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Emails outside working hours: Are they against employment law?

1 week ago from Physorg

It is common for many employees to send, read and reply to work emails at all hours of the day and night, including weekends. This change in work culture developed...

Watch: Harry Styles befriends fish in 'Adore You' video

1 week ago from UPI

Former One Direction singer Harry Styles shared a video for "Adore You," a new single from his album "Fine Line."

Reparations for slavery and genocide should be used to address health inequities

1 week ago from Physorg

As soon as I entered Elmina Castle (the dungeons) in Cape Coast in Ghana, I felt haunted by over 400 years of brutality and the enslavement and genocide of millions...

Research: A country's degree of gender equality can affect men's ability to recognize famous female faces

1 week ago from Physorg

Our ability to recognize faces is a complex interplay of neurobiology, environment and contextual cues.

Look: 'Jersey Shore's' Mike Sorrentino celebrates four years of sobriety

1 week ago from UPI

"Jersey Shore" star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino is celebrating four years of sobriety on Instagram.

Report: Crimes rising against migrants waiting in Mexico to seek U.S. asylum

1 week ago from UPI

More than 600 migrants who are seeking asylum in the United States have been the victims of violent crimes in Mexico after being sent there under a controversial immigration policy,...

Watch: Camila Cabello, Jimmy Fallon perform Google translated songs on 'Tonight Show'

1 week ago from UPI

Camila Cabello and Jimmy Fallon performed popular songs with lyrics changed through Google translate on "The Tonight Show."

What happens when governments crack down on scientists just doing their jobs?

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

On a sunny day in March 2016, Turkish forensic physician Şebnem Korur Fincanci drove into Cizre, a town in southeastern Turkey. The government had just lifted a 79-day curfew meant to help...

How engineers of the Montreal Massacre generation are changing the world

On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman fatally shot 14 young women studying to be engineers at Montreal's École Polytechnique. Thirty years later, other women of that generation have made their...

Marianne Jean-Baptiste says 'In Fabric' character is 'a regular woman'

1 week ago from UPI

"In Fabric" is a horror movie about a haunted dress, but star Marianne Jean-Baptiste says it was a rare chance for her to play a regular woman.

True crime fan Octavia Spencer plays detective in 'Truth Be Told'

1 week ago from UPI

"Truth Be Told" stars Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer as Poppy Parnell, a true crime podcaster with a history of solving major crimes.

Concussions Damage the 'Bridge' Between the Two Halves of the Brain

1 week ago from Live Science

The bridge between both halves of the brain fundamentally changes after concussion.

Mother of beaten Illinois 5-year-old AJ Freund pleads guilty to murder charge

1 week ago from UPI

The mother of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose beaten body was discovered after he was missing for a week pleaded guilty to murder Thursday.

Designing Workplaces with Sound Disturbances in Mind

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Workplaces are full of sound, most of which is not helpful to workers trying to do their jobs. Scientists are using physics to understand how conversation, music and other ambient...

Controlling attention with brain waves

1 week ago from Science Daily

Having trouble paying attention? Neuroscientists may have a solution for you: Turn down your alpha brain waves. In a new study, the researchers found that people can enhance their attention...

By imaging the brain, scientists can predict a person's aptitude for cognitive training

1 week ago from Science Daily

People with specific brain attributes are more likely than others to benefit from targeted cognitive interventions designed to enhance fluid intelligence, scientists report in a new study. Fluid intelligence is...

Gender equality can shape men’s ability to recognize famous females

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Our ability to recognize faces is a complex interplay of neurobiology, environment, and contextual cues. Now a study from Harvard Medical School suggests that country-to-country variations in sociocultural dynamics — notably the degree...

Ratcheting up NBA rookie salaries may incentivize athletes to finish college

1 week ago from Physorg

Going pro early may be a no-brainer for exceptional, young basketball stars like former Duke freshman and 2019 NBA draft first-pick Zion Williamson. But a study in the "International Journal...

British dog gives birth to litter of 21 puppies

1 week ago from UPI

A British woman said her dog may have broken a world record when she gave birth to a litter of 21 puppies.

Nearly one-third of participants drop out of psychosocial substance use disorder treatments

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

People who abuse cigarettes, alcohol and/or heroin are less likely to drop out of a substance use disorder treatment than those who are addicted to cocaine, according to a new...

The 1619 Project started with a tweet, says Nikole Hannah-Jones

1 week ago from Harvard Science

New York Times investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones spearheaded the 1619 Project, a landmark initiative unveiled this summer that marked the 400th anniversary of American slavery with a fresh look at the historical record....

Fewer underrepresented minority scientists are invited to give talks

1 week ago from C&EN

Study of speakers at American Geophysical Union fall meetings shows underrepresented minority scientists spoke at disproportionally low rates

Watch: Stray Kids share 'Levanter' video teaser

1 week ago from UPI

K-pop group Stray Kids teased its video for "Levanter," the title track from its upcoming EP "Clé: Levanter."

New study hints at complex decision making in a single-cell organism

1 week ago from Science Daily

In an effort to replicate an experiment conducted over a century ago, researchers present evidence confirming at least one single-cell organism -- the trumpet-shaped Stentor roeselii -- exhibits a hierarchy...

Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation students

1 week ago from Physorg

For many young college students, the first years are a time of wonder and excitement and early steps toward long-term goals. These years, for some students, are equally fraught with...

McLean program blends spirituality with counseling

1 week ago from Harvard Science

McLean Hospital psychologists are enlisting practices traditionally ignored as irrelevant to mental health care — religion and spirituality — as new allies in a program that blends them with counseling in patient therapy....

Woman finds out about $5 million lottery win from Facebook

1 week ago from UPI

A Michigan woman said she found out about her $5 million lottery jackpot in an unusual way -- by scrolling Facebook.

Look: Stacy Keibler expecting third child

1 week ago from UPI

Former wrestling star and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Stacy Keibler is expecting another child with her husband, Jared Pobre.