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NFL union advises players to plan for work stoppage of 'at least' a year

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The NFL Players Association is advising players to plan for a work stoppage of "at least" a year in 2021.

Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant dined with Heath Ledger after actor's death

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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka once told his players former Lakers star Kobe Bryant dined with Heath Ledger after the actor had died in 2008.

MacKenzie Bezos pledges to donate half of her wealth to charities

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Novelist and billionaire MacKenzie Bezos has pledged to donate half of her wealth to charities.

The politics of ugly buildings

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In 1984, when the British government was planning to build a flashy modernist addition to the National Gallery in London, Prince Charles offered a dissenting view. The proposed extension, he said, resembled “a...

Memorial Day 2019 Is No Time to Rest for Busy Astronauts

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As Americans around the world gear up for ceremonies and cookouts to celebrate Memorial Day today (May 26), astronauts in space are hard at work.

On This Day in Space! May 28, 1959: Able & Baker Are 1st Monkeys to Survive Spaceflight

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On May 28, 1959, two monkeys named Able and Baker became the first monkeys to go to space and make it back alive.

Men, Women … and Mars: How Gender Diversity Is Key for Success on the Red Planet

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Men and women have been working together in space for decades, but a growing body of research shows that there are important sex-based differences in how people react to spaceflight.

Hungary rewards highly cited scientists with bonus grants

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Some top researchers prosper in Hungary as country tries to improve its international standing in science.Nature 551 425 doi: 10.1038/551425a

Does Your Life Have Purpose? The Answer Could Affect How Long You Live.

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Having a strong purpose in life may have not only mental benefits, but also physical ones.

Why Do We Love Garlic But Hate Garlic Breath?

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Why do people love the taste of garlic, but hate the resulting garlic breath?

This Animated Mona Lisa Was Created by AI, and It Is Terrifying

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A neural network helped Mona Lisa get in touch with her feelings.

Video Game Addiction Becomes Official Mental Disorder in Controversial Decision by WHO

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Recently, the World Health Organization officially recognized "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition.

There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

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Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.

June Dobbs Butts, Sex Therapist Who Preached Frankness, Dies at 90

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By many accounts the first African-American to train with William Masters and Virginia Johnson, she brought their uninhibited view of sex therapy to black patients.

First Opioid Trial Takes Aim at Johnson & Johnson

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Having settled with Purdue Pharma and Teva, Oklahoma will now try to blame Johnson & Johnson for its opioid disaster. Nearly 1,900 lawsuits remain nationwide.

Voices: The Power of a Name: My Secret Life With M.R.K.H.

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I had no uterus, but until I learned the name for my syndrome, I couldn’t connect with others. I felt defective, marginalized and alone.

Scientists Wanted: Recruited by Juul, Many Researchers Say No

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Juul needs good science to prove to the F.D.A. that its e-cigarettes offer more benefits than risks. Some researchers say they are loath to take the company’s money.

There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

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Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.

Scientists Wanted: Recruited by Juul, Many Researchers Say No

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Juul needs good science to prove to the F.D.A. that its e-cigarettes offer more benefits than risks. Some researchers say they are loath to take the company’s money.

National Engineering Academy Elects Miguel San Martin

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Being elected to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions given to an engineer.

High Schoolers Compete for Robotics Glory

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Robots built by student teams threw balls and raced the clock in the Los Angeles Regionals FIRST Robotics Competition at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Brain stimulation enhances visual learning speed and efficiency

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Practice results in better learning. Consider learning a musical instrument, for example: the more one practices, the better one will be able to learn to play. The same holds true...

Is the voice assistant on your phone sexist?

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BBC's Megha Mohan finds out why voice assistant technologies often have female voices.

Photographer 'overwhelmed' by response to bald eagle picture

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Steve Biro snapped the picture of 'Bruce' the bald eagle at a raptor conservation centre in Canada.

London, Ont., court to decide if police can access Facebook messages

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A London, Ont., homicide case could help determine how far into your Facebook inbox the arm of the law could reach for investigative purposes. 

Facebook says it will blow whistle on attempts to interfere in election

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Facebook will take down accounts that try to interfere with the upcoming federal election and make it public regardless of whether the government decides to advise Canadians of an attempt...

'Call their bluff': Shut down social media platforms, ex-Facebook adviser urges

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A former Facebook adviser is urging governments around the world to shut down social media platforms until they can be reformed.

We tried it: A grueling fitness class inspired by the brutal Spartan Races

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Why are Spartan events - and training for them - so popular? People often cite that human connection as what they like most. You can't go it alone. I was...