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How team sports change a child's brain

4 days ago from Science Daily

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research has linked...

Woman accused of stealing $400K from charity for fallen police families

4 days ago from UPI

A New York woman has been charged with stealing $400,000 from a charity benefiting the families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty.

Watch: Charo thanks fans for support after husband's death

4 days ago from UPI

Charo spoke out in an emotional Instagram video following husband Kjell Rasten's suicide in February.

Chinese Researchers Cloned the 'Sherlock Holmes of Police Dogs', and She Is a Very Good Girl

4 days ago from Live Science

Chinese police will soon add a cloned puppy detective to their ranks.

John Calipari plans to stay at Kentucky until retirement

4 days ago from UPI

Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari says he'll stay with the program until he retires.

Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard say marriage doesn't need 'spicing up'

4 days ago from UPI

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard discussed their sex life and the secrets to their lasting relationship.

Your pet on pot, or even CBD: Not a good thing, a vet toxicologist explains

4 days ago from Physorg

My family and I were on vacation in Florida recently and took advantage of a free afternoon to do some gift shopping for local memorabilia – not your ordinary T-shirts...

Livestreamed massacre means it's time to shut down Facebook Live

4 days ago from Physorg

When word broke that the massacre in New Zealand was livestreamed on Facebook, I immediately thought of Robert Godwin Sr. In 2017, Godwin was murdered in Cleveland, Ohio, and initial...

How measurable is online advertising?

4 days ago from Physorg

Researchers from Northwestern University and Facebook in March published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science that sheds light on whether common approaches for online advertising measurement are as...

Research develops top tips to foster better relationships between scientists and business

4 days ago from Physorg

University researchers and industry practitioners have developed lists of 'top tips' for businesses and academics to foster better relationships that could potentially benefit all parties.

Katherine Heigl to star in CBS pilot 'Our House'

4 days ago from UPI

"Grey's Anatomy" alum Katherine Heigl will join former "Timeless" star Malcolm Barrett in the CBS family comedy "Our House."

Rail bridge connecting Russia, China completed

4 days ago from UPI

A rail bridge connecting Russia with China over the Amur River has been completed, Russian media reported Thursday.

Poll: 74 percent of Americans have positive outlook on trade

4 days ago from UPI

The majority of Americans believe trade with other countries has a positive effect on the U.S. economy, a new Gallup poll finds.

Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and worldviews

4 days ago from Physorg

Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive views of Muslims. This compares to around 70% who had not attended such classes.

Big gods came after the rise of civilisations, not before, finds study using huge historical database

4 days ago from Physorg

When you think of religion, you probably think of a god who rewards the good and punishes the wicked. But the idea of morally concerned gods is by no means...

How hawkish is the Chinese public? Quite.

4 days ago from Science Blog

Chinese Communist Party officials often invoke the outrage of the Chinese people when disputing a foreign government’s actions or demands. International observers are often skeptical of these claims about the...

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

4 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

4 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

4 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'

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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?

5 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

5 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.