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Facebook deleting violent racist posts in wake of Charlottesville

3 days ago from UPI

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social media giant is actively removing pages advocating racism and anti-Semitism.

Los Angeles Lakers: Former third overall draft pick Tommy Hawkins dies

3 days ago from UPI

Former NBA player Tommy Hawkins, who was also a college star at Notre Dame, has died. He was 80.

Leaving a relationship: Why science says it’s so hard

3 days ago from Science Blog

Leaving a relationship can be a wracking experience, full of doubt and Sophie’s choices of intimacy versus independence. The process and its outcome can even affect your health. Researchers have...

Rescued seal pup given 'Game of Thrones' nickname

3 days ago from UPI

A baby seal adopted the monicker of a "Game of Thrones" character after being rescued from a beach in Wales.

How particular fear memories can be erased

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between neurons involved in forming these memories. In their experiments, they found that fear memory...

Conversion of object identity to object-general semantic value in the primate temporal cortex

3 days ago from Science NOW

At the final stage of the ventral visual stream, perirhinal neurons encode the identity of memorized objects through learning. However, it remains elusive whether and how object percepts alone, or...

Nina Dobrev: I was 'terrified' to leave 'The Vampire Diaries'

3 days ago from UPI

Nina Dobrev said her fear to depart "The Vampire Diaries" actually motivated her exit after Season 6.

Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them

3 days ago from Science Daily

Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check out pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who...

Coco Austin brings daughter Chanel to Disneyland for first time

3 days ago from UPI

Coco Austin shared photos with Chanel, her daughter with Ice-T, from the toddler's first visit to Disneyland.

Phoenix mayor asks Trump to cancel rally next week, amid others in U.S.

3 days ago from UPI

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has publicly asked President Trump to postpone a campaign-type rally scheduled for Tuesday, amid similar events in the United States.

Kim Kardashian: Kris Jenner offered to stop Kris Humphries wedding

3 days ago from UPI

Kim Kardashian said mom Kris Jenner tried to talk her out of marrying Kris Humphries the night before her wedding.

How we recall the past

3 days ago from MIT Research

When we have a new experience, the memory of that event is stored in a neural circuit that connects several parts of the hippocampus and other brain structures. Each cluster of neurons...

Woman Born Without a Vagina Speaks Out About Rare Condition

3 days ago from Live Science

A woman in Arizona who was born without a vagina — the result of a rare condition — is speaking out about her condition.

Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major

3 days ago from Science Daily

Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, according to new research. Researcher have shown how long-held cultural norms about femininity may...

New proposal for a subspecies definition triggered by a new longhorn beetle subspecies

3 days ago from Physorg

The discovery of a new subspecies of longhorn beetle from Scandinavia triggered a discussion on the vague organism classification rank 'subspecies'.

Lioness' ill-advised hippo hunting attempt almost ends in disaster

3 days ago from UPI

A hungry lioness' attempt to sneak up on a tasty-looking hippopotamus in Kenya ended in disaster in a caught-on-camera encounter.

Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide

3 days ago from Science Daily

Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new...

Want to make new friends? Talk about your favorite TV shows online

3 days ago from Science Daily

New research identifies how watching fictional television series and participating in online forums that are dedicated to the shows can help female audiences express themselves and feel a sense of...

Eye patterns in children: The development of anxiety and emotion

3 days ago from Science Daily

We now know that anxious children tend to avoid making eye contact, and this has consequences for how they experience fear. New research shows that the shorter and less frequently...

Poll: Republicans, Dems split on Trump's response to Virginia attack

3 days ago from UPI

Disagreement over President Donald Trump's reaction to events in Charlottesville, Va., is divided along partisan lines, a survey revealed Thursday.

Katie Holmes isn't worried about Suri's teenage years: 'She's a great girl'

3 days ago from UPI

Katie Holmes said she's "enjoying" her time with Suri, her daughter with Tom Cruise, while the 11-year-old is still a preteen.

Pink says Christina Aguilera feud is over: 'We've made amends'

3 days ago from UPI

Pink addressed her conflict with Christina Aguilera after a fan account for the singer disparaged her career in a tweet.

President Trump should listen more to daughter Ivanka

3 days ago from UPI

The U.S. president has a global constituency, and if those with yellow, brown or black complexions regard him as a racist, the U.S. will shrivel in importance.

'Crackdown 3': Xbox One console exclusive delayed until 2018

3 days ago from UPI

Microsoft has announced that the next entry in their third-person shooter series "Crackdown 3," has been delayed until Spring 2018.

Peaceful candlelight vigil follows memorial on Charlottesville campus

3 days ago from UPI

More than 1,000 people held a candlelight vigil at the University of Virginia late Wednesday, after a memorial service for a woman who died in Charlottesville.

How to make an AI forget

3 days ago from Physorg

We all know what it's like to forget something. A loved one's birthday. A childhood memory. Even people capable of extraordinary memory feats – say, memorising the order of a...

Seeing people on a package can improve product sales, study finds

3 days ago from Physorg

UO professor Bettina Cornwell doesn't really care for potato chips, but she found herself considering a bag while traveling alone in France and feeling a bit lonely. She was thinking...

Why Flat-Earthers and Science Deniers Can't Dispute the Eclipse

3 days ago from Live Science

Why do people distrust or dispute so many aspects of science, but unanimously accept, without question, the ridiculously specific predictions on offer for every eclipse?