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First Anatolian farmers were local hunter-gatherers that adopted agriculture

5 days ago from Science Daily

An international team has analyzed eight prehistoric individuals, including the first genome-wide data from a 15,000-year-old Anatolian hunter-gatherer, and found that the first Anatolian farmers were direct descendants of local...

Extreme far right: 'pick'n'mix' ideologies and direct messaging online make for deadly new combination

5 days ago from Physorg

While it is difficult to look beyond the atrocities committed in New Zealand, that they were perpetrated by someone inspired by the extreme right reminds us of the very real...

World's largest study to monitor air quality exposure of 250 children

5 days ago from Physorg

A new study by King's scientists will monitor air quality exposure of 250 children on their way to school and in the classroom. The announcement was made today at Haimo...

Many pet owners keen to have vegan pets, study finds

5 days ago from Physorg

A surprising number of pet owners, particularly those who are vegan, are interested in feeding their pets a plant-based diet, according to new University of Guelph research.

Emotionally attuned managers are better at judging workgroup effectiveness: study

5 days ago from Physorg

People who are naturally more attuned to others' emotions are better able to judge how well small groups are performing, even when observation times are brief, according to a new...

Watch: Family suspect burglar, find moose in home

5 days ago from UPI

A Colorado family who feared a burglar was responsible for a crashing noise in the middle of the night found a moose in their basement.

First Anatolian farmers were local hunter-gatherers that adopted agriculture

5 days ago from Physorg

An international team led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and in collaboration with scientists from the United Kingdom, Turkey and Israel, has...

Facebook says no one flagged NZ mosque shooting livestream

5 days ago from Physorg

Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in...

Triangle Bird Count to shed light on urban wildlife

5 days ago from Physorg

Wildlife researchers are launching a bird population survey in the Triangle region, focused on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers....

Dylan Scott expecting second child with wife Blair

5 days ago from UPI

"My Girl" and "Hooked" singer Dylan Scott is "so excited" to be having another baby with wife Blair Scott.

Low-quality work influences what young people want out of a job

5 days ago from Physorg

Young people in precarious or unsecure work, including temporary or zero-hour contracts, value 'extrinsic' work values such as pay and security less than those who have a permanent job.

Want to increase staff loyalty? You'll need to be seen as important, new research suggests

5 days ago from Physorg

Offering praise and having a good working relationship isn't always enough to engender loyalty from staff—employees also need to feel that the relationship with their boss is important, according to...

Dolphin smarts

5 days ago from Physorg

Imagine you are blindfolded and placed into a pool of water with a dolphin. The dolphin performs a movement, such as spinning in a circle, or swimming in a zig-zag...

US lawmaker sues Twitter, alleging anti-conservative bias

5 days ago from Physorg

A Republican congressman is suing Twitter claiming the online platform discriminates against conservatives by hiding their messages, and for allowing "abusive, hateful and defamatory" content about the lawmaker.

Urban landscapes associated with reported life satisfaction and inequalities in life satisfaction at the city level

5 days ago from Physorg

Cities which have a balance between facilities, housing and natural green spaces have lower levels of socio-economic inequality in the life satisfaction of its residents, according to new research.

Milk or no milk? Study fills long-time knowledge gap on babies with genetic disorder

5 days ago from Science Daily

A new study finally brings clarity to parents of children with Duarte galactosemia, a milder variant of a genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to process a milk sugar...

Measuring differences in brain chemicals in people with mild memory problems

5 days ago from Science Daily

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, researchers report they were able to detect...

Watch live: Brazilian president Bolsonaro to meet with Trump at the White House

5 days ago from UPI

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet with President Donald Trump Tuesday at the White House, to discuss trade, security and the crisis in Venezuela.

Watch: Miley Cyrus sings at 'Voice' alum Janice Freeman's funeral

5 days ago from UPI

Miley Cyrus honored Janice Freeman in an emotional speech and performance following "The Voice" contestant's death at age 33.

Odds of perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion, so why do we play?

5 days ago from Physorg

The odds are, quite frankly, astronomical. If you are sitting down today to fill out your NCAA bracket, know this: the odds of getting it 100 percent correct are 1...

A nutty solution for improving brain health

5 days ago from Science Daily

Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research.

The learning gap between rich and poor students hasn’t changed in decades

5 days ago from Sciencenews.org

The educational achievement gap between the poorest and richest U.S. students remains as wide as it was almost 50 years ago.

'I don't want people to feel hopeless,' says lung-transplant patient pushing for donations to help others

5 days ago from CBC: Health

Natalie Jarvis has been inundated with offers of help since speaking out last week about the significant financial costs faced by Atlantic Canadian patients who must move to Toronto for...

'It doesn't feel human': Students angry U of T not acknowledging campus suicides

5 days ago from CBC: Health

Dozens of students demanded action outside the halls of power at the University of Toronto on Monday, calling for the school to acknowledge a mental-health crisis on campus days after...

Four ways social media platforms could stop the spread of hateful content in aftermath of terror attacks

5 days ago from Physorg

The deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others critically injured, was streamed live on Facebook by the man accused...

Foreign retaliation to U.S. tariffs disproportionately affects Republican-leaning counties, report finds

5 days ago from Physorg

The impact of trade policies the Trump administration began implementing in 2018 is starting to come into sharp relief. A new study suggests that Republican-leaning counties are among the areas...

Japan’s Olympic president to resign amid bribery probe

5 days ago from UPI

The chief of Japan's Olympic Committee, currently suspected of bribery, is expected to resign in the summer.

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara resigns amid inquiry into sexual relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk

5 days ago from UPI

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has resigned as head of the Hollywood studio due to accusations he offered film roles to an actress in exchange for sex.