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Harvard’s Jesse McCarthy on teaching, reframing the canon

6 days ago from Harvard Science

This article is part of a series introducing new faculty members. In the summer between his junior and senior years at Amherst College, Jesse McCarthy interned at Books for Boys, a literacy program...

Is one toe really better than three? How horse' legs evolved for travel rather than speed

6 days ago from Science Daily

Palaeobiologists have uncovered new evidence that suggests that horses' legs have adapted over time to be optimized for endurance travel, rather than speed.

Espresso yourself: Coffee thoughts leave a latte on the mind

6 days ago from Science Daily

For millions of Australians, each day begins with a hot cup of coffee in order to activate our brains for the working day. The morning coffee run also acts a...

Twitter says it's flagging abusive tweets so you don't have to

Algorithms are now able to proactively report about 38 per cent of abusive tweets, compared to zero last year, said CEO Jack Dorsey.

FBI: Columbine-obsessed woman killed self after threatening schools

6 days ago from UPI

An intensive manhunt ended Wednesday when authorities say they found the body of a woman wanted for making threats against Denver-area schools.

Missouri couple's glove compartment hid nearly-expired lottery jackpot

6 days ago from UPI

A Missouri couple found a lottery ticket in their glove compartment and discovered it was a $50,000 winner just one day before it would have expired.

Funerary customs, diet, and social behavior in a pre-Roman Italian Celtic community

6 days ago from Physorg

Analysis of human remains from a Pre-Roman Celtic cemetery in Italy shows variations in funerary treatment between individuals that could be related to social status, but these variations were not...

Deadly germs, lost cures: How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus

6 days ago from NY Times Health

The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world but few institutions or families have discussed their experience.

FBI: Sol Pais found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

6 days ago from UPI

Authorities found Sol Pais dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday in Colorado, where she allegedly made violent threats against Denver area schools.

Cowboys discuss new contracts for Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper

6 days ago from UPI

The Dallas Cowboys are involved in "active" contract discussions with quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper.

Justice Dept. to end 'catch and release' detention for migrants

6 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Justice Department has made an immigration policy shift that could put some asylum seekers in jail until their claims can be processed.

Sophie Turner says she used to consider suicide

6 days ago from UPI

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on "Game of Thrones," discussed her struggle with depression in a new interview.

Taking care of people with TBI: New tool could speed caregiver research

6 days ago from Science Daily

A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant: a battlefield blast, a car crash, a bad fall. But the effects can last a lifetime -- and can leave the survivor...

Ex-Peruvian President Alan Garcia dead after shooting himself during arrest

6 days ago from UPI

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia shot himself as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges and later died of his injuries, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said Wednesday.

Stanley Cup 2019: New York Islanders finish sweep of Pittsburgh Penguins

6 days ago from UPI

The New York Islanders completed a shocking first-round, four game sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Watch: African serval escapes from Washington state home

6 days ago from UPI

A Washington state woman is asking neighbors to keep an eye out for her unusual pet: an African serval cat named Tango.

Is one toe really better than three? How horse' legs evolved for travel rather than speed

6 days ago from Physorg

Palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol and Howard University have uncovered new evidence that suggests that horses' legs have adapted over time to be optimised for endurance travel, rather than...

Watch: Teen trying to swing for 40 hours straight

6 days ago from UPI

A New Zealand teenager is attempting to break a Guinness World Record by spending more than 32 hours using a playground swing.

Harvard Gaga dance course teaches students to listen to their bodies

6 days ago from Harvard Science

Among the many things you should know about the Gaga dance technique, perhaps the most important is that Gaga the dance has nothing to do with Gaga the Lady. It does have...

Warren Buffett: We're 'just seeing the start' of LeBron James

6 days ago from UPI

Billionaire Warren Buffett believes we are just seeing the start of NBA superstar LeBron James.

Michael Phelps says he hopes baby No. 3 is a girl

6 days ago from UPI

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps discussed his unborn child on "Today" after announcing wife Nicole Phelps' pregnancy.

Can’t Kondo? Declutter your way for your own sanity

6 days ago from LA Times - Health

For anyone who’s struggled to keep up with Marie Kondo’s “life-changing magic” of tidying up, author Gretchen Rubin has some words of comfort: Relax. There’s no single best way to...

Biosensor 'bandage' collects and analyzes sweat

6 days ago from Science Daily

Like other biofluids, sweat contains a wealth of information about what's going on inside the body. However, collecting the fluid for analysis, usually by dripping or absorbing it from the...

Tiger Woods bonded about fatherhood with Justin Timberlake before Masters win

6 days ago from UPI

Tiger Woods told Justin Timberlake he had hoped his children would see him win a major tournament again before he won the 2019 Masters.

Denver Nuggets use Clippers as motivation, rally from 19-point deficit to top Spurs

6 days ago from UPI

The Denver Nuggets, the second seed in the Western Conference, rallied from a 19-point deficit against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 at the Pepsi Center.

How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture

6 days ago from Physorg

Shared knowledge is an important currency for humans. It shapes everything from what we eat and how we dress, to how we raise our children. Some things we learn individually,...

What kids say when they report abuse through a text

6 days ago from Science Blog

With no hotline specifically designed for children and teens suffering abuse and neglect, some of these kids have been reaching out to a general crisis text line, researchers have found....

Gender Identity Leaves Imprint On Human Brains

6 days ago from Science Blog

Society’s expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, according to a paper published by a group of neuroscience researchers at Georgia State University. “We are...