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Parents of girls, low-income students less likely to urge kids to study computers

3 days ago from Physorg

While perceptions of computing majors among high school students suggest that the geek stereotype is on the way out, a Penn State Lehigh Valley researcher said that universities may want...

Performance-based pay linked to employee mental health problems, study shows

3 days ago from Physorg

Roughly seven of 10 companies in the United States, if not around the globe, use some form of pay-for-performance compensation system: bonuses, commissions, piece rates, profit sharing, individual and team...

Complex societies gave birth to big gods, not the other way around: study

3 days ago from Physorg

An international research team, including a member of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, investigated the role of "big gods" in the rise of complex large-scale societies. Big gods are defined...

Research finds social support helps students overcome 'task overload'

3 days ago from Physorg

As emerging adults transition to college they may want to examine the current status of their social relationships as researchers from the University of Arkansas and three other institutions found...

Living With Cancer: In Honor of Seven Bridges

3 days ago from NY Times Health

As a patient who grappled with an ostomy, I grieved the suicide of a 10-year-old whose family said he was bullied for having one.

Police launch probe into Samsung heiress' alleged drug use

3 days ago from UPI

Police said Thursday that they launched a preliminary probe into a plastic surgery clinic in Seoul where Lee Boo Jin was allegedly given propofol.

Asian-Americans do better at university, but face barriers in the workplace

3 days ago from Physorg

Asian Americans graduate from university at far higher rates than white Americans, but despite this are no more likely to hold professional or managerial jobs, according to a new study.

Woman sues Harvard for use of slave photographs

3 days ago from UPI

A Connecticut woman sued Harvard University over its use of photos depicting members of her family who were slaves forced to pose naked by a professor in 1850.

U of T open to ideas for better student supports after suicide, president says

3 days ago from CBC: Health

University of Toronto President Meric Gertler says the school is open to suggestions from students about how to provide better support for mental health following a recent suicide on campus.

Study: Men don't mention suicidal thoughts over hospitalization fears

3 days ago from UPI

Men may avoid talking with doctors about suicidal thoughts because they fear psychiatric hospitalization, researchers say.

Is anxiety in childhood and adolescence linked to later alcohol use disorders?

3 days ago from Science Daily

Investigators found some evidence for a positive association between anxiety during childhood and adolescence with later alcohol use disorders.

Mother of girl found in duffel bag charged with murder

3 days ago from UPI

The mother of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag in Southern California was charged with murder on Wednesday.

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Government to create provincial organ donation registry

3 days ago from CBC: Health

The Government of Saskatchewan has pledged $558,000 for the creation of a provincial donor registry in its budget. 

Jessica Simpson gives birth to third child with husband Eric Johnson

3 days ago from UPI

Jessica Simpson gave birth to her third child with husband Eric Johnson, she announced on Instagram Wednesday.

Milwaukee Brewers showing interest in closer Craig Kimbrel

3 days ago from UPI

Closer Craig Kimbrel still is looking for a team to pitch for in 2019, and despite already having a strong bullpen, the Milwaukee Brewers are showing interest.

Harvard president speaks at Peking University

3 days ago from Harvard Science

Universities are key drivers of innovation and transformation, centers of progress and collaboration, institutions that foster connection despite turbulent times, and havens of open exchange where myriad opinions and ideas offer solutions to the world’s...

Brain-inspired AI inspires insights about the brain (and vice versa)

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have described the results of experiments that used artificial neural networks to predict with greater accuracy than ever before how different areas in the brain respond to specific words....

Does pregnancy history affect cognitive function?

4 days ago from Science Daily

Healthy cognitive aging is a public health priority, especially as the US population grows older. Until now, not much has been known about the link between pregnancy history and cognitive...

Big Religion May Have Gotten Too Much Credit for the Evolution of Modern Society

4 days ago from Scientific American

Contrary to a popular hypothesis, pro-social religions didn’t kick-start complex social systems -- Read more on

Innovative lab test to develop easy-to-swallow medicine for children

4 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have revealed an innovative in vitro method that can help to develop easy to swallow medicine for children and older people.

Daphne Oz expecting fourth child with husband John Jovanovic

4 days ago from UPI

Daphne Oz, the daughter of cardiothoracic surgeon and television star Dr. Oz, has announced she is expecting her fourth child.

Watch: Dog hailed as hero after family's fire rescue

4 days ago from UPI

A Florida family whose house caught fire after midnight were able to safely escape the home thanks to a neighbor's dog.

Some US Muslims identify less as Americans due to negative media coverage

4 days ago from Physorg

Negative media portrayals of Muslim Americans can have adverse effects on how they view themselves as citizens and their trust in the U.S. government.

Look: Cake celebrates man's 'Happy Vasectomy'

4 days ago from UPI

A Tennessee bakery is going viral for a cake design that commemorates an unusual event with a "Happy Vasectomy" message.

India's Jet Airways faces pilots strike, struggles to keep flying

4 days ago from UPI

An Indian airline faces significant troubles with a looming pilots strike and financial struggles involving planes it can't pay for.

Mike Pompeo meets Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel to talk security, Iran

4 days ago from UPI

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Middle East this week to meet leaders in Israel, Kuwait and Lebanon, and discuss potential threats posed by Iran.

Watch: Mannequins have 'naked party' to get back at 'nosy neighbor'

4 days ago from UPI

A California man who was forced to lower his fence due to a neighbor's complaint is getting even with a display of mannequins having a "naked party."

Jay-Z, The Killers, Miley Cyrus headline Woodstock 50 festival

4 days ago from UPI

Jay-Z, The Killers, Miley Cyrus and many others are scheduled to headline the Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair.