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Women Film Critics Circle hails 'Harriet,' 'Portrait' as best films of 2019

4 days ago from UPI

The Women Film Critics Circle has voted director Kasi Lemmons' Harriet Tubman biopic "Harriet" as the Best Movie by a Woman in 2019.

Martha Minow on the power of forgiveness

4 days ago from Harvard Science

In her new book, “When Should Law Forgive?,” Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, explores the possibilities for the U.S. legal system to become less punitive and more merciful. The Gazette sat...

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of Year

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United States Women's National Team soccer star Megan Rapinoe added more hardware to her trophy case Monday, winning Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year.

Annual report on Title IX shows goals met, but work will continue

4 days ago from Harvard Science

Harvard University continues to make progress in strengthening the impact of its efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based harassment and assault. This, according to the shared fiscal year 2019 annual...

China says Uighur Muslims have ‘graduated’ from camps

4 days ago from UPI

China claimed ethnic Uighurs once held in detention centers in the western region of Xinjiang have all been released, while criticizing the United States for "attacks and smears."

British judge gives 'classic psychopath' rapist Joseph McCann 33 life sentences

4 days ago from UPI

Serial British rapist Joseph McCann was sentenced Monday to 33 life sentences for a two-week run of sex crimes and abductions earlier this year that targeted 11 victims, including a...

How playing the drums changes the brain

4 days ago from Science Daily

People who play drums regularly for years differ from unmusical people in their brain structure and function. The results of a new study suggest that they have fewer, but thicker...

In a split second, clothes make the man more competent in the eyes of others

4 days ago from Physorg

People perceive a person's competence partly based on subtle economic cues emanating from the person's clothing, according to a study published in Nature Human Behaviour by Princeton University. These judgments...

Strategies to lower risk for violent crime and gun violence

4 days ago from Physorg

With violent crimes and gun violence rising annually and the number of gun deaths in the U.S. surpassing all other nations, researchers at the annual meeting of The Society for...

Reports: Library in China burned ‘illegal’ books

4 days ago from UPI

Reports in China that a library staff burned dozens of "illegal" books is drawing controversy in the country, but the articles and social media posts on the matter have been...

Strategies to Lower Risk for Violent Crime and Gun Violence

4 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

With violent crimes and gun violence rising annually and the number of gun deaths in the U.S. surpassing all other nations, researchers at the annual meeting of The Society for...

Look: J.P. Rosenbaum shares Guillain-Barre syndrome diagnosis

4 days ago from UPI

"Bachelorette" couple J.P. Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert shared Rosenbaum's diagnosis with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Kelly Marie Tran sought therapy after 'Star Wars' backlash

4 days ago from UPI

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" star Kelly Marie Tran said she's in a good place following online bullying and harassment.

You create your own false information, study finds

4 days ago from Science Blog

Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there’s another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics – it’s you. A new study found that people given accurate statistics on...

Robots: Will they walk among us?

4 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

For robots to be more useful around people, they'll need to go where we go. But how? Oregon State University Associate Professor Jonathan Hurst thinks the answer is simple. Walking....

You create your own false information, study finds

4 days ago from Science Daily

Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there's another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics -- it's you. A new study found that people given accurate statistics on...

Research lifts the lid on the influence of pornography

4 days ago from Physorg

Society needs a more critical, nuanced, and gendered understanding of pornography in the digital age, says Samantha Keene, who graduates with a Ph.D. in Criminology from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University...

Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

4 days ago from UPI

Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2020.

This library's AI chatbot can help you pick a book and stream movies

When you ask Scout the chatbot how it’s doing, it tells you.

World anti-doping body bars Russia from 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

4 days ago from UPI

Athletes were barred Monday from competing under the Russian flag during the 2020 Summer Olympics under a four-ban handed down by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Why Rembrandt and da Vinci may have painted themselves with skewed eyes

4 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A strongly dominant eye, not an eye disorder, may explain why Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt van Rijn painted themselves with misaligned eyes. Previous research suggested that the famous artists may have had...

On This Day, Dec. 9: Senate report on CIA calls torture tactics 'deeply flawed'

4 days ago from UPI

On Dec. 9, 2014, a Senate Intelligence Committee report said the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects was more brutal than it told the White House or public.

Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation in restaurants

4 days ago from UPI

Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer be required to enter restaurants through separate entrances from men, the government said as it takes another step to relax some of its...

Machine learning can help us understand conversations about death

4 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers at the University of Vermont have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand end-of-life conversations. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where algorithms analyze manuscripts to...

Climate change: UN negotiators 'playing politics' amid global crisis

Political posturing is harming attempts to address key issues at the UN climate talks, participants say.

Watch: Gal Gadot makes new friend, reunites with Chris Pine in 'Wonder Woman 1984' trailer

5 days ago from UPI

Warner Bros. released the first full-length trailer for "Wonder Woman 1984" on Sunday.

Online watchdog keeping tabs on federal environmental promises

There is a new online watchdog keeping track of the environment promises of the federal Liberal minority government.

Brain injury from domestic abuse a 'public health crisis,' says B.C. researcher

5 days ago from CBC: Health

A British Columbia mother in her late 30s says there was "no support in sight" after she suffered two serious blows to the head at the hands of different partners more...