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Look: Mark Hamill shares first full pic of Chucky from 'Child's Play' redo

6 days ago from UPI

Mark Hamill has shared on Twitter a full image of the demon doll Chucky he is voicing in the "Child's Play" remake.

Donations for burned Louisiana churches surge after Notre Dame Cathedral fire

6 days ago from UPI

The fire that devastated Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral has led to a surge in donations to rebuild three historically black Louisiana churches that burned down last month.

Watch: Astros P Collin McHugh barely avoids baseball to face

6 days ago from UPI

Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh showed off his flexibility by avoiding a hit headed right at his face during a win against the Oakland Athletics.

Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity, study finds (article contains offensive language)

6 days ago from Physorg

Homophobic language runs rampant on social media, but UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe wanted to investigate whether the trend actually reflects a widespread sentiment about homosexuality.

Political fake news: They might be a liar but they're my liar

6 days ago from Physorg

An international collaboration has investigated how people perceive politicians when they spread misinformation. The research found supporters of the politicians reduced their belief in misinformation once corrected, yet their feelings...

Couples thrive in relationship quality and stability when both partners are involved in financial processes

6 days ago from Physorg

When both partners are involved in financial decisions and processes, they're more empowered, and relationship quality and stability tend to be higher, according to a study from BYU researchers.

Notre Dame fire: Officials question cathedral workers as money for rebuild rolls in

6 days ago from UPI

Donations given to rebuild Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral neared $1 billion Wednesday as cleanup and recovery efforts provide a better picture of what was saved inside the charred sanctuary,...

The weirdest things we learned this week: Animal prostitution and Pavlovian pee responses

6 days ago from PopSci

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll...

12 faculty honored as newest members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Twelve Harvard faculty are among the more than 200 individuals elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced today. Chosen for their compelling achievements in academia, business, government, and...

Interview: Sam Trammell calls ‘Breakthrough’ an ‘inspiring, heartwarming story’

1 week ago from UPI

"True Blood" and "The Fault in Our Stars" alum Sam Trammell hopes his new film, "Breakthrough," offers a ray of hope to people in a divisive time.

Denver districts close schools as police conduct 'massive manhunt' for armed woman

1 week ago from UPI

Authorities in Colorado searched for an armed woman in connection with threats that led to lockouts at dozens of schools in the state on Tuesday.

Polls close in Indonesian presidential election

1 week ago from UPI

The polls closed Wednesday in Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections that early indications point to a high turnout.

Bare-faced cheat: Women 'better at hiding infidelity'

1 week ago from Physorg

You can't hide your lying eyes: scientists have revealed that women can judge whether a man is likely to be unfaithful just by looking at his face but men are...

Logical reasoning: An antidote or a poison for political disagreement?

1 week ago from Physorg

Star Trek's Spock would not be surprised: People are "illogical." New research exploring American liberals and conservatives shows that regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people's ability...

Q&A: ‘Universities would rather highlight work of men’

1 week ago from SciDev

Award-winning Palestinian researcher Amira Shaheen says patriarchy remains a major obstacle for Arab women in science.

Police search for armed woman after threat at Colorado schools

1 week ago from UPI

Authorities in Colorado searched for an armed woman in connection with threats that led to lockouts at dozens of schools in the state on Tuesday.

Workplace wellness study finds programs fail to improve health

1 week ago from Science Blog

Workplace wellness programs have been touted as a powerful tool that can make employees healthier and more productive while reducing health care spending, but the results of a new study...

Angry dreams leave a mark on your brain

1 week ago from Science Blog

Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that reflects anger experienced during dreaming according to a new study carried out on healthy adults and published in The Journal of Neuroscience....

Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Stephen Quake and two colleagues were found to have followed proper scientific protocol in their interactions with the Chinese researcher who did the work.

Low scam awareness in old age may be an early sign of impending cognitive decline and dementia

1 week ago from Science Daily

Low scam awareness in older people is associated with risk for developing Alzheimer dementia or mild cognitive impairment in the future. These findings suggest that changes in social judgment occur...

Harvard’s Ronald Ferguson explores how to raise successful children

1 week ago from Harvard Science

On a recent afternoon, the Gazette sat down with Ronald Ferguson, an MIT-trained economist who has been teaching public policy for more than three decades at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), to talk about...

Hayden Matthews faces new hate crimes charges for Louisiana church fires

1 week ago from UPI

A man suspected of setting fire to three historic black churches in Louisiana now faces additional hate crimes charges to which he pleaded not guilty this week.

Want black women students to stay in STEM? Help them find role models who look like them

1 week ago from Physorg

Representation matters for Black women college students when it comes to belonging in rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, according to a new study. Having role models who...

How college students can end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress

1 week ago from Science Daily

One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low...

At last, acknowledging royal women's political power

1 week ago from Science Daily

Across the globe in a variety of societies, royal women found ways to advance the issues they cared about and advocate for the people important to them.

Want black women students to stay in STEM? Help them find role models who look like them

1 week ago from Science Daily

Representation matters for Black women college students when it comes to belonging in rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, according to a new study. Having role models who...

'He was so broken': B.C. mother loses son to opioids after years of sobriety

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Bryson Diaz was clean for three years but still couldn't overcome the shadow of addiction, his mother says

Harvard neurologist examines the middle class through photojournalism

1 week ago from Harvard Science

When Julian Fisher took his camera to Lowell, Mass., to document the struggles of middle-class Americans, he stopped to photograph a man crossing a bridge. Behind the bridge, visible between the metal girders,...