on April 19, 2019. Hudson is known for her roles in "Almost Famous" and "How to Lose a Guy in...

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passion

Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.